Saturday, 1 October 2016

Square and circle Elephant

Hello every one well another month has gone by already this month Clarity challenge is SQUARES AND CIRCLES so I choose this Elephant from Clarity Groovi club do like these elephants you can do so many occasions with this one well lets begin

Clarity groovi starter pack / Square plate / circle plate
Clarity parchment / parchment tools / parchment scissors
Clarity groovi club system / Elephant from groovi club / small square plate
Clarity groovi straight prinking plate /Clarity Straight corner punch
Clarity groovi black board
Claritys new Boarder holder System
Clarity New boarder pattern pricking plate
Polychromo colour pencils

Lets get started

Use A tumble dryer sheet over your parchment so your tools glide smoothly  do your embossing and white work and colouring on the reverse but your pricking from the front
With your square plate in main groovi system work out which square you would like I used the outer size but did the inner square two deep, Then your circle plate in should fit just tight between the square but only gone down one circle on this for the boarder

Now with The small Groovi system from club or if you have the adapter to put small plates in I put my Elephants in
Now put in your square plate in and add little squares to the corners Put your pricking mat underneath the boarder system and have the right side of your parchment for all pricking  Find the right pattern to put in these my idea was to emboss one square and cut out the next and so on Go to main groovi system And straight groovi plate with number two tool on the reverse still put in the dots between the square and circles

with your soft side of your black board or blue start adding the whiting but with the 4 tool don't rub to hard want light feather strokes as it is important as it will buckle and it does well to rest the work go put the kettle on have tea or coffee and start again each time it will get slightly whiter  

Back to the groovi system I decided to put squares in the circles so that I could emboss circle dots as I felt it needed something
Now back to your hard side of your board add your colours I wanted to keep to bronze pinks greys for this but still on the reverse side of parchment

With your parchment scissors holding them flat with slight twist make your cuts when I had done this I used my soft board again and also whiten the inner part of the elephants ears felt this made the ears come to life
I cut around this work leavening a boarder so I could fit this nicely to backing gold card with punch

Well I hope this has been useful to you all and you have enjoyed doing this like I have thank you for coming along to my sight hope you will come back again soon xx


  1. Your card is so exquisite, Julie and the colouring delightful. ;~}

  2. This is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration x

  3. This is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration x

    1. Thank you Julie that means a lot x

  4. I love elephants too Julie. This is a great parchment piece and the white work definitely gives it depth and brings the elephants to life.
    A real inspiration for this month's Challenge.
    Take care, Carole x

  5. A great parchment piece Julie. The elephants are fab. x