Hello there. I just realised I still had 2 cards left from the July show that I hadn't blogged, so here they are. Well actually, I came on here for something else, and after seeing Jane Telfords's blog yesterday, I thought maybe it wasn't too late to blog them after all. Its been a very exciting few days with the news about Clarity's move to Hochanda; I know I can't wait for the launch tomorrow.
This first card was made by stamping the large greeting in black archival and masking off the rectangle in the middle of the card. I then brushed cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon distress inks through one of the abstract squares stencils. Then I chose to mask off a few of the squares and stamped through some of the "New Year" sentiments in black archival. I drew in the frame for the "Merry Christmas" sentiment with a black micron pen, then coloured both it and the sentiment with the matching distress pens.
Keeping the main part of my design within the centre of the square framer stencil; to start with, I stamped the snowman in place without the line across the bottom. I masked him off using masking fluid. I then used the ploughed fields stencil, and brushed through a couple of hills very gently with cloudy blue adirondack ink. Then I made a mask to cover the land, used masking fluid for the snowflakes, and brushed through denim adirondack for a dramatic night sky. All that was left to do now was to stamp the word chains and the wee boy into place, then outline the scene with a black micron pen. For a finishing touch, I added a tiny bit of colour to his carrot nose and his hat band.
I really enjoyed working with these stamps and I hope you will too. It seems such a long time ago now since I made these. I am planning in some time soon to get my Christmas cards made: will I do variations on some of my samples, or something completely different? I'll mix it up I think! Till next time. Xxx