Thursday, 9 May 2013

Clarity Challenge #3.. 'It's all in the sentiment'

Well it's been dreadful day here today more like Autumn than Spring ... so what to do??? no problem...Craft of course!!

I have been thinking about this new Clarity challenge as always but I kept changing my mind over which sentiment to use, trouble is I have so many favourites. I love the Clarity daydreamer stamp and when I read the words of 'Lilt of the water' again I just knew I needed to put them together and here's the result:

I wanted to keep it simple... I made the reflection of the daydreamer first by stamping it onto my Splodgemat with denim Adirondack carefully transferred the image onto a sheet of Theuva card..(it came out a bit bubbly but as it was going to be covered with water so I let it pass). I then turned card round and lined up the Daydreamer and stamped with black versafine ink. Having made an oval mask I used the negative part to build the scene through, Clarity's new masks are great for creating clouds, and the water was created using my brayer and crumpled copier paper. Next I masked my scene with the oval cutout and continued the clouds over the rest of the card using the more muted cloudy blue adirondack. I stamped my sentiment, the way it was designed made it easy to sit it against the side of my oval.
I tried my finished topper on various mounts and cards and finally decided to make my own background & card using my Waterfall Big & Juicy pad and the crumpled copier paper again. 
Right I'm off to link up with the Clarity Challenge blog ... there's a £50 Clarity voucher for the winner so well worth giving it a go :)
Bye for now xx Annie


  1. Lovely card Annie, great job, thanks for entering and good luck with the challenge x

  2. Thank you for entering your beautiful card into he Clarity Challenge. Good luck Annie x

  3. Lovely card Annie good luck with the challenge xx

  4. This is beautiful Annie, good luck in the challenge x

  5. Wow this is so pretty, good luck in entering the Clarity Challenge

  6. Thats so lovely - I wish that was me lying under the tree x