Easter window

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m still trying to get all my Easter cards finished – here’s a final offering before it heads off in the post. I’ve used a Claritystamp that I’ve had for years – this is such a great little window scene, but sadly I don’t think it’s on their website any more.

I started by stamping the window scene into the centre of a 5×5 card blank, using ‘shadow grey’ Archival ink. I then masked it off using a mask I cut from a sticky note. I’ve found some great ones that are sticky all over, not just down one edge, so they’re perfect for this. Once masked, I laid the Claritystamp ‘brick wall’ stencil over it and gently brushed ‘slate’ Adirondack ink around it. I just wanted a subtle background effect.

I then cut the mask for the window in half, trimming along the line of the horizon. I covered the sky and blended more of the ‘slate’ ink across the landscape. I wanted to highlight the trees, so used ‘avocado’ Artistry ink and a waterbrush to colour them.

Once the ink was dry I masked off the landscape and then brushed Artistry ‘golden turmeric’ ink upwards from the horizon, blending in a little more of the slate at the top. I wanted it to look like the sunrise on that first Easter morning. All I then needed to do was add the sentiments, again in ‘shadow grey’, from Clarity’s ‘essential sentiments’ stamp set.

I just need to get all these cards written and in the post! Before I do that, though, I’m going to share this over with a few blog challenges: Just Us Girls has a colour week with yellow, dark green and grey; As You See It has ‘Easter’ as their theme; and the team at Less Is More have chosen ‘CAS inked’ this week.

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7 thoughts on “Easter window

  1. There’s more to this card than meets the eye at first glance, Deborah! Beautifully done! It creates a real impact! Thanks for joining our Theme Challenge at As You See It Challenges.

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  2. I love the CAS look of this card! And I would have to agree with the above comment that this card has more thought and time put into it than you might realize. Excellent job! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

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  3. This is a great example of where clean and simple doesn’t necessarily mean quick – the extra attention to detail with all that masking was so worth it though, really effective. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

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  4. I really love the way you’ve stencilled in the brick wall around the window. It’s a great look. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

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