Hurrah - the first Clarity Challenge Blog has begun - I hope you'll have a go!
I have to say when I saw the theme for the first month my brain froze over lol and that was after I managed to get the song 'Anything Goes' out of my head! So many thoughts and ideas, I had to walk away for a while to try and focus on a single idea. I had a few goes at other ideas, but I'm not showing them lol - one of those times when things just don't go right !
I wanted to use colour as I love to do that, so Promarkers went on my list of things to use followed by Panpastels. You could do this card using inks if you prefer but I personally find Pans easier to use and so much more forgiving - you can rub them out! How great is that! Inks - I love the intensity of colour but I find I am quite heavy handed (Barbara's words ring through my head ' you can always put it on but you can't take it off') but it doesn't seem to help me - Pans and I get on better to make backgrounds and I can build the colour up easier.
Meadow dance is stamped in Versamark ink and then Panpastels put on over it. Be careful here, it's the only time you 'dab' pastels - to cover all the inked area before you start blending. Then you stamp the verse and The Vine in Versafine ink. Normally you would seal before you stamp BUT it's tricky to rub out the Pans after sealing and you may need to (using a normal eraser), where you want to colour on The Vine and The Butterfly image with the Promarkers.
Embellishments – Foiled butterfly and bling from my stash.
Background - I always use linen card stock when using Pans, it gives a better finish I think. This is matted onto navy blue card and onto silver mirri card before attaching to a gatefold piece of white card stock.
So there you go - my first offering for the challenge blog hope you enjoy making yours and can't wait to see it! Just click on the design team badge on the right and you'll go straight to the blog x