Sunday, 3 May 2015

A half-price Birdhouse in the Garden


Hi there!
Thank you for popping in,
and thank you also if you took the time to watch and support 
the Claritystamp TV show this morning !
Wasn’t Dean great?! I nearly lost it with the squeaky table1
And Sam’s meat and 2 veg just about finished me off!

Well, here’s the step by step I promised you yesterday, 
using the super Birdhouse Stamp Set.
We sold out so quickly, didn’t we?!
But the strategy worked, and I was able to finish the demo!
Here’s the link for the same offer 1/2 price offer:

It all comes unmounted now, so you will need a large Clarity handle before you begin!
Stamp the large birdhouse stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink on a piece of 7" x 7" Gelli Card.


Blot the picket fence which comes in the set 
and stamp it into the perfect open space in the main image.
Clever huh?
Then ink it up again, and stamp it to the left.
Or where you fancy at the front; we are building a scene here....


Hollyhocks next. I am using the same ink pad throughout. 
Ink, blot, plot.


Climbing plant next.
I have to say, this little set is exceedingly versatile, Mr Kipling! 
Every single stamp in it is useful.


Now for the linework.
Here all you need are a black Micron pen and a bit of imagination.

Hills, paths, just weave your way down to the front.


 Spectrum Noir pencils to add depth and shadow.
If you haven’t got them yet,
we have a great offer on them:


Mini Blending tool around the edge using Antique Linen.
Another great offer:

buy the tools and the refills, get the blending mat worth £8.99 FREE!



Dust Cloudy Blue ink into the sky with a Clarity Stencil Brush.
Notice I used a little Moon mask, too?


Comes together very quickly...


Drag the edge of the card through the Archival pad, 
to give a sharp dark line.



There we are.
All done.
This line work idea is really good for joining up elements 
in a landscape.
Hope you like it.



Just ought to add the birds....



Time to sit down now.
Oh no!!!
No Poldark!!!!

Dilemma.
Not really. Dave is better than Poldark all day long.
And he’ll cut the grass with his shirt off if I ask him nicely!

Much love,