Saturday, 31 January 2015

Clarity challenge - things with wings

This is my post for the Clarity Challenge "Things with wings".

I have been away from crafts for a while, with the busy Christmas period and a move to a dedicated craft room!

This card was created using the Clarity chrysanthemum stencil, over which I rubbed a watercolour pencil against some sand paper, then spritzed it with water.  This was a bit of an experiment and the colours ran due to the water resting on the card and running under the stencil slightly (the card stock was quite non-porus).  To recover the piece, when it was dry, I used the corresponding pencil to outline each petal, to give definition to each petal.

The dragonfly is one of my oldest Clarity stamps, which was bought for me by my Mum, along with a couple of other Clarity stamps and a VHS video of Barbara!  I have been hooked on the wonderful Clarity products ever since!  The dragonfly was stamped in black, but I thought it looked too harsh with the flower; along came my newly acquired "Glossy ascents" for the wings, still too harsh, so had the idea of adding irredesent glitter to the wings.  Quite pleased with the combination of accidents and experiments, this really is the joy of crafting, not always following a plan from start to finish!

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