Friday, 26 June 2015

Clarity Stamps Challenge : Boys, boys, boys

Hi, today I have my entry for the Clarity Stamps Challenge Blog, theme : Boys, boys, boys.

This took me a while to decide on what to create. My first thought was a "Gone Fishing" sign to hang up by the front door. I spent a good while finding clarity stamps and stencils got the board ready and then saw Barbara's blog on the Gelli plate and Fresco paints, and I was veering off in a completely different direction.

I actually started this piece with the gelli plate and fresco paints and Clarity stencils and 7x7 gelli card, they are all there underneath. I peeled my print with a lighter section in the middle using the flare frame stencil, it just didn't inspire me, so I picked up my brayer and rolled on some guacamole paint and then blue oyster, this was definitely more fun, topping with Hey pesto, green and South Pacific, blue paint. I had completely covered the gelli card. I stamped some numbers, diamonds and circle shape of the journaling set using distress inks. Then I was thinking that I would use this as a cover for a journal as a gift for a nature loving, and fishing friend. Stamped the landscape background complete with the fisherman and the word chain "Journal" in black ink. Added some highlights with dots through the dotty wave stencil. Folded in half and added some watercolour paper pages with ties to hold in place. Then added the twine to hold shut, and hold a pencil in place.

Back of Journal
I have enjoyed making this project so much I am going to use a lilac and blue paint mix and flower stamps to make a garden journal.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design, and welcome to my new follower, Jo.
Kathy xx


  1. Oh I like this Kathy - such a fabulous background and what a great idea - I hope your friend likes it . Good luck and thanks for entering

  2. This is a lovely card design. Thank you for entering the challenge and the best of luck. Xx

  3. What a lovely idea for a gift Kathy - the background and colouring are great - I do hope your friend likes it. Good luck with the challenge this month. Good luck! x

  4. Great idea to use your piece of art as a gift which will be treasured; a lovely thought! Wishing you success in this month's challenge. ;~}

  5. What a nice project love the colours stenciling would love to receive thus as a present good luck in clarity challenge xx

  6. What a great gift this is Kathy! You just know this will be very well received.
    I love your gelli-plate work, it's a great piece of crafting kit isn't it. Your colour combination, stamps and stencils work perfectly together to create the finished piece.
    Good luck in the challenge this month x

    1. Thanks, I enjoy using the gelli plate, when you reveal the print it is always so exciting to see the results, xx

  7. A lovely project and a super idea. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  8. Great project, Kathy, you sound like you really enjoyed creating this one. I'm sure you gift will be cherished. Good luck in the challenge x


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