Wednesday, 15 January 2020
A bright and vibrant Groovi Card
Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you haven't blown away in the clutches of Storm Brendan!!! My goodness it has been rough here this past 2 days, wheelie bins all over the road (why do gales always arrive on Bin Day??)
The rain was coming down so hard it sounded like it was going to break the windows, the other horrendous mess is where the rain comes down the chimney, bringing with it the soot, it has splashed all over the fireplace and beyond, I have no doubt that the fields will be lakes once again, I think we noticed it more this time as we are surrounded by huge, mature trees and I was shocked at how much they move about in the strong winds. Apart from another pane of glass in the roof of the round potting shed we have been unaffected, thank heavens. I hope that you all stayed safe too xx
Today's card is a quick version of the card that we made at Groovi Club last Thursday, I haven't finished my Original one that we started in class yet as I am really struggling to see the tiny holes in the Piercing Grid that we need to create the pretty border that the very talented 'Ronk Langton' designed for us, I am hoping that with a brighter day and a bit more light I might get it finished. That version is a little more delicate in colour than this version that I made yesterday, I wanted to have a practice colouring the flowers so decided to make another card, I have had a really frustrating time getting my Derwent Coloursoft Pencils to a sharp enough point to create the tiny flicks needed for the centres of the flowers, as I sharpened my pencils the colour core just kept breaking off, then I would finally get a fine enough point and after one 'flick' the it would break off again, I think that this has been the most frustrated I have ever been over any craft tool.!
I guess that is where the difference comes in between the them and the Faber Castell Polychromos, they have bonded the core so that it doesn't break up, maybe one day!!!
I will share my original version of this card as soon as it is finished.
This version is coloured darker, the Happy Birthday in the centre stands out much more in your hand, trying to get the light right was quite tricky.
Ronk's amazing designs make you look a your plates completely differently, seeing them as a collection of elements rather than one large design, which means you get so much more from each plate.
Pat is coming over today, so more Groovi fun to be had, looking forward to some company xxx
I hope that you all have a lovely day however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all of you,