Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Claritystamp Challenge - Wee Folk

You can't help but love the new Clarity Wee folk sets, they are so versatile, so I was really pleased to see the topic for this month's challenge meant I could use them. I got so carried away that I forgot to take photos as I went along this month, but it is a fairly simple card (or should that be fairy!).

Stamps: Claritystamp Wee Folk sets 3 and 4, Large Art Nouveau Corner
Inks:      Archival black
Stencils: Clarity Seed Heads
Other:    Gelliplate, Acrylic paint (sorry can't remember exact colours used but a blue and green). Dymo labeller, Black pen, 

The background paper is a leftover from a Gelliplate session I did experimenting on printing on  fabric.  I think I took a fabric print over the Seed Head stencil then lifted the stencil and made another print with copier paper. I kept it because I liked the texture effect the fabric had left and thought it would come in useful some time. I don't think I would be able to reproduce it again but that is half the  fun of using the Gelliplate, you don't know what you are going to get.   

The stamping has all been done with black archival ink. First I stamped the Large Art Nouveau Corner then added some extra blue bells using the stamp from Wee Folk set 4.  The mushroom next, also set 4, followed by the fairies and stars from set 3. Not having a suitable sentiment stamp I used a labeller to print "Make a Wish".  After mounting the card I decided it needed a few extra swirls in the top left corner which I drew on with a black pen.  Finally a touch of shimmer was added to the fairy wings with a fine holographic glitter.

This is another version I made at the same time.  I liked the bluebell swirl better on this one but thought the background wasn't as interesting.  I also made a red version, similar to the one above and one with a shaving foam background. Hope this has given you some inspiration for your entry this month.

Lesley x


  1. Lesley it may be simple in your eyes, but the inspiration was magical. Beautiful background. Love the combination of the swirl and the bluebell for the extra height a perfect combination. Simply a beautiful card.

  2. What a brilliant idea, fabric on a Gelli plate, hadn't thought of that (although my latest was the side of a basket which had previously contained garlic bulbs!) The contrast of the black ink with the whimsical background sets a perfect scene. Beautiful! ;~}

  3. Such a lovely idea I do like the colours you have used. Xx

  4. Great card Lesley. I love everything about it: the fab gelli print, the integration of the bluebells and the swirl, right down to the Dymo sentiment. Perfect. Xxx

  5. Love your back ground then the crisp black fairy s nice xxx

  6. Hi Lesley. What a great card this is. I too love the Art Nouveau Swirl and you have used it brilliantly with the wee folk sets. Your stamping of the fairies is brilliant. You have them perched perfectly. Loving the colour too. Hugs xx

  7. This is wonderful Lesley - I love the Gelliplate-prints. The Gelliplate is a fab piece of kit and I'd say an essential for anyone just starting out as you can create great backings for lots of artwork.
    Your cards are fab and a great idea to do several all at the same time in various colours. This will provide lots of inspiration to fellow crafters out there!
    Hugs, Carole xxx

  8. Love this card Lesley. The background is a gorgeous colour and the way you've combined the art nouveau corner and the bluebells from the Wee Folk is inspired. xx

  9. what a fab card - that background is gorgeous - but I know what you mean I bet you would struggle to replicate! I love the way you have extended the art nouveau corner ( I must get that stamp - every time I see it I want it lol ) and you have place the fairies perfectly xx

  10. Hi Lesley!

    Big ups for sharing this wonderful design, it is really coming to life with the use of the Dymo tape. Creativity is really blasting out from all cylinders and the result is absolutely gorgeous!

    Awesomely done and big Easter wishes from us!

    With regards,
    Jesper K