Friday, 1 July 2016

Up up and away

Hello everyone can't believe we are in July already. This months Clarity challenge is A DAY OUT which will give you so many possibility's I thought a nice balloon theme but got to admit would not catch me in one of these, Also will admit to  you  that when I started this piece I had no plans where I was going with this card so some parts I worked backwards.  well I think I'm talking to much lets proceed

Clarity Groovi system / Mini groovi system from Clarity groovi club
 Sprig plate /Landscape plate
Perforating straight plate /Square plate /min round plate / Birds plate  for the cottages
Black parchment  board soft one side hard the other /Parchment scissors
Parchment tools
Clarity stamps  Balloons large medium
Faber Castell polychrome colour pencils/Gems
Clarity parchment clear / Versa magic white ink pad
Navy card /Turquoise paper / pinflair glue gel

Lets get started

Using the white ink and balloon stamps in the middle of parchment then put this a side for at least half an hour so as to make sure completely dry the side you have stamped will be the right side of your work

Now on the reverse of the parchment use tumble drier sheet so you tools will glide
Put the square plate in the groovi system I put a oblong around the balloons by just extending the square buy moving the parchment up and down makes it versatile I made slight mistake I was trying to be clever doing the boarder at the same time so I put squares in each corner which I feel made this

now I put in the Landscape and the sun leaving gap at the bottom for your cottages from bird plate

Then it where what do I do now so the large circles at the side of the oblong with small groovi and circle plate start with top Circle add boarder to this as well then do the bottom one so as it matches up with the oblong then add third so sits between the two repeat the other side. at this stage thought cant leave the top like that so with the smallest circles and boarders added them top and bottom. The middle circle I put the sprig plate in added this now with the small groovi system added the ups to the four circles And put in the rest of the words. Now with big groovi and perforating plate And embossing tool and still the reverse side of the parchment you can make the dots in every up circle  hope with out perforating . then turn over parchment so as front is face up and with your perforating tool do the four holes in the squares of oblong  and cut your crosses with your parchment scissors

Now take your black Clarity board turn it to the soft side use your biggest embossing tool and lightly do your white areas don't press to hard or do to much at a time rest this in-between so it does not buckle then when you go back in to whiten again use slightly smaller tool still don't press to hard
Now with the colouring you will need to work from the back but you also need the hard side of your board to colour in. When I finished I trimming the piece back and attached to turquoise paper with pinflair glue gel in each corner only so wont show through glued gems in these corners and glued all this to main navy card I do hope you enjoyed this and give you some ideas thank you for joining me hope I see you again soon


  1. I wonder how many plates you used to create your scene, Julie? Much work and concentration here! Lovely. ;~}

  2. A lovely parchment design, you have put so much work into it. Xx

  3. Thank you Shelagh and Carol xx

  4. Fab card Julie, and so much Groovi work has gone into it. Great detailed blog too, and so easy to follow.
    I'm sure this will encourage our crafting followers to have a go at this month's Challenge.
    Hope you're doing well, and have a lovely weekend, Carole x

  5. Brilliant card Julie; with a great combination of stamps and groovi. Xxx

  6. What a great card Julie I love the combination of stamps and groovi too xx