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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Clarity Stamp Challenge for April


There is leaving it late and then there is going down to the wire.  I was not helped today by various people turning up late.  However, this is my entry for the April Clarity Stamp Challenge.

I have used some of the lovely Wee Fairies and Elves, mixed with the fantastic castle and hollyhocks, all on a shaving foam background, with the shaving foam being pushed through a Clarity stencil.  The background was done at one of Sazz's workshops.

I also used a mixture of Spectrum Noir pencils and Derwent Coloursoft pencils to add colour to the castle and the flowers.

I apologise for the poor photo but the battery on the camera has now given up and there is no time to charge it.

PS Forgot to say that I brushed the base card with some Dusky Concord to tone with the Dylusion in sprays in the shaving foam.

 When I posted this in such a rush yesterday, I had trouble in getting a decent photo.  However, I did succeed today so here is  the shot taken today once I got the computer to talk properly to the scanner.  It shows the bit I like best where the shaving foam and ink almost look like quilting


8 comments:

Theresa Pace said...

it might be cutting it fine, but boy you did use loads of techniques Maggie, hugs xx

Naomi said...

Maggie, b the skin of your teeth. Bue a lovely card. Thanks for entering the Challenge again and god luck.

Lynne Bishop said...

This is beautiful Maggie. I love the colours. Really good use of your background. Good luck. xx

Mrs P said...

So colourful Maggie, it's a great shaving foam background - a lovely vibrant entry for this month's challenge. Good luck xxx

Lesley Walden said...

Love your vibrant background, Maggie. Perfect setting for the fairy stamps. Good luck in the challenge x

Barbara Lancaster said...

Great colours Maggie. I love the psychedelic look of this. Glad you managed to get your entry in on time. Good luck. Xxx

Emma Burns said...

Hi Margaret. I LOVE the colours you have used. Think your fairies will be very happy playing about in those flowers. Not got the treehouse myself yet, nice to see it used here. Thanks for entering the challenge and best of luck. xxx

My name is Cindy said...

WOW!!