Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Scarecrow and Poppies
This card uses some of my favourite Clarity stamps, the Scarecrow, Poppies, and What Is This Life. I think What Is This Life is probably my most used Clarity verse stamp. It just seems perfect for so many cards.
I also used my new Splodge Away Mat. I'm so impressed with it. I brayered the grass using a Lettuce Adirondack ink pad. As you can see it went on really smoothly, with no lines!
The sky and sun were done with Distress ink pads. I used Tumbled Glass with an ink duster for the sky and Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed on a sponge for the sun. That is also how I did my new blog header. More on that at a later date, as it's actually a sneak peak at a sample I've done for HSE 24.
The poppies were coloured in with ProMarkers. I must say colouring is growing on me and I rather enjoyed that part.
The scarecrow's jacket started off as a piece of patterned paper that looked like hessian. I added some colour with ProMarkers and then added some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I thought he'd probably look a bit distressed after standing out in a field all day.