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Monday, 1 December 2014

Trees......

Good morning, welcome to a new week, a new month and a new challenge over at the Clarity Challenge Blog....... Our new theme is ......Trees....

Which is very appropriate as this week it is National Tree Week and it has been this week every year since 1975...

Yesterday morning when Karl and I were walking Tess and Eric I saw this tree and just had to share it with you...

Back to the challenge ...remember that it is Clarity stamps only ...and oh there are some lovely tree stamps...in fact I was spoilt for choice...

The winner is chosen at random and gets a £50 Clarity voucher....so go on.......have a go and enter the challenge...

You can enter here......http://claritystampchallenge.blogspot.co.uk.

Here is what I came up with....

I started with a piece of Gelli card and some Distress inks....Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door......I used my Clarity blending mat and mini blending tools...

Until I got this....

I then used a wet clean pad on my blending tool....counted to the manic number...20 ....and created a moon....then spritzed some more water to add more interest.

Next I stamped the large Weeping Ash stamp using black VersaFine ink...

I created the hills with torn paper and Distress ink and added a swallow...

I stamped this fantastic verse...onto more Gelli card that I had coloured using the same Distress inks...

Some matting and layering, ribbon, string and gems...and my design was completed...

Here is a closer look of the verse...

What wise words....from a very wise lady who is sadly missed...

I do hope that you like my card , if you would like to see more inspiration why not go and visit the blogs of my fellow DT....

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

I must just congratulate last months winner and the Top 5 ....wow we had some fantastic entries...but now I must get on....

I have to dash of for my Flu jab....then a long list of jobs and IKEA tonight....

Take care and pop back soon....

Jo. xxxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Jo, that blending is just perfect and love the colour combination you used. xxxx

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  2. Love the clours, makes me feel very warm on this very grey day in Salford.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment and welcome to my blog....I hope you will be very happy here....Jo. X

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  3. Stunning colours! I haven't been brave enough to enter the challenge yet but trees are my favourite stamps so maybe I will have to give it a try! XX

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    1. It would be great if you could enter Donna...and remember the winner is chosen at random,,,,so you could win the £50 to spend at Clarity...hugs...xxx

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  4. this is just lovely Jo, such very good blending and no Billy in sight lol! enjoy Ikea - you can get me something nice if you like!! xx

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  5. Oh Linda...you know that Billy is still in my bad books and lives in his box...lol...
    I will see what I can find in IKEA....xxx

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  6. Hello Jo, lovely art work. The tree you used is one of my favourites, and I love the verse.

    Hope you had fun at IKEA! xx

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  7. Eeeeeh you cheeky little monkey - I didn't know that moon trick!!!!
    Watch out you'll see it on everything of mine from now on!
    Beautiful work Jo and I love that tree stamp it's fabulous. Lots of love xxxx

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  8. Beautiful card Jo - stunning colours! xx

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  9. your blending is always so good. and that moon trick?! i must try it out asap. lovely card, hugs xx

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  10. Beautiful card Jo. So warm and vibrant. x

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  11. Beautiful card, Jo. I love these colours together, very warming! Your moon technique is great. I can see why you took the photo of that tree. Could look at it for ages. Hope that IKEA was kind to you and that your flu jab works! Hugs for Tess and Eric, Jeanette xx

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  12. Hi Jo. Late in commenting...sorry. Well I just love your blending. The colours are Fab. But I expect nothing less from you! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs x

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