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.