When Japonica met Viola…

When Japonica met Viola…

Hi there,

Thanks for popping in. 27th January already? It can’t be! Blimey. I’m still looking at the box of decorations in the dining room which haven’t made it up the loft yet! May as well leave them downstairs at this rate; It’ll be Christmas again before we know it!

Had a great day with Tina yesterday. It was good to catch up and have a proper heart to heart. Your flooding Facebook with your artwork using her designs this weekend certainly did the trick! Thank you xxx

A week or so ago, I showcased a set of entwined floral framers on HOCHANDA. Drew them to go with the Floral ABC. 

Very busy show saleswise, but my head was all over the place. Just couldn’t settle, and afterwards the perfectionist in me felt I could have done better. So I have taken one of the samples which I started but didn’t have time to complete, and thought I’d take it through to completion today…

Wanted to explain how you can stretch or expand the entwined framer to accommodate more than one letter, like here:

Dots & Spots Mixed Impressions Texture Stamp in the background.

But now, let’s add half an hour and a tin of Polychromos to this and see where we end up…

Drop shadow makes all the difference….

That’ll do. Let’s trim and blend in the edges.

Find a matching background layer….

All done. Much happier now I’ve actually finished it. Grace wrote a fabulous blog last week about project completion. I’m a box ticker too. How about you? Claritymattersblog.com

Anyway. Time to crack on with prep for TV again. What’s coming up? Come back tomorrow, and I’ll tell you all about it. There’s some pretty fantastic stuff coming up…

Love & Hugs,

Barb xxx

16 thoughts on “When Japonica met Viola…

  1. Beautiful colours and the backing is a great match. So very pretty. Thank you for my NDC goodies, love all 4 xx
    Ps thanks also for the extra 10% off voucher which I could put to my Tina order x x

  2. So glad you had a lovely day & worked your charm on Tina. I don’t do Facebook so couldn’t post anything but I use her Groovi plate designs more than any others. Love today’s artwork xx

  3. I love these stamps, so much so I had to buy them all. Love this project too. Glad you had a good day with Tina and hopefully she will be back in full swing soon. Xxxx

  4. Hello Barbara
    You are not alone. My Christmas tree is still under the stairs in its box, waiting to go back up the attic, lol.
    Love all these stamps and I like to finish my projects. Get unsettled if I have too many UFOs on the go.

  5. Today is really a Clarity day!!! First monthly goodies which are über delightful this month and now this superb project!!! Thank you so much!

  6. So pleased you had a lovely time with Tina yesterday and found time finish this beautiful project today. I have lots of unfinished projects sadly, but I did make a huge pile of cards yesterday with stamps and dies and backgrounds that were on my craft desk! It’s much tidier now so hopefully I’ll feel more like crafting x

  7. Received my club goodies today, a perfect start to 2020.
    This year seems to be flying already and I’m rushing to catch up on everything which had to be put on hold recently. Pity my body doesn’t work as fast as my mind. Hahaha😀
    Pleased you had a good time with Tina.

  8. Glad I am not the only one that can’t believe it is nearly the end of January. Love all the club projects this month & your newsletter. Thanks also for the up date on Jeannine & Alain. I had been wondering how things were going with them so please pass on my best wishes.
    Todays project is so pretty but for now they are on my wish list. Must go & look at the You Tube challenge & Tina’s Sale.

  9. Hi Barbara
    Ohh wow. I do wish I could colour like you do
    Your work is so so beautiful one day I will sit down and have a go wit( my pencils ✏️. People do the most amazing things. You have a lovely evening looking forward to seeing what clarity is bringing us next.
    Hugs 🤗

  10. Hello Barb, what a beautiful step by step. I have just gone through the email with the TV guide and wow, we are in for a treat this coming weekend. Received my Club envelope, and absolutely love it all, just want to get stuck in with all 3 items, stamp, stencil and die. Great catch up with the news letter too. Please pass my best wishes to Jeannine and Alain. Take care all. Bx

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