Thanks for stopping by.
So sorry I’m late tonight!
Did some priority sorting today,
and spent the day with my parents, which was lovely.
Wurka and Hollick were locked in the garden shed;
didn’t even get to ride in the boot.
Mum and I went off for a spot of lunch and shopping.
Then back to Dad with the cake and fresh cream!
So please excuse me for cheating a little.
I am simply going to take the blog
which I did for our German speaking friends today,
and translate it!
Cut a piece of Gelli Card down a bit
and cover it with a selection of Dye based inks/Distress Pads,
using Clarity brushes and blending tools
Use a white Brilliance pad through Jo’s Bubbles Stencil,
to create lovely white circles,
randomly, all over.
Different size circles, overlapping is great.
Add a few dots with a white pen too.
Very lovely background this!
So what to use…
Cherry Blossom branch in Black Archival.
Add the beautiful little tits.
It’s OK. It’s nearly 10pm. Way past the watershed !!!
This background is a very fresh take on the Bokeh technique
which folks are raving about lately.
Jo’s Stencil is excellent to use as a mask
for this faux photographic illusion;
in fact it was Jo who put me onto it!
I think we need the little flock of birds in the background,
to add depth, don’t you?
The Spectrum Noir Pencils work beautifully
on top of the dried ink and Brilliance pad.
See how their waxy opacity defines the colours of the individual elements despite an undercoat of a completely contrasting colour?
And if you think I said that in German too,
you really do over-estimate me!!!!
These pencils really are super.
Drag the Brilliance pad around the edges.
Add black card in the background.
This will make the stamped images jump out.
The subtle white circles really create an almost magical feel…
Mount on white, and we’re done.
I do hope you like that one!
There’s a Spring Cleaning Sale going on over at
Webshop Clarity this weekend :
every little helps, as they say.
There’s 20% (30% for Clarity Club Members)
off pretty much everything.
In fact, I have just gone over and had a look.
Ink Pads, stencils, stamps the lot!
They really did take me literally at Clarity Towers,
when I said I wanted to have a Celebration Sale this weekend!
Better go see if Dave is still awake.
He’s definitely feeling very second hand.