Welcome to my crafty blog – it’s still really hot here so I thought it would be good to have a cooling walk through some trees, after sitting in my hot little spare room/office all day! I’ve gone back to one of my favourite images – the ‘treescape’ from Claritystamp – and have used both the stencil and the three way overlay stamp set for this one.
I took inspiration from a couple of challenges for the card. Inspire.Create is new-to-me and this is my first time playing with them. I combined their sketch with the colours for this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches
I started with the ‘treescape’ stencil, which I put onto the right hand side of a rectangle of white card and anchored it with masking tape. I then used a brush to blend Distress Oxides in ‘mowed lawn’, ‘bundled sage’ and ‘mustard seed’ through it for the background scene. Spot the yellow splodge that I managed to transfer on my knuckle to the white card (don’t ask me how I did that, as I’ve no idea!)
I then stamped the three way image onto a spare piece of card. I used ‘watering can’ Archival for the image outline, then ‘bundled sage’ to fill in the trees, and finally blended ‘mustard seed’ and ‘mowed lawn’ onto stamp 3 for the background. I trimmed it down and ran round the edges with a black marker pen. I was going to leave the left hand side of the card plain white, but it looked too stark, so I added a mat of black card, before sticking the topper onto it and then attaching the whole piece to a 5×7 card blank.
To finish, I stamped one of Julie Hickey’s vertical sentiments into the space on the stencil image and scattered a few green Glossies around the stamped topper.
Thanks for dropping in. The temperature is due to drop a bit from tomorrow to around the seasonal norm, so that will be a relief to us all. Looks like thunderstorms are on the way for the weekend though, so that’s probably put paid to any plans for a barbecue!