Good morning all. Now I have my Blog up and running, very slowly if I do it on my Computer and without the ability to edit if I do it on my IPad, but it IS up and running. I have to keep nipping between the two. On the Computer GBlog I can't add pictures but can edit and on my Blogsy I can add pictures but I can Centre them - what a MARE??? This is the trouble with online programmes like this NO CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!
Unlike this helpful little Lady here. X
So what am I here for? Ahh I haven't shown you the rest of my cards for the Last Hochanda TV show with ClarityStamp.
Now that my little Rant above is over I must say I do like to Blog because if I don't waffle on in my Blogs I end up talking to myself in my Craft Room??? I am now doing a Doggie Blog for Skye and a "Crafting Like No One Is Watching"Blog! Sometimes no limitations whatsoever, no rules no trying to please anyone is necessary. OK some of you might think my work looks like I do that anyway (ha ha) but believe me if you could see what is in my head? I haven't even gotten started yet. So I just need a release of my Inner Self?
So back to this Blog, my REAL Blog, where I show my DT Work for Clarity Stamp mostly. I love being on a design team, it keeps me on my toes and makes me proud of myself. Not just any DT though because it helps when you love the products you get to play with too, well I say it Helps? I personally wouldn't go on a DT where I don't feel completely inspired by the products or the Team, I doubt if many people would actually?
You always have to include at least one traditional looking card, don't you think? This started life as a Gelli Plate Clean up Sheet, they make great backing papers.
So talking of being completely inspired, I loved these new Stamps the minute I saw them and the Stencils well I couldn't get them on my Gelli Plate quick enough. In fact I had so many ideas I literally did a little circle in my Craft Room trying to decide what to pick up first? My Grand Calibur? my Distress Inks? my Gelli Plate? my Grunge Paste, a Canvas a Journal Page? See what I mean??? Some Stencils and Stamps just get your mind in a whirl, which is what is so exciting about receiving those little parcels.
With the Heart Stencil from the Set I made this backing PaperCard on the Gelli Plate and just liked it as it is? I suppose it would make a nice Journal cover or something?
|I think this one is my favourite of the whole lot, its just such a lovely backing paper kind of Gelli Print and I even did a bit of self Mixed Media Style doodling on it, which I don't normally have the confidence for (its a fine line between nice and naff?? But anyway I blotted out the right hand side a bit more, I had kept it clearer on purpose because I knew Beauty was going to be the Stamp on this one. I do like the Grunginess of it when you see it close up.|
So as I had these lovely patterned stencils I went for the Gelli Plate mostly, because layering them up I knew would get some lovely results. On this Batch of work I used the PaperArtsy Fresco Snowflake a lot, it goes really see through if you use it right, it looks like chalk on top of black card and it obliterates all those finger marks that weren't supposed to be on show. I am so glad that Barbara sells these paints
|Grace - Mmmmm I wonder where Barbara got her inspiration on this one? Again this is a Gelli Plate Print base then I did a clean up through the Stencil over the Background to get the Circles and blended through the Heart Stencil over the top of that. |
|For this I did the Background Red Ink on Red Card - I wanted that kind of Wallpaper effect. |
I really enjoyed Dressing up Grace in her Dance Gear too.
|I did the Bokah effect on here and painted in extra pink in the middle to make her the full Centrepiece, I didn't want her to get lost in all those bubbles.|