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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge "Monochrome"

Hello its me again.  Firstly can I say welcome to my new followers and thank you, the cheques are in the post. xxx

I will be quick tonight because it is getting very late. Oh tell me about it, its been one of those days. Nothing major really but enough for me for now thanks, like when my Dog Max got lost first thing on his walk, I found him on the other side of  a wrought iron fence to the Dog Walk I was on?  Well I thought, unless he did a Houdini or spread some wings I just couldn't work out how he got himself there, at least he waited for me and barked so that I could find him!! I found his escape route and enticed him to come back through it.
So I got home ready for a nice cuppa only to discover that my Fridge and Freezer were playing up, they are the same item but run separately.  I have a really intelligent fridge/freezer actually.  Say if you leave the door open for a certain amount of time, enough for your food to defrost but you don't realise and just shut it again, the freezer refuses to re-freeze the food.  Which is great because it stops you getting food poisoning right? But this only happens on average every six months?? Don't ask!! So of course I can never work out which button you press to put everything right.  The bad news is, I had just filled up the Freezer, the good news, I didn't have to cook tonight! 

So then I see a post saying that our Clarity Challenge Blog just launched this morning???? Oh no I think was it today????  I have sometimes been a little last minute on my challenge DT but I have never MISSED IT ALTOGETHER???? 
So that is what I have been doing today, Oh in between breaking my Son's bed that is, I knelt on it to get the IPad plug out the wall and two slats broke, well one broke the other just flew out of its slot.  Have you ever tried getting them back in???
Still things aren't that bad in comparison to a lot of people, just a little annoying in my little world.  Oh and I was trying to get my DT out and posted for Clarity because Barbara is on Create and Craft TV next Sunday, 6th April. I am looking forward to it, will you be watching?

So I have posted pictures throughout my Blog in between my waffle, it was a tutorial but I hated the first Canvas I did so I painted it all out and started again.  Now that worked out really well for me because I had used grunge paste through some of the Clarity Stencils and stuck some papers down so when I re-undercoated in white I had lots of lovely texture to highlight with my blue.  That's how a lot of Mixed Media Canvases are done anyway.  They get them looking all gorgeous and then paint the whole lot out in white and start to highlight areas to make it look gorgeous again. 
Well I am not quite there yet but I am working on it.

Well obviously I didn't have that much time left to play either but it didn't matter because I had all the lovely new Journal Stamps and Word Chains from Clarity Stamp so all I had to do was engross myself in a good old stamping session.  All these stamps just look great whatever you do with them.

Right I am of to bed.  I hope you like my Canvas for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and I hope you will have a go at something yourself and enter into the Challenge. There is a £50 Clarity Voucher to be won and everyone is in with a chance of being in our top 5.  Also on the Challenge blog is all the lovely artwork from my fellow DT members. 
So bye for now, thank you for dropping by.  I always appreciate you comments. xx Wish me luck with my Blog Timer, it has never worked up to now???


  1. Great work as always :-) Looking forward to Sunday's C&C - not sure what we need to craft along though :-( Will be watching though. Have a good day :-) x

    1. Hi there, thanks for your lovely comment. Sunday's show is a demonstration show so you can sit back and learn whilst drinking tea eating toast and chatting to us all on the Clarity Timeline. xxx

  2. Glad you caught up with us!!!! It's fabulous!!
    I'll be watching our Barb on Sunday and then going out to see Amy... It's her birthday that day! I'm not saying how old she is cos it reminds me how old I am! X

  3. Fab Sam. Here was me thinking it was only me that had days like that. lol xxx

  4. Super Sam lovely colours and textures.

  5. Great work Sam, and a stunning canvas, ...I do love to read your blog as it is good to see that it isn't just me that has those kinds of favourite game at the moment is ......the catch up game....hugs...x

  6. Is sounds like you've been having a fun time Sam! Great canvas. Lovely texture and colour. x

  7. i really love this Sam. and it looks so fresh in that blue. awesome xx when can i have mine?

  8. Sam this is fabulous, I love it. The colours are fab and the texture looks great. And yes I will be watching Barbara on Sunday. I cannot wait x

  9. Love this, such fabulous texture and colours
    And those brilliant word chains, that I still haven't tried

    Jools x


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Teesside, United Kingdom
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.