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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Flower Power


Welcome to March crafters...

It may have been two weeks since my last post, but I've been busy behind the scenes - honest!

Last Saturday (22nd February) my ladies (and no gent this time) got together for our monthly Clarity Stampers East Midlands workshop in Peterborough.  We had loads of crafty fun as well as cakes and chatter.

I've also been finalising my new workshop in Nottingham.  All of ths details can be found on my workshop page.  Exciting times...

If you're interested in either of these workshops please contact me @ claritystampersEM@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

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We're starting the month off with a new challenge over at the Clarity stamp challenge blog and the theme for this month is FLOWER POWER.  Quite an apt one this time as we have Mothers Day on the 30th March and flowers are so versatile we can use them for almost any occasion.

My inspirational card for this month is a twist on one of the classroom cards that Barbara did with Leonie.  Remember happy Davy?  I've just turned mine into an easel card and added the lettering to the ledge at the bottom which the easel leans against.  You can adapt the wording in many ways depending on the occasion.


Materials
Stamp - long grass
Mask - letter box
Adirondack ink - stream

When working with inks you may find that your hands get covered and you seem to have more ink on your hands than you do on your artwork.  A good way of removing it is to use Imperial Leather soap, it doesn't remove it all but is better than anything else I've ever tried.  


Barbara herself uses Imperial Leather so if it's good enough for Barbara it's good enough for me!




xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

8 comments:

  1. Morning Sazzle, what a gorgeous card and such attention to detail, I love the clever use of the flower head in the corners. Perfect inspiration for the Clarity Challenge....looking forward to the Clarity shows tomorrow....have a great weekend...Jo. X

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  2. Hi Saz, a beautiful card. So effective the stamping around the words especially.

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  3. Beautiful job Sazzle! Fantastic card! I'm with Naomi... Impressive stamping around the lettering! Xx

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  4. Great card Sazzle. I love the stamping around the words too - it really sets them off. x

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  5. Lovely card Sazzle. The colours are brill. Imperial leather is a great soap. Hugs xx

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  6. This is a lovely card Sazzle, I love that colour and the shading and stamping behind the word is fab xx

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  7. Really enjoyed making this card, and as it is so near mothers day I changed the wording to simply say MAM. I just love the colour and of course your wonderful inspiration. Thanks Sazzle... Vxxx

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  8. I agree with the comments above - the shading and stamping behind the letters is superb. Love the faux stitching too.
    Looking forward to the Clarity show this morning to see more of your fabulous designs xxxx

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