Friday, 27 September 2013

Claritystamp Fossil

This is a card I made for a little boys 8th birthday.

I used the Clarity Fossil stamp to make the background and also to make the "Fossil" on the front of the card.  This was made in paper clay with gilding wax rubbed over the top.

The aim of this card was not to show artistic technique but to make a little boy happy.  Hope he likes it!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Tim Holtz Tag Book

I was lucky enough to spend a few hours with the amazing Tim Holtz.  What an amazing time was had by all.
I made the Tag Book below which is no near finished yet but I love it ......... I can't stop looking at it!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Claritystamp September Challenge - Vintage

September Challenge - I'm hoping that we haven't seen the end of summer quite yet.  Well done to our Winner and Top 5.

Thank you to everyone who entered our Animal Challenge such fabulous artwork yet again.

Our next Challenge is Vintage and  I don't think I've ever used so many different stamps in one project!

I've listed them below:-

Remountable Art Set (for the stamped scrolls and ink, quill and scroll stamp for the background).
Leafy column
Change (NDC stamp)
Pretty Petals

I used a mixture of Adirondack and Distress Inks including Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Espresso, Butterscotch and Caramel to stamp and colour the HUGE Ranger Tag.  I love the scroll stamps in the Art Set as they are so useful and versatile.

The flower was made from the Pretty Petal Set layered up with a sparkler in the centre.

A few bits from my stash ie ribbon, pearls and embellishments finished it all off.

I've not really used Clarity Stamps on a vintage project before but thoroughly enjoyed this one.