Monday, 15 April 2013

In the Classroom - windmill and reeds

I enjoy any 'grass' stamp, so was delighted to receive this set.  The reed stamp is brilliant, as it comes with different heads, so you can easily change the look of it.  I love watching the classroom shows with Barbara, I especially enjoy seeing all the homework cards people send in - what a wealth of talent there is out there.  I am pleased to have many of those ladies as friends on facebook.  I love it when their cards get shown.

Main Image
  • use the A5 white coated Claritycard, stamp the windmill in place using Adirondack pitch black, place a mask over the top
  • mask round the edges with low tack masking tape
  • to create the cloudy sky effect, press cotton wool strands on a versamark inkpad and transfer to the top half of the card
  • Brayer time! use either stonewashed or denim Adirondack ink and brayer the colour on the top half of the card, the versamark acts as a resist, so you should get a nice cloudy effect, which will show up a bit more if you give it a quick polish with kitchen roll
  •  turn the card round and brayer lettuce ink on the bottom half of the card (make sure you catch the base of the windmill - or it will look as if it is floating!)
  • it looks better if you leave a bit of white between the areas of blue and green
  • darken the base of the card with a darker shade of green, such as oregano or pesto
  • Remove the windmill mask and the masking tape and using the black Adirondack, stamp the reed into place chose which head you like best and add to the reed stems
  • colour the windmill with promarkers
  • draw a wiggly black line round the edge of the ink
  • mat onto black card
  • Use Theuva card, brayer the sky blue and the base green
  • stamp the reed with oregano/pesto/lettuce (whichever you use for the grass in the main image)
  • ink round the edges in black
  • mount on to the base card and add the image at an angle on top
Phew!  Sorry that was so long!


  1. EE ECK Janet - you are on a roll! This is lovely x

    1. Strike while the iron's hot, Linda! Thank you

  2. Beautiful again Janet, looks very "Norfolk" doesn't it? Makes me want to wander up to the Broads, maybe we should have a day out???

    1. I hadn't thought of that, but it does look Norfolk

    2. it certainly does Moira!

  3. Its lovely Janet ,As Moira says very Norfolk xx

  4. Beautiful card Janet....No stopping you now is there. xx

  5. love it Janet, I wouldn't have thought it was a stamp for me until seeing this, now I'm adding it to my wish list :-)

  6. Beautiful Janet... I really love your cards xx


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