Wednesday, 1 January 2014
New Beginnings - Claritystamp Challenge - Happy Hogmanay
.May I take this opportunity to wish all my followers and visitors to my blog a very Happy New Year. May all your wishes and dreams come true for 2014. I'd also like to thank you for your comments for which I am very grateful and never take them for granted.
It's certainly a time of new Beginings for myself and my husband as we moved house a few weeks ago from Warwickshire to the Somerset/Dorset border. We still haven't got a place for everything and certainly everything isn't yet in its place! So far so good though - we're absolutely loving it.
It seems very fitting at this time that the subject for the Claritystamp Challenge is indeed New Beginings. For my piece of inspiration I decided to make a Happy Hogmanay card. This gave me the perfect excuse to use a lovely piece of tartan ribbon and of course the Clarity Deerscape stamp. This is my first Design a Team project using the Gelliplate, I loved it and resolve to use it much more during the coming year. The Meadowdance stamp goes perfectly with the Deer stamp which reminded me of the Hogmanay celebrations. The sentiment was also stamped onto a Gelli print using the new shapes to use with the Letterbox set. I chose the diamond shape as it reminded me of Argyle to follow the Scottish theme. This was all finished off with a brushing of Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink through the dotty wave stencil - of course using one of the Clarity Stencil brushes which I find so useful for many projects.