Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Am I Late or Early?

Hi there. It was very strange watching Barbara at the weekend, not being part of the team anymore. I still have a few DT samples to blog though.............

................and this is one of them. I had intended to blog it before Christmas but you could say that I'm getting in early for this year!

I probably made it more complicated than it needed to be but this is the sort of stamping that I love. It may be a bit of an epic post but for once I remembered to take photos as I went.

The stag is done with Grunge Paste. As I wanted to keep that clean I did that step last.......

.............so I started off by marking his place with a pale Distress Ink brushed through the stencil.

I didn't want the scenery showing through him so the next thing I did was mask him off.

I stamped the cabin in place and did the same with that...................

.............before stamping the trees...............

................and brayering the sky. I used Denim and Black Adirondack ink for this.

Next up was the snow. I kept the stag masked off and used Weathered Wood Distress ink on a make-up sponge for this.

It's getting there and I've not made any mistakes............yet!

I put the Stag mask back in position and added the Grunge Paste. 

When that was dry I added the colour with several shades of Distress Ink on a make-up sponge.

I was really chuffed with how it was going, so I went to wash my inky hands before I messed it up.

Unfortunately my cuff was still wet and I ended up with a mark from the ribbing. I won't say what I said but I wasn't happy!!!!!!

I couldn't exactly stick a butterfly on it but the word "Christmas did the job. Phew!

As it's Christmas some glitter and Frantage finish it off. 

Stamps and Stencil Used

Before I go, I've turned comment moderation on as I'm getting a lot of spam at the moment. This means that your comments won't appear straight away but I'll add them as soon as I can.

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  1. What a fabulous card Lynne and how brave putting on the gp at such a late stage eek xx

  2. This was one of my favourite cards Lynne :-) xx

  3. Love this card and remember it well from the tv. I shall try to emulate this xx

  4. Such a stunning regal stag. I live how you've built up all the layers. So pleased that I'm not the only one who leaves a smudge, especially when I've tried hard not to lol! Thanks for the tutorial. Happy new year xx

  5. this is a beauty. so glad you saved it! i really hate it when after all the work i spoil it just as i'm finishing it. take care xx

  6. Love this and all your work although I don't always comment, sad that you aren't part of the Clarity team any more as I like seeing your work. Take Care.


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