Thursday, 24 October 2013

A Delft Delight....

Thursday's blog is always blue. This was a piece I did in the Classroom TV Show several months ago, using the Reeds and flowerheads from the Windmill kit. One of the Clarity Design Team ladies, lovely Sylvia Marshall, sent me a piece of artwork just like this, and I was so taken with it, I borrowed her classy blue design. Hope you like it as much as I do! Mono colour work always looks so classy!
All you need is
Make up sponge
Post-its and scissors, or Clarity Letter Box masks.
China Blue Promarker
Stamp the Letter boxes into place with Cobalt Archival ink.
Cut out masks, or treat yourself to a set of Clarity masks
Stamp the reeds in Cobalt, with the base over the Post-its
Start adding the little flower heads, blotting the Cobalt once and twice, for lighter blues.
Layer up the flowerheads, to make even more intricate blooms.
Design different flowers by layering up the various pieces. They sit well alone, but they also sit well on top of one another!
Add the Letterboxes to the top of the flower now. Wipe the ink away from the part of the letterbox which is going to hit the top flower.
Add the words. When dry, add the colour to the boxes, using the solid letterbox stamp and blotted Denim.
(The scrap copy paper next to the artwork says it all!)
Cover up the letterboxes again, and add shade with denim Adirondack and a make-up sponge.
This will make the letterboxes stand out and look three-dimensional.
Trim the artwork. Run the chisel end of a China Blue Promarker around all 4 edges.
There you have it. Blue on Thursday. We are working in Glasgow at the SECC this week, so I must dash!
Barb x

21 comments:

  1. Loved this then, still love it now x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely card and a great set "how to" xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful card. Today I am coming to the SECC to buy the letterbox set! So excited! Looking forward to leaving the house in an hour to be there for the show opening!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Good morning Barbara,
    What a fun card to create and it would be wonderful to send. Thanks for this idea and gift for today. Loving your blogs.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely Barbara. How do you fit everything in to 24 hours each day ? X

    ReplyDelete
  6. Loved his card when you did on tv. I did one in yellows, nowhere near as good as yours, but I was quite pleased with myself.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This blog is great, Barbara, the step-by-step instructions are brilliant. Looking forward to visiting the Clarity stand at Glasgow on Saturday.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Its funny I was just playing with the windmill off this set the other day. Its a great set of stamps and I love this card too. Hope the SECC goes well. Sam

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great card Barbara, love the blue monochrome effect.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like it very much. Even the stamping on the scap paper looks great. Could be used as a very nice Bookmark peace.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this, and it's my favourite colour too x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hey barbara, just back home from secc. Was mesmerised watching u demo the gelli plate. Ive bought one; Arrghh.. Here goes... Igot the Madeliene & flourish stencils too ... You make it look sooo easy. I'll let you kno how i get on...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Barbara, wow love that card and your fabulous tutorial. hugs Shirleyxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous work Barbara, love the blue and white....and such a great tutorial....hope the SECC goes really well. ...Enjoy....hugs. Jo. X

    ReplyDelete
  15. There is something so eternally classy and beautiful with blue and white and this is beautiful and elegant. Love it! Thank you for sharing how you made it Karen x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful Barbara. Thanks for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  17. loved this from the classroom. i am really loving blue monochrome cards, nearly as much as i love black ones xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've just caught up with your blog, Barbara. It's wonderful - I've really enjoyed reading it. Will be checking in every day. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love this one. I have now purchased this stamp set, especially, to have a go at this card. Thank you Barbara for sharing your inspiration with us (Even if it is costing me a fortune! lol) x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x