Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with some more new goodies that the postman brought this week – the ‘riverside landscape & reflections’ masks from Claritystamp. Here’s my first offering with them – I just went for something simple to start with, but will be getting more adventurous over the weekend!
This card was inspired by the challenge grid over at TicTacToe – I’ve gone with the middle row of ‘stencil’ (these masks work just like a stencil), ‘sympathy’ and ‘green’.
I started by attaching the ‘riverside landscape’ mask to a piece of Clarity’s stencil card.
Next step was to brush ink through the trees and the riverbank. I used a blending brush with Artistry Ink in ‘dry weed’ for the upper parts and ‘avocado’ for the areas where I wanted more shade. I forgot to take any photos at this point, but I then removed the outer mask and covered the trees over with the corresponding part as I wanted to colour the sky. I popped one of the moon masks into place and then stamped the sky in ‘morning dew’ using the large A5 stamp from Clarity’s ‘dots and spots’ mixed impressions stamp set… Once done, I replaced the moon mask with the outer part, so I could brush some colour across the ‘sun’. I used the ‘morning dew’, but think I still had a bit of green on my brush as it’s definitely got a greenish tinge. I think it looks OK though.
To finish I added the flock of birds and stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment in Archival ‘watering can’. I trimmed the card down to fit on a 6×6 card blank, and ran a Posca pen round the edges before attaching it.
Thanks for dropping in. I’m now off to spend the afternoon creating some more images using the reflection masks as well. Happy days!