Friday, 9 January 2015

Floral Figures

Morning everyone. There's only one more day to wait until Barbara Gray's first live Claritystamp show in the USA. Luckily it's also being shown on Create and Craft TV in the UK (3pm UK time) so those of us here will be able to watch too. Exciting!

I do love the Floral Figures set; it's such a clever idea to make the images out of flowers.

After planning the placement of the images on scrap paper, I stamped them onto card using Jet Black Archival ink. I also stamped the cat and rabbit on to a Post-it and cut around them to create a mask. I didn't realise that one of the Clarity Moons Masks fits the circular stamp until Barbara mentioned it on TV, so I cut my own out of vellum on my Cameo. I used the outside part to ink in the sun with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, then replaced it with the circular part to mask that as well.

I was then able to ink in the wall using the Stone Wall stencil and several brown shades of Distress Ink. I also brushed in the clouds before removing the masks. It looked a bit bare when I did that so I stamped some more flowers as if they were behind the wall.

Distress Markers are perfect for colouring in the flowers as they have a lovely fine tip. I used Mustard Seed for the sun, Iced Spruce for the cat and rabbit and various colours for the flowers. To finish off the animals I added some grey to their outlines with Spectrum Noir pencils.

The black lacy mats are cut with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die.

Stamps and Stencils Used
Magical from Word Chain 7



  1. Love this card, Is there only two of us looking today

  2. fabby card as ever Lynne - great idea of the stone wall just to create the top of a wall for the cat to sit on . My machine is all set for weekend just in case - wouldn't want to miss it! x

  3. I love this Lynne, really clever with the wall. I'll have to get that stencil, it's really useful. Looking forward to the show. I've just been looking at the new stuff on the C & C website, it all looks fabulous. Xx

  4. Stunning as always Lynne. I couldn't resist ordering these direct from Clarity when Barbara made that beautiful card on screen. So many ideas to inspire, i'm hooked on Clarity, i just don't have the bank balance to buy everything!!


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