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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Build a WOL!


I hope you have been enjoying the day so far, and have been inspired by the beautiful card designs from Glenda.  The brand new Chocolate Baroque clear stamp collection is just amazing - I have had an absolute ball playing, er I mean testing them.  The detail is exquisite as you would expect from a CB stamp and the fact that you can see through them opens up all sorts of possibilities for creating scenes and mix and matching with existing rubber stamps.

When I saw the gorgeous little owl on the Batty Owl set I just knew I wanted to show you how you can use just one clear stamp to create a whole picture. So here is a small step by step guide to help you recreate my little owl scene.

1. First, ink up the owl image with Versafine Vintage Sepia and stamp onto a piece of A5 thick white cardstock - you will be colouring the images with markers so you need to use a smooth card to avoid 'bleeding'.

2. Clean your stamp with a baby wipe and dry thoroughly, then re-ink just the wall part of the image; clean off unwanted ink where it may have touched other areas of the image.  Because you can see through the stamp you can line up the wall with the stamped image.



 3. Repeat step 2 again, making sure you remove any stray ink from other areas of your stamp.


4. Now ink up the left part of the wall, again check for stray ink, and clean off the bottom edge of the ivy branch so that only the leaves are showing.


5. Line up with the previously stamped sections of the wall, stamp and then allow to dry.


6. Colour your images with markers of your choice, I used a combination of Promarkers and Aquamarkers.  Set aside to dry thoroughly.

7. To complete my design I trimmed the scene, embossed a piece of A5 card which I then matted onto the front of a folded A5 card. I attached the coloured scene to a piece of Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distressed cardstock cut from the Core'dinations 12" x 12" pad and positioned as shown in the final photo.

I hope this has given you an idea of how versatile the new Chocolate Baroque clear stamps are going to be and keep watching for more inspirational ideas from my talented fellow Design Teamies.

Enjoy
Lesley

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62 comments:

  1. And yet another terrific project. What a fab day it's been - may we have a party every week please?? Ha ha, only kidding. Sarah x

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  2. Super project, I do like owls.
    Jenny x

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  3. An absolutely brilliant project with the detailed brickwork embossing & I love the versatility of these sets. The owl is just a real tweet!
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Great bit of wall building Lesley! Lovely owl image. Jean x

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  5. I love this little owl and the card made with him is super. The way that the stamps line up so you can build the picture up is a bonus.

    Sue x

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  6. What a great project Lesley - thanks for the step by step. Another generous give away too - we are having a great party!!

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  7. Yet another stunner we're being spoilt today!
    Happy Craftin
    Rebecca

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  8. Love it Lesley. Must get the owl stamp set. The joys of clear stamps you can put them exactly where you want them

    Keep upthe good work Lesley

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  9. I didn't think I needed another Owl stamp but.........
    Lovely project and so helpfully explained
    carol

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  10. I am so in love with the clear stamps (:

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  11. I love owls and so these new stamps are ideal, thanks for the tips on how to extend the wall, great project :)

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  12. Lovely card am going to try your new clear stamps have always used rubber ones.
    But from the examples they seem to stamp just as well.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    AnnD

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  13. Loving the tutorials as always.

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  14. This is a great tutorial. Love it!thanks!

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  15. Great card, easy to follow tutorial and a good one too, thanks for sharing this x

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  16. Love the new stamps and the ideas for the cards are great inspiration!

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  17. love the owl, and like the way you extended the wall

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  18. Great tutorial and it shows how stamps can be used in more than one way.

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  19. What a great tutorial I wish everyone did them like this. I love the idea of being able to use part of the stamp to build up the length of the wall. Also I love the owl - he's a hoot!

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  20. Goodness ! what a lot of lovely stamps to collect and I loved the tutorial from you ..thank you
    LoveMarg

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  21. Great card and tutorial, really shows the benefits of clear stamps.
    Sandra

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  22. Clear stamps are great, much more controllable. This owl one is lovely xx

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  23. I'm loving all the samples being shown today, your wall-building skill is excellent :)

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  24. Thanks for the tutorial Lesley, highlights the benefit of clear stamps. You and Glenda NEVER disappoint. Missed the last couple of chats as the dogs needed to be walked.
    Hope to catch up with you soon

    Love
    Janet V

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  25. Great project, Lesley, and a very clear tutorial. Having seen it, I'm thinking I need to add the owl set to my list!

