Sunday, 30 November 2014

Claritystamp Challenge - Trees

Hi folks - December already!!!!
Congratulations to our winners from last months Challenge, brilliant entries yet again.

The Challenge for this month is Trees and below is my inspiration.

I didn't make life easy for myself with this one, it turned out to be very fiddly.

I started by brayering the background, this bit was very easy as it doesn't matter if you get lines!!! 

Then I masked off the frame around the stamp before inking.  Then I told off the tape and stamped twice, side by side, without the frame.

I drew a squiggly line across the top of the trees and used Momento London Fog to put in the shadows under the trees.

When the ink was dry on the trees I used a white pen to draw in the snow down the left hand side of the trees.

I then stamped Happy New Year underneath.

I always get New Year cards to send to the people who send me a xmas card when I haven't sent one to them!!  Shhhh ...........


  1. Morning Yvonne, ..hope you are well....I love this card and what a clever idea to make New Year cards....I especially love the white down the side of the really gives depth.

  2. It may have been fiddly but it was well worth the effort - it looks gorgeous. Love the snow on the trees, really effective. Pat x

  3. Hi Yvonne this is a fabby card - excellent masking and stamping that is seriously fiddly with this stamp....mmm wonder how I know that lol. The snow on the trees is ingenious - love it
    as Jo says that is a great idea with the New Year cardsxx

  4. Hello Yvonne - what a lovely scene, the colour is amazing and I love the snow effect.

  5. Glad you explained, I could'nt make our how you did it Yvonne. A beautiful card and love the delicate snow on the sides of those trees so effective. Hugs.

  6. A beautiful card and very cleverly done. Sam x

  7. Worth the work, Yvonne - very effective and lovely xx

  8. Beautiful Yvonne this is just stunning. I love the shaft of light. I love how you have done the three main trees xx

  9. i love this Yvonne. and i happen to need to use that stamp to make a winter wedding card and i was wondering what it would look like extended. thanks as now i know. love the shadow you created and the white pen on trunks is ace , hugs xx

  10. Love this one Yvonne, especially the snow up the side of the trees. x