Thursday, 29 September 2016

Weekend Clarity


I'm back in Blogland after a little break.  Last weekend was a Clarity weekend - I did the Claritystampers East workshops in Bawburgh on Saturday and Great Blakenham on Sunday.  It is always good to meet up with everyone again.  We made our first Christmas cards of the year...

In the morning, we made a background, using a brayer to add ink to mixed media cardstock, then dipping one of Sam's shapes (the circle outline) in water and stamping and blotting to lift some colour out.
Cut to size, then add the lovely Merry Christmas ribbon stamp in black archival, stamp the little elf, then add the outline rectangle (or any other shape you fancy!) randomly round the card, making sure to give your elf something to stand on.
Add some coloured ink to a craft mat and pick the colour up with the solid rectangle and stamp into the outline shapes, use different colours in each shape.
Stamp the words into the shapes and I added trees to the upright ones.

Colour the Merry Christmas with a black pen and a gold glitter pen.

The second card is really simple!  Just stamp and emboss three triangle outlines and cut out.  Stamp some stars on the triangles.  For the pot, I used the hexagon shape, stamped and embossed, then cut in half.
Assemble all the shapes on some Kraft card, to make a Christmas tree,
Mat onto some coloured card, the stamp  the Greetings stamp from the Christmas wordchain and add a gem on the top of the tree.
The stem was just a strip of card, with a black line added down the sides.

Our third card is done by inking through the Spruce stencil, then stamping the scene.  Add the Merry Christmas, then go round the edge of the tree with a fine black pen, add a bit of shadow under the tree with a coloured pencil and I did a bit of splattering.
Decorate the tree with glitter and gems

Stamps used:
Sam's Shapes set 1 and set 2
Wee Folk Christmas set 7 and set 8
Merry Christmas sentiment set
Christmas Word Chain 14

Spruce stencil

Thanks for dropping in,
Janet xx

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A Shapely 'Tree'.

Hello there,

Sorry it has been a while since I've last blogged - I'm under a bit of pressure all round at the moment - lots of things to do and not really enough time to get it all done!

Today's card is made with Sam's Shapes.  I am so excited for Sam that she has her own set of stamps, she is such a lovely lady,  I just used the square, both the inny and the outy.
I inked the solid square with green and stamped, starting from the bottom,
then masked and stamped the others in place, alternating between straight and angled..
I used the line stamp to edge them in black (still remembering to mask!)
I drew round the outlines and added the pattern with a fine black pen
I used a pen and ruler to add the trunk
Stamp the words in place.
Add a few gems.
A bit quirky- but I rather like it!

Hope you have a fab weekend!
Janet xx