Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Kingfisher.....With Clarity South West

These are a few of the cards I made for our Workshop at Clarity South West this week. All very do-able project's ranging from an Easy card at the bottom which has been stamped and coloured in with
 Pro-markers. To a more complex stamping and embossing in black coated card and painted with Perfect pearls. Take a look and the wonderful new colours on the www.claritystamps website they are simply stunning. the Kingfisher himself is a well known Clarity stamp and the Leafy swirl is such a useful stamp for trees and backgrounds I could'n't be without it.  On the second card you may notice I have added a few Blooms! well I here these are making a huge comeback after being out of fashion for a while ....the ones I have used are from a small English company called Sweet lilac flowers. They are starting a new blog and have asked Theresa Pace. Jo Rice. Karen Clare and ME (SO Excited to be in such esteemed company! Such Fun!) To be on their Design Team so look out for many exiting makes and offers the place to go is ......This along with my Clarity Challenge Blog And Clarity South West make me a very busy Bunny indeed... Also (There's more!)
I will I hope have some very exciting news next week so watch this space .

Dont forget Barbara Gray is on Create and craft this weekend Saturday 11am till 1pm  and Sunday from 9am till 11am. In fact I think I'm going to boil the kettle make a cuppa and think what I can do for next month Workshop have fun in the sun! 

Monday, 1 July 2013

The card this month was an easy make after some thought I knew I wanted in my minds eye to recreate a childhood memory of Sennens Cove in Cornwall which is where in the 60s we used to come on our holiday.
Joy Is a lovely Word that covers many different occasions.
 You will need for this card the small stamps from the harbour set the Joy Framer and the tree from the wrought iron dolls house set.

Pitch black


Ink dusters or shaving brushes.

Theuva card and regular cardstock. I have used a scallop card here.

First I stamped joy in the Pitch Black Adirondack on the center of a 4 1/2 x 4 cm piece of theuva card. then with the second generation ink stamped onto a post it note and cut the O out in the JOY leaving a window after checking the Joy was dry on the card! I inked the boat and positioned it inside the O. colour the boat in brown with ink dusters put in the sky, sea and sand add the birds so they are flying out of the O and the Seagull hovering mat the topper put to one go to your scalloped card and with the cloud mask and your inkdusters (Or Make-up sponge) gently not using to much ink ....gently follow the line of the cloud mask swirling around the edge when happy move the mask and go again until you have your skyline. You need to leave some room for the sea and beach so you need really to be a third of the way down. now the sea a little more ink on the brush for this and instead of going to the mask and swirling...go straight to the card swirl with small circular motions to get the movement of the sea you can add some white waves with pen if you wish ...( I did this but the the topper had to go somewhere so you can't see them!) Sea done, the beach is next but with butterscotch. then add the tip of the Wrought Iron Dolls House Tree colour in with promarkers I used Lime zest for the leaves and Orchid,and Pink Carnation for to dot the flowers.
This will be My Aunties Jan's Birthday card She is my godmother and shared many of the Cornwall Holidays with us with My Uncle Harold They are both getting on in year's now and becoming a tad frail but it is Aunties Jans Birthday On the 30th June so as I write this on her Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE JAN ....xxxxx I hope you like the Birthday card.