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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Seasons...

Good morning all and welcome to a new month and a new challenge...our new Clarity Challenge is titled....The Seasons....

Congratulations to last months winner and to the top five....once again we had some fantastic entries...and remember the winner chosen at random gets a £50 Clarity voucher....how good is that....

Here is my offering....

Not at all my usual style but I have been heavily influenced by the fabulous work of Eileen Godwin....a very talented and lovely lady.

I wanted to have a play with my new Distressed re-inkers, but I wanted to create a background with my own twist on it. You see I have seen how Tim Holtz uses the inks but I have learnt so much for our fantastic leader Barbara, and to take inspiration but put your own twist on it.

I know it may not be the way the inks were intended to be used , but hey ho ....I had fun....so I am happy with that...

I started with watercolour card and wet it

Then dropped some ink on it.....watch what happens...

Then a few more colours, and a bit of twisting and turning the card...

I chose colours that reminded me of Autumn....well that is the season at the moment....

When dry I stamped the dragonflies and this sentiment.( ...change....that is what nature and the seasons do....)

I stamped a couple more dragonflies, cut them out then decoupaged them...

Some matting and layering, and time for my all time favourite stamp....this time using white ink...

Some pva glue drops and job done.....

I usually add glossy accents to the bubbles, but this time I just felt they were better left more earthy...

A closet look, hope you like it...

Thanks for dropping in today....and I hope you are going to join in with our challenge....

Also please go and look at the samples from my fellow DT...oh they are a very talented bunch....each and everyone of them....... http://claritystampchallenge.blogspot.co.uk

All the Clarity products are available from http://www.claritystamp.co.uk.

I am off to Hazel Grove as it is workshop day....so I had better get a move on....

Have a great day all,

Much love,

Jo. xxxxx

 

11 comments:

  1. Lots of inky fun there and so effective. Love the bubbles stamp, must add that one to the list :-) x

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  2. Yummy! Love it all (especially the bubbles!) xxx

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  3. Love it Jo, can't wait to try this technique. What a beautiful card. xxx

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  4. UMMM...WOW Jo!!! FABULOUS creation...SUPERB tutorial...I want to try this!!!!!
    Take care Jo,
    Beth

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  5. Fabby card Jo - I can see Eileen's influence lol but very interesting to see your spin on it xx

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  6. Love this card. I would hang it on my wall as I love the colours and the background is beautiful. I must save up and buy a set of re-inkers, every time I see them being used I want them! XX

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  7. cool what those reinkers do on wet paper! love those little bubbles xx

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  8. I wondered how you'd done this!!! I love how it's turned out and that bubbles stamp is one I must get. Lots of love Jo xxx

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  9. Lovely card Jo. What a great technique. I love the bubble stamp too - another one for the wish list! I hope you had a fun day yesterday, and that you enjoy Port Sunlight at the weekend. xx

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  10. Absolutely adore this Jo, definitely going to have to have a go x

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  11. Beautiful card Jo. I really like the inky background and the bubbles go so well with it. x

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