Good afternoon all. I hope you are all well and coping with the latest advice from the powers that be. Who’s been for a haircut yet? I am going very soon.....can’t wait. My hair feels like a carpet as it’s gone so thick. Despite Colin and myself having a little chop at the length of it to stop me shaving it all off there is nothing like going to the hairdressers and letting her have a good old cut at it and thin it all out. It’s about 18 weeks since she cut it last so it definitely needs it.
Today I want to share with you a card I had made for the Claritystamp shows using the stamps designed by Linda Williams. I used the deckchairs set for this one and actually only used 2 of the accent stamps. The willow tree and the sun with a cloud.
This is the card I am showing you.
I used Theuva Card to do this on and started off by cutting a piece to 13cm x13cm.
You will need a piece of acetate, a mega mount and versatile ink. This dries more slowly than archival ink.
Arrange the stamps on the block how you want them to be on the image. Ink up the two stamps and carefully stamp onto the acetate being careful not to slide.
Leave the stamps in place on the block.
Turn this over so the inky side is face down and position it onto the card in the lower half but with the base of the trunk close to the centre.
Cover it with a piece of paper and press it firmly to transfer the image.
Don’t worry if it’s not all perfect as this is the reflection
Ink the stamps and stamp onto the top part of the card so it mirrors the image you did with the acetate.
Add the mask to the cloud in the top image. The reflection on does not need to be masked off.
Cover the top half of the card with masking tape and a piece of paper
Scrunch up a piece of paper a couple of times and you will need blue distress ink and a brayer
Brayer some ink onto a blending mat so that the brayer has a nice even coverage. I used a mix of the two colours of blue.
Flatten out the paper but only so you can roll the brayer over it
Roll the brayer over the paper and you will get a pattern on the brayer.
Use this ink to brayer over the bottom half of the card. I brayered one way then back.
It should look like this. Don't over work it or the effect will go.
Move the paper and low tack tape so it covers the area you have just brayered.
Pick up some of the blue ink from the blending mat with an ink brush and brush around the card over the top of the tree and cloud. Leave the masks in place.
Tear a hill from a piece of copy paper and hold it in place as you brush with green distress ink to create a hill.
Use some masking fluid in the trunk of the tree.
Move the hill mask to create more hills. Then remove the mask form the bottom part of the picture. turn the hill mask over to that you can create the reflection of the hill in the water. Brush a small amount of green ink across the torn edge of the paper.
Brush a little amount of pale pink ink over the white areas of the sky and a little across the water.
Remove the cloud mask and the masking fluid. Add colour to the tree and sun with pencils. In the reflection the colours need to be paler.
Use a micron pen to draw a wiggly line around the edges and also along the centre line
Mat on to black and then on to a 6 x 6 card blank.
Add a sentiment sticker.
Let me know what you think and also if you have a go.