Good morning everyone, thanks for popping in and good to have you visit once again.
Hope you had a good weekend, thanks for all your lovely comments, and I will share a few photos with you later, we had the most fantastic time...
First I have been asked to share a tutorial with you , it is one of my recent samples...
I just love this picture framer stencil, and my first instinct was daffodils , yellows., oranges and Spring colours. Which I obviously played around with . Then I had to get my Clarity DT creative head on....and find a way of showing the all year round versatility of it.
I started with both pieces of the stencil and some low tack tape.
Out the the Clarity Stencil brushes and some blue ink.
Then in the opposite corner some pink ink, and a lovely blend of purple where they meet.
It is always good to add some shade in the centre of the flowers to add depth.
Next I removed the inner stencil and lightly added some colour with a brush .
This is what I had.
Just perfect for Grace.
I added some colour with Spectrum Noir pencils
Some shading with Charcoal pencils, it really does make such a difference.
Grace needed a border , so out with a black fine liner pen and some leaves were in order...
Then out with a craft knife and some careful cutting. I was given a great tip a few years ago by the lovely Paul Church...and that was to always use a glass mat when cutting...and yes it really does help. Thanks Paul...
Once I had done some matting and layering I used 3D glue gel to keep the petals proud, and some glossy accents in the centre...
There are so many other beautiful Clarity stamps that would fit inside this stencil , I feel more designs coming on...bet you have got some ideas too...
Just before I go , I promised some photos. Now as it was a hen weekend....I have had to censor these...!!!
We started on Friday evening with a meal at Gusto Restaurant in Didsbury,
This is my lovely niece, Rachel...( the bride to be )
I do love the table...the staff were amazing and looked after us really well,
It was so good to spend so much time with my sister..
Now Saturday was a pole dancing lesson....I watched !!!! Followed with a Champagne afternoon tea, then back to apartments where some of the girls got stuck in the lift....( they blamed the other guests!!!) after about 15mins they did manage to get the doors open but the lift was stuck between floors so they all had to be helped to climb out .........
The evening entertainment of games and a club , was highlighted by the arrival of a ' waiter in the buff '
And yes he knew how to make a cocktail....
On that note.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had better get on .
Today I need to get ready for tomorrow's Pyrography demonstration...I am really looking forward to it.
Hope you have a good day...catch you soon.
Love and hugs.