Wednesday, 1 May 2013

It's May already!!

Well here we are in May already and that means a new Challenge over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog!
April has see some more fantastic entries and I hope the winner will be as overjoyed as our March winner,  Dawn!

And so to this months challenge. Its one to get your sentiments out for

It's all in the Sentiment.

So remember that you can only use stamps by Clarity Stamp Ltd but you can use any other crafty items - diecuts, masks, inks ,paints - to create a project.

Here is the card I made to give you some ideas....not that you need any!

As you can see I have gone this time for a monochrome effect and used fired brick distress ink to do all the stamping. I stamped the image of Beatrice and the tall wild poppies on to some water colour card and then used a damp paint brush to drag out the colour from the line art. I used the brush then to create a bit of colour in the sky.


This topper I mounted on to ruby red card stock as this toned better than other colours.

I cut out a border using a memory box die (Butterfly Vine) and after stamping a background onto my card blank using the Oats as seen on TV stamp I stuck the topper and die cut onto the card.

I then chose my sentiment and stamped it on to a piece of card, drew round it to create a shape then cut it out. I distressed the edges using distress ink and mounted it using some foam pads onto the card.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project and I hope it has inspired you to have a go yourself..You never know you may be lucky enough to win the prize of £50 worth of vouchers to spend with Clarity Stamps!
Happy Crafting
Jane xx


  1. This is just beautiful Jane the colour just gives it that "something" warmer than sepia but still that aged look xx

  2. This is so lovely, I adore the card and the suttle colouring.

  3. Beautiful card Jane. Those poppies go so well with Beatrice. x

  4. I love this Jane, a real antique, aged feel with the warm colouring xx

  5. A beautiful card with a real vintage feel, love it xxx

  6. Beautiful card Jane.
    Beatrice fits so well with this style of card, love the butterfly vine too.
    Really lovely x

  7. Lovely Vintage type card Jane. xxx Very pretty. xxx

  8. Great Vintage feel to your card Jane, it is just perfect....hugs. Jo. X

  9. I love the monochrome look of this, just with a bit of red, it looks fabulous x

  10. Super card. I love everything abut it. x

  11. Just beautiful, lovely colour choice, very classy.

  12. Love this Jane, you've captured a lovely feel to your card with the monotone, image and gab verse :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  13. gorgeous card Jane, love the monocrome x

  14. Gorgeous Jane, I love the monochrome look you have created and the lovely sentiment.

    Linda xxx

  15. Lovely card Jane, love the monochrome - it's beautiful x