Sunday, 6 August 2017

Clarity Outline Stamps - Original Set August 2017

Clarity Stamps
Outline Stamps - Original Set
August 2017
Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Leaf Outline plus Masks; Peace at Christmas set - Three Kings and Star; Santa and Stars Corner set - small group of stars; Alphabet Word Chain; Word Chain 11 - Star
  • Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Midnight Blue, Blue Chase
  • Masks:- Moons set; Stars set
  • Gel Press
Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Grove Outline plus masks; Peace at Christmas set - Stable scene, Single Star, Sentiments
  • Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Midnight Blue
  • Gel Press
  • Spider Web Ribbon (to use with Gel Press as background

Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Bird Outline plus mask; Garden Unmounted set; Rope Frame set - Trees; Word Chains 13 - Christmas; Word Chains 4 - Blessings
  • Ink Pads :- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Midnight Blue
  • Gel Press

Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Leaf Outline plus mask; Jayne's Winter Scene; Jayne's Postcard Framer set - Sentiment
  • Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Midnight Blue
  • Masks:- Moon set
  • Gel Press
  • Spider Web Ribbon (as before)

Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Toadstool Outline plus mask, Fairies; Wee Folk 8 - Girl and Tree; Christmas Tree Outline - Fairy Lights; Alphabet Word Chain
  • Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Midnight Blue
  • Gel Press
  • Stencil - Christmas Stars
Materials:-
  • Stamps:- Stag Outline and masks; Jayne's Poinsettia - small (cut from stamped swag images); Jayne's Holly and Ivy - small ivy leaf frond; Jayne's Postcard Framed and Sentiment; Deerscape
  • Mask:- Moon set
  • Ink Pads:- Archival Cobalt; Artistry Blue Chase.





Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Clarity Challenge August 2017 'Garden Party'

Clarity Challenge
August 2017
'Garden Party'


This card celebrates a garden party with a suitably placed glass of bubbles! The Nested Squares plate was a great aid in the formation of the steps! The rest - straightforward.


Materials:-
  • Groovi Plates:- Hats 1, Nested Squares - steps, Cake Decorations - Champagne glass and swag, Tina's Flowers, What is Life - Leaf border, Art Deco Alphabet
  • Groovi A4 Parchment
  • Colours:- Pergamano Pens, Faber Castel Albrecht Durer Watercolour Pencils, Polychromos 
This was another joy to create. Isn't it great when a theme speaks to you!

Happy parching!

Best wishes,

Shelagh
'The Making Lady' 

Clarity Challenge August 2017 'Garden Party'

Clarity Challenge
August 2017
'Dames Portant des Chapeaux'



Hello - blog time again and boy! did I enjoy designing and making this card. 

The main hat is so reminiscent of one my mum wore in the 70s' and the same I borrowed for a photo shoot for a national newspaper; enough said - Mum did not wear this beautiful, deep, rich, jade green titfer again as she deemed that the villagers would reckon it was mine! I had hoped to find it, salted away in a suitcase, whilst clearing my late mum's house but sadly it was not to be. I will just have to search for the photo. 

So - this card is very much a tribute to my mum as she was one of those ladies, depicted in the card; Mum knew how to wear her many and various hats. She suited them. She even took to the catwalk to promote them.  And - I am lucky enough to carry on the tradition which may have begun with my mum's aunt Lyn (short for Lavinia) who was a milliner in those far gone days when hats were a 'must wear.' I love hats. I wear hats. I have many - summer, winter, rain, wedding, large, small, colourful and plain. I have collected hats and head gear from the many countries I have lived in and visited - my dining room walls tell the story although my Texan stetson is in a hat-box in the loft.

And my plan for my later years is to go on wearing them. I wish to embrace old age with a sense of eccentricity!




Materials:-
  • Cardstock:- card blank - one - 8ins x 8ins; Clarity Stencil Card; Clarity Papers remnants.
  • Clarity Stamps:- Hats 1,2; Alphabet Word Chain
  • Inks:- Archival Black
  • Miscellaneous:- Faber Castel Polychromos; black and coloured card mats.

Instructions:- 
  • Stamp the largest hat centrally towards the foot of the stencil card; mask and stamp other 'hatted faces' around, masking continuously. 
  • Stamp corresponding hats and attach to main images. Stamp others to fill in. 
  • Add colour to faces. 
  • Mat onto card then onto card blank. 
  • Using the Alphabet, stamp an appropriate sentiment, add a scribbled edging and mat. 
Et voila - 'Dames portant des chapeaux!'

Have fun!

Join the challenge!

Best wishes!

Shelagh
'The Making Lady'

PS The sentiment is optional. (Haven't glued it down yet!}