Sunday, 28 June 2015

A gaggle of Geese

Good evening to you all.

I've had a very busy but very productive day today and one of those things I had to do was pack up for posting tomorrow my samples for the next show...I can't believe how quick this year is flying by.

Mind you I can't believe that its now two years since I was asked by Barbara to be on her team. I am still as proud as punch to be a part of the Clarity team

This card is one I did for the last show and took a lot of masking and then colouring but I do think the result is worth all the effort. I used pebeo masking fluid for some of the was easier then cutting out masks form post it notes. I used the masks that came with the stamps first then the fluid for the rest!

I used brushes to do the rest of the background masking off the sky and using the clouds mask.I masked off the water then added some hills then the water then the ground the geese were on. I added the grassy reeds and on the far bank of the river I used a brown fine liner pen to add the grasses.

I stamped the geese flying and a bit of shadow round the feet. Then I removed all the masks off the geese and coloured them with Spectrum Noir pencils.

I matted it onto black then onto a white card blank.

The sentiment was added by me writing Have a Gaggle on Your Birthday onto a little banner I cut from an off cut of card and sticking it at the bottom of the card.

This was my favourite of my samples last month.

Please let me know what you think of it by leaving me a comment below.

Have a lovely evening
Happy Crafting

Friday, 26 June 2015

Rosie and the hens!

Good Evening!. I have a few minutes until Colin gets home so I thought I would take a bit of time out to update my blog and show you another of the Sample cards I made for the June Claritystamp show.

This one was to showcase the hen stamp and as it is a very large stamp I thought it would look great done in shrink plastic. So I stamped the hen and coloured it in three times then shrunk them down. They looked a perfect size to create a farmyard scene and I thought that Rosie would make the perfect farmers wife. 

I stamped her in place and masked her off.  I stamped the house and masked that off. I used the brushes rather than the brayer to Create the sky and hills.  Then using a variety of stamps I created a scene. 
 I added colour to the house using the SN pencils.I then  stamped Rosie onto two different backing papers that had small pretty designs to paper piece her dress. I matted and layered the card onto black then a white card blank.
I stuck the shrink plastic hens in place...and here it is!

Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

Have a lovely evening and weekend
Happy Crafting

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wise Old Owl!

Good Afternoon. Well all chores done and work too so I thought I would blog a card I did for the June Claritystamp Show using the owl.

I also thought that the branch stencil went well with this so using the gelli plate I made a print making sure I took off the paint so when it was dry I could stamp the owl in archival ink and colour him in with Spectrum Noir pencils.

I matted and layered it on to a piece of brown card then an 8 x 8 card blank.

I liked it then but it still looked a little plain and I thought it needed something more. 

So I got the Maple leaf stamp out and stamped it in Autumnal colours distress inks then cut them out. I arranged them around the owl then stuck them down. 

And here it is. Hope you like it!

Have a good Sunday evening

Happy Crafting