In The craftroom 12th July 2014 – Clarity Inspiration

 A busy week work wise this week meant I had not had the time to plan or prep anything for this afternoon so I just needed a “moment of clarity” so to speak, lol

While at a Maria Simms workshop  a couple of weeks ago, Maria showed us an “extreme” masking technique  using the Clarity Filigraphy petal stamps. I was really inspired by this and purchased the stamp set thinking that the group would enjoy doing this too.

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This was the card I made at the workshop and here is what the group managed to produce today.Love the array of colours they came up with

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They were all really pleased the the results too. If you would like to find out more about the work shops Maria does here is the link to her blog,Inkymits.blogspot.com  for more information and If there is one being put on near you, get yourself there, you will have a lovely fun filled day.

Time for a break and a natter to catch up with what been happening over the last couple of weeks, then I turned to the lady her self, Barbara Gray for the next project. On her blog the other day she did a quick step by step for a “one layer ” card which I again thought would be an ideal project for the group to have a go with. Barbara blogs every day (and I struggle to manage once a week lol) and here is the link to the step by step if you would like to try this too.Barbaragrayblog.blogspot.com.

After I had had a go at this technique, I knew that I had  a stamp that would just finish it off purrfectly

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This is one of my favourite stamps (very well used) and is from Katzelcraft  (a French company, but the postal rates are very reasonable).  The rest of the group thought he looked rather good too …

 

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But they still managed to put their own spin on it too.  Diane (top left) Jackie (top right) Irene (bottom left) and Lisa (bottom right) Not bad for first attempts, and we have learnt a few lessons on what not to do for next time too lol.

The rest of the stamps are all from Clarity Stamps including the words (except the “get well soon”)

 

Sorry a bit short,  but sweet I hope. The W— word beckons again I’m afraid

But thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Beautifully crafted cards, love the CAS card and the finishing touch with the cat, that was inspirational. I adore Katzelcraft stamps especially their cat stamps.

  2. Lisa

    A very quiet session lol as we were all concentrating, really enjoyed this masking technique x

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