Sunday, 23 February 2014

Petals Galore!

Here are two more of last months samples for the Clarity Show
One of the sets were the fabulous filigraphy petals. They go so well with the tree stencil but I used them without that!

Here is the first one.
It was using just one of the petal shapes which I stamped to make a flower shape in mica boss and then covered it in gilding flakes.

I then stamped the petals again but this time I cut them out and gave them a bit of shape using the bone folder. I mounted the base flower onto the topper piece of card and then added the petals. I left it to dry.

I then made the card and on the base I stamped the same petal randomly in brown ink on the brown card. I stamped a final petal and cut it out to make the stopper.

I added the flower topper to the card and added the dew drops and added the stopper once I had the topper in the right place. 

The next card used a different petal and this time I wanted a black and white look.

I stamped the petals on to black card using a white ink pad in the shape you can see then cut it out as one piece.
I then cut a piece of white card and stamped a sprig at the top I placed the petals on so I could position the sentiment. 
I then matted and layered it onto a DL card and then stuck the petals into place.

I finished the card off using some tiny black gems in two corners!

Well I am off to watch a bit of TV before retiring to bed. I have work tomorrow after a week off!!

Hope you can leave me a comment if you visit here.

Have a great week

Love and hugs

Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Big Top

Well its a very wet and wild Saturday and I have been out with Amy shopping for her new flat! Thankfully it was dryish getting the car packed up with all their new goodies. She is so excited about her new place and her and Matthew are enjoying every moment together getting things for when they move in! It brought a tear to my eye to see them together discussing which pillows to get and whether to get this spice rack or that one!!! And purple is definitely their theme!

Travelling about today I did notice that there is a circus big top set up in Stockport and that reminded me that I needed to share another of the cards I made for the clarity shows last weekend using the circus stamp set.

Here it is.

I started off by cutting a piece of theuva card into a sqaure. I marked the centre with a pencil so I could rub it out later.
I then stamped the Big Top in place and created a mask for it. I then placed the sunburst stencil over the top and brushed the three colours into the stencil with the smallest of the brushes. I also did a topper for the words and brushed that with the colours through the stencil so it matched.
I removed the Big Top mask and coloured the entrance in black.
I stamped the word circus over the top and acrobats in the opposite corners.
I used a corner punch to give me rounded corners and then mounted this on to red card. I found a piece of backing paper that had similar colours on it to what I had used and put this on my 8 x 8 card blank then mounted my topper on it. I finished the corners with card candy and mounted the words in some 3D pads. And that was it!

Hope you are having a nice weekend and are safe, warm and dry.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Circus is in Town

 Roll Up Roll Up! Come and visit the circus's the greatest Show on Earth

Oh no that was the Clarity show last week! Wasn't it a great show...Barbara was certainly on top form with her demos. I found myself glued to the screen on all of them and held my breath on one...I'll let you guess which it was!

Anyway I thought I would start to share my samples with you from the show. and start with the circus set.

I do like this set and I just know it will be great for men and children as well as female friends so a really useful set!

Here is one of the cards I made with it.

I wanted to make a card that would allow a little surprise to reflect what you get when you go to the Circus. So I started off by making the central flap. Having played about with the stamps I discovered that the circus word would make a nice circular border that the clowns face fitted into. I added the little red dot in between each word just to separate them out. I brushed ink around the edge to finish that part off.

The next stage was to make the main topper. I wanted to be able to see the tall ring master with the flap down as well as up so I cut the card long enough to do that and stamped the ringmaster in place twice. I put feint pencil lines to show where my flap would be covering and then stamped the underneath part.
Here it is.

I then coloured in the images with promarkers before I attached the flap and then mounted it onto black card then onto a red card blank.

Well thats all from me for today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Happy Crafting


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Love and Romance

Well I cannot believe that January has come and gone already! Its been a very wet one and my heart goes out to those who have been or are still flooded out. There is a lot I have to be thankful for!
And today I am picking up my new car. I am such a lucky lady!!! I do know that!

The start of February and it means that you have the Clarity shows to look forward to and Sunday and the stamps and stencils are amazing this month. But then they are every month. You also have a new challenge over at the Clarity Challenge Blog and this month is Love and Romance. With Valentines day coming up its a good excuse to get out the hearts and flowers and anything that means Love or romance to you. Its all in the interpretation. Just remember that you must only use stamps by Clarity.

I think the Blog DT had fun with this one looking at their projects. And have you seen our newest DT member's project!

I hope you take time to visit all the blogs of the DT to see how they made their projects.

Here's mine.

I started off by taking a piece of Clarity card and chopped a centimetre off length and width. I then stamped the heart in the centre using pink Archival ink. I blotted it then masked it off.

I then cleaned the stamp well and using versamark I stamped randomly over the rest of the card. I then got my Big and juicy ink pad called Happy Birthday and inked my brayer in the central part of the pad. I then brayered over the versamark hearts. I left it to dry then polished the card to reveal the white pattern.
I mounted this on to pink card.

I then took an 8x8 card blank and inked the heart stamp in the rainbow ink pad and randomly stamped the background. I mounted the topper into the top section of the card.

I added a strip of the pink card to the bottom panel and stamped it using the Happy words Kit. I made some flowers using some of the flat flowers I got from Sweet Lilac Flowers and added a bit of glitter to everthing
So there you have project for Love and Romance.
Happy Crafting