Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Claritystamp Challenge - Carol Singing and Christmas Joy

Surely one of the most joyous things at Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree, so my entry to the Claritystamp challenge is a sparkly bauble made by adapting the Filigraphy Hot Air balloon. I have made several of these in various colours.

Stamps:  Claritystamp Filigraphy Hot Air Balloon set, Snowflake
Inks:       Archival Black, Adirondack Stream
Other:     Promarker, black Sharpie and black fineliner, Ranger silver and gold Stickles 

NB. As I was batch making Christmas cards I cut my hot air balloon stamp as shown but I am sure if you have more time you could create the same image with careful masking. (The pieces still fit together to make the balloon)

  • Place the outer balloon mask, included in the set, onto your card.  Cover up the bottom section of the  balloon and then brush on the Adirondack Stream ink in a circular motion leaving a light section in the centre.
  • Remove the main mask but keep the small bit at the base. Stamp the balloon over the top using Archival black ink.
  • Remove the small mask and draw in the bottom of the bauble with a black  fineliner.  Any white areas can be coloured in with a coloured pencil.
  • Cut your card to size.  Cover the image with the balloon mask.  Lightly brush Stream ink around the edges and then stamp snowflakes around the outside. 2nd and 3rd generation ink.  Ink Blot Plot.

  • Now for the top of the bauble.  Stamp two of the balloon baskets with Archival black ink. (Photo shows  a batch)

  • Cut out as shown and use black fineliner to fill in the pattern on first one.

  • To finish off.  Edge card with Promarker in matching colour and then a black Sharpie.
  • Stick top of bauble bits on adding a gold thread through the loop.
  • Using Ranger Stickles add silver glitter to bauble and gold glitter to the top.
  • Mount image onto card blank. 

If I get time later this week, I will blog some of the other Christmas cards that I have made this year but just in case I don't

Happy Christmas

Lesley x