Thanks for stopping by on this chilly Wednesday.
Clarity Advent Day No. 3
Time to sing it from the rooftops with a lovely carol set.
We have a whole wonderful stamp collection
of these traditional Christmas Carols
and their corresponding images.
Let’s go with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
Stamp the music score onto a piece of square Gelli Card
using a Black Archival.
Time to get the miniatures out!
Bottled Distress Inks:
Just a wee sensation of colour and we can create our own ink pad.
So you stamp the carollers (ie the stamp) in Black Archival on a piece of Cut n Dry Felt cut tight to size.
See? You add ink to the stamped image on the felt, either with a paintbrush or by directly dripping it into place. Obviously, the painting method is more precise. You can see here how the ink spreads to the edges, so try not to make the surface too large to bleed into.
Cover up the verse with a Post-It mask, ink up the actual stamp
on the handmade ink pad you’ve just made,
and stamp the Carollers into position.
Let’s peep at the mask. If you cut it out very carefully,
you can also use the outside mask, pictured here:
Then you can cover up the white area around the music score with said Post-It and, with a make-up sponge, add colour from the handmade pad or from the corresponding ink pads themselves if you are lucky enough to have them!
Let’s add some shadow. Just replace the inny mask and
add some Weathered Wood shadow around the perimeter.
Add a HUGE moon mask
Trim the card to a desirable size,
and dust around the edges of the moon and the card with Weathered Wood ink on a Stencil Brush.
Load a second brush with the Tattered Rose
and add some pink to the sky.
Mat and layer as you like it.
Looks like velvet in the flesh.
I think it’s the brushes and the muted colours that do the trick.
Now let’s see.
Advent Day No. 3
I’d like to give away something free.
If you Buy the Carol Stamp,
We’ll send you the singers as a gift.
In fact, if you buy ANY of the nine carol scrolls in the collection, we will send you their corresponding images FREE.
And if you decide you want all of them, we will further reduce the price, saving you even more.
Ooh! I’ve just had a great idea for a Christmas after dinner game using the collection! Involves lots of singing and matching up.
Could be really fun!
Here’s what’s in my head:
- Stamp each of the words (the scroll stamps) on pieces of card.
- Stamp the corresponding images on other pieces of card.
- Mix them up in a box.
- Then your guests pick a pic-card and a song-card out of the box until all the cards are gone.
- The head of table names a carol, and those with the correct cards have to stand and blast forth.
- You could even have a box of props in the next room, and the picture person has to dress his partner for the performance.
- Maybe printouts of the words will help
- and a large glass of mulled wine!
Well, you know what WE’re doing on Christmas Day now!!
See you tomorrow, for a Blue Window I think….