Welcome to my crafty blog and a new challenge over at the Alphabet challenge. It’s Caz’s turn to host – we’re now onto J and she’s challenged us to us ‘Just One Word’ on our cards this time. I’ve gone with a couple of Claritystamp’s sets (having taken inspiration from one of the ‘Moment of Clarity’ videos) – the ‘dream feel good words’ and the ‘butterfly wreath’ and thought they would work well with the colour scheme from Less is More – ‘shades of blue’.
I started by stamping ‘dream’ onto a square of white card using ‘cobalt blue’ Archival ink. I then masked off the word using the precut mask that Clarity produce with all their stamps (so useful!) I stamped the wreath from the A5 butterfly set, again in the ‘cobalt blue’, and then used the ‘clouds’ mask to add a background sky, this time using ‘morning dew’ Artistry ink.
Next was to colour the images. I used the outer part of the word mask so only the letters were exposed, and then lightly sponged ‘aqua fusion’ and ‘midnight blue’ Artistry ink to shade the top and bottom of the word. After removing the mask, I coloured the floral wreath using Spectrum Noir pencils.
The final step was add the butterfly from the A6 stamp set, again in ‘cobalt blue’ and colour it with the Spectrum Noir pencils. I finished by running a black Sharpie pen around the edge of the card and then mounting it on a 6×6 card blank.
Thanks for dropping in. Do come and join us over at the Alphabet challenge – we’d love to see what word you choose for your cards. You have until Thursday June 17th to share your creations with us.