Monday, 21 October 2013

A Wise Old Owl Lived In An Oak

What a fab day I had yesterday at the Stamp Magic show at the Doncaster Dome. I went with fellow Clarity DT member Sam Crowe and we had such a laugh. Needless to say we spent a lot of time on the Clarity stand and as always I picked up lots of inspiration. Sam is so enthusiastic about the Gelli Plate and kindly shared lots of tips with me, Maria Simms had some film and fibre samples on display and they looked fantastic and Barbara Gray was using the fab Clarity stencil brushes that I got at Harrogate. All of these items will definitely be coming out for a play in my craft room this week.

This is one of my samples for the Leaf Set 4 stamps and stencil but I couldn't resist adding the owl and verse to it. They go together so well.

For a change I used cream card to stamp onto. I drew an oval in the middle and stamped the acorns around it. They were coloured in with ProMarkers before I inked the leaf shaped edge using the stencil.

The owl is stamped in the oval and coloured in with ProMarkers.

To do the tree stump I stamped the verse onto copy paper then cut around it to give the shape I wanted. I then had an aperture to sponge ink through.

I used a Big and Juicy ink pad in Foliage on the solid stamp to colour the leaves. They were then cut out, scrunched up and stuck on with Pinflair glue gel following the line of the oval.

I added Distress Ink to the edge of the card and wish I'd done it to the oval too. Unfortunately I didn't think of  this until I'd stuck the leaves on and then it was too late. I knew if I tried to do it with them in place I'd mess the whole thing up. Never mind.

I guess I'd better get up to my craft room now, what shall I do first - Gelli, Film and Fibres, or some stencilling?

Stamps Used



  1. Love the card Lynne. Looking forward to the NEC, and getting more Clarity goodies.

  2. Love this card, the owl looks perfect x

  3. looks very good Lynne and another labour of love xx

  4. This is a great card Lynne - you are very inspirational that tree stump idea is wicked. I missed not got to Donny but I have already spent way too much on crafty goodies this month but hopefully catch up with you next time.xx


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