Monday, 2 May 2016

As long as its Clarity...absolutely anything goes

Hello there!  Sorry I'm late with this months Claritystamp challenge project, but its been a hectic few days, and I only just got my project ready in time before I left for a wonderful crafty weekend away.  To those of you who visited yesterday, I hope that for once you don't mind too much.
This month we've given you free rein to use any or all of your Clarity stash;  what will you choose?
Running short of time, and needing to focus the mind, I rifled through my scrap box and found this copy paper mop up sheet which I decided to use as the starting point for my design.
I loved the circular movement, and decided on this sentiment stamped in black archival to emphasise this.
 I masked off the skyline and added in the grass with this lovely stencil.  I used twisted citron distress ink, and added a little extra definition with peacock feathers distress ink.
Now mask the grass, ready to stamp the tulips into place.
I stamped 3 tulips into place with garden patina archival.
Remove the masking tape.
Time now to mod podge this onto a small canvas board and add some texture by dragging grunge paste through the stencil in the top left and bottom right corner.
Add some colour to the grunge paste dots with twisted citron, peacock feathers and barn door distress inks, then colour in the tulips with spectrum noir pencils. 
 I glazed the tulips using a versamark pen and clear detail embossing powder to bring them out.
Add a little touch of glitter to the dots.
And that's it done.  Not sure yet if I will mount it on another canvas board or in a box frame.  I really love this one;  I hope you do too.  Its fantastic what you can do with scraps.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this months challenge, so get creative for a chance to win a £50 Clarity voucher.  Now wouldn't that be nice...  And remember, the winner is chosen at random, so it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or more experienced;  everyone has the same chance to win.  So go on give it a go. 
Hopefully, I'll be back soon.  I have my samples from yesterdays shows on Hochanda to share with you.  Till next time.  Xxx


  1. I love this I would have never have known you used copy paper. Xx

  2. You have just re-affirmed my reasons for not clearing out my craft room, Barbara I'd 'Keep everything!' A lovely canvas that has such an 'arty' feel and all the additions to it has made it something special. ;~}

  3. A great way of using our 'scrap' Barbara, the finished canvas is lovely. x

  4. Love the movement in the swirled background and the spring colours. I have bought some little canvases so maybe your method of stamping on copier paper first would be a good start for me. x

  5. So different, beautiful spring colours, love it.

  6. Well I wish my scraps were as good as yours - I chuck mine away as I can never "see" anything lol This is a fab canvas Barbara.......I will see you Saturday ; xx

  7. That's so cool - very clever!

  8. This is such a pretty canvas Barbara. I love all the different elements....perfectly matched to create a very unique piece of art! xxx