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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Clarity Challenge Competition

Well this is my first entry for the
well its actually the first Clarity Challenge set on the Blog too!!  Now I know this will stick out like a sore thumb but it is Clarity through and through.  All the stamps are Clarity and the background has a lot to do with clarity, its made using a Gelli Plate straight onto a card.  I don't know about you but when I get a lovely inky or painted messy background I just see pictures in it`  I stamped it up using 6 Clarity stamps in all, I like to try to use the stamps for something other than their pupose sometimes, for instance that lovely Feminine stamp has been disguised in all sorts of ways on my cards, my favorite was when I used it as a mainframe for a Dressform, actually its that orange card just over on the left of here.

 The Children playing just looks lovely whatever you do with it and these trees and flowers quite often become the fill in sections of my cards I love them.

Once I was happy with this, I do like how the children dissapear into the background in some areas, I grunged it up a little more with a dry brush and then re-painted over the flowers with Dylusions Distress Inks, the paints are a mix of PaperArtsy and normal Acrylics and I edged it off with a Gold Leaf Paint.
It would be great to win this competition because I need loads more stamps to enter the next lot of competitions!!  But if I don't its fun trying.
Now I just have to work out how to get it on there?
By for now and Carry On Crafting
This card is entered into the


  1. What a wonderful entry for our first challenge. I don't have a Gelli plate yet but look forward to being able to make lovely backgrounds such as yours. Good luck with the challenge and thanks for entering.

  2. Oh Sam I love it It is nice to see an inky messy background I love them but haven't mastered the technique yet - yet another reason to add a Gelli plate to my long list.

  3. ooh this is stunning! What a brilliant use of the stamps - truly brilliant! I am waiting very impatiently for Clarity to get Gelli plates in - I neeeeeed one badly! xx

  4. Great card Sam. I love the distressed look to it. Those Gelli plates do look like fun. x

  5. Oh Sam It's a great card. I really want a gelli plate! It looks like you had a really fun and messy inky play and got a great result at the end!

    Thanks for entering the challenge and good luck to you! xx

  6. Love your beautiful background and those flowers are gorgeous. Great use of the feminine stamp too. Anne x

  7. Very interesting card Sam, wonderful colors. Thanks for entering and best of luck.

  8. Fantastic Sam. Your use of colour and your imagination is fab. xx Good Luck in the challenge xxx


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I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.