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Friday, 9 September 2016

Clarity Challenge for September - In The Garden

This is a combination of techniques which I really did as an experiment.  I used a stencil I had seen Jo Rice demoing with at the Open Days back in June.  I love this one for its delicacy.

I traced the parts I wanted onto a small piece of parchment, which I had already coloured on the back with the Tim Holtz distress crayons, blended with a damp finger (I was too idle to find a baby wipe or some water and the finger worked).  I used three colours, a purple, an orange and a green.  I then added a design down the edge.

As usual, the hardest part was finding the right way to mount the parchment.  In the end, I added a piece of rainbow parchment at the back before using one of the corner punches to attach it to a red mirri card.


I liked the verse that was sitting in front of me, the Celtic Blessing from Clarity so that seemed to fit well.  Then the card looked too white, so the next step was to brush one of the Artistry inks through the stencil randomly.




This is one of those projects that I was not sure of but after leaving it on show for a couple of days, I decided that I did like it.  I hope you like it too.

16 comments:

janice stone said...

Lovely Maggie , I don't do parchment , yours is very pretty . Jan

janice stone said...

It's a very lovely card . Joy now jan

Dora said...

Beautiful. The image is so pretty done.

JackieCou said...

A lovely concoction Maggie ! Good luck X x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Maggie. Love the design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lesley Walden said...

What a great combination of techniques, Maggie. Those corner punches are a must for attaching parchment and look really good. Good luck in the challenge x

Mrs P said...

Such a pretty piece of artwork Maggie. Lovely to see your take on this month's theme and thank you for joining in with us again. Wishing you luck in the draw x

carols handmade cards said...

Beautiful card it is lovely. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

sheila said...

Beautiful Maggie crafting hugs xxx

Barbara Lancaster said...

This stencil is so delicate and you've made such a pretty card Maggie. I love how you've combined parchment, groovi, stencils and stamping. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

Shelagh Metselaar said...

Hi Maggie, I, too, bought this stencil at the Open Day but it still remains in its packet! It's great how you've combined the techniques and also used the Tin Holtz crayons - another of my purchases still in their wrapping! Wishing you all the best in this month's challenge. ;~}

Dorothy Thornton said...

Love it Maggie not easy to comment on your wee blog well that's probably just me but hope you get this..love DOT.XXX

Dorothy Thornton said...

That is lovely Maggie best of luck hugs Dot...xx

Angela Simpson said...

A beautiful take on this month's challenge Maggie. A great way of using the Wildflower stencil. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

Emma Burns said...

Hi Margaret. I like your take on this. Yes the stencil works great with parchment. I love the background you have created too. Best of luck in the challenge. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely parchment card Maggie
Cheers
Dr Sonia