Once again, I am late putting my entry in for this month's Claritystamp challenge, which was Boys, Boys, Boys. I put the blame fair and square on Barbara Gray. Since taking delivery of the new Groovi Plate system, I have not wanted to put it down. Parchment has taken over my life again.
Fortunately, my class on a Friday used the Clarity Sport set and I just took the brief a bit further. I did do the cut out of the central O (you would have been proud of me, Maria) and used my blade to do it. Then I masked off that bit while I did the landscape with torn paper and the Clarity mat. The sky was the Clarity cloud mask. The whole aim was a misty, faded view, with the stamped images done in second generation ink.
I did darken up the sky and grass in the centre O around the cyclist. The large Sport was heat embossed in a distress type powder, which does not really show very well.
In additon to the normal Friday class, I went down to the class on Saturday morning at Pink Tulip Creations where we did two cards, as you can see below. Because we were using Brushos for the second card, and could not all do that at the same time, the two cards were running at the same time. The first one was using the Stampendous Ranunculus, which I think is very like the Charles Rennie Mackintosh rose as you can see in this illustration.
Most people painted their flowers, but I decided to play with the blendable pencils. I used the Derwent as I have a small set that fits in my bag and will do most things. Unwittingly, I matched the colours to the top I was wearing, although the others thought it was deliberate.
The Brushos were really a taster session for those that have never used them, but it was a very effective technique, much better than this photo shows. We punched large circles out of the dried off Brusho sheet and then stamped the heads of this Lavinia stamp onto the circles with Archival, and then glittered the open tips of the flowers. The whole thing was stamped onto the main card and the
flower circles glued on top.
This card is so much more pretty in real life as the sparkle just does not show here.