Monday, 20 October 2014

Shelagh Metselaar - Challenge 20

Shelagh Metselaar

* Cardstock:- for stamping - Theuva card; for matting - black pearlescent, silver mirri, white Centura Pearl A3
* Stamps:- Tree from remountable ‘Forest’ set; squirrel, blackbird, swallows from ‘Birdhouse Garden;’ deer from ‘Winter Wonderland;’ ‘Seasons’ remountables
* Stencil:- Wheelie men and Boys; October stencil from NDC
* Inkpads:- Staz-on Black; Distress Inks - Winter – Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender; Spring – Crushed Olive, Weathered Wood; Summer – Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles; Autumn- Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Antique Linen; for shadows – Black Soot
* Tacky notes for moon/sun masks

1)  Cut four pieces of Theuva to size 3ins x 4ins.
2)  Stencil the ‘Man with Umbrella’ using Staz-on Black on the four cards.
3)  Again on all four cards, stamp complete tree to right of figure, one off the page and one top left – omitting the trunk on this last one. Continue to stamp the tree off the page at the foot to create shrubs. Use the trunk to create a fence on all four cards. Draw in lines using a fine black pen.
4)  Place a sun/moon mask partially over the umbrella.
5)  Add selected colours to each. Stamp chosen animal on each card to suit using staz-on Black.
6)  Mat each onto silver mirri, black, white and lastly black before mounting onto a strip of white Centura Pearl.
7)  Stamp each seasonal word using Staz-on Black. Colour over this using a medley of colours from each selection. Place the NDC stencil over each word and draw around the aperture using a fine pen. Cut out and mat each and add to below each image.
8)  Here we have ‘One Man, Four Seasons!’


  1. How lovely. This must have taken you ages. Very effective and love the vivid colours x

  2. This has just jumped off the page for me on our Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog, thank you for entering. I love love love this. Good Luck. Sam xx

  3. Really fantastic Shelagh - love the colour changes to suit the seasons and the tags made from the stencil! Thanks for sharing, Susan x

  4. I think this is fabulous! really great idea and lovely colours!
    Good luck to you! Jane xx

  5. Shelagh each season is a work of art, together they are amazing. Thanks for entering the Challenge and good luck.


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