Friday, 1 July 2016

Claritystamp Challenge - A day out

Another month goes by.  Can it really be July.  Hopefully I will be able to update you on our move soon. This month's Claritystamp challenge is "A day out" and what better than a drive in the countryside.  I am sure Santa won't mind me adapting his vintage car.

Stamps: Santa's car NDC#97, Tree branch from Fly away, Grasses 2 and 3, Small 3 trees
Inks:     Adirondack, Peach Bellini, Lettuce and Stonewashed, Archival Black
Other:   Spectrum Noir pencils, Black pen, Pebeo Drawing Gum

I did remember to take photos en route but some appear on my camera but not when I put the card in the computer and the ones that do are decidedly blurry but I'm sure you will get the idea. 

  • To get Santa's car without the Christmas tree, cover the tree with some masking tape, ink up with black, remove the tape and then stamp onto your card.

  • The missing lines will be drawn in later with pen but for now just lightly pencil them in. (On my first attempt I found the masking fluid and the pen blended, not what I wanted)
  • Paint masking fluid over the car, but not the windows and allow to dry.  Rinse your brush immediately with water. 
car with blue masking fluid
  • Using some torn copier paper as a mask brush on the inks to create your landscape.
  • I used a cloud stencil in the sky but later trimmed this off.
  • Stamp the tree branches at the top and the grasses at the bottom.  First and second generation ink for the grasses.
  • Remove the masking fluid and colour in the car with pencils.

  • Trim the card and edge with a black Sharpie pen.
  • Stamp on some small trees to give perspective.
  • Emphasise the hills and road with pencils.
  • Draw in the interior of the car.  Probably too small to see but I added a couple of little faces peering out of the back window. (Pre seat belt regulations)  " Are we there yet?"

  • By this stage I had got inky finger marks on the front of my card blank so decided to make a matching background paper to cover it.
  • Using the same inks as on the card randomly splodge some ink onto a craft mat, lightly spray with water, and then place on some cling film and move around.
  • Remove the cling film and lay down some copier paper onto the ink.
  • OK result but too dark for this card so I placed the still inky clingfilm onto some card and I liked this much better.  Looks like dappled light shining through the leaves of a tree. Much greener in real life than the photo shows.
  • Cover the front of the card with the background card and then stick on the main picture.

Looking forward to all your entries this month.  Keep crafting.

Lesley x