Monday rolled round fast, didn’t it! In case you are new to the Clarity blogging ‘One Day at a Time’, I thought I would recap the poem which I wrote and which I follow here, for my daily blog:
Monday’s Blog is trees and flowers,
Tuesday’s Blog rolls back the hours,
Wednesday’s Blog is something new,
Thursday’s Blog is always blue
Friday’s Blog, a private peak,
Saturday’s Blog, a new technique,
But the blog that is posted on the Sabbath Day is
step by step and typically Gray!
We had a Comment candy giveaway, which Emma Burns won,
and we have an even bigger random giveaway, a £100 Clarity stash, when the blog followers reach 700. To qualify for that one, you have to attach the Giveaway Button to your blog and then leave a comment saying you have. And so the blog goes on...
Here’s a nice and simple one using a pretty flower corner and a wonderful verse.
You will need
Make up sponges
Secure the A6 card to a craft mat with low tack masking tape. Notice I have used the whole width of the tape at the top and half the width at the bottom. This will be my stamping guide.
Stamp the flower corner in black, using the tape to guide you. Notice the corners meet in the centre.
Stamp the lovely verse into the centre, using the black again.
Use the birds and the twig from the Joy Set to perch here and there. This little set is one of the loveliest in our whole collection. You should go and check it out.
Colour in the flower corners with a selection of Promarkers.
Position a little sun mask punched out of a sticky Post It at the top, tear a hill from a piece of copy paper, and now add a little background landscape, using a make-up sponge dipped in the Lettuce and Butterscotch ink pads.
Trim the A6 white card so the all 4 edges sit right.
Layer your art on some pretty matching floral paper (or stamp some using the corner!)
Mount the art on a plain ivory card, and there you have it.
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