Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Time for something new

Hello everyone  this is my second project of the month for the Clarity challenge ANYTHING GOES I know we are not on Autumn but I love the colours and the leaves my idea was to show a number of techniques the finished  looked reminded me of a  cushion so added stitching around the out side well less talking for me lets get on
I used
Clarity Gelli card
Distress ink pads Aged Mahogany / wild honey /Ripe persimmon/crushed olive /rusty hinge /forest moss/ bundled sage
Adirondack pitch black
Claritys stencil brush/make up sponge /masking tape /black promarker with fine point
Clarity club stamp time for something new small leaf stamp /Clarity leaf stencil /Notelets
Grunge paste  
Lets get started

Stamp sentiment in middle of card in black then without inking up again straight on to the notelet rip around the edges of mask as wanted a mask that was not square. Now move  on with maple leaf stamp using all the different inks that have put above

do remember to clean stamp in between stamping don't want to contaminate pads

once you have finished stamp place stencil using masking tape  and use you grunge paste do this in both corners and wait till completely dry

recover each leaf with the stencil using make up sponge use crushed olive cover all of leafs
the with black in stamp the little leaf then go in with the rust ink pad and stamp  to cover in the rest of the gaps then with make up sponge bring in the ink that is on the stencil around edges then on the  next I used mahogany and black did the same

remove all go around the out side with the honey ink pad and the stencil brush till you have desired effect then with out loading brush again take the whiteness of the middle
take masking tape off and draw stitching around the out side of card and do squiggles in the center

Do hope you have enjoyed this thank you for visiting my blog do come back again soon


  1. Hi Julie, a super card and great instructions. Love the colour vibrancy. ;~}

  2. Loving the colours you have used for this card. Xx

  3. Lovely autumnal colours Julie. Great instructions too. I hadn't realised from the photo that you had used grunge paste as well. x

  4. Yes I thought would add a bit more with grunge paste thank you Lesley x