Thursday, 30 October 2014

A seasonal card

Hello lovelies.
Just popping in to show you my most recent make.
I made this card with the Clarity Challenge in mind which is:
Now I love Autumn - the colours are just so gorgeous so that is where I took my inspiration from.
So here is the card I made:
First off I taped the Leaf 1 stencil to the middle of my Clarity Gelli card and then stamped the Leaf set 1 spray in the aperture and then coloured it in with my Distress Markers.

Then I stamped the detailed Leaf from the same set in Forest Moss around the edge of the card and made some little masks so I could fill in the gaps between each leaf.

Then using the block leaf stamp I filled in the detailed leaf with Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon to get the autumnal colours.  Took me a while but so worth the effort.

Then I brushed Wild Honey in the middle with the little leaf "inny" bit over the spray.  Then I used the little round blending tool and went around the leaf stencil to give it some definition.

Then I used Peeled Paint from my Clarity Stamp blending mat all around the edges over the top of the leaves and out into the centre a little way.

Lastly I used the word Change from Word Chain 7 and stamped it in Wild Honey in the bottom corner.  Now I tried to do a shadow on the word but I was a bit far out so I filled in the gaps with a Distress marker and I think it is ok.........just!!
Now I have to say I would never had the confidence to have a go at something this involved unless I had been to the marvellous Clarity Workshops run by the fabulous Maria Simms in Shrewsbury.
So a big thank you to Maria for building my confidence.
So, there you have it, my entry for the current Clarity challenge.
See's ya later!