I'm just off to the Post Office to post my Clarity samples for next weekend's shows. I can't wait to share what I've made and see what everyone else has done with the fab new stamps.
Don't forget that you have until 8pm on the 30th April to enter the "In The Garden" challenge over on the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog. The winner, chosen by random, gets a £50 Claritystamp voucher so it's well worth a go.
This is a card I made for a friend's birthday. The main poppy/harlequin stamp is from the Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp sheet by Chocolate Baroque. I've had it for years but I think it's the first time that I've used that particular stamp.
I used a selection of red, yellow, and orange PanPastels to colour the background then I stamped some text and the harlequin part of the stamp in Watermark Resist ink by Ranger. I dusted that with orange and red PanPastels to reveal the image. The rest of the stamping is done with black Archival.
For last month's Clarity Stamp Challenge Hellen made a beautiful card where she used PanPastels for the background and then erased the colour from the stamped image so that she could colour it in with ProMarkers. I bought one of the Jakar battery erasers from Amazon and had a go at that on the poppies. It's really easy to do and I was able to get a nice green colour to the poppies without having to worry about masking them.
Clarity Stamps Used
Chocolate Baroque Stamps Used
Poppy from the Butterfly Collage Sheet - A4
Text from the Paisley Elephant Sheet - A4
Each Day is a Gift from Birthday Words Sheet - A5