Clarity Challenge 3 - It's All In The Sentiment
Challenge 3 already! Where does the time go? It has been lovely to see everyone's entries in the Challenges so far.
I always find it inspirational to look at other crafter's ways to use the stamps.
Interesting one this month as the theme is about a sentiment rather than an image. There are some fab interpretations by the design team on the website - Clarity Challenge Blog so I hope you'll take a look and see.
Clarity does have a great range of sentiments and this is one I particularly love. Having decided on the stamp I wanted to keep the colours delicate to keep the focus on the sentiment.
I am also hopeless at brayering , yes I know - what a confession from a Clarity designer! They come out OK sometimes but more often than not they don't, so to start with I used a backing paper from the new 'Vintage Spring Basics' by Maja Designs. which I then adapted by distressing the edges using Adirondack Ink - Stonewashed having stamped around the edges using Clarity Stamp Small Leafy Swirl with Adirondack Ink Juniper and Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Whilst that was all drying I used a Spellbinders oval die to cut a shape in a co-ordinating paper and stamped the Clarity Stamp 'Never Forget' on it. I then used a Memory Box die called Tiffany Frame and attached it to the oval using foam pads and then stuck pearls on to embellish. I used another Memory Box die called La Rue Heart which I popped behind the oval before attaching to the card.
I felt the card was out of balance so I used some flower dies to make the corner group and added some pearls and pins to finish it off. There you go - different I know, but if I struggle with a technique I try to find other ways of doing things which can be just as effective. I'll keep practising with my brayer and for scenes you can't beat it, I am always in awe at others who produce some beautiful pieces of art with theirs - not least of course Barbara Gray!
Hope you all enjoy having a go at your own interpretation of the theme this month and I look forward to seeing them! x