Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Dad.

His card is environmentally friendly as it's been recycled.

Do you remember this sneak peek I did on Facebook for May's Claritystamp show?

Well, this was the card that it was from.

I'm never that happy with the photos I take of my cards, so that month I thought I'd try scanning them as well. The results weren't good so I decided to stick to photographing them and thought nothing more of it............................until I went to use my scanner again and found this card had been left inside. Oops!!!!!!!

The Clarity show it was meant for had been and gone by then so I had two choices - keep it for a couple of years until my Dad is 70 or adapt it. I chose the latter. My Dad loves birdwatching so it's the perfect card for him.

I stamped the Moorhen into place, missing out the bottom of the stamp so that it looks like it's in the water, and masked it off.

I added another mask to give me the curve of the lake and brushed and sponged in the water.

I did the same for the rest of the scene.

Then swapped to the centre part of the stencil to work on the bullrushes. My 2lb weight from my kitchen scales doesn't get used a lot in the kitchen but in comes in handy for all sorts of things in my craft room!

I used pencils to colour in the birds and add the blades of grass. After a few finishing touches I was left with a card that I was really pleased with. I was so annoyed that it got left behind but I think it was meant to be.

Stamps and Stencils Used



  1. I love it Lynne, what a shame you didn't send it in, I often leave things in the copier and look for them all over??? You did a great job on the Disguise though!! xx

  2. Must remember to take it home as it may get recycled again

  3. good for you on re-using! that meant you could finish the card in a few minutes xx

  4. Great card and a brilliant way of recycling it. x


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