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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

DT Cards for ClarityStamp Oct 2015

Well our Barbara Gray of ClarityStamp has been on our TV Screens again with some great Demonstrations - If you missed it you might catch a repeat or maybe get it on catch up here:-
SKY TV 663
Freeview 39
Freesat 817
She will be on tomorrow night too (Tuesday 27th Oct) at 20:00 (8pm) it's a One day special and is repeated at the same time on Wednesday!

Anyway I have been a busy bee lately helping out family and friends so I am doing catch up and want to practice drawing my faces too ah except I have just remembered !!!! I ordered the lovely new Groovi People so I think I will be getting them out instead. After watching Barbara on the Groovi plate on HOCHANDA TV yesterday I was getting a real urge to get my Groovi on and now I have a few hours to chill with it. So I will just let you enjoy (or NOT enjoy) my Artwork or whatever you want to call it? That I made for the shows.

This card was made using a mix of Paint and Ink through the ClarityStamp  Stencils I liked the way the underneath layer of brighter colours showed through the top layer so I just highlighted the Bell through the Stencil with Charcoal. Then I used a Translucent Paint over the  top for the Words.
This is all a bit too pink for me but it might be to some peoples taste??? I put GP through the Tree Stencil and used the Holly Stencil for the background and some Christmas Clarity Word Chain Stamps for the Sentiment.  Clarity have designed some fabulous word and letter stamps, enough to cover every taste. Like these Line Sentiments for instance, which are actually on Sale as we speak??  Hey Grab a bargain while you can Line Sentiments 
For this one I had a bit of a play on my Gelli Plate to get a Xmassy looking background then I Stencilled the Tree over the top with a sponge and PaperArtsy Fresco Paints and did a little bit of doodling and coated with Glossy Accents.

I really enjoyed making this one, it started with a Gelli Plate Print then I had a little play.  I will do a You Tube Video on this one to show exactly what I did.  The You Tube Videos are just a little hobby of mine, but some people say they like them. They are true to the way I work, slap it on and see what we end up with. xx Well I do have a tiny plan in my head. I also decided on this one to add a hanging hook ready to put on the wall, well it just makes sense with a Bell doesn't it?
This one kind of did itself.  I was cleaning my Gelli Plate and got this lovely print.  I thought the gap in the middle was perfect for my JOY Stamp.  I decided to put one of the Xmas Wee folk in the middle which I think fits perfectly. I stamped him over a few pads to get his colour matching the print so he looked like he was part of the Gelli Print.
I nearly threw this one out and now it is one of my favourites? You know why, it looks like a real card!!and it is very repeatable. I put GP through the Tree Stencil and left it slightly rough for texture.  I coloured it with Green Inks then drew the squares with dots in the middle - I thought people would think this was naff so that's why I nearly threw it out.  But then I realised it just needed a lovely Word Chain Sentiment.

This is my Favourite of all the ones I did.  I did some Gelli Plate Block Stamping and then a little doodling and stamping on the top before I put the GP through the Bauble Stencil, I then added Gold GP over the top of that.  Messy but calm is what I would call it? what do you think?  I think I will be making a few of these for friends and family, if I get the time?
With this I went back to my days of Pattern Stamping and Good Old Ink Blending, I mean with a  good thick coating of Ink. I just needed some vibrant colour in my day.  The actual Bauble is from a Gelli Print with the Ink over the top, then I put some Glossy Accents around it to make it look like it was raised.
So this is all the cards I made
and this is all the cards I sent.
Ooops I nearly forgot about this one!  Well there had to be one really messy grungy one didn't  there?? This all started with a Gelli Print, the Joy just had to be stamped over that Sun didn't it and I went on from there!

I hope you like my cards and I appreciate every visit to my Blog, Comments are great too if you get chance but NO PRESSURE!!!!
If you want to see my You Tube Videos they are and will be posted on my
" Art On A Gelli Plate - Tutorial and Play" FB Page
I have also just posted a great video by Erika too on how to make a
Gelli Plate Book & Book Binding.

Bye for now
Sam Crowe xx


  1. Smashing, i love how often you clean your Gelli xxx

  2. Great collection of artwork, I have the same favourite as you hint hint xx

  3. Fab artwork Sam. Even better in the flesh, so to speak xxxx

  4. Great cards Sam. I really like your grungy ones but I think the pink and green one is my fave, although your fave comes a close second. :) x


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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.