Wednesday, 26 February 2014

love and romance

Hi crafter's

It's been a while since my last post but I have finally got round to making my entry to the Clarity stamp challenge. It's all about love and romance, so I decided to use the lovebirds. The first thing I did was to stamp the universal framer in black then the birds in the middle. I made the pole they are sitting on a little longer with a fine liner pen. Across one corner I drew a line with my pen then went back over it to make a wiggly line. Ink up the leaf from the Birdcage set and stamp them near to the line, draw lines to attach them. Ink up the musical score stamp in grey ink then dab with some kitchen towel and stamp randomly over the card. To colour in the birds and leaves I used promarkers then added shading with prismacolor pencils. Colour the frame in green and orange to compliment the birds. Using adirondack inks citrus and peach bellini colour the background blending the two colours together. Ink up the words cherish and love in black and stamp as shown. To give a bit of texture I used an embossing folder just over the edges then rubbed gold gilding wax over the raised design. Run a black marker pen around the edges. The background paper was made with the gelli plate from a previous afternoon of experimenting. Everything I make goes into a box to be used later. The colours fitted nicely with the topper. I run the black marker around the edges as before. My base card was a piece of kraft card for a change.
That's all for this time, thanks for looking.

Happy crafting



  1. Love your card the colours bright and just enough good luck

  2. Beautiful card Sally and I really like what you've done with the leaves. Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge. Good luck. x

  3. Sally a beautiful card, lots of interest and lovely detail. I wish you the best of luck, thanks for entering the challenge.

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Naomi much appreciated.

  4. Well done Sally on entering such a brilliant card into the Clarity Challenge. What a fabulous idea to use up your Gelli prints for backgrounds. Ingenious idea to use leaves on a freehand line, it's really effective. Good luck.

  5. Thank you Yvonne, the great thing about the Gelli prints even if you're not sure you like the result at first it is surprising how they can be changed to fit another project.


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