Monday, 28 April 2014

Shelagh Metselaar - Challenge 14

Shelagh Metselaar

·       Card:- Theuva, Co’oredinations Blue
·       Stamps:- Remountable Asia/Oriental set, Pagoda
·       Inkpad:- Adirondack Denim
·       Bamboo skewers
·       Promarker:- True Blue

·       Cut three 6cmx10.5cm panels of Theuva card
·       Using the Denim inkpad, stamp a lantern at the top right hand corner of one panel; (this will form the right hand panel) and the top left of another; (this will form the left hand panel). Stamp another lantern on a Post-it note and cut out to use as a mask.
·       Mask one of the lanterns and with the long flourish stamp, create a border around the panel. Repeat on second panel. Stamp a border around third panel; this will form the middle panel.
·       Make a mask of the Geisha on a Post-it note and cut it out.
·       Stamp the Geisha in the centre of each panel.
·       Mask the Geisha on each panel in turn and ink the Pagoda. Stamp over the masked Geisha.
·       Mask off the left edge of the right panel and the right edge of the left panel with plain Post-its. Mask Geisha. Stamp the Pagoda over.
·       Mat and layer onto Co’redinations card, each mat measuring 8cmx12 ½ cm.
·       Cut three panels of Theuva card measuring 10cmx14 ½ cm.
·       Ink the roof of the Pagoda and stamp to the second notch around each edge of each panel to create a frame. Mat Geisha images onto these.
·       Lightly sponge blotted Denim in the gaps of the images.
To assemble:-
·       Cut strips from the remaining blue Co’redinations. Adhere strips to the back of each panel and roll edges to create a small cylinder; 3 cylinders on each side of middle panel; 2 to the right hand side of left panel and 2 to left side of right panel.
·       Colour 2 bamboo skewers with True Blue Promarker and cut to size.
·       Thread through the cylinders to form an Oriental Screen.
·       To perfect the finish, using Theuva, I cut another 3 mats only fractionally larger all round than the matted image to cover the blue strips.


  1. What a stamping achievement and a beautiful card Sheelagh and great tutorial. Thanks so much for entering and good luck.

    1. Thank you, Naomi. It is kind of you to comment.

  2. I love this to bits. I may have to find a challenge that you are not entering to stand a chance lol. What astounding work Shelagh !

    Good Luck Hugs xxxx

    1. Thank you, Emma. I travelled many paths, used many sheets of card and selected many different stamps before settling on the screen! By the way, my first teaching post was in Darvel. Small world!

    2. Small world indeed Shelagh! I have moved on from there too, now is sunny Tarbolton! xx

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    1. It is kind of you to take the time to comment, Theresa. Thank you.

  4. WOW! A classic colour combination and a fantastic idea, beautifully made! Shelagh this is stunning work! Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge, and lots of luck hun xx

    1. Thank you, Amanda. I found this challenge quite a challenge!! Good for the old grey matter however.


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