Thursday, 7 March 2013

Pinch punch 1st of the month... Claritystamps first challenge

Ok so I know it has been a while, but here is my entry for the clarity stamp blog challenge. Anything goes. I started off using the joy to the world stamp... But the card just didn't work out as I had hoped it would so after a while of looking at a blank page I ended up with this.

First of all I started with the message scroll, I stamped this in place and then masked it off. Then, I masked off the frame and stamped the tree in black onxy (versa fine ink) and coloured it in using promarkers.
For the grass & sky i used a brayer to build up some layers. The moon mask was put in after I stamped the tree but before i brayered (is that even a word... but you know what i mean) the sky.

Using the ornate clever corner i stamped to create an ornate frame, stamping in the ink on the splodgemat used for the grass and the sky. I absolutely love using flitterglu from Indigo Blu so used this around the edge and the green background card.

To finish it off I matted and layered on to White card (with a green promarker edged finish) and then onto a Green card which I had added some guilding flakes to. There is also the image of the Large Pear Tree stamped on the green card and covered in Mica powders.

Stamps Used:
Large Pear Tree
Ornate Corner
Artist Set
To the World... (love this message)


  1. Lovely Claire you've framed your image so beautifully
    jacqui x

  2. Thank you very much Jacqui :-)

  3. this is a very lovely card xxx Good Luck in the challenge. xxx

  4. Beautiful card Claire, thank you for entering and Good Luck! xx

  5. Lovely card Claire, best of luck with the challenge.