Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Clarity Stamp Challenge - Stencils

Hi, today I have my card for the Clarity Stamps Challenge, this month using Stencils.

I thought that I would use my neglected Gelli plate for this. I started out by adding some distress inks in shades of brown to my Gelli plate and taking a print. My idea was to give some colour to the Clarity Stamp trellis stencil. I then added some Paperartsy paints in lines to the Gelli plate, Greens in the foreground, taupe  and blues. Then added the trellis stencil and took my print, I loved the dark and moody look to my card. I took several more prints with the paint that was left on the Gelli plate so I have plenty of backgrounds ready in my stash. I had planned to add flowers to my trellis using various stencils, I started with the Poppies Stencil in the foreground and I pulled some grunge paste through it. I loved the effect of the poppies on their own, to create more of a picture, with the Gelli paint background suggesting green fields, distant hills and blue sky, that I decided less is more and didn't add the extra flowers to my trellis. I coloured the poppies with Spectrum noir pencils and added some banks of red poppies into the background too.

The poppies are so relevant at the moment with Remembrance Day approaching, I chose to add the "Remember" from the Word Chains and to finish my card I mounted it on a white background. This brings to mind the amazing display of poppies at the Tower of London last year, sadly I didn't manage to visit.

As my card has the beautiful poppies created with grunge paste I am also entering it into the Country View Crafts blog Challenge - Add some Texture.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my design

Kathy xx


  1. This this a gorgeous card you have made I do like your choice of stencils you have used and the background. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xxx

    1. Thank you Carol, the trellis stencil is a firm favourite of mine, xx

  2. Love your piece of work the colour stencil work it all goes good luck in the clarity challenge xx

  3. Wow, this is a stunning card and it looks like many layers...sooo pretty!

  4. great card - lots of layers and a very fitting card for this time of year. Good luck and thanks for entering

  5. Love this, and yes, your use of poppies so apt! X

  6. A very lovely card and design. Thanks for entering this month's Clarity Challenge and good luck.

  7. I like your chosen combination of stencils, Kathy. Poignant too. Best wishes in this month's Clarity Challenge. ;~}

  8. A lovely design, Kathy, and so apt for this time of year. Good luck in the challenge x

  9. A lovely card Kathy. Thanks for entering this month's Clarity challenge. Good luck x

  10. Love all the shimmery colours - great card! Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x


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