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Nellie Snellen Design Team Spotlight ~ Windmill Sunset By Lynn Lewis

Nellie Snellen Design Team Spotlight ~ Windmill Sunset By Lynn Lewis | Craftmania Blog

Hi Everyone....

I'm back.... today with a BRAND NEW Design Team Spotlight on Nellie Snellen, featuring

the Idyllic Floral Scene Windmill Stamp Set.

My inspiration for this card was the recent Summer solstice; the lovely sunset colours a beautiful backdrop as I was watching the sun going down through the window

You will love this stamp - perfectly sized for a 6x6 card, and ideal for posting....

(Those of you who are eagle eyed will spot I got carried away and made two cards lol).

▪️To begin we need to create a circle template, which is very easy to do

If you have any of Sue Wilson's Noble Dies, these make great templates and you can cut out the size you want in a good card quality card (such as Foundations, Oakwood or Maya Card).

▪️Once you have chosen the correct size to fit the windmill, cut it out and tape it to a piece of card using low tack tape. Here I have used Creative Expressions Foundations Coconut White 315gsm card.

You will need the following Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Ink Pads

1️⃣ Tea Rose

2️⃣ Tiger Lily

3️⃣ Carnation Red

4️⃣ Cornflower Blue

5️⃣ Fern Green

6️⃣ Acorn

7️⃣ Leaf Green

▪️Take Wendy Vecchi's Tea Rose Make Art Ink Pad, and start blending it to the top part inside the circle. Then take your Tiger Lily Ink Pad and blend across with a smallish circle in the middle.

▪️Next take Carnation Red Ink Pad and brighten up the middle.

▪️Now take Cornflower Blue, and go over some of the Tea Rose to make it look like some of the blue sky is shining through.

▪️Next with Fern Green blend the bottom third of the circle.

At this stage it looks a little messy, but don’t worry about this.... I find that if I keep placing the stamp on top it gives me an idea where to put my colours. (See my photos below)

▪️Take the template off of the card, and take it to your Stamping Platform.

Fit your stamp onto the area where you're happy, and then stamp out your windmill in Versafine Clair's Ink Pad - Fallen Leaves.

TIP - I personally don’t like to use black ink for some scenes, as I find it can look a bit stark. This ink it perfect for giving a clean and crisp image!!

▪️Now you have your stamped image, lets colour it in using our Make Art Ink Pads - Acorn and

Leaf Green on Woodware's Blending Mat. With a water brush, start painting in your windmill, trees and ground - this now places the sunset behind the windmill.

▪️To bring the clouds back, I used a Sakura Bright White Gelly Roll Pen.

You may have to go over then a couple of times, depending how much definition you want to add!

▪️Once you are happy with your picture, stamp out another windmill with the same ink and on the same coconut white card as earlier. I then fussy cut out the windmill sails using my brilliant

Vaessen Creative Tweezer Scissors - be careful near the centres.

Now stick these directly onto the picture.

▪️To finish, mat and layer your picture by trimming it down and cutting some brown and orange Maya Card with Creative Expressions Noble Pierced Square Dies and sticking it all directly onto a

6x6" white card blank.

As I mentioned, I have created two cards; on one I used a Creative Expressions Wordie Sentiment from the Inspirational Set, and on the other I used Jamie Rodgers' Sentiment Collection - Male Relatives Set - Grandad die .

I hope this has given you some ideas to go away and have a play with this fantastic stamp... I'd love to see what you make as always, so come and post in our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.

Take care

Lynn x

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