Thanks for popping in.
I am so excited to show you this piece!
Made it last night, because we are off to the NEC today,
but boy! Did I enjoy myself.
We have new stamps and matching masks.
You may recall we launched a rake of Groovi plates with handbags, shoes and hats in January, and decided they would also make fabulous stamps.
They took a little while to rework and manufacture, and the masks are a must, but here we have a
BRAND NEW COLLECTION
In case you are new to Clarity, when we talk about masks, what we mean is that we create reusable masks for our stamps,
so you don’t have to cut them out.
I wanted the hat, bag and boot stamps to be large
for a very particular reason....
I hope you like.
Mount the boot on one of our award-winning handles,
Stamp the boot onto stencil card with black Archival ink
Cut out the outer area of the boot mask and attach.
We need the heel too...
Cover up the white card in the background with masking tape.
Punch out a little moon, and start to dab a light blue sky into the top of the boot with a make-up sponge.
Tear a piece of copy paper and dab some hills into the lower area.
New ink pad Hickory Smoke. Great grey.
Add some green with Bundled Sage.
Looks a bit ropey, I know....
Black Archival ink pad and add some trees.
This stamp is an old New Design Club stamp.
You would be surprised how lovely the club stamps are every month. Time to join?
Peel off the heel mask.
Few more trees along the foot and dab some colour into the heel.
Now for the reveal, when you peel away all the masking tape.
Use colouring pencils to heighten the colour,
intensify the greens and blues.
Grey pencil to create a drop shadow underneath the sole and heel.
Gives the boot a 3-D effect.
Add a lovely funky sentiment which fits the mood.
Another new Design Club stamp. NDC100.
That tells you how long this NDC has been going,
if this is No. 100 of monthly issues!
And this one was ages ago!
Colour it in with the same colours,
trim the card, edge with a black Sharpie pen,
Mount on a piece of Northern Light designer paper,
and back on white card.
Very pleased with this.
Hope you like it too.
Now go back to the top of the blog,
where I introduced you to the hats and bags too.
Imagine miniature landscapes inside those shapes too.
I want to do the next one now!
But I have to pack my demo stuff for the show.
Ah well, over to you.
Love & Hugs,