Sunday, 21 May 2017

In all things nature

Hi and welcome. Today I am sharing my most favourite of my Clarity Stencil makes. Inspired by my love of elephants and a dream of one day being lucky enough to go on an African Safari....dream on Bev 😂

So here's what I used...

Clarity Stamp stencil...Winter Tree.
Inkylicious stencil...Scenic Clouds.
Inkylicious stencil...Twin Peaks.
Deep Red stamp, African Elephant.
PaperArtsy stamp, In all things of nature.
Lavinia Stamps...Birds.
Grasses at bottom is a stamp by Studiolight but I have no packaging for name. You could use any for this.
Distress Inks...Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and black soot.
Distress Oxide ink...Peeled Paint.
Polychromo pencils.
Frosted shrink plastic.
Black versafine ink pad.
White ribbon.

Here's what I did...

I began with my usual 8x8 white smooth card and placed my stencil down. I stamped the image where I wanted it and stamped again onto masking tape. I covered my image with the mask. At the same time I cut a sun from masking tape. I secured the stencil with low tack tape to ensure there was no movement. I worked out where my horizon was to be and and laid a piece of paper across and began blending my grass area. Once happy I then covered that area in the same way as before to blend my sky. Once I was happy with the blend I removed the mask from the sun and replaced it with the negative to allow me to blend in the sun. I then used the Scenic Clouds Stencil to create the clouds using black soot very lightly. I then used the Twin Peaks stencil to create some mountains with the black soot in the distance. Once happy with everything I removed the stencil and the mask from the elephant, which I then coloured with polychromo pencils. I stamped the wording, birds and grasses (grass stamped with the peeled paint distress oxide ink) at the bottom. I felt it needed a small elephant in the distance. I didn't have this so used shrink plastic to create one. This also enables him to be reversed for a better effect. He fitted in that small place behind the tree perfectly 😊 I had no matching ribbon so used white and dragged it through some spritzed Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint distress inks and there is the perfect matching ribbon. I then trimmed the card and mounted the fished piece onto some green card stock, then onto orange before mounting onto my card.

Thank you for visiting. Any questions please ask 😊


  1. Just popped by to say hello Bev and managed to follow you after a couple of hiccups as Blogger didn't play nice for some reason.
    Can't put a pic on my profile either so just come up as a face in a box :D
    Fliss xx

    1. Ah bless you Fliss, thank you. It's not easy all this tech stuff lol. x

    2. Fliss, and Bev- the same happened to me- no image on the followers button..... what is happening, I don`t know !!

    3. I know Dorth. I have no idea what that's all about but then this whole blog thing is totally new to me. Still not sure what I'm doing but live and learn as they say. x

  2. Another beautiful make Bev, you really have got that stencil technique down to a fine art. I'm not too sure if mine would turn out as clean looking as yours :D Tracey x

    1. Thanks lovely. It was great fun making them all. I didn't for one minute think I could create so many. x

  3. Hello Bev- so fun to meet you here on your blog, too. Your card is so beautifully created, and the coloring fantastic. Love you created the other elephant using shrink plastic, and the ribbon color fitting beautifully . - Dorthe xx

    1. Hello Dorth. It's great to see you on my blog, thank you so much for your kind words. x


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