Saturday, 4 May 2013

Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog

Well it's be over been a year since I last blogged, how bad is that.    

It's a bit strange typing this now as the layout has completely changed since I last did this. So bear with me until I get the hang of it again, who knows where this might end up.

I've realised that I'm never going to be a really regular blogger, those of you who manage to post everyday deserve a medal.  I just don't have enough time to commit to it.

Anyway, I've decided to resurrect my blog as someone suggested I enter one of my cards into the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog, (thank you Amy Calderbank) so I thought I'd give it a go this month and hopefully in future months too.  

Over the past year I've been posting my cards on Facebook but am going to try to use Facebook and blog again and see how we get on.

So here is the card I'm going to enter into the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog

I made this card for a colleague at work who is leaving for another job after 34 years, a huge change in her life, so I thought this stamp from the Clarity New Design Club was perfect.  I actually made the butterfly a while ago and never got round to using it, but I felt it made the perfect accent for this card as butterflies go through a change all of their own. The butterfly which was part of the kit from In the Classroom Lesson 9 was stamped onto a background made using Clarity Card with Adirondack inks, clingfilm and water as shown In the Classroom Lesson 10 (The Birdcage Kit), then coloured with Promarkers.  I cut off the antennae as they were too fiddly to cut out and mounted it using foam pads.  I then drew the antennae back in using a fine Micron pen.

The sentiment was stamped onto a Spellbinder shape using a mixture of Eggplant and Wild Plum Adirondack inks, and the edges of the shape were edged using the same colours mixed on a makeup sponge.

The background was made with a mask embossed using the Grand Calibur and coloured with glimmer chalks. I inked round the edges with a make up sponge in the same colours as the sentiment and then mat and layered it onto matt silver card and then dark purple card.

I made the bow using some wire edged ribbon I've had in my box for years then finally added a few gems, just because.

Hope you like it!!

Bye for now

Luv Hev



  1. Great card Hev, love the butterfly and all of the different techniques you've used.

    Thanks for joining us over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge for our "It's all in the Sentiment" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  2. Lovely card Hev very pretty, thanks so much for entering the challenge and good luck xx

  3. Pretty card Hev, love the colours. Good luck in the challenge x

  4. Lovely entry for our Challenge Hev - really like the embossed background, the colours work perfectly.
    Good luck.