Clarity Challenge 2 - In The Garden
Haha! OK so I took the challenge literally! No seriously I needed something to let people know when they come to the front that I can't hear them because I'm in the garden ...... which happens to be through the wrought iron gate at the side of the house. So here's a handy little door hanger to let them know, although because it is made out of card it will be hung indoors at the window next to the door.
Stamps used -
Large Topiary Tree - stamped in Adirondack Ink in Lettuce and Espresso. Coloured with Promarkers and the leaves were then clear embossed as I always think Bays have glossy leaves.
Wrought Iron Gate - I used 2 stamps for this, Wrought Iron Circle and a New Design Club stamp called Celtic Square. This was a bit tricky as I stamped with Versamark Ink onto heat proof acetate and embossed with black embossing powder. One of those times when you are thankful that your ink pad is mucky so you can see where you've been!
The Garden - I used the Cherry Blossom Branch and the Lupin stamps on a Panpastel backround to create a vague garden scene.
I made the arch by drawing around my wrought iron gate and then using Promarkers I drew the bricks in freehand and coloured them. Cut this out and attached the gate to the back of the arch on the left side having left a clear flap on this side when cutting out and bending the acetate first to give it the appearance of being open.
Cut a piece of green card 21 x 21 cm and a piece of cream linen card 20 x 20 cm. Before matting them I distressed the edge of the cream one and draw a wiggly line all around, I came in on 2 corners to make it look like the edges had come untacked and curled up. After matting I added 4 black circles to look like the tacks and attached the arch and tree topper. The letters were made by using some Cuttlebug dies I had - you can obviously use Claritystamps Letter Box Set instead. Punch two holes at the top and thread a piece of string through, tie a pretty ribbon bow and you're done!
Hope you'll have a go at the new challenge, there were some fabulous entries on challenge 1 and it's been good fun seeing what everyone has done. Why not go to the Clarity Challenge Blog and take a look? I know it has given me some great inspiration, thank you x