Sunday, 27 July 2014

Blue "Tights"

Hi, its been a great week for crafting, too hot to do anything more energetic or to be outside for long the only thing to do it sit under the ceiling fan and craft.  This card is made using Clarity Stamps and stencils.  First I will explain the title, a few years ago my husband and I were on a coach tour in Tenerife and the Tour Guide kept referring the Blue Tits as Blue Tights so I am afraid that name has stuck with us ever since.

So I stamped the Blue Tits/Tights and Bird Feeder through the Clarity Oval Framer stencil in black Momento ink and coloured with promarkers.  Masking off the images I placed the leafy swirl stencil behind the oval framer and brushed Stonewash ink over to create this subtle background.  I removed the masks and covered the oval with the oval aperture insert stencil and stamped the Cherry stamps (a Clarity Club Stamp) randomly around the edges using second generation ink.  I coloured with Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters Distress inks using water and a brush.  Brushing some more Stonewash Aderondack ink around the edge of the card created a little shadow and finally some complementary darker blue card was used to mount the finished picture onto.  There is one small Blue Tit on the bottom of the aperture which has been cut out, covered in glossy accents and attached with glue so its a little raised.  I hope you like the finished card as much as I do, any comments are extremely welcome, thanks for looking.

I am entering this card for the following Blog Challenges

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
County View Challenge - Stencil It
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Summer Blooms
Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful image and fabulous colouring -love the stencilled aperturs and the B.paper you made with the cherries stamp-thank you for joining us at CFTH
    Carol DT x

  2. Morning Steph, your card is beautiful and I do love the Combination of stamps that you have used....your colouring is fab too. Thank you for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck....Jo. X

  3. A love card, adore the subtle blending, super colouring. Thanks for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge again. Good luck.

  4. Funny story Stephanie and cute card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

  5. Very beautiful card with wonderful coloring. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  6. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

  7. Hi there, thank you for entering our Challenge. Your card is beautiful and I do like the Blue Tights!! xxx


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