Sunday, 27 September 2015

DT samples for Hochanda TV 27/09/15

Hello there!  What a beautiful sunny day its been here.  I managed to watch Barbara getting all Groovi before going out for Sunday lunch, but missed the first hour this afternoon and will have to catch up later.  
These are all my DT offerings for this month.  I'll be blogging them in a bit more detail over the coming weeks.  I hope you like them and find something to inspire you.
Till next time.  Xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A new Claritystamp challenge

Hello again.  Here we are again at the start of another month, and that can only mean one thing.  Yes, its time for a new Claritystamp challenge.  This month we're asking you to make a shaped card.  If you're short on ideas or inspiration, pop over to the challenge blog to see all the wonderful varied work made by my teamies.

For my card, I decided to use a new die I bought recently.

Gelli/stencil card
Potting soil archival
Garden birds stamp set
Maya Angelou sentiment stamp
Stonewashed adirondack
Spectrum noir pencils
Versamark pen
Clear detail embossing powder
Die'sire Oval Accordion Create a Card die

First, cut out the card front using the die and two of the scalloped edge plaques.
Mask off the central oval and the overlap edge of the card front with post-it notes, and stamp the blossom branch around the frame. 
Colour with Spectrum Noir pencils.
Glaze with versamark pen and detail clear embossing powder.  (Sorry about the picture, this was very difficult to photograph)
Brush in the sky with stonewashed adirondack, the excess will wipe off the glazed surface of the flowers.
Stamp the scalloped plaques;  one with the sentiment, the other with the blossom branch and a blue tit.
Colour in to match with Spectrum Noir pencils and brush stonewashed adirondack lightly round the edge of both plaques.
Glue in place onto both sides of the central oval, and add an extra fussy cut flower to finish.
Cut a piece of card for the back, and stick into place.
Hope you like it and you feel inspired to make your own shaped card.  Don't forget to pop over to the Claritystamp challenge blog too, and see what my talented teamies have done too.  The possibilities are endless.  I can't wait to see what you'll do.  Till next time.  Xxx