snowdrop

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing with a new stamp today – the ‘snowdrop’ is the January Craft Club stamp from Claritystamp. I thought the colour palette from As You See It would work really well for this, and I’ve used the layout from Freshly Made Sketches

challenge #267

I started with the background, and blended ‘pumice stone’ Distress Oxide (the nearest ink I’ve got to SU’s ‘crumb cake’) through Clarity’s brick wall stencil. I used masking tape so that there were just three lines of bricks exposed on the stencil. I then popped the outer part of a Clarity moon mask above the wall and blended ‘ripe persimmon’ through it.

Next was to stamp the snowdrops onto an offcut of white card in ‘watering can’ Archival ink. I then used my Stampin’ Up! Write markers in ‘evening evergreen’ & ‘soft succulent’ and a waterbrush to add colour to the image. I just scribbled the ink onto my silicone craft mat and them picked it up with my brush – ‘evening evergreen’ on the leaves and stems, with ‘soft succulent to accent the base of the petals. I then sat and fussy cut the image (I should have realised how fiddly that would be!) and then glued it onto the background. I attached the whole piece to a 6×6 card blank I’d made from ‘crumb cake’ card.

I finished by stamping ‘snowdrop’ and the quote that are part of the stamp set in ‘watering can’.

I don’t have any snowdrops in my garden, but the spring flowers are already starting to push through. Apparently they’re coming up about a month early – another worrying indication of the effects of global warming.

8 thoughts on “snowdrop

  1. The brick wall stencil is a beauty! The softness of colour you’ve achieved is really pretty. The way you’ve lifted the petals of the flowers to give some lift is both subtle and effective. Thank you for joining in with us at As You See It.

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  2. Love it, Deb – the brick and spotlight stenciling are perfect for those gorgeous snowdrops! I miss all the Spring bulbs here in Arizona – a sweet reminder for me! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. You’ve really caught the spirit of soft & muted with this lovely card, Deborah. I love your snowdrops, delicate and understated! Thanks for using our colour challenge palette at As You See It Challenges!

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