Saturday, 12 April 2014

A moment of Clarity

Here are three cards I've designed since I was last here.
For this first one I used Distress inks and stencils for the background and edged the swirls with a black micron pen. The stamp is by Clarity Stamps and coloured with DI's
For the second one I used the Clarity stamps balloons on a background created using the Clarity cloud stencil and Distress Ink. I stamped the large balloon directly onto the background then stamped and cut another layer to give a rounded 3 dimensional look .I added stickles to the swirls on the balloon but it doesn't show on the photo.
More Clarity stamps used on this next one. Used the Letterbox set for the banner and the ferns and bunnies (well hares really) from another set.
Well that's about it from me today. Hope to see you again  soon.
Pat xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

A selection

Here are a selection of cards that I have created since I was last here
For this double fold card I used Clarity Stamp's Toadstool & Elf coloured with copics.
For this next one I used a Tilda paperkit that I picked up in TK Max at a bargain £1.99
I don't usually do kits but have enjoyed using some lately for a quick craft fix.
Another using the Tilda kit
I used the Indigo Blu Clematis stamp on a Distress ink and stencil background
This last one is using my very favourite JOFY stamps coloured with copics with a distress inked background
A combination of the Clarity and JOFY stamps coloured with copics on a DI background
I have been keeping off the computer lately due to headaches hence the lack of blogging.
So thank you for stopping by my rather neglected blog.
Pat xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Today I am going to share with you an embossed panel I created. I haven't made it into a card as I was just trying out an idea which I hope to use in a future project.
I dry embossed pieces of white card using various embossing folders, cut them into various sizes to create a random pattern then stuck them down onto another piece of card. I then randomly coloured the piece using DI, Tumbled glass, peeled paint, antique linen and frayed burlap. I then used some Creative Expressions gilding wax to give a lovely shine (which doesn't show on the photo). For the centre panel I stamped the JOFY image and added circled by dipping the end of a pen into the Versafine ink pad. Added ribbon from my stash.