Pick a Pic…
Thanks for popping in. Happy Bank Holiday Monday! Monday’s blog is trees & flowers, so I made two quickie cards, using the same stampset : the Deerscape and Meadowdance. I think the trees in this set are superb. If you use the sides of the tree stamps, they make great hedgrows and busshes too!
One was made using the Mixed Impression Ocean Swirl in the background. I had a few spares kicking around, begging to be stamped on!
…and one was made stamping directly onto a designer card from the Antarctica collection:
Which one do you prefer? Let’s choose a fave. We’ll call them Ocean Swirl
Tell me which one you like best. Then the one with the most votes I will make into a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher and send to a random lucky winner who picked the one which won.
Make sense? Gottabeinittowinnit.
Love and light
241 thoughts on “Pick a Pic…”
I’m going with Antartica because it looks like they’ve left the light on!
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)
Mines has to be antartica it’s like your in a giant cave
Happy new year
Tough choice depending on what you want to use it for! But Antartica might squeak by!
I prefer Antarctica
Antarctica for me I love the stunning colours. Really enjoyed the SHAC this morning thank you.
Stay safe everyone xx
Definitely Antarctica what a wild night it must have been.
So difficult but adore the Antarctica papers so would have to choose this one. They are all gorgeous
I love Antartica, the way the light shines through the trees. Hx
Antarctica for me. Sky looks superb
Antarctica as, for me, it has a sort of Northern Lights feel about it and you know we just LURVE the Northern Lights papers, card and parchment.
Oh gosh I love the Antarctica one, it seems everyone else loves it too.
Love Antarctica……..the light effect is fabulous x
Antarctica for me it reminds me of the Northern Lights in some way
What lovely cards, both are great, but my preference is Antarctica. Thank you, too, for great Shac Shack this morning … so good of you to share Bank Holiday time as well as Christmas Day time 👍, you are just wonderful! Best wishes for a good 2021 for you all at Clarity Towers (indeed for us all!) – ein recht frohes neues Jahr. Jutta x
I love the Antarctic one the best xx
Love them both but love the colours of the sky in the Antarctica one. Xx
I like both but my favourite is definitely the one on Antarctica paper.
I like both, but love the Antártica papers! So, Antarctica please 🤞🏻
Love the one on the Antarctica paper.
Definitely Antarctica, I think I’ve only used one design so far from my pad. Very effective, but then again they both look magical. I’m still laughing to myself about my lines – blaming my pen – you know what they say about a bad workman blaming …..
Hope you’ve had a good day, did you get any plates on the go ? Hope so. X
Antarctica is my choice . The paper is just what was needed to make the scene pop.
Has to be Antarctica.
Im going with antarctica,loving the lovely colours and the atmosphere it creates, love your blogs Barbara, keep them coming 🥰
Antarctica – wonderful.
I ordered the Antarctica papers with other amazing products and my order arrived just before Christmas. Very exciting to get to play this week.
Thank you Barbara – joined the SHAC Shac again today – grateful for you, your amazing story telling, laughter, words of wisdom, creativity, tips and tricks. Thank you for the daily opportunity to join you and “focus” and be creative! Take care.
The Antarctica one does it for me, the way the light glows as it rises over the hill is stunning.
Antarctica for me love the colours in the background.
I love them both but if I have to choose it would be Antartica. What you call a quiki card Barbara would take me ages xxx
I think Antarctica just has the edge, brilliant
Well, it has to be Antarctica for me! I adore the set, it might even top Indian Summer now. Loved watching what you did this morning, I really couldn’t see it to begin with, but as it progressed – I thought wow! This I like. Hugs, Gilly x
I like them both , but Antarctica is just a tad my favourite really enjoyed the shac shac today thank you
Antarctica for me, it looks so natural, love the light shining through, beautiful
Antarctica for me
Antarctica for me, an absolutely stunning effect.
The Antarctica reminds me of the Northern Lights so it has to be that pick for me. Beautiful stamp set I must purchase it xx
Antarctica…very atmospheric x
It has to be Antartica
Antarctica . It looks sexy and sultry moonlight madness.
I like the Antarctica one best. The light behind the stamp is beautiful. X
Antarctica my favourite the light shining through make as me think of Florance Nightingle and her lamp. Full of hope beautiful card.
