Good afternoon all and thanks for looking in today...I do hope that your week has gone well.
I had a wonderful day yesterday when I went to the NEC show for the day with my lovely friend Julie. We travelled by train, and had a very relaxed, and inspiring day...plus we did talk rather a lot too...
We saw lots of crafty friends, great demonstrations and bought some stash including chocolate..mmmm
I have spent today getting sorted ready for Clarity Cumbria tomorrow, I have just finished packing, oh I have so many bags....my poor car...
So today I had a look back through my photos and found a card that I don't think I have shared with you...
It uses a most arty , wonderful stamp set... http://www.claritystamp.co.uk/New-In/19675-/Brilliant-Work-Of-Art-+-MASK---Unmounted-Clear-Stamp-Set
I started by looking through my stash of backgrounds, and found one that I had made using the leaf strip stencil and some distress bottled ink and water in a spritzer bottle.
I stamped the border using Black Archival ink, and then cut it out.
Next I stamped the smaller easel stamp, and cut that out too..
On a piece of separate card I stamped the other elements of this stamp set..
Added some colour and then cut them out
I took a piece of stencil card and stamped the words once again using black Archival ink, and then arranged the other elements.
Some charcoal pencil to add shade....( well it would be rude not too) and the design was complete...
I do think this is such a useful set of stamps and would cover many occasions....
As always all the Clarity products can be found on the Clarity website...
If you fancy joining in with one of our Clarity workshops, there is a full list of them and the tutors on the Clarity Challenge blog....we do try to cover as many regions as we can....
As for me....here is what I will be getting up to in April.....( oh plus Rachel's wedding on the 2nd)
If you would like to join in any of these very friendly and relaxed classes just send me an email or a pm.....it would be great to see you....xxx
Jo Rice- firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 6th April - Hazel Grove, Cheshire
Saturday 9th April - Bodedern, Anglesey
Saturday 16th April - Lindale, Cumbria
Wednesday 20th April - Hazel Grove, Cheshire
Saturday 23rd April - CJ Cardcrafts, Edgeley, Stockport
Thursday 28th April - Grosvenor House Papers, Kendal, Cumbria
Saturday 30th April - Heald Green, Manchester.
I had better go, as I still have some ironing to do, the dogs to walk, meal to make...oh my lovely list....
Whatever you have planned , have a great weekend....
Take care and see you soon