Sunday, 27 April 2014

More trees...

As you can see, I love these Claritystamp trees and I just wanted to share with you my latest makes.  First I kept it very simple with some small 5" square cards, using different colours to make a set of four seasons notelets.

I really loved the colours of the autumn card, so I wanted to use them again for a larger card.  I added the sentiment on a separate panel, used the maple leaf stamps and edged both panels with the same Cranberry Adirondack ink using a blending tool.
I hope you like these simple makes.  I'd love to know what you think and if you agree that simple can be beautiful.  Till next time.  Xxx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Trees and their mantles

Well as many of you know, I can't resist temptation.  What is a girl to do when some amazing Claritystamp sets are on offer at a great price?  This is the first card I've made with these tree stamps.  I absolutely love them.

I used an old gelli print I had lying around, and planted the trees inside the frame.  I created a simple landscape using the clouds mask and a hill mask (torn with the help of my blending mat, which makes it so easy, even for me!)  I then stamped "Birthday" from the Clarity Wordchains onto a die-cut tag which I inked in Stonewashed and Lettuce Adirondack to tie it in with the rest of the card, and attached it using some hemp cord.
I think this card will be ideal for my dad's birthday.  He can't get out and about anymore, but has always loved the countryside.  If you have time to leave a comment when you call by, I'd love to know what you think.  Till next time.  Xxx 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

..and something blue...

Hello again.  How long has it been?  Must blog more often!  Anyway here is my entry for this months Claritystamp challenge, with the theme "Monochrome"   

First I masked off the tag in the middle, and added some shade around it using a make-up sponge.  Then it was just a case of masking off each square, and stamping all the designs into place.  I did all the stamping in Cornflower Blue archival and used Stonewashed Adirondack to shade the squares.  A Pastel Blue and Denim Blue promarker added some colour to the lovebirds;  I used the ultra-fine nibs and was careful not to smudge the lineart. I deepened the shadow, especially around the bottom left of the tag, using the Cornflower Blue and a tiny amount of Cobalt archival.  Finally I removed the mask and stamped "Wedding" from the wonderful wordchains to finish.  All that remained was to mat it simply onto some co-ordinating blue card.
Hope you like it.  I'd love to know what you think.  Till next time.  Xxx