Definitely Antarctica for me too, love the effect of the light in the middle.
Antarctica. I love the light behind the scene.
Definately Antarctica for me. The colours have just the right feel to them.
Love them both, but Antarctica has that little something extra 😄
Antarctica definitely gorgeous! A paper pad I haven’t added to my collection yet but I will!
Not sure if I put correct e mail previously, Antarctica I love the colours love these papers, love the light shining through. X
Antarctica. It’s more mystical.
For me, it has to be Antartica. It is so atmospheric
Antarctica for me as I love the colours.
Both really good, but Antarctica gets my vote xx
Definitely Antarctica – so atmospheric.
This is my favourite stamp set of all time, and was also my first clarity purchase!
I love it on the Antarctica papers.
Think I need to get the set out to play again.
They are both fabulous but love the drama of the Antarctica background.
For me it has to be Antarctica. It’s so atmospheric and to me says ‘hope’. It looks like the dawning of a new day or would make a fab New Year Card.
Antarctic background gets my vote. Has a touch of the Northern Lights.
I’m going with Antarctica because I love the colours in the designer paper.
they’re both lovely, but the Antarctica one is simply stunning, with the light shining behind the deer. Absolutely love it! Have to say, I think the Antarctica paper is my all time favourite
It has to be Antarctica.
Antarctica is the one for me, the colours make a fantastic background.
I like the second – Antarctica. I love the way the light appears to shine in the centre really showing off the lovely black silhouettes. Lovely contrast and really sets the scene.
Antarctica gets my vote. It’s fabulous x
Going to pinch that myself
I prefer the same one as everyone else seems to, but I am not saying the name, so I won’t be included in the draw. I won the FB’s on Clarity Matters blog last week, so have had my turn. Good luck to everyone else.
Thanks for the SHAC this morning. Loved the company and your pots are brilliant. Hugs. Annette X
Antarctica is my favourite as I love the colours and ‘moody’ scene it creates!
Antarctica gets my vote. Looks like the Northern Lights in a way! Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas
Antarctica for me as well! It is just so atmospheric.
Hi Barbara, definitely Antarctica. I love the way the light shines through the dark clouds.
It’s Antarctica for me! Love the colours and the stamp. X
My vote would be for Antarctica. It it really atmospheric.
I love Antartica it looks like the calm before the storm.
I love both but think Antarctica just has the edge . X
Antartica if I have to choose. Both gorgeous xx
I love Antarctica
But only just pips the post.
Antarctica for me. It’s beautiful
Antarctica for me too! Love both the samples, just heading over to the website to check out that stamp set!
Keep safe everyone.
I prefer Antartica.
Für mich die Antarktis, sehr harmonisch … die Hirsche und Rehe unter dem Nordlicht.. lädt zum Träumen ein.
Antarctica, lovely winter skies x
Love the white space in the mid of the Antarctica as it makes the picture pop. So Antarctica for me.
Ocean Swirls for me
Just looks like puffs of Mountains
Need the stamp set now!
I love the Antarctica one the best. To me it feels more dramatic and vibrant and has the same impact as the northern lights paper. I do like the other one as well but would be more inclined to go for the more dramatic look.x
Antarctica for me as it is pretty stunning!
Although they are both delightful in their own way.
Like them both really for different reasons.
However the silhouettes pop a bit more on the Antarctica one, so it will have to be first choice.
Like both but Antarctica makes it extra special
Antarctica because it looks like light at the end of the tunnel, a new dawn.
Both are lovely but I think Antarctica has the edge.
Got to be Antarctic, reminds me of Aurora Borealis!
Thanks to all for being there for us this past year.
Heather K xoxo
Antarctica gets my vote
Antarctica is the one I would choose but both are gorgeous
Antarctica has the edge for me. Just beautiful.
Like them both but my favourite is the second one
Antarctica for me. Beautiful.
Antarctica – very atmospheric and beautiful colours
Antarctica cause I just love the colours xx
Antarctica for me. I love that light in the background.
I think Antarctica has the edge.
Antartica for me, the light adds something special to the finish.
Both are special but my favourite is Antarctica as it has a air of intrigue as though the moon is lighting the night just for them.
