Monday, 18 January 2016

A Wee bit of Clarity .....

Happy Monday!

Another weekend over .....  and the birthday celebrations are all done (again!) ......... well, until this weekend that is.  Yes we'll be doing it all again on Sunday ..... Chris's turn next ..... told you January was a busy month for us!!!

Speaking of next weekend ..... Paul Church is back on our TV screens with more fabulous Clarity Stamp designs.
Put the date in your diary then you don't forget .....
When ...... Sunday January 24th
Where ..... HOCHANDA ..... that's Sky channel 663/Freeview 39/Freesat 817
What time .....  10am  and again at 2 and 5pm
That's next Sunday sorted for all you Clarity fans.

Before all that though I've got a nice quick and easy card for you using some of the stamps from Barbara's shows at the beginning of January.
We saw the launch of the new Wee Shops and Houses  ..... remember these ..... how cute are they!!!

A great addition to the Wee range.

There was also the Wee Folk and those fabulous Word Chains ...... such a useful set of stamps to have in your collection.

For this design I used one of my acrylic blocks to add the colour for the background, and then stamped directly over the top ...... easy!
Simply swipe your ink pads over the acrylic block to apply the colour...... I used Distress inks for my design.
Spritz over with a little water .... not too much,  then use the acrylic block as you would a stamp to lay down the colour on your piece of card.  Apply a little pressure and watch the colours blend and spread .... cool eh!

 Once it's dry, take one of the Wee Folk stamps and stamp onto the coloured panel using a Black Archival ink .....

Add one of the words from a Clarity Word Chain and you're done.
Or ..... use two like I've done on my card.  The 'friends' part is actually the word Friendship from Chain #8..... I've just masked off the end bit!!

We also had the Wee Foliage  and the trees

Another simple card ...... Mask off a panel and brush some Distress inks onto your card. You can see I used one of the Moon masks to create the sun ...... the inner bit to get the circle shape, then the outer part to add the colour.

I stamped the foliage across the bottom using first and second generation stamping

I removed the mask and added a length of Double-sided tape along the edge of the stamped panel .... I used the ultra tacky stuff, you know the one I mean with the red backing tape.
I then covered this with gold gilding flakes to give a nice finish and used another one of those fab word chains to add a greeting.

Don't forget ....... make a note of the date and join Paul for more fabulous Clarity products along with great demos full of tips and techniques.

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

Cheerio until next time



  1. Linda, great cards !!!!!
    The houses, just great !

    Ineke XX

  2. Fab selection of cards, Linda - I like the idea of using an acrylic block for the inky background, I will definitely have to give that a go! xx

  3. Thank you for the reminders about the tv schedule. The cards are lovely and those wee people/ houses etc look really fun. Great technique with the acrylic block and inks. Thanks for the inspiration x

  4. Beautiful samples Linda, I love black and white with a pop of colour, and the acrylic block background is one of my fave things to do, been doing it with my little Gelli plates recently. X

  5. Great cards Linda, I particularly love the wee houses, they are so cute and so detailed! Anne xx


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