Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fuchsia Stamps. The first stamps I drew....

Good morning.
Thanks for dropping in.
It’s early Saturday morning, and I’m up with the lark, before the house starts moving, and the last day of this first Clarity retreat commences. I have to tell you, it has been one of the best weeks ever for me personally. Spending time with smashing women, most of whom I have known for years, and many of whom have become close friends? 
If this is work, I don’t mind doing overtime! 
So I am full of gratitude, counting my blessings, and happy today.

I noticed these beautiful fuchsias in the garden yesterday, 

and thought I would get out our very, very first Claritystamps, which I draw some 20 years ago. 
See what you think....

Starting with a blank piece of A5 Theuvacard, 
trimmed back a little.

Stamp the buds at the top in Black Archival.

Add the Fuchsias, little and large.

Colour them in with Spectrum Noir Pencils. 
I found all my colours in the Essentials tin.

Add shade with a darker colour pencil. If you follow where I drew the shadow, you can’t really go wrong!

Add a little green to the leaves.

Load a Claritybrush with Antique Linen and dust back and forth around the edges, avoiding the flowers.

Add Frayed Burlap carefully around the outside. 

Pull the edges of the card across the surface of the Frayed Burlap ink pad. This is how we get a very dark rim.

Add a sentiment. 
I have picked Blessing from Word Chain set No.  

It sits with how I am feeling this morning.
I love that these funky modern words work well with even the most traditional designs, like the fuchsia.

So there we are. A quick, simple card.

I think I will bunch these fuchsia stamps together for you, 
(forgive the pun!)
to make the price more appealing.

If you buy the small Fuchsia, 
we will give you the little Bud (worth £5.25) FREE.

If you buy the Large Fuchsia and we will give you a fab Fuchsia border (worth £7.25)  FREE

Anyway, it’s nearly 7.30 and I really must fly!!!!

much love,