Monday, 15 September 2014

The Great Outdoors

Hi everyone. I hope you had a good weekend. I had a fab time yesterday at the Claritystamp Open Day in Colburn (near Catterick Garrison). It was lovely to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Barbara, Dee, Maria, Paul, Mandy, Jo and Sam did a fab job on the demos. I came way really inspired and have already had a play with shaving foam and Alcohol Inks this morning (thanks for the tips Dee). I bought some new goodies including the supplies needed for the hand-painted vase project in this month's New Design Stamp Club project sheet. Maria was demonstrating that technique and her samples were gorgeous. A couple of crafty friends there (you know who you are!) treated themselves to the full set of re-inkers but I was good and just bought a few to try................although if I like them I'm sure I will be adding to my collection. After all I do have all of the ink pads and I'm sure will need re-inking one day.

The venue was perfect and we were looked after so well by the Clarity team (as well as the demonstrators there was Dave, Heather, Len, Elaine and Chloe (apologies if I've forgotten anyone)) and the people from the church (loved the lunch). That reminds me of one thing I am trying to forget - Jim and his video camera. I could barely say what my name was, let alone anything sensible! Basically, everyone worked so hard to make it a success and it certainly was. Barbara said she will be doing it all again next year so I will look forward to that.

Before I go, here's my last card from this month's Claritystamp show.

I do love the great outdoors, so I particularly love the words from this set and I can see myself using them a lot.

I started off my Gelli print with a layer of Buff Titanium acrylic paint. Then I masked off the area where I wanted the Mountain Range stamp to be and did the Treescape print on top.

The Mountain Range is stamped in Archival black and some colour has been added with Spectrum Noir pencils.

The Great Outdoors and Woodland Animals were stamped and clear embossed to make them stand out more.

I'll be back soon with my samples from the last German show.

Stamps and Stencil Used



  1. Hi Lynne it was great To see you yesterday, I was going to sneak you
    Into the staff room for a chat at lunch but you looked like you were with a lot if people. Great post and lovh card. Xxx

  2. Oooo I don't have this stencil, looks very good. Lovely as always to see you x x

  3. Fab card Lynne and yes I did spend wy too much lol


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