Saturday, 28 June 2014

Little Pieces of French Art

Morning everyone. Have you got anything nice planned for this weekend? I'm spending it in my craft room, so hopefully my Claritystamp samples will be ready to post on Monday. I'm having such fun making them. Create and Craft's Christmas shows have really helped me get in the mood.

As I've shared all of this month's cards, I thought I'd blog the little pieces of art that we all made in France for those who couldn't be there.

They're done on the small pieces of card from the Claritystamp card pack for the 6x6 Gelli Plate, so they're 3½" x 4½".

I've already blogged one (the Jazz Man) and that can be found here. That post also mentions that technique that I used on the second piece I'm blogging today.

This first one was a great excuse to try out Barbara's Spectrum Noir colouring pencils. Colouring isn't one of my strong points, so I'm always keen to try things that might help me get a better result. I have to say I was impressed with them, they're so much easier to blend than the pencils I have at the moment. I just need to practise now.

As I mentioned above, this second one uses the same technique with the Gelli plate and water as the Jazz Man. I really enjoyed Jo's Gelli lesson and this gave me another chance to use the technique.

This is where it all happened - Mandy took this photo of us all hard at work around the huge dining table. I think I was actually making the Lovebird piece as I have pencils in my hands (I'm on the right at the top, next to Jo and Janet). Such fun times and the little pieces of art bring back happy memories. I hope the recipients enjoyed them too.

I'll blog the other two pieces next week. I'll also be back on Tuesday with a new project for the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. If you've not yet entered, you have until 8pm on the 30th June to do so. There's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner (it's chosen at random), so it's well worth having a go.



  1. I so remember you making the first one Lynne - and the number of new words I learnt!! Hahaha!
    Both are beautiful, but I like the raindrops one best, I enjoyed that lesson too

  2. Both beautiful, but the love birds are stunning.

  3. all beautiful. love the boy xx

  4. Hi Lynne just found time to visit blogland! these are both beautiful. the boy is my fave though xx


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