Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Over the Rooftops....

Hello there!
Thanks for popping in.
Thought I would catalogue one of the projects I did on Sunday afternoon;
the one with our new Santa and the fabulous star corners.
it’s a good one for showing off the virtues of masking, 
and showcasing our Clarity Masks.


Stamp Santa onto cream card using Black Archival.


Stamp a frame into place with the large corner 
top left and top right.
Use the long holly trellis down the sides and along the base.

Add the Santa mask, which comes with the stamps,
and a moon mask.


Brush out from the centre.


Use the Rooftops mask from the pack of landscapes masks
at the base, underneath the reindeer’s feet.

Includes the Moons mask too!
Brush in the rooftops with Denim ink, using our Clarity brushes.


Looking good....


Stamp a greeting sideways, using the Christmas Word Chain.




Add ink, blot, plot stars around the edge.


Light, dark, light, dark...


Colour in Santa and his mate using Spectrum Noir pencils.

We have a great little Sakura pen which is a must have! 



Blending the colours gradually.



Add a drop shadow to the lettering with a red pencil.


Mount and frame and add more shade if you feel the need.
I’m happy with this as is. 


Have a lovely evening.
Paul’s just turned up, so it’s time to stop and have a chat.
xxxx

love and hugs,

52 comments:

  1. Great card Barbara! Loved this demo on Sunday!
    Have a good natter with Paul! Love and hugs! Xxx

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  2. Great card Barbara! Loved this demo on Sunday!
    Have a good natter with Paul! Love and hugs! Xxx

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  3. Hello Barbara

    Love the card and techniques. Enjoy your evening with Paul and I hope he is feeling better and not brought the lurgy with him. Lol.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  4. Watched you do this Sunday, glad you have put a step by step for us. I have these stamps on my Birthday wish list so fingers crossed. Hope Dave ok after his test yesterday, maybe you will get some good results. Enjoy catching up with Paul. xx

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  5. Loved this. Fabulous stamps. Sorry about the "look" lol. Have a good night, I fly off to Barcelona tomorrow for two weeks....I will be taking my Groovi with me lol. Hugs xxxxxx

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  6. Looking forward to my order arriving, Santa included! Just finished the prototype for my mum's carers Christmas bags and boxes - Wee Folk, Parchment, Ribbon Words all included! Hope she likes them! ;~}

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  7. Lovely card; inking and masking at it's best. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a nice natter with Paul. Hugs, Jeanette xxxx

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  8. Stunning this is a beautiful set of stamps enjoy catching up xxx

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    1. Evening Sheila how are feeling today? Xx

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    2. Hello Donna very emotional today and haven't been able to craft to help me through xxx

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    3. Oh Sheila I'm so sorry. It must have been a shock to hear that sad news. Sending you hugs xx

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  9. Great inspiration for our Christmas cards, must decide soon. Have a lovely evening xx

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  10. Watched the classroom today in between work calls (I'm working at home as I am ill) and loved this one! Mind you, saying that I loved everything!!! That wish list doesn't get any smaller.....

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  11. Hi Barbara this is stunning. I was so lucky today I was watching Hochanda and crafting and they repeated one of your Sunday shows and I was able to watch you make this wonderful card. I just love your brushes. Enjoy your evening. Paul is a good friend. Hugs Jackie

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  12. Hi Barbara
    I haven't got to this bit on the recording yet so this is a lovely surprise. These stamps are fab, really like the large corner and how it makes the frame. It's lovely to have the how to on the blog so we can refer back to it. Enjoy your evening with Dave and Paul. Love Diane xxxx

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    1. I loved this demo when I saw the show and Julie Owens DT sample that was on the stand is stunning. You will love it when you see it. Can't wait for mine to arrive. Xx

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  13. Evening Barbara, I have these stamps ordered so demos with them are always welcome. Can't wait to get playing. Enjoy your catch up. Xx

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    1. Hi Donna hope you are ok - Sheila Dot and Brenda haven't popped their heads around the door yet - they are probably off causing mischeif and falling off the wagon! Enjoy your evening xxxx

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    2. Ooo beat me by a minute on your reply! Xx

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    3. Hi Diane you must have miss me I blogged at 20 35
      Hi Dorothy
      Hi Brenda
      Hugs to all xxx

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    4. Here I am.. here I am ..how do you do Hi there been baby sitting my youngest grandchildren 4 & 2 can you tell...xx

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  14. Sat mesmerised as I watched you demo this on Sunday. To turn a plain piece of white card into this beautiful art card is nothing short of alchemy! One day I will take the plunge and go Clarity, meanwhile I watch and learn.
    Tonbridge Sue

