Apr 16

It’s all about Travel

Hello! Welcome to today’s blog. I hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we’ve been having. It’s so nice to see the sun. Today’s card is for a new challenge to me – Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, where the theme is It’s all about Travel.

I’ve kept my card pretty straightforward for this challenge and used a form of transport that is not available to everyone – well actually it’s not available to any of us at the moment!!!

F&F It's all about Travel

I think you’ll agree that this is a different way to travel!

Using A5 Theuva card from Claritystamp as a base, I created the hills using a mask torn from copy paper, Adirondack Lettuce ink and the fabulous Clarity Stencil Brushes. (You can also use a brayer to create this background, though the brushes give you a softer finish.) Once the hills were complete I used the Clarity Cloud mask, Adirondack Stonewashed ink and the brushes to give a soft cloudy sky.

The Clarity A5 Boy Bird stencil was attached to the card using masking tape. Archival Black ink was then sponged into the aperture, using make-up sponges, to create the image.

Trees were then added to the landscape using Adirondack Lettuce, medium Tree Silhouette, small Tree Silhouette and small Pear Tree from Claritystamp. Shadows were added to the landscape using Adirondack Lettuce and a make-up sponge.

Here is a close up of the hills

F&F It's all about Travel2

and a close up of the sky

F&F It's all about Travel3

I love this stencil and hope you do too. A fine line was added to the edges using a black Sharpie pen, and the completed image was layered onto Lucky Limeade card from Stampin’ Up! and then onto a card base made from Whisper White card also from Stampin’ Up!

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamps: Claritystamp – small and medium Tree Silhouette, small Pear Tree
Ink: Adirondack – Lettuce, Stonewashed; Archival Black
Card: Claritystamp – A5 Theuva card; Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Other: Claritystamp – A5 Bird Boy stencil, Cloud mask, Stencil brushes; make-up sponges; Sharpie pen; masking tape, copy paper


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  1. Jo. Rice

    Thank you Angela for joining in with our Fussy and Fancy Challenge, I love your design and your use of the fabulous Clarity Stencil. I do hope that you will join us again, and good luck this time….Jo. X

  2. Beth Brovold

    This is FABULOUS Angela!!! You have created such a lovely scene here…it almost looks like a painting!!! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just hitch a ride like that!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful and unique card with us at Fussy and Fancy “Travel”!! Beth F&F DT

  3. Angela Simpson

    Jo and Beth

    Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Angela x

  4. Beth Brovold

    Congratulations on your Top 5 win at our Fussy and Fancy “Travel” challenge Angela!! So well deserved!!

    1. Angela Simpson

      Thank you Beth.

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