Both are special but my favourite is Antarctica as it has an air of intrigue as though the moon is lighting the night just for them.
Antarctic for me, love the drama
Antarctica is an amazingly beautiful place, your card reflects beauty in our world xx
Both are lovely but Antarctica is my favourite
I like both…but Antarctica wins for me 🙂
They are both lovely but the the Antarctica is the one for me.
Antarctica. Very special Light.
I love your background stamps, but I prefer the Antarctica one because of the lighting of the scene. Just beautiful x
Antarctica is my favourite.
Hi Barbara what a lovely stamp set. Oh it is hard to choose a favourite. It will have to be Antarctica. Have a good evening. Take care. Hugs xxxx
I like the ocean swirl best. Both lovely but the ocean swirl is a magical background for the silhouette deers. Less is definitely more for me!
I love the Antarctica one.
The Antarctica one because the light area makes the whole picture so dramatic. It’s as if the clouds have parted to shed light on the scene below.
My vote has to go to the Antartica
Antarctica for me. X
Choices, choices both are lovely but Antarctica stands out the most in my mind. Love those papers so that’s probably why. Plan to order the stamp set waiting to see what you showcase next aswell. Oooh the bank will be broken. Happy bank holiday. X
Antarctica I like
Has to be Antarctica for me xx
I love the Antarctica. It reminds me of light at the end of the tunnel
Antarctica because it looks like the northern lights. I do like the ocean swirl as well but it comes in second today. You’ve given me an idea to try tomorrow with my mixed media stamp set, I have the floral one, never sure how to use it.
I had a go at today’s shac shack but made a bit of a mess, went straight through the e in my word 😬
Always tomorrow eh xx
Antarctica, it’s very atmospheric.
Antarctica for me!! I do love them both but the Antarctica one is more atmospheric for me and as I have both paper and stamps, I plan to try it!!
I like the swirls but definitely Antarctica. The light in the middle is very effective. Definitely tempted to get these stamps.
Antarctica is so dramatic, a frosty moonlight night xx
Hello like them both but the
Antarctica has the edge for me it is very vibrant and shows the stamp off really well
Antarctica is wo beautiful.
My fav is the Antarctica one looks like a winter moonlight sky! But also like the other one look a bit like Wedgwood porcaline plates.
Love from a snowy Scotland
Antarctica is my fave. Reminds me of the Northern Lights-beautiful! Very best wishes Rebecca x
Antarctica has the edge for me it is very vibrant and shows the stamp off really well
I think Antarctica because it looks so atmospheric & eerie.
Good evening Barbara
I have to say both cards are beautiful but for me it has to be the Antarctica one it’s so atmospheric and just pops against that background paper
Definitely Antarctica gets my vote. Love the way you have used the light in the paper.
Take care Barbara
Antarctica in this instance does it for me, love the colours and moody sky!
Antarctica just looks amazing to me !
It’s got to be Antartica for me, so much atmosphere.
Both are lovely but Antarctica gets my vote
Antarctica is stunning!!!
I like this one the most!!!
Enjoy your pottery and see you on Wednesday in the Shac.
Lots of love, Trijntje Huppel
I like them both but Antarctica is my favourite due to the contrasts in the paper giving such a wonderful background.
Both are lovely but my vote goes to Antarctica. Hugs from Canada 🇨🇦
Love the card using Antarctica, it is atmospheric! A clear winner for me! Xxx
Antarctica…. the light is beautiful
Antarctica – so atmospheric!
Antarctica for me – so dramatic!
I dont think there is any comparison. Antarctica every time. It’s magical. Just love the colours
Antarctica for me, very atmospheric
Antarctica For me, it really looks like the northern lights.
Something different every time you look at it …
Both lovely but Antarctica just has that extra “Wow”
I think my favourite is Antarctica. It looks perfect to me . I am into atmospheric scenes at the moment. Lovely Barbara.
Love Antarctica……..if one can actually stop stroking the paper and use it. fabulous x
Antarctica win hands down for me! No contest! Now, if you’d only shown us the other, I’m sure it would have looked perfect – but, when up against Antarctica, it pales into insignificance!
Antarctica for me too.
Antarctica – stunning colours.
