Hi there lovely friends x
Well tis tea-time and I've managed to drag myself out of bed :-(((
I'm full of the bloomin flu yet again - 3rd time this year, and only just got rid of the last bout a couple of weeks before Christmas (boohoo lol)
Anyways, I'm up and about and ready to blog the creations that were aired on TV earlier today on the monthly Claritystamp show with the fabulous Barbara Gray over on Create and Craft, I was sooo busy creating these little lovelies over the Christmas holiday period (confession time) - lol we didn't even get decorations up in our house cos I was sooo busy creating - infact I didn't get round to sending out our Christmas cards either - tut tut tut - but in my defence I didn't stop creating till Monday the 29th of December and there were the USA pieces I lovingly created too (you can see them soon, I'll ask when you can see peeps of them)
So on to my first piece - 'BIG Blousy Daisies'......
.....in chalky lilac hues that I had a ball creating and believe me they were easy peasy to create.
To peep at the stamps I used over in the Clarity shop
For the petals
Plus for the centre of these blousy daisies I used the beautiful and delicate large floral circle
PRESS HERE - Floral Figures stamps
And I used a little stenciling behind each daisy head
Other ingredients include,
The background paper is Artist quality and has a rough finish, so add texture too - lol it's a big old piece, measuring approx 16" x 12" if I remember rightly.
My ink choice was Versafine 'Smokey Gray' - wonderful for a dusty mixed media piece.
And the Singer sewing machine made it's usual appearance :-) the cheesecloth adds a lovely soft texture to touch and importantly to look at too x
'Big Blousy Daisies'
For this butterfly card I used the above ingredients too - this butterfly is divine to work with, so pretty and delicate but quite a large size too, so it can as you can see here take centre stage with no problems.
Now for the 'Girl on a Swing
For the Clarity ingredients simply press the links below to go peep x
PRESS HERE - Swing Stencil
PRESS HERE - Blooming Corner Stamps
Other non- Clarity
The Prima Chalkboard paints (link in previous list above)
A canvas which I worked on the reverse side.
Old book pages
Matte Gel Medium
'Girl on a Swing'
Awe, don't cha just loves these Wee Folk 2 Stamps - PRESS HERE to go peep at them over in the Clarity shop (Wee Folk 1 stamps - PRESS HERE - are cute too x
Daler Rowney inks and a fine liner black pen were my only other ingredients - just drip droplets of ink onto your card and with a ruler drag the ink across your card - repeat if necessary - simples yet effective.
Ohhh 'n' typed words too :-)))
I added a few pink ink splats to the girlies card and with a neon Montana pen I drew around the rough-cut circle apertures and card edge, let dry them added my black fine liner framework squiggles - 'funks-up' and frames the card x
But be sure to pop over to the Clarity blogpost that Sally-Ann Hanes (Sazzle) has posted today (thanks SAZZ Mwah xoxo) cos you can peep at more Clarity eye-candy created by the other Clarity DT - super talented teamies xoxo - PRESS HERE and when you get there if you press on the dt's names you will be linked to their individual blogs and wowzer work.
And I have not used all the stash that was on the show today so to go peep at the rest of the loveliness over in the Clarity shop - PRESS HERE
I'm entering my 'Big Blousy Daisies' and 'Girl on a Swing' to the fabulous challenge over at.......
PanPastel UK - Premium Craft Brands Challenge 1 Clean and Simple
See you all later, I'm off for a cuppa tea and a warm up, thanks for popping by lovely friends, MWAH to you all :-)))