the earth has music

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with one of Claritystamp’s three way stamps – I love the effects you can get with these. This one uses all three of the stamps, and I picked up the colours from the new challenge at Color Throwdown. The birds and rabbits made me think of spring, but I also thought the words on this stamp resonated with Time Out‘s quote – after all, poetry and music are closely linked. I even discovered that they belong to the same Greek Muse, Euterpe, so that confirmed it for me!

I started with the image outline stamp from the set, and stamped it onto white card using ‘cobalt’ Archival ink. I always use my stamping platform for these sets, so that I can make sure each stamp is fully lined up before inking it down.

I then used stamp 2, which fills in the image. I stamped this three times, adding Distress Oxide ink each time with a sponge. First was ‘chipped sapphire’, which went onto the quote and around the outer edge. I then used ‘broken china’ for the birds followed by ‘pumice stone’ for the rabbits. I’d caught the lower edge of the bunnies with the dark blue when I inked the edge, but I quite like the shading it gives – love a happy accident!

Finally, I filled in the background with stamp 3, using ‘pumice stone’ at the top to highlight the birds, and ‘broken china’ lower down so the bunnies stood out. I then trimmed the card down to give a narrow white border.

To finish, I cut a piece of white card to fit on a 6×6 card blank, and blended the ‘broken china’ and ‘pumice stone’ onto it with brushes. That gave me a good background for my topper to sit on.

Thanks for dropping in. We’ve had another day of glorious sunshine here and the birds have been singing happily (don’t know if they’re been writing any poetry though…!)

6 thoughts on “the earth has music

  1. Deborah, this is a great card – and anyone who makes such a beautiful card and then mentions Greek muses is someone after my own heart! Beautifully inspired! xoxo Fran

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