Sunday, 30 April 2017

Claritystamp Challenge - All about the Words

My version of Barbara's design for last month's NDC stamp.  OK, so I used the Heron stamp as a Stork but I think it works with a bit of artistic license. A last minute entry to the Challenge as I had to wait for the arrival of my fifth grandchild before posting.  Paloma arrived safely yesterday just in time for the deadline and the card has been received by a proud Mum and Dad. 

Stamps:       Claritystamp NDC Heron, Grasses, Congratulations from
                   Line sentiments 2
Inks:            Archival Black, Adirondack Butterscotch, Denim and Black
Other:          ClarityCard White Coated, Parchment paper, Alcohol inks, 
                   black pen, Pebeo Drawing gum, brayer, Black Sharpie pen.

  • Using the White Coated Glossy card and Black Archival ink stamp the Heron.
  • Using a pencil, very lightly draw in the cloth bundle and baby.
  • Mask the 'stork' and bundle with the drawing gum. Immediately wash brush in water.
  • Using a brayer add Butterscotch to the background then Denim blue to the bottom to create a green colour.  Use some torn copier paper to add some hills while doing this.
  • Remove the drawing gum by rubbing lightly with your finger then with a fine black pen go over pencil lines around the baby bundle.
  • Stamp the grasses with the black Archival ink. I used some copier paper and the stamps on their sides to add the grasses behind the 'Stork'.
  • Curve the sentiment and stamp at the top.
  • Edge with a black Sharpie pen.
  • Dab your black ink pad onto a craft mat and then using a damp brush pick up the ink and add to the tips of wings to make the heron more stork like.  Add some shading on the bundle and some orange to the beak.
  • Mount on green parchment paper that has been dabbed with a darker green alcohol ink.
  • Attach to card blank.

Another colour version.  Denim at the top and Raspberry at the bottom.  The grasses are a stamp by Indigo Blue. The background paper is a shaving foam one I had in my box of 'might come in useful someday'. 

Lesley x