Hello crafty friends – I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas! For the last couple of years I’ve spent the 12 Days of Christmas working back through the latest stamps from Clarity’s Craft Club, so welcome to the 2022 installment of my 12 Days of Clarity. I’ve started back in January 2022 with the ‘snowdrop’ stamp – perfect timing as they should be starting to flower in the next few weeks.
I took inspiration from a previous sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches – they’re celebrating their 500th challenge, this time using any of their sketches or colour combinations from 2022. I’ve gone with this one from March, which I’ve rotated into a landscape format.
The first step was to stamp the snowdrops onto a piece of card that I’d cut down to fit an A6 card blank. I cut a mask from an all-over sticky note, covered the flowers and then used a couple of masks from the ‘trees and meadows’ sheet in Clarity’s new ‘build a scene’ set to create the landscape. I brushed ‘rustic wilderness’ Distress Oxide across the grass mask, using it to add a little more detail around the snowdrops & in the foreground, then added a strip of ‘mowed lawn’ to create the horizon.
I kept the mask on the flowers and brushed ‘broken china’ across the clouds mask from the set to create the sky, starting from just above the horizon and moving the mask upwards each time.
I added shading to the snowdrops with Pergaliner pencils, blending two greens onto the leaves and a little beige onto the petals.
I finished by stamping the word from the set, ran a black Sharpie around the edge of the card and then attached it to an A6 card blank.
Thanks for dropping in. I had a lovely time with my sons yesterday and our Christmas celebrations are continuing tomorrow, when my sister and nieces arrive for the day.