Monday, 27 August 2012

Little boy clock

I must be getting better at clocks as this one proved far less stressful. This is for a special little boys 7th birthday.

Designs by Ryn - Water Droplets

Wow - what a find. Ryn and her stamps are both amazing. Ryn is based in Canada but don't hesitate in ordering stamps from Ryn as her Customer Service is superb and her rubber stamps well ....... they just
speak for themselves!
In this project I have used Panpastels for the background, leaf stamps and then the superb water droplet stamp. I'm very happy with the result and will be ordering many more stamps from Ryn.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

My lovely stamp from Ryn

I have loved this water droplet stamp for a while - designs by Ryn in Canada. It's been used quite a lot with fish and mermaids so I thought it would be good to try something different. I used Panpastels for the background and Distress Inks for the stamping. Really pleased with the results. Thankyou Ryn it's fabulous!

Friday, 24 August 2012

A little girl's clock

Hope you like this - its taken quite a lot of blood, sweat and tears. My next one will be easier (famous last words). It's a clock for a special little girls birthday - she'll be 5 in a couple of weeks. My next project is a little boys blue clock for a 7 year old. Hopefully I'll look back on these two first clocks and wonder why I got into such a dither!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Gilding flakes and mica powder

This is the Clarity mask coloured with mica powder and wet paintbrush. Mounted onto double sided adhesive sheet and backed with copper gilding flakes.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Three little initials. How misleading can they be. How difficult can it be to design on a piece of card 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches. We have started a Clarity ATC swap group - the only rule is that a Claritystamp is used and then you send it to the relevant person on your list. It's been such fun and the comments from some of the ladies have been blimmin funny. This is mine for August.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Tags ....

I've thoroughly enjoyed decorating tags during the last week. I've used masking tape (lots), distress inks, pan pastels and mica powder. I'm also making a mini book out of loo rolls but more of that another time.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Stamp stamps!

This is the birthday card I made for my husbands birthday. Loved the masking and the aperture masking - it was a lot of fun.

Monday, 6 August 2012

I promise .........

I promise that I am going to blog more often. Life is settling down and I'm getting used to having time to play. I spent two days in Kent (Cowden) at a Claritystamp retreat. Smashing people and I met a lot of new folk. I learned loads - although the projects I brought home didn't perhaps reflect that, I learned methods which I could go home and practice. This I did and how I've enjoyed it. Also met lots of new friends on Facebook, even met some at a local monthly crop. What a great new phase I've entered. Enough for now attached a birthday card I made for a recent birthday.