Welcome to a new month and a new challenge over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge.
Where did August go? I blinked and it was gone! Now either I'm getting older and losing my marbles (no comment) or time is genuinely going quicker each month.
I saw a post on facebook the other day and they were actually counting down to Christmas. I haven't even started thinking about Christmas yet let alone making cards or plans or anything. I bet there are plenty of crafters out there that start in the new year and set themselves a target each month aren't there? You put me to shame!!!
By the wonders of modern technology when you read this post I will be sitting on the beach in Cyprus soaking up the sun, hopefully with a glass of something cool in my hand. On second thoughts I'll probably be fast asleep still when the challenge goes live.
The challenge this month is all about "Nature", so you can take your pick whether you use your animal stamps, leaves, trees or any of the stencils within the Clarity collection. Why not go to town and create something 3D or paint a canvas. We would love to see your nature creations and you could also win a £50 voucher if you are randomly selected as our winner at the end of the month. I bet you like the sound of that one don't you?
Here's my card for inspiration:
Stamp - filigraphy dolpin and splash 1
Stamp - filigraphy dolphin and splash 2
Archival ink - black
Acrylic paint - titanium white, lemon yellow
ultra marine and emerald
If you've never tried using the gelli plate you're missing out on a technique that creates backgrounds for your stamping, but be warned it's very addictive!!! I'm sure you've seen Barbara using the gelli plate at the shows, on the TV, on her blog or during her YouTube videos. Check them out for more inspiration as this technique gives you another use for your stencils too.
xx Happy crafting xx