This month's Claritystamp challenge is to design a masculine card. Why is it that we find masculine cards more difficult? Even shop bought cards for the boys seem to be stuck in the fishing, golfing, cars, football etc mode.
My design for this month just evolved, at the start I had no plan whatsoever of where I was going. My other half grunted approval at the finished card, so I think it worked out alright.
Stencil: NDSC #5 Torn Shapes
Inks: Various colours of Adirondack, Archival Black
Other: Stencils brushes, black pen
- Using the stencil, brush on various coloured inks to make a random pattern for a background paper.
- Outline the shapes with a black pen.
- Colour in small intersections with a black pen.
- At this stage I cut the paper in half and looked for inspiration.
- I vaguely saw a sort of climbing frame so stamped a wee man looking very chuffed at himself. Look, no hands! (Memories of the two eldest grandsons at Pensthorpe adventure play area last month)
- Then added the sentiment, slightly curved, continuing the black lines with a pen to tie it onto the uprights.
- Trimmed and mounted onto black and then lilac card.
Can't wait to see what everyone is going to come up with for this Claritystamp Challenge.