Thursday, 1 May 2014

It's All About The Words.

Good morning and here we are the first of May we have a new Challenge over at the Clarity blog...

(Where oh where is this year going ????)

Thank you to everyone who entered last month, wow there were some fantastic designs...what a hard job the D,T, had to choose a top 5. Congratulations also to the winner who gets a £50 voucher to spend at Claritystamps....

The new theme is......It's All About The Words.....

Here is my Project, I hope you like it....

It is a tag book all about inks and their uses.....we have made some in my workshops and the crafters find them very useful.

It started off as a £1 purchase....remember Denise....our quick shopping trip at the end of the S.E.C.C.

I then began to add colour with Clarity Stencils, the brushes and Adirondack ink..

Next some Distressing with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink....

And some splats with Distress Stains...

Oh and some crackle with the fabby Clarity Crackle stamp.

As you can see I decorated the front and the back.

Some Inka Gold paint around the edges...

And then for the all important words...stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink. The words are from the Clarity word chains...oh how I love these...

A few embellishments and the covers were for the pages...

The idea of these little tag books is to write details and information of a type of ink on the reverse of the page and then stamp on the front using the particular ink in question. forms a good guide and visual reference.

Page this page is all about VersaMark ink and it's uses...

Page two, this is the Distress Ink page.....can you tell?

Page three, is Dye Based Inks, Adirondack and Memento inks...

Page four, Oil Based Inks....and so on and so forth, can even add notes as to where to buy the ink pads etc....

Also the colours that you have ready for your list of purchases at the next show.....isn't that right Jane and Linda????

I really enjoyed making this, here is a close up from the front cover....

And did you spot the Tassel???? Thanks for the pressie Maria...

You can enter the Challenge here....

Also check out the brilliant projects made by my fellow team members.

I must get on....thanks for looking in today...and as always I really appreciate your comments and your friendship.

Hugs, Jo. X



  1. Jo this project is tremendous!!!!
    I love the concept, how fantastic as little reference book.
    Sheer genius xxxxxx

  2. Jo this is a wonderful idea, can see myself using it. The book itself is also an amazing work of Art xxx.

  3. Beautiful project Jo and so useful too. I particularly love the first pages with the pink honeycomb and the ink splats.
    Looking forward to our trip next week. See you soon. x

  4. Fabulous and thank you for sharing your step by step.
    Linda xxx

  5. Brilliant idea for referencing the inks and their uses also makes a great project using the word chains. Aren't they fab? xx

  6. lots if inky fun Jo - fabulous project xx

  7. oh what a fab little project. love this idea xx

  8. Sorry for being late on patrol this month - yesterday ran away with me .

    Fabulous project Jo - and a great reference guide - great for a newbie just learning or somebody just building their stash up too and you are right add it to the list - cos if it ain't on it you can't buy it. Lots of inky goodness here Jo - just lovely xx

  9. What a great way to demonstrate the different inks available and the fab word chains from Clarity. Thanks for sharing the step by step. xx