Thursday, 11 December 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Trees


This is my first blog, so just trying things out.  Thought that I would show you my entry to the Clarity Stamp Challenge for December, Trees. Just had to try out my new stencil brushes and Adirondack Ink-pads.  Thanks to Barbara and Claritystamp for the wonderful blog offer.

Inks: Adirondack Lettuce, Peach Bellini, Butterscotch, Stream, Red Pepper.  Ranger Archival Coffee.
Stamps: Claritystamp Pear Tree, Wrought Iron Kite, Happy Birthday.
Stencil: Claritystamp Torn Shapes 
Other: Sepia artist pen, Colouring pencils

For the background brush inks through the stencil, changing colour and position as you go.  A bit of masking helps. The tutorial sheet with the Stencil shows this in detail.

Stamp the Tree and Kite in Coffee Archival Ink and add a few falling leaves and the kite tail by hand with a sepia pen.  Colour in the leaves and kite with colouring pencils.  Yes, I know it's winter but the background reminded me of falling leaves in Autumn.

Stamp the Happy Birthday and mount on green card.  I wish I had stamped the kite a bit further to the right but at the time I hadn't planned on the sentiment.

Thought you might like to see another version using the rest of the background.

Lesley x


  1. Hi Lesley, good luck with the blog. What a beautiful Birthday card. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  2. Hello Lesley. Fabulous Card, so colourful. Good luck with the Challenge xx

  3. Wonderful card! Its a real rainbow! X

  4. Beautiful and bright - just what's needed on this cold cold day! Good luck in the Challenge!

    PS Happy New Year too!

  5. Really beautiful project and good luck with your new blog
    Good luck in the Claritystamp Challenge