Welcome to my crafty blog. It’s Sunday, so I’m on to the next stamp in my lookback through the Claritystamp new design club – today it’s #92, the ‘row of trees’ from June 2014.
I’ve used this one a few times over the years – I love its clean lines. I decided to use it on a piece of Clarity’s designer card from the ‘Toscana’ set. These are great for creating landscapes, as there’s often a lighter part that you can use for the sky. I trimmed the card down to a 10.5cm square so it would fit on a 12.5cm (5×5) card blank, and then stamped the trees twice in Archival ink. I looked for lines on the card that would look like a hill and then stamped along those – the front row is done in black and the back partial row is in ‘watering can’.
I then used the ‘mountains’ mask from the ‘riverside landscape reflection’ set to create the hills along the base of the trees, using a sponge and black Archival.
Finally, I added the pair of deer, again with the mask from the reflections set and black Archival.
I finished by running a black Sharpie pen around the edge of the card to disguise the white cut edge and then mounted it onto a 5×5 black card blank. I added one of the Clarity word stickers that I thought captured the feel of the little scene.
Thanks for dropping in. It’s a lovely long weekend here in the UK as we have the May bank holiday tomorrow. The weather doesn’t look great though, so I’ll just have to stay indoors and craft!