Sunday, 27 October 2013

A Leafy Window...

Sunday's Blog is step-by-step and typically Gray. Here then, is a little leafy picture.
All you need is
Raisin and Slate Adirondack ink pads
Make-up sponges and Claritystencil brush

Are you ready to start? Right, here goes...
Tape the leaf stencil in place.
Load a Clarity stencil brush with Raisin ink and lightly swirl around the edge of the leaf stencil.
Use a make-up sponge to pull the ink on the plastic into the leaf, so that the edges are sharp and crisp and darker. Add a tiny amount of Slate around the lower edge with a make-up sponge.
Using Raisin, stamp the Pine Ridge into place, and with a make-up sponge, drag the inky tree on the stencil into the lower area of your miniature masterpiece...
Using a piece of torn copy paper and a make-up sponge, add more Raisin.
Add a mountain range,
or two....
Remove the stencil.
Using the Dotty wave stencil, a stencil brush and raisin, add a surround.
You can use Sequin waste ( punchinella ) too.
Darken and age the edges with Slate and a Stencil brush.
Outline the leaf with an Antique Rost Promarker with fine nib.
This was done at the SECC, at the end of the busiest Saturday ever!
But I wanted to make something true to Scotland for the Sunday step by step.

31 comments:

  1. Really enjoying your Blog Barbara lovely projects for beginners and more experienced stampers alike. xxx

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  2. Good morning,
    Yesterday I received this stamp and leaf so I will try it this week. I am loving your blog and look forward to each day and some new and interesting, I hope you are having as much fun created them and we are enjoying your efforts. Awesome! God job!

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  3. love it , i need that leaf !!!! xxx

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  4. I have ordered this stamp and stencil just hopng it arrives soon . Love this style and technique. How you enjoy your last day at SECC x

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  5. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  6. I really love this technique, I think I will have to get this stamp and stencil, and the stencil brushes. I am loving your blog too Barbara, thanks for taking the time to do it.

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  7. Loving this leafy stencil Barbara, love your blog too. xx

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  8. Love this Leafy stencil, great little tutorial too Barbara. xxx

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  9. Thank you very much for all the encouragement and kind comments. Having posted blogs every day for about 10 days now, I am really getting the hang of it. Much like anything, eh. Practice practice practice! X

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  10. Really enjoying the blog, thank you for taking the time to do it. I don't know how you do it all. I love this leafy one, just my cup of tea. Thank you again. Have a peaceful Sunday x

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  11. I have the technology, do I have the ability. I will have a go.

    Great inspiration again Barbara, can be adapted to use with lots of stamps.........

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  12. Really enjoying your Blog Barbara, with your busy schedule I am surprised you have time but you put the likes of myself by making time :( Well done and hope you have yet another great day today x

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  13. Lovely idea! Fantastic blog! xx

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  14. Can see a lot of Christmas cards on this style, thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Amazing! It really is like looking through a little leafy window - loving the blog a day, Barbara.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  16. Love this Barbara! And so effective! It Would also look so different just by changing the colour!!!
    Hugs to you and all the team in Scotland. xx

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  17. Love this card its gorgeous and so different, will have to get some of these stencils. Metvyouvat the SECC. My daughter was amazed at your demonstrations!!
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    Xc

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  18. Wow, just love this scene! Through your blog you are giving me the inspiration I need to use stamp sets with stencils and look forward to seeing what you post each time. Hugs, Michelle xx

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  19. Hi Barb,

    Love the effect on this card. I had to double check it, so dimensional .

    Brilliant. X

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  20. Einfach fantastisch liebe Barbara! Schade, dass ich diese Schablonen nicht besitze!
    OK, Frau kann nicht Alles haben ;-)))
    Liebe Grüße, Eva

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  21. Beautiful! love the leaf..... Love the whole picture! x

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  22. Thank you Barbara, very easy to follow, nice results. (a new crafter). Also loving the x mas music stamps.
    (I play piano).

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  23. Beautiful stamping, thanks for sharing xx

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  24. You read my mind! I was going to do a card similar to this using the leaf mask to produce a picture within the leaf, but wasn't sure what to do around the leaf! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  25. Love it Barbara, I just made my own stencils last week for doing something similar. Was good to chat to you in Glasgow on Thursday...hope your neck is getting better...Loving everything that you do xxx

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  26. Really enjoying and learning from the step by step guides, thank you x

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  27. this is so pretty and yet so simple. ace xx

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  28. I love this one, you are still the best designer I know! xx ~Sam

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  29. Oooh i have the leaf stencil but have been hesitent in doing this ... The step by step adds the helping hand to dive in ..... Yes i know its just a piece of paper... Thank you for creating the blog x

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  30. Thank you soooo much Barbara for your fantastic blog. This leaf window card has inspired me to create a Christmas card for the Clarity Challenge. I have never entered any of my cards into any competitions, but thanks to your step by step teaching it has given me the confidence to! :-)

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

Barb x