Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thursday Garden Heart Show in November ?!


Hello there,
Thought I would share a new stamp with you. I drew it last week, and the finished effort - one super, large Claritystamp - landed on my table today. So I had to try it out, and I have to say, it is absolutely delightful! So much so, that I decided to showcase it here, on Thursday the Blue Blog day.

Why the blue? Our stamps are indexed with blue. 
Always have been. 
There's a perfectly logical reason for this. Nay! There are three! 
Firstly, it's a great quality control method. 
If there is an imperfection on the clear stamp, it is difficult to detect, it being see-through and all that.
As soon as we index it, we can see the details. Now although we seldom make a dodgy stamp, this is our way of keeping them in the building!
Secondly, although we have developed a way of handmaking the stamps without having to handcut them all, there are still some images which are handcut. 
We need the blue indexing to see what we are cutting! 
Let's take a closer look....


 Thirdly, it helps you see what the image looks like, too. Once you get it home, you can wipe the indexing off easily with nail varnish remover or by rubbing well with a baby-wipe, but with Claritystamps, it's all in the detail. 
Shall we get in a little closer?


So now we have established why they're blue, let's enjoy the artwork. I am very happy with the way this heart came out. I was worried it might be too busy, but it really does stamp up well.

I used a new Archival inkpad here, called Cornflower Blue
It is lovely second generation inked, too. 
In other words, blot it first before you stamp it!


There is a darker Archival blue called Cobalt, but it yields a very different blue at any generation.
Anyway, I do hope you like the artwork. When I get a sec, I shall turn it into a nice card. Bit busy just now, getting ready for TV this  weekend. Hope you can join me.
Just had a thought. Wonder if it would shrink well....

Have a great day!
love,
Barb
x


67 comments:

  1. barbara the stamp is absolutely beautiful i have not seen a stamp in a while that jumps out at me but this really does well done you clever lady.......

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  2. It's a very beautiful stamp Barbara and I can see it being used on lots of occasions . Looking forward to the weekend shows even though I have to record them ! I love them when I catch up x take care x

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  3. Lovely new stamp Barbara and I can see it will be another ' sell out ' for you. I do love the cornflower blue archival stamp pad and may just try your suggestion on the shrink plastic .... just to see what it shrinks like. That is when I buy mine of course. Good Luck this weekend xx

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  4. Can't wait for the weekend will be ready and waiting. The heart is sweet.
    Barbs

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  5. it is absolutely wonderful Barbara so pretty cannot wait to buy it xxx

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  6. Beautiful Stamp Barbara, so many ideas now. Have added to my shopping list.

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  7. what a beautiful new stamp its gorgeous and so many ways you could use it

    Jackie x

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Barbara another stamp to add to my ever expanding "must get" list. I have just started creating with your stamps after seeing you on C&C, you are very talented. I have joined your club and look forward to my monthly stamp and your newsletter. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and also the clear tutorials on your dvd,'s, (yes am collecting them too) xx

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  9. This is an absolute beauty Barb! I can't wait to get my hands on this. xxx

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  10. What a gorgeous stamp, Barbara. Love it! Looking forward to to the weekend. x

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  11. What a fabulous stamp, I absolutely have to have it. I can think of so many uses for it. Thank you for sharing it with us Barbara, it's fantastic. I will add it to my ever growing list!! xx

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  12. Fabulous stamp , will have to buy this one.

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  13. Morning Barbara, I have just found your blog page after a friend recommended it to me. A lovely stamp today. Will definitely follow your blog daily from now on. Janice x

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    1. Hi Janice, I'm glad you have looked in, I said it was good. You will find something different everyday. Sally x

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  14. Blooming georgous Barb! I want, no NEED, this one! Must go on the Christmas list! (Santa... I have been exceptionally good this year!!).

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    1. Bu...r waiting for santa Amanda! I want it NOW! xxx

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    2. I gave in and ordered mine now. I might wrap it up and give it to myself for Christmas, after I have had a play, of course. xx Maggie

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  15. This stamp is just beautiful Barbara. Maybe Santa will be good to me and put it in my stocking. I love the new Archival colours too, so they are also on my wish list x

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  16. Really beautiful stamp, so delicate.

