Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Clarity Stamp Challenge Wee Folk

Hi, today is my entry for this month's Clarity Stamp Challenge : Wee Folk.

Lots of ideas for this challenge, I love the drawings of Arthur Rackham and the colourful Fairyland lustre ware by Daisy Makeig-Jones of Wedgewood. However, when my new Tree House stamp arrived I ended up going in a completely different direction, inspired by Barbara and using the new letter box set of stamps.

After much consideration I went back to my comfort zone and stamping on card, I thought that my design would work well mounted and framed in the hallway, by the front door, wishing everyone a warm welcome.

Using the new tree house stamp for the fairy and elves wee folk home, not "old folks home" !! The toadstool from an earlier Clarity Stamp workshop. With the Forest Ridge stamped in the background. Masked and inked in hills, Willow and Meadow. A large sun in the sky, Clarity masks are perfect and Clarity stencil brushes to wash over the colour, Butterscotch, Stonewashed and Mountain Rose. I wanted to use Spring colours and a lovely sunny day. The letters for "Welcome" on a banner assembled by the wee folk with some help from a lovely small bird stamp from another earlier workshop. Micron pen string and bow in the trees. There was some foliage to frame the scene. Plenty of colouring in with my Spectrum Noir pencils. The whole card was edged with Antique Linen distress ink and mounted up on a white mat. We have a lovely framing shop locally with plenty of bespoke frames to select from for the finishing touch.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design.

Kathy xx


  1. Kathy, a very lovely card. That house is amazing and is on my shopping list. You combination of stamps is so effective and the card so delicate. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  2. Very nice card love the pastor colours your banner looks good with the fairy s good luck clarity challenge x

  3. A stunning card design and the stamping is superb, the background is very nice with the colours you have used. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

  4. Kathy this is a beautiful card. Such lovely colouring. Thank you for entering this month's Clarity Challenge. Good luck! x

  5. A lovely card, with lots of detail, Kathy. Good luck and thank you for entering the Clarity Challenge. ;~}

  6. A lovely scene Kathy. I like the way the fairies and bird look like they are fixing up the banner. Good luck in the challenge x

  7. What a gorgeous card Kathy. The whole scene is so well thought out and executed, and just beautifully coloured. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

    1. Thank you Barbara, I enjoyed stamping with the Wee Folk and puttting the scene together for them, xx

  8. What a lovely welcome to give your visitors Kathy. This is a really lovely piece of art that you have created. Your stamping is perfect. Thank you for sharing this with us and best of luck in the challenge xx


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