Good morning everyone. Hope this finds you all well.
A glorious weekend weather wise but turned a bit cooler now. Thank you for your comments on my tongue in cheek 50 Shades card. Glad it made you chuckle.
I should add that I've never read the book or seen the film.
We used to get several well thumbed copies into the charity shop every week but one of the funniest was when someone bought in a book called 50 Sheds of Grey, which was full of photos of sheds in various grey hues lol!!! One for the fellas eh???
Now, today marks the start of showing the samples I made for John for his shows on Hochanda tonight and tomorrow, using his divine new collection, Language of Flowers Stamps. I didn't have all of them to work with but enjoyed using the ones I had to hopefully improve my colouring.
This is a little photo heavy as I sort of discovered a new technique . . . . . . well, new to me anyway, and I think John will be demoing how to do it.
I was going to do a candle using the Michaelmas Daisy rubber stamp, so stamped it in grey ink onto some white tissue paper and to stop it wrinkling up whilst I coloured it, I taped the tissue paper to some white card using low tack tape (after I had stamped the image).
I then set about colouring the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
When I was happy with the finished colouring, I lifted the tissue paper carefully from the white card below and discovered this on the card . . . . . . . . . .
A lovely transfer of the image onto the card, with no outside line around the image and an almost water colour effect.
Well, that wasn't going to waste so I used this on a card.
White, green and lilac card
White tissue paper
John Lockwood's Michaelmas Daisy Stamp
John Lockwood sentiment
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
That Special Touch Delicate border mask (used to emboss the card)
Memento Dew Drop inks
Lilac organza ribbon
And here's a couple of snaps of the candle that I created using the tissue paper image.
Apologies for all the photos but it made it easier to explain what I did but as I say, I think John is going to demo it anyway.
I made 12 samples, including the candle, so these are going to take over from the last couple of Christmas cards I had left to show (Hurrah!!! I hear you cry lol!!!)
Had a rough couple of days with ectopic beats causing some discomfort so that's me for now.
Hope you enjoy the shows and the samples.