Sunday, 1 June 2014


It's time for a new challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. Congratulations to the winner and Top 5 of last month"s "It's All In The Words" challenge. I do love the beautiful verse stamps that Clarity do and that challenge was the perfect way to use them. It was also lovely to see the new Word Chain words used and people creating their own with the Letterbox set and the new Wheelie stencils.

This is my card for this month's "Masculine " challenge. Appropriately for this month, it's a Father's Day card. It was conceived on our DT trip to France. Jo Rice very kindly gave me, Janet, Linda and Sylvia a lesson with inks on the Gelli plate. It was such a fun evening and we all bounced ideas off each other. Special thanks to them all.

The background was the fun part. We brayered Adirondack ink (in this case Denim) onto the Gelli plate and then messed about with water. 

This was the first one that we tried in France. I used a spray for it and applied way too much water. We could see that the idea had potential though and played some more. 

These two were my favourites. They were created by dipping my fingers into water and flicking them at the inked-up Gelli Plate. The one on the left is the first print, which I think looks like rain, and the one on the right is the second print, which I think looks like snow. Two for the price of one!

You may have seen on Barbara's blog that we all made little pieces of art for the DT members who couldn't go (and another for a giveaway)........

....well this is one of the ones that I made and what inspired today's card. I don't know who received it but I hope they like it. 

To make it I stamped the Jazz Man onto the card first and then masked him off before I took the Gelli print so that his white bits would remain white.

The Jazz Man actually has a cane in in his hand but I realised that the brolly from the Clarity Characters set fits him pretty well.

I just masked off the bits that I didn't want before I inked up the stamp. Volia! Jazz Man with Brolly.

I thought a larger version would make a lovely Father's Day card for my father-in-law so I made today's card when I got back to the UK. I wrote "Happy Father's Day" and "Singing in the rain" around the frame and there's Glossy Accents on the glass part of the lamps. 

I hope my FIL will like it. I certainly had fun making it. 

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you all get "Masculine".

Stamps Used
Magical from Word Chain 7



  1. Absolutely brilliant inspiration Lynne. I've not tried this way of using the Gelli plate but will certainly give it a go.
    I love the way you've added the umbrella and the splash is fabulous. All such great ideas xx

  2. Fantastic card Lynne thanks for sharing hiw you did the rain its excellent xx

  3. What a fun card, love this x

  4. love the inspiration here, using the splash and brolly stamps, great card.

  5. Another stunning card Lynne. The water droplets on the background are amazing, can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for explaining how you did it. Love the design, its perfect. Hugs.

  6. Love your card Lynne and as always it is brilliant inspiration for the Clarity Challenge.
    Oh we did have a great time in France didn't we....and we all learnt so much from sharing ideas....hugs....Jo. X

  7. A very clever card and just perfect in every way! Thanks for sharing it! xx

  8. oh Lynne this is soo cool. love the way you have created background. sooo clever. now i need to find my jazz man. he seems to have jazzed away from me. can't find him xx

  9. Beautiful card Lynne, thanks for sharing how you did the background. x

  10. What a fabulous card Lynne. Loving the water splashes. Hugs xxx


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