Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Time for a bit of Clarity .....

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a good weekend and that this week is being kind to you.  We're having quite the Indian summer over here and I'm not complaining one little bit.  The woolly sweaters and the boots can stay in the wardrobe a little longer I think! As much as I love Autumn, I'm not ready to say Cheerio to my summer sandals just yet!

Did any of you manage to catch Barbara on the telly at the weekend?  Didn't she do well ..... great shows with lots of new products and what an amazing collection of art work from the Design Team.

My name was mentioned a couple of times ...... it's always weird seeing your stuff on TV and I was so nervous I could hardly watch!!!  I actually recorded the shows ...... and watched them yesterday when there was no one in the house!!!

Last week I gave you a little peek at a few of the things I'd been up to ..... well here's a closer look at some that made it to air ......

The gorgeous new Ballerina's ...... from the Beauty and Charm set

Lot's of spritzing and spraying with Distress Inks ...... love these colours!!
And then over the top with a quick spritz of Perfect Pearls .... the ballerina was covered with a mask before I started spraying by the way

The background was done using one of the new stencils along with Grunge Paste .... again coloured using the Distress inks and a touch of Perfect Pearls

I even used my Distress inks to colour a piece of  white ribbon to match .....

This one, I think, was on the shelf behind Barbara ...... this time using one of the dancers from Elegance and Grace .......

Mounted on a canvas .... using another of the new stencils for the backgrounds.

I know I shouldn't have favourites but I love this stencil!  I used Distress inks for the colour on the main image and then clear embossing paste to add some detail to the canvas.

I coloured in the ballerina using Spectrum Noir pencils ..... then fussy cut around her

I added a touch of fine glitter to one of the large circles ...... and placed the dancer on the top to give the look of her balancing on a glitterball.

Next up ..... the new Christmas designs starting with those gorgeous, delicate Snowflakes

How pretty are these ...... and this was such a simple design to do.

I embossed the snowflakes randomly onto white card .... using Versamark ink and white embossing powder 

Then I added the colour over the top ...... using 2 or 3 shades of blue Distress.  I flicked some clean water over the ink, let it sit for a few seconds then mopped up the excess with kitchen roll, leaving the gorgeous speckled background .... looks a little like falling snow

I quickly polished over the embossed snowflakes to remove any leftover ink and bring out the white again, and then added a touch of fine glitter here and there.

A bit of silver thread and some sparkly sequins to finish off ......

and a festive sentiment stamped and embossed, using the Letterbox stamps.

Finally ..... the brand new Best Wishes Sentiments.  What a great set .... covers most occasions.
I kept with the Christmas theme ...... and the traditional festive red and green .....

Coloured with the pencils again .....

And a little more detail added around the edge using one of the stamps from the Santa and Stars set

And to finish off ..... a sprinkling of Chunky White embossing powder to give the look of snow 

Phew!  My first Clarity samples on TV ......  I'm so pleased to be part of such a talented bunch!!

Thanks for popping by  ........ enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Gorgeous cards Linda, the new stamps look great, just a shame I missed the show.
    Avril xx

  2. Fab collection of cards, Linda!

  3. Great collection of cards! Sorry I didn't get to see the show though.


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