I have so enjoyed putting this card together, I was very inspired by all the DT samples and you will recognise elements from many of their cards.
I started with 2 8"x8" cards and overlapped them to form the back I scored the 2 outer flaps in half vertically to form a type of foldback gatefold card, this gave me plenty of room to play!
I cut an aperture in each of the end flaps, I love Clarity's poppies stamps so I stamped them twice onto heat resistant acetate and embossed them, coloured them in with promarkers and reversed one of them when I put it in the apeture to give me a mirror image. I also added my Mum's favourite quote taken from her schoolgirl autograph book : The Kiss of the Sun,( I was thrilled when Clarity brought it out). Then I planned and made a scene on seperate pieces of card to put behind each of my windows
Next I sketched and set about making my centre scene ... lots of puzzling over masking .. but that's what I love doing ...I spent 40 minutes just puzzling how to create a stack of flowerpots ( as seen in cards by Sazzle & Jane Telford). I find it quite nerve wracking when doing these scenes because right at the last moment you can make a mess of the whole thing by stamping a dodgy image ... I have got quite good at covering stray spots of ink with butterflies etc. Artistic Licence was used to turn Barbara's lovely little Log Cabin into my garden shed at the top of my garden. The new pointillism stamps came in useful for the border flowers, luckily I had seen Barbara using them yesterday and overstamping with 2 colours. Of course my Lab Jasper had to put in an appearance because since we have had him our garden is his playground rather than a garden, it's usually littered with his toys and balls. I didn't cut his legs off,honestly it was planned that way :) , as our lawns are not flat & beautifully manicured he is stood behind one of the many hummocks in the grass. :)
Lastly I continued the scene around the sides and added 2 Clarity sentiments and I was done.
This last picture shows how it closes down to fit flat into an 8x8 envelope.
Well that's it again for today, it's been a great Clarity weekend with all the programs and plenty of crafty Clarity playtime .... what will I do next ... only thing for certain is ... it'll be crafty
Night, night, xxx Annie
Ps just off to link it to Clarity Challenge blog nearly forgot after all that blogging & chatting !!