Sunday, 23 August 2015

Through the Christmas Window

I've had this stamp for a while, but only recently bought the masks, which gave me the confidence to actually get on and use it.

Today, an outside in picture. Luckily an idea I'd been tinkering with in my head perfectly fitted this month's Clarity Challenge.

Started off by stamping the window, masking it totally and then brushing through my brick wall stencil with Old Paper distress ink. Then applied grunge paste very roughly through the same stencil, making it deliberately patchy and restricting it to the centre of the picture. Coloured it very lightly with Pumice Stone.

Then masked off the background, and put the mask in place over the window, and used the Leafy Swirl stencil and Mountain Rose Adirondack to put some 'wallpaper' in the background. A couple of Wee Folk images complete the interior.

Finally coloured in the Window Frame with Spectrum Noir pencils (Browns 90, 94 and 111)

Clarity Stamp Challenge #30: Tic Tac Toe (Centre Line: Stencil, Stamp, Grunge Paste)
ABC Challenge: Q is for Quantum Leap (I chose L for Lyrics: O Tannenbaum or Oh Christmas Tree)


  1. Love your idea good luck in the clarity challenge xx

  2. Very clever to incorporate the window stamp. Have been playing with the two Christmas Wee Folk today too, aren't they fun to use? Wishing you success in the Clarity Challenge. ;~}

  3. Oh gosh , I love this scene . Don't have the window . Oops now another one on my wish list ..,

  4. Claire this is a lovely scene, I really like the way we are looking in through the window. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

  5. A beautiful scene I do love these wee folk stamps. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

  6. A super scene, would make a perfect Christmas card with one of the Christmas sentiments. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  7. A well thought out design. The window really sits well on the brick wall giving us a glimpse of the house interior. Lovely work. Good luck in the challenge x

  8. Loving this Claire - looks fab peeking in through the old cottage window. Your brick wall looks great,.....although having said that, I'm not sure you should take up bricklaying lol
    Wishing you luck in the challenge this month and thank you for sharing the details on your blog xxx

  9. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x