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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Clarity Challenge - Flower Power

Hi there thanks for dropping by.  Boy what a busy month it has been with Clarity or busy two months actually. Lots of new products in Stencils and Stamp and Stamp Sets and I have loved every single one of them. We "that's the Royal We" have some new sets coming out on Sunday 2nd April when Barbara is on Create and Craft 9-11am.  I love these stamps and stencils and would have loved to have used them in this challenge. But I will use them in the next one. 
This one is one of my rejects, I loved how the girls looked and I actually like them both in Yellow and blue but the background wasn't looking too pretty and my paint patterns were in the wrong place.

 So I dug out one of my favourite NDC Stamps, I tell you what I am so glad I joined the NDC when I did, the stamps you get are just brilliant I have used every single one of them. This one is a Dandelion Clock, I love them, I have them all over my kitchen on my Robinsons Retro wall paper and my matching Blinds and my two mugs?? I had to didn't I??
 
I have just bought myself this stamp with the two little girls, I have always loved it and I wasn't disappointed they look so sweet and because of the flair of their skirts I think they sit really nicely with the Dandelions. 
I have a little App on my phone where I can add frames to my pictures so I added this, I think it set it off quite nice, but if I am honest between you and me, I think a duller yellow over the wording would have been much better, just noticed that.
  I haven't done a tutorial on this card, I don't think its needed for one, but also I just wanted to have a play.  It might not look much to you and it probably isn't much, that doesn't mean to say it didn't take me a little while though. I wanted to build up the dregs on my Gelli Plate a little and then I wanted the repeat pattern to almost look like my wallpaper. In fact I am going to do a sheet with these ladies and the Clocks as a backing sheet for my Journal, the old ink, plot, blot and I think it would make a good  watermark on the pages in a Diary?  
 
The Verse Stamp, well I have just bought myself a bunch of them from Clarity, I got them in the sale, I absolutely love this saying it just means so many things and it gives you license to just be as arty as you want to be.

So I hope you like my Card, I am not sure the photo does it justice but I tried my best.
 
So "Flower Power" for me that in itself gives you license to just go for it. So why don't you bring out your own style, don't worry about what anyone thinks just go for it, and then enter our Challenge.  The bonus is that you will also be in with the chance of winning the very generous prize of  a £50 Voucher to be spent on the lovely Clarity goodies.
 
You can enter the Challenge here: Clarity Challenge Blog
 
Thank you for visiting and if you leave a comment thank you in advance I appreciate it.
Bye for now, Carry On Crafting.
Sam xxx

11 comments:

  1. Super card Sam, love the colours.

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  2. lovely card Sam. This is the first time I have seen these ladies stamped. They look really good. xxx

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  3. I just love your artwork Sam and the gelli plate creates some lovely backgrounds. I need to play with mine more often! xx

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  4. Another fabulous piece of art... I have lots of gelli prints so keep coming up with the ideas Sam because I love them... Vx

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  5. I love how you have turned just a grungy bit of painty artwork into something else I do need to play with mine more often, this is just great xx

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  6. Stunning card Sam, and I too think that the stamps go really well together. Your colour combination is so fresh and goes really well with the grungy background. I hope you are having a good weekend....really looking forward to the Clarity shows tomorrow and seeing your inspirational work....Jo. X

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  7. Great piece Sam. I would never have thought of putting those girls with the cow parsley but I really like them together. It works so well with the Gelli print and verse. x

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  8. Really love this arty look Sam! It's fabulous!!! Xxx

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  9. Great card Sam. I love how you have made the cow parsley look like trees. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me. Xxx

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  10. well Sam i like both your creations. i have both stamps and i think i have only used dandelions once and the girls never. i wish they inspired me as much as they do you xx

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  11. Cor Sam this is amazing. I wish I had your vision to take a background such as this and turn it into a work of art. Looking forward to seeing your work, and the rest of the DT's work, on the show today. Xxx

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I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.