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  17. Love the new stamp. Really looking forward to watching you on C & C on the weekend - I always learn something and enjoy your shows. Thanks

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  18. Another "must-have" for sure. It is so lovely Barbara, well done once more. Love Marian x

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  19. Beautiful stamp something else to add to the ever growing list. Looling forward to the shows at the weekend . Have fun..hope you're with somebody proper xx

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  20. Just wonderful Barbara. I can envisage you sitting there drawing it. A lovely stamp yet again, looking forward to seeing the card when you get some time. Will be watching the shows at the weekend. xxx

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  21. Yet another wonderful stamp added to the Clarity family. Something else to add to my wish list along with joining the Clarity design club.

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  22. a real beauty Barb - will have to get that one to go with my arty heart xx

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  23. Hi. A very pretty heart with lots of style. Love it!

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  24. Love the new 'heart' stamp, just in time to go on my Christmas 'wish' list.

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  25. Exquisite stamp, that and the new archival blue have just hit my wish list xx

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  26. wonderful stamp, I am also looking Forward to the Weekend Shows xx

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  28. Looks great ideal for an anniversary card. When can we order?
    Really looking forward to the weekend.

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  29. Beautiful stamp ...... would make a lovely texture plate too .... thank Barbara for your inspiration as always

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  30. Hi Barbara, a very pretty stamp. Looking forward to seeing the finished card. Kind regards Joanne K x

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  31. This is such a lovely design, Barbara, and I know it will be well used, and a total sell out. Not sure if all that beautiful detail will shrink as it is, but a smaller version in the same style would be good. Have a good weekend. xx Maggie

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  32. Ooh I love this stamp. Perhaps father Christmas will bring me one on the big day. I've left a big subtle hint for him! Looking forward to the weekend shows.
    Lesley

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  33. Another beautiful stamp! Looking forward to the weekend shows. xx

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  34. Gorgeous stamp Barbara and as it just happens to be pay day today, I've ordered it already. Then I'll use it to decorate candles to give to everyone as presents because I've got no money left to buy presents!!!! It's more fun to make them anyway x

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  35. Another beautiful stamp. How do you do it Barbara? Can't wait for the TV shows this weekend . You give so much enjoyment and pleasure to me

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  36. There you go again ..making something we all 'need'.....lovely stamp...lovely colour...bring on the weekend I say!!!
    PS does it sit in the club stencil?

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  37. This is just gorgeous Barbara. I bet we will be seeing this one done with every method you can imagine! Its a great one for Altered Art and Tags too!!

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  38. Well that's a WOW if ever I saw one!!! What a magnificent stamp ....I definitely want that one!! Thank you for being so clever at designing new stamps! Hugs xxx

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  39. What a beautiful stamp Another one to go on the list.

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  40. Simply beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with this one. Xxx

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  41. Well, that is an absolutely stunning stamp Barbara! Very intricate and just goes to show what good quality your stamps are that all the detail still shows on the image.
    Thanks Susan

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  42. Ooh this stamp is wonderful - so delicate in design - I love it! xx

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  43. Gorgeous artwork on this stamp, can't wait to order it. I'll definitely be shrinking it :-) xx

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  44. I think the new stamp is fab, can't wait to add it to my heart collect. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  45. Loving the beautiful detail in this new stamp, can't wait to see the gorgeous cards that you produce using it! x

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  46. Wow I am in love with stamp, looking forward to the weekend x

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  47. Fabulous new stamp design - love the intricate detail! I am trying to be good for Christmas......

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  48. lovely stamp with an exceptional amount of detail. i think it would shrink very well. and that cornflower blue is so nice. another to go on list xx

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  49. What a gorgeous stamp. This one will be right at the top of my very next order. I love the detail and versatility. Looking forward to seeing what else is new this weekend and to another fab classroom session x

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  50. It's beautiful Barbara and I love the new cornflower blue ink. Two more things for my wish list. X

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  51. Lovely stamp... can see it being used in many ways and for many occasions, love the detail. xx Annie

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  52. Great stamp Barbara. Trying this through safari now x

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  53. A fabulous 'must have' stamp.
    Beryl xx

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  54. Love the new stamp it will be great for early next year in the spring, keep them coming Barbara you always inspire.

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  55. Love the new stamp it will be great for early next year in the spring, keep them coming Barbara you always inspire.

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  56. Absolute beauty. I am going to Janet Pring's fab Clarity Workshop on Sunday so will be recording the shows. You have really inspired me to start stamping (and brayering, and using brushes etc!).

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  57. What a beautiful stamp, you truly are one talented person xx

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  58. What a lovely stamp, you must be pleased with it, hmm Shrik plastic ? You have a plan me thinks lol. Xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x