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  15. Stun..Ning!!
    Just fantastic Barbara,
    XxxRuth

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  16. Just fab! I must not buy any more Christmas stamps, I must not buy any more Christmas stamps, I must not buy any more Christmas stamps......but I am soooooo tempted! Susan x

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    1. Me too this set is so beautiful xxx

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  17. Lovely card, will be catching up on the Sunday shows tomorrow xx

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  18. great project. love that corner stamp. decisions. i realized i missed christmas word chains from ally pally :(, hugs xx

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  19. Beautiful card really need to start those Christmas cards soon. Have a great evening live hugs Joy xx

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  20. I just adore this stamp set Barb - had to order it as soon as I saw it - gorgeous make too - fab xx

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  21. Love this santa stamp so cute and differant from the norm I enjoyed watching you make it into a stunning card.
    Take csre ...xx

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    1. Hi Brenda how are you been lovely here in the sun today hope it was shining your way to..hugs ..xx

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  22. Lovely card, so I had to buy the stamp.!!!! I've finished my Christmas cards, apart from the special close friends and family ones, and this stamp fits the bill beautifully, so, as soon as it arrives..........xxx

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  23. Lovely card, so I had to buy the stamp.!!!! I've finished my Christmas cards, apart from the special close friends and family ones, and this stamp fits the bill beautifully, so, as soon as it arrives..........xxx

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  24. This is such a fun stamp Barbara and what a fantastic card you have made with the great way you have brought it all together. Hope you had a good chat with Paul. x

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  25. Hello Barb, this is just awesome, love all the stamps used. Hope you and Paul had a lovely chat, and hope Dave is feeling ok. Take care. Bx

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  26. Lovely card.loved this demo on Sunday show. Some stunning DT artwork on display too. X

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  27. Hahahah just watching you again on Hochanda as I write - making this card. Think its really fantastic that Hochanda are doing repeat shows (although I have you recorded)

    Did not catch up with you last night, as been bit worried Mum rushed back to hospital last night for another head xray. Although she was moved to a convalescent home on Sunday think she had far too many visitors and she over did things. ! So fingers crossed for news soon... Was awake most night ..... kept on checking my phone.

    Oh well best get on as best I can...and wait....not easy I have to say.

    Crafty hugs and thanks for a fantastic card.

    Pen x

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    1. Hope they get he right before discharging her thinking of you hugs xxx

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    2. It would seem that Mum has had another bleed on the brain...being so far away (250 miles) I feel totally useless and the hospital will not tell me anything over the phone. !!!

      Thanks for your good wishes Sheila.

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    3. That's typical of hospital protocol they can ask you questions over the phone but you carnt ring to ask them as you could be anyone my partner and I have both been through that .
      All you want is a little courtesy and have your mind put at rest
      Try to get some rest lots of hugs xxx

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  28. Hi Barb,
    Love this card. Saw you demo it on Sunday and was really impressed with it, so I am so pleased you've done the step by steps for it. I will have to wait until the end of October before I buy the stamps though as I've well and truly overspent on craft stuff this month!! Also having an unexpected break next week up to Skye so that's got to be budgeted for too! Hope you had a lovely night with Dave and Paul. Oh! That doesn't sound right!! Shall I say hope you had a lovely chat with Paul and Dave yesterday evening and a lovely night with Dave! Love Alison xxxx

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  29. Hi Barbara. Love this card, strange but I am sat catching up on your shows and have just finished watching you demo this one, then turned on the TV to see you on Hochanda in a repeat of this show! I hope Dave is feeling better after his hamster wheel test, and that it can shed some light on what is going on. Some beautiful cards etc on the last few blogs. I loved the Farthing with the gorgeous Wren and of course the thrupenny bit, the castle one as I used to call them. My Gran always put silver sixpences in the Christmas pudding. Funny how me and my brother always had one in our pieces! (granparents do magic don't they, such treasured memories). We had to give them back to Gran and she would give us the same amount in pennies.
    I hope you aren't rushing around too much. Take care xx

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  30. Hi Barbara
    Loved the demo when you where Hochanda and so glad you have done a step by step on your blog.All the new product are great as usual.

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  31. Ordered my santa stamp set today. Can't wait to get started with it. So helpful to have it on your blog too. No excuse now.

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  32. Thank you Barbara,

    My stamp set arrived today so will be following your tutorial above very carefully!!! Will you be having a Hochanda Gallery, as you did a Create and Craft Gallery. I found this very inspirational and invaluable. Love Caroline

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

Barb x