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.