This is my entry for Clarity August Challenge which just happens to be Animals this month, since May I haven't had much Crafty time with having the builders in so after 3 months I was having withdrawal symptoms, as it is Bank Holiday weekend I have allowed myself some ME time.
This card came about by accident. This morning the postie delivered 2 letters one was an early birthday card from my lovely sister Sue the other was 2 clarity stencils from C& C.
The birthday card is really beautiful but I will save it for a blog entry on my birthday.... but I rang my sister to say the card had arrived safely and admitted I had opened it and how had she made the background .... so after lunch I came up here to the attic and using the dove stencil I tried to recreate what she had explained . Three attempts later I had a background I could use, so then I went on to make this card.
The background was made using Clarity coated card which I splodged with Worn Lipstick & Peacock Feather distress ink, while I was waiting for it to dry I coated the dove stencil with Perfect Medium and laid it face up on the base plate of my Grand Calibur and then carefully laid the clarity card face down onto the stencil, using my cutting mat to make the sandwich, because I only wanted to transfer the perfect medium evenly onto the card not emboss it. I undid the sandwich and sprinkled with clear embossing powder which I heated up, then I smeared it lightly with Black Soot distress ink and once dry I buffed it up with a soft cloth to reveal the pink and blue colour.
Anyway having spent a couple of hours making this background I thought I had better use it ... out came the Clarity Dove of Peace & Peace stamps and my card made. I realised that by using the doves and the decoupaged dove topper I could enter it into the Clarity August Challenge 'Animals'. So I'm off to the Clarity Challenge page to enter .... bye for now xx Annie