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  26. Love this card, especially the repeat inking of the wall. I have just finished up the last piece of paper from my previous card pack and need another !

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  27. Beautiful samples and a fun day from you all. Liking the Owl stamp and good to see how it can be used using very little else.
    Christine x

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  28. Great project, very clear and easy to follow instructions too, thanks for sharing with us
    Angela

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  29. I've just got in so I'm trying to catch up with what's been happening. I'm loving the clear stamps and your project is brilliant Lesley. Great giveaway too
    Jackie x

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  30. Wow what clever stamping, love that wol lol. I've missed most of the fun as I've been busy at work so I'm just playing catch up now.
    Claire xx

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  31. the new clear stamps are certain to be a hit. thanks for the tutorial Lesley

    Jackie

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  32. Came home from a short holiday to all of this inspiration.Thank you so much and keep them coming
    Bea x

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  33. Clear stamps make building a wall so much easier. I have always loved your stamps and now I can make long borders as I can see where I'm going. Great Idea, Thanks.

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  34. I really love the owl. Thanks to all of these tutorials I'm picking up lots if hints and tips today.

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  35. Thanks again Glenda & Lesley for such a fun day today - I really enjoyed it. Sarah x

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  36. Great Owl stamp and how you've extended the design ! Very clever :) The products are exciting ! Shirley

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  37. love the card - the embossed brick looks great too. xx

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  38. That is so impressive - thanks for showing how it is done

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  39. The bricks look great and love clear stamps for that whole reason you can see where your stamping TFS this tip :)

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  40. Love this, the owl is fab & thanks for the great tutorial.

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  41. Fabulous tutorial. Loving the new stamp designs, thank you so much for sharing all your tips and techniques. xx

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  42. Enjoyed the tutorial, particularly liked the idea of using parts of the stamps to extend the pic, ingenious. Thank you Christine G

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  43. Another great tutorial and I have to say I had a little chuckle when I saw this lovely card - the owl seems to be saying 'whooo are you looking at'. I love the way the image is set on the brick embossed card too - great fun!

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  44. Great tutorial, Leslie! Your photos are clear and neat, and your instructions are very easy to follow! Nice job! I love the brick embossing, and the way you extended it using the stamp. Hugs, Clare

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  45. Very pretty card, fab tutorial on your stamping technique! Maddy x

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  46. A great card and I have to learn to look further to see if I can do more with my stamps. Thanks for sharing! Greetings, Gerrina

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  47. Love your design and tutorial Lesley
    Ive been a clear stamp user for 9 years now and adore the ability to line up and use sections of the stamps. These are a great set and will look forward to trying some of them out. Thanks Ann x

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  48. A beautiful owl scene, cleverly executed. Wish I had more time to play.......... Gillian

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  49. Great tutorial Lesley, love the way you have used the stamps. So glad that there is now a new range of clear stamps, I love using them and the owl is gorgeous too....Annh

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  50. A fabby demo and such a lovely stamp set xxx well done all all the demo n videos have been inspirational today xxx

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  51. Love the owl image and great tip on how to build a wall. I have loved this online party. Thank you x

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  52. Love Owls and love how you have extended the wall great tip!
    thanks

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  53. Lovely card Lesley. As with so many things it's so obvious when an expert shows how it's done.

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  54. I love your great tutorials and stamps.
    Greatings from Germany.
    Martina

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  55. Great card Lesley, I love the owl, thanks for the cool tip for extending the image. Clear stamps are great for quickly & acurately using parts or repeating areas of a stamp.

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  56. Wow that's 4 wows ur through to the final lol

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  57. I think your instructions were so clear (as are these lovely stamps! - sorry about the pun!) that you made it easy for us to create a scene. It makes me look at all the stamps in a new way. Thanks for the inspiration. Lucky you getting all the new stamps to work with!
    Jeannie E.

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  58. Love how you made the brick wall, it shows how versatile your stamps are. Love Helen

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  59. Great tutoriol of the 'wol'LoL, Lesley! Really great stuff you've accomplished all! Warm greet Mirandax

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  60. how clever i just love this idea and the stamp is beautiful xx

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