Thanks for popping by. I really enjoyed watching Paul's shows on Hochanda, he has such an air of calm about him doesn't he? and he does brilliant demos!
Today's card is from his show and it seems to be the most popular of my samples, but I have a little confession......
We didn't get much time to make the samples for this show and I hadn't got quite as many done as I would have liked, I had started one with the lovely stencils, but it hadn't worked out and I had to abandon it and go to bed on Monday night, knowing I had to post the samples the next day because it was my last chance to get to the post office in time.
I woke up early the next morning (a work day!) with an idea of how to salvage what I'd started, so I had a bit of a mad rush getting this card done as well as scan it, pack it for posting and get to work (I was a bit late!)
....so on the Monday evening, I'd decided I wanted to use three of the stencils and do a sort of triptych with three long strips, using one row of each of the different stencils. I used shades of blue for one, green and orange for the other two, but it didn't look right. I did really like the way the blue one looked though, but it was getting very late, so I had to go to bed.
The next morning, I had the idea for using just the blue strip, tracing round it with a fine black pen and doodling patterns through each piece. I was very short of time, so decided to do each bit of the pattern the same (I think I would have done more variety if I'd had longer), Normally, I take a long time over doing this, but this was speed-doodling!
I quickly mounted it onto blue card (luckily there was a piece of the right colour to hand, then I was just going to put it on plain card, but the script stamp from the journalling set was right under my nose, so I grabbed a blue ink pad and used that in the background, more blue car, then onto the white base...PHEW!!
Now, I wouldn't recommend this type of pressure for making cards, it is supposed to be a fun and relaxing thing to do, after all, but I have been in this position a few times and somehow, it always seems to work out really well - maybe not having time to think too much is a good thing! I have also had another idea for a zentangle on this stencil, but that will have to wait until I have more time--watch this space!