Sunday 4 January 2015

Clarity January TV Samples

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'...... 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  
And I used a little stenciling behind each daisy head

Other ingredients include,
White gesso
 Prima Chalkboard paint and PanPastels with a little charcoal penciling for my colouring.
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
Natural Twine
White gesso

'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

Soooo, thats my makes for the Clarity UK show - January 2015 - yes 2015 (ohhh errr Happy New Year by the way lol - better late than never!)

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 :-)))

Kassa xoxo


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, completely inspired and has given me loads of ideas for some stamps I have

  2. Fab samples Karen. My favourite is the girl on a swing - love it! You must have a lot of patience for all that cutting out.

    Hope you're feeling better soon. x

  3. Wow.... wonderful to see such super photos of the fab projects that I just managed to see on TV. 'im in doors heard your name and watched!!! but we could watch no more than about 10 mins I hope to watch the show later this evening. I love the colour palette you have used and the of course being me, so pleased you have used fabric, it really softens the look of projects. Andrea xxxxxx

  4. Get well soon. Stunning pieces and I love the fabric petals !! Wow !! Xxxx

  5. Wow, wow, wow such stunning and amazing work. A brilliant way to use Clarity stamps and stencils xxx

  6. Barbara must be totally chuffed to have you, gorgeous work, Karen ! Such a shame I couldn't watch !
    Corrie xx

  7. I am! Chuffed and delighted! What a brilliant artist! X

  8. As soon as Barbara showed your 'arty' circle card I just knew it was you! It is lovely to see that one in more detail and all your other wonderful samples, they are all fabulous. Watched and recorded so that I can see it all again.... Hugs, Anne xx

  9. your work is so fabulous started following your page today just wow :)

  10. Oh WOW, fabulous, stunning art Karen! Xxx

  11. Beautiful and not surprised you didn't decorate!
    Love them all, especially the fabric flowers and Butterfly Kisses
    and the Girl on Swing is exquisite like a carved book, Beautiful

    Hope you are feeling better soon

    Jools x

  12. Stunningly beautiful. You are truly inspirational. I love your work :)

  13. Sorry to read you have 3rd bout of flu, not good, i do hope you recover very quickly.

    STUNNING creations, each one a mini piece of ArT, i missed the show but have a link to watch it on the C&C web site which i will be doing tomorrow.

    Hope to see you soon when we hear from Ben about the S Club, shhhh does anyone else know lol! :-) xxx

  14. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You are sooo clever. Love, love, love the daisies. Get well soon xx

  15. Stunning work Karen, I love your style xx

  16. These are works of art not just a craft. Thank you for sharing these incredible works of art.

  17. pure genius, totally stunning work, I am now in the long line of one of your biggest fans!! :)

  18. these are just fantastic - I particularly like the wee folk in the splats xx

  19. Love them Karen xxxx superb as usual xxxx go girl love Julie xxxx

  20. Wow! Round 3? My condolences from the Flu Fairy, Karen! I just popped over here to "follow" your blog and have spent more minutes than I have to spare just ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your pieces above. There is so much more to you than Stampotique! Who knew? Glad I'm here!

  21. Hi, hope you've shaken off the flu! Wow what a stunning array of artwork, all really beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK
    Claire xx

  22. I've already commented personally on your projects but now have the pleasure to comment as a Panpastel DT member.
    Karen your work is amazing and it's an absolute delight to have you join in with our Challenge. Yvonne PanPastel Challenge Blog DT

  23. Swooooonworthy Karen, always a it to see your work each and every one!!!
    So happy you joined us at Pan Pastel UK have a great weekend. Xxxx


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