Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Clarity Stamps Challenge No 23

Hi, this is my card design for the current Clarity Stamps Challenge No 23,

"Things with Wings"

I had just purchased the filligraphy swallow set so thought that was as a great stamp set to try out for this challenge. Lots of different ideas for the background, but eventually chose to go with a stamped tile area for the birds and a fully stamped background using the filligraphy petals set. Lots of masking and Adirondack inking, with Stonewashed, Denim and some Bottle to get the shadows. the Bottle shows up more on my photograph than in reality. Used the "Harmony" stamp from a Clarity Word Chain stamp set as my theme.

My colours were influenced by the traditional blue and white china "Willow Pattern" which I felt the filligraphy birds reminded me of. I coloured the swallows with Spectrum Noir pens

I drew the edging to the tile, a la Barb recent demo on C&C, and coloured with distress markers, colours picked up on the two blue matt and layer edging to my card.

Do take a look at the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog so many great designs to get inspiration from, there is still time to enter if you are quick.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my card design.

Kathy xx


  1. Love your card the colours and how you put it all together lovely background good cc luck in Clarity challenge

  2. Beautiful card and colours thank you for entering the challenge and good luck. Xx

  3. Gorgeous card Kathy. I love the way the colours of the birds and your lovely background complement each other. A real harmony! Thank you for entering the challenge. Good luck! xx

  4. This is beautiful Kathy; so much detail. I love the stamped background and you have done a great job with the shading; a very realistic 3D effect. Good luck in this month's challenge. Xxx

  5. Beautiful design Kathy. I also love the background and the colours of your birds. Good luck in the challenge. x

  6. This is lovely Kathy - you've created a real 3D effect with your shading. It looks fab. Well done with all the techniques you've used and good luck with this month's challenge x

  7. A really lovely card. The background works beautifully and the shading on the birds is super. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.


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