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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

What a weekend,

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.

Jo. xxx

 

22 comments:

  1. Lovely card Jo. It looks like you had a fabulous time spending time with family at the hen doo.
    I am going to be crafting all day today. I need to make lots of cards so I don't need to make them last minute as I have done over the weekend with 5 out of the 6 cards I gave to family and friends. I have looked at my birthday list for the next month and there are 7 birthdays that need cards as well as needing a couple of get well cards.
    Just going to wash the dishes and get started on my cards. Might even do some ironing later if I make enough cards!

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    1. Hi Fiona, hope you have had a great day and made lots of cards...xx

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  3. Whoohooo!!!!! What a great time you all had.
    Would love to say How gorgeous your card is but actually I can't take my eyes off the waiter!!!

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    1. Why does that not surprise me , Mrs....!!!! Xxx

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  4. Sounds like a fabulous hen night. Did you arrange the waiter????lol
    You and your sister are quite alike with lovely smiles.

    The card is lovely and the tutorial is perfect. Enjoy your day xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, hope Don and you had a good weekend too...xxx

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  5. Love the tutorial and so glad you had an entertaining weekend :-) xx

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    1. Thanks Julie, hope you had a good one too...xx

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  6. A lovely card and tutorial Jo. I particularly like the way you have used different colours.

    Sounds like you all had a great time this weekend. Good luck with your demo tomorrow. Hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks Angela, and I will let you know how tomorrow goes...xxx

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  7. Great card. Looks like you had a great time. Wonder what you all will remember the most, getting stuck in a lift or th buff waiter lol x

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  8. Great card. Sounds like you had a great time. Wonder what you all will remember the most, getting stuck in the lift or the buff waiter lol x

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    1. Mmmmmm I wonder too...do they have them in Belfast???? Lol...xxx

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  9. Lovely card. The weekend sounds a blast..enjoy your demo day tomorrow xx

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  10. Lovely card. The weekend sounds a blast..enjoy your demo day tomorrow xx

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    1. Thanks Linda, yes it was fab, hope you had a good one too...xxx

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  11. gorgeous card jo and i love the hen night pictures.... fabulous! don't know about getting stuck in the lift though! hugs rachel x

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  12. looks fab in those colours too. and why didn't you get stuck into pole dancing? i can see you doing that........ hugs xx

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  13. Great card, this stencil is so nice with the border. Glad to hear you had a great weekend. Xx

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  14. Really love your card and the cut flowers add a lovely dimension... as to the hen night...well I hope that you were NOT wearing your tassels for the pole dancing. It could have been very painful if one got caught ~ ouch! I'm sure that there were a few giggles with the buff waiter and the names of cocktails. So pleased that you had a wonderful family evening building treasured memories. Love & hugs, Jeanette xxxx

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  15. Fabulous Jo. You have really shown this stencil off to its best. loving it. xxxxxx

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