Monday, 1 August 2016

Summer time

Hello everyone, This months Clarity challenge FANCY CUTTING so many uses for this one but this is what I have come up with hope you enjoy this.
This is what I used
Maroon card
Clarity theother card / Gelli card
Clarity stencil Giraffe
Clarity new Africa stamps /Africa wee stamps /Clarity letter stamps
Clarity club stamp summer
Artistry ink lime kiss collection /Distress ink pad Walnut stain
Promarkers /pinflair glue gel / Clarity stencil brushes
Spellbinders boarder strip /calibur /copie paper
Scoring board /Masking tape / double sided tape

Lets get started

Stamp Giraffes using Walnut ink pad Cut square around this piece card apply masking tape around the edges
With morning dew I used the brush added colour till was happy I then tore copy paper to do the hills using avocado making sure that the hills at the back get lighter to get perspective

Take masking tape off using promarkers colour this in and do squiggle line around the out side using fine point promarker in dark brown

Backed this on to piece maroon card

This was my first attempt of running a ink filled stencil through my machine I used Walnut stain using copy paper not to spread ink every where in machine did not come out as dark as wanted but its more distressed might work

With stencil brushes I used orange popsicle Terracotta and roasted chestnut did thius till happy with coverage
Then with Clarity the other card and spell binder die run this through machine worked out with my background where needed to add score lines in the corners I cut squares out so could fit this piece work to the backing card

I set to work adding Time and the wee stamps using morning due added the sky at the top of sky added a bit of aqua fusion to make this appear darker Ripped copy paper for the hills make not to dark as these are in the distance and stamp wild grasses using lime kiss avocado and Wedgewood green

Stamped summer on to theother card using my cutter cut the edges into points coloured this with promarkers used a dark brown promaker chisel end went round the edges to the backing card first I applied to the  strip using double sided tape then the summer I used lumps of pinflair glue gel then added last the giraffes backed it all when dry on the my maroon card hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making this hope you will join me again soon


  1. Love your art work, i must add these stamps to my wish list. Xx

    1. yep I fell in love with them to thank you

  2. Love your art work, i must add these stamps to my wish list. Xx

  3. Another stunning example, Julie, you have so many good ideas and I think all the little added details are fab. I have the Wee Africa stamps but will add the giraffes etc to my list for the Retreat. ;~}

  4. These new Africa stamps are great. Love the colouring on your giraffe and the stenciled background to match. x

  5. A lovely way to use the African stamps Julie x

  6. A great card Julie love your design fab use of the animal stamps xx

  7. Hi Julie - what a lovely piece this is.
    Those giraffe are wonderful aren't they. Clarity produce the best wildlife stamps don't they?
    Carole x

    1. Thank you Carol yes clarity do produce best stamps xx

  8. Great composition, great colours; a really lovely card Julie. Xxx

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