I had a fun afternoon yesterday making next month's project for the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. Today, after the Marathon, I will be finishing Mum's birthday card. I guess I'd better get on with this post then.
This card was inspired by two things.
The first was that I'd already seen some gorgeous cards by Jo Rice using the stencil of this. They featured beautiful cloudy backgrounds, so I didn't want to do the same.
The second was my Alles Liebe card from last month. As that was a sample for Germany, I thought I could do something similar for the UK.
I did blog about how I did the background in the Alles Liebe post but here it is again for those of you who didn't read that.
When I'd finished it I thought it looked a bit boring as there is a lot of space around the boy. That gave me the dotty idea. I put the Dotty Wave stencil on top and brushed the same inks over the appropriate areas.
You can see the different colours on the copy paper that I was working on.
I tried a few different things to finish it off but in the end I decided on a simple black card base. I also added some little birds on a few of the branches.
Well I'd better get on. I have a sofa to sit on and a marathon to watch. Go Mo! Go David!
Stamps and Stencils Used
Birds from Birdhouse Set - Lesson 18