Monday, 5 April 2010

Plain and simple

Good afternoon.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday whatever you are doing.

This card is just for fun. I've seen lots of collage stamps and I love them, however I think if I bought them I would get bored of the same scene so I thought I would have a go at making my own, that way each one I make will be different. I've used seven individual stamps to create this image - all from Crafty Individuals.

This is only a practice and there are a lot of things I would do differently next time, but crafting for me is all about fun and I certainly enjoyed playing with my stamps to make this.

It really isn't as washed out as this in real life, but the light is very poor today and I couldn't be bothered to get out the artificial lights - how lazy am I?!!

To make this card, firstly I masked off a piece of shiny white cardstock (this is from Joanna Sheen in the Clarity Stamps section). Using brown Memento ink I stamped the crackle background (Crafty Individuals CI-116), I then stamped various images in black Memento ink (Crafty Indivduals CI-122 and CI-207). I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto the card - Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap then I coloured the grasses and butterflies with marker pens. I mounted the shiny card onto Stampin Up! brown cardstock and layered it onto a cardbase made from linen effect cream card which was a lovely present from my Auntie-in-law.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments which I appreciate so much.

Hugs, Clare xx


Sandra said...

my goodness how talented you are, I love the fact that you've created this amazing thing yourself.

Juls said...

this is really fab!! Love the whole collage look you have created... hugs Juls

Jacilynn said...

oh, This is just gorgeous! I love looking at all the pretty details of this stamp.
love it.

pinky said...

Its amazing Clare, would definitely make a lovely piece of artwork for the wall too.

Tracy said...

Hi Clare,
I love what you've created, I bought a Crafty Individuals stamp on Saturday but haven't played with it yet, they are beautiful though. Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

It's stunning! I have a couple of Craft individual collage stamps that I bought before they released the individual elements, and then I bought those too! I love the subtle colours and simple but elegant lines of your card x

chris said...

Wow wee clare
me likes this very muchly!!
its very beautiful I adore it.
hugs chris xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Clare, absolutly love it you clever girl!

coldwaters2 said...

I agree so much with you Claire that crafting should be fun and what a great time you must have had creating this beauty I love the detail and although it is simple it is so beautiful.

Lorraine x