Wow, this is a popular post today! I love both of them but I would have to go with the Northern Lightsesque Antarctica. This has to be my favourite set of designer papers – even better than Indian Summer (& that’s saying something!) . Looking forward to the next shows, the alphabets and grids look intriguing. Love and hugs Alison xxx
Antarctica – stunning colours and a gentler slope. Lovely Barbara
Ooooo it’s a tough call but it’s going to be Antarctica for me, so atmospheric x
Definitely Antartica it looks so ethereal, I love it. Not to say I don’t like the Ocean Swirl one, I do. Hope you have had a relaxing day.
Both lovely but prefer the Antarctica.
I’m going to join most people and say Antarctica the light is great and they look like they have just celebrated Christmas 🎄
They are both beautiful but Antarctica is my vote
Antarctica is really telling a story, the light seems to bring picture to life,
I like them both but Antarctica just wins it for me. There’s something about that light.
Definitely Antarctica – the light and atmosphere is fantastic !
Antarctica is my favourite. It is so atmospheric!
Antarctica. Both are superb. However the paper lends itself to the subject. Great blog as always
It has to be Antarctica, it is beautiful and dramatic. I love the trees.
Antarctica- such beautiful colours
Ooh Barb, Antarctica! The look of light is awesome. I think I need the stamp set. Take care and stay safe xxx
Definitely Antarctica. I love those papers. They’re probably my favourites.
Definitely Antarctica, the silhouettes and designer paper really enhance each other.
Antartica with a mystical feel is my choice
Antarctica card is so bright and colourful compared to the other so has to be first choice😊
Really like both but if had to choose one would be the ocean swirl gives it a totally different look xx
Hi Barb. Antarctica is my choice. Now I’ve added the stamp set to my wish list. Stay safe everyone.
Antarctica – but none of us wants to send out the same card repeatedly, so I’ll try both ideas. If Ocean Swirl works as sky, then it is so useful with many stamps.
Just love the Antarctica one can just imagine the skies looking like that dreamy.
Antarctica for me, I prefer the brighter look of it.
Both are equally beautiful but I think the Antarctica one just as it.
I’m hoping to have a bit of a play tomorrow if my back let’s me. I’ve pulled it trying to lift stuff. That’ll teach me to move things a bit at a time rather than struggling. Got the hot water bottle on the job!
Love and hugs xxx
I love the Antartica one best, beautiful colours, with the lighter centre, just suits it perfectly.
It’s gotta be Antarctica for me , it just looks like someone’s switched a search light on in the darkness 👌🏻
Anartica, but was a hard choice, they are both beautiful. Antarctica chosen because it reminds me of the northern lights that I was supposed to be seeing at the the end of January for my 60th birthday. But covid has put that venture on hold (for now).
Love them both – different in their own way – but Antarctica gets my vote as has that early morning mystic quality about it and gives a sense of being there.
It has to be Antarctica it’s so much more atmospheric.
Both are lovely but the Antarctica one is simply the best……creates a magical scene.
Antarctica for me, I love the atmosphere of the whole picture. Just goes to show though how one stamp can look so different by using different backgrounds.
I really like them both, but Antarctica just pipped it to the post because it looks like the moonlight is shining onto the deer 🥰
I am voting for Antartica. Love how it naturally is illuminated. 💙🤍💙
Antarctica it gives the pic an extra something
For me it has to be the moody depth of Antarctica!
Antarctica the more vibrant colour seems to make the black images pop!
Antarctica for me xx.
Love them both. But the Antarctica just comes out tops for me.
Antarctica has to be the winner, it is so beautiful. Thank you Barbara for all your hard work
They are both stunning but Antarctica has the edge.
They are both stunning but Antarctica has the edge for me.
Love them both, but Antactica wins by a nose.
Ĺove them both but Antarctica gets my vote.very atmospheric
Love them both, but Antarctica is my fav. Love those papers the best xx
It has to be Antarctica it would look lovely framed. Happy New Year to all the gang at clarity
It has to be Antarctica. Looks almost like a new dawn is breaking. Just what we need going into 2021.
Definitely the Antarctica paper background for me. The whole thing is set off by the radiance shining into the picture. Love it
Love them both but my favourite is Antartica as I love the light in the middle which makes it look like shadows around the outside.
My husband says Antartica as it looks like the Aliens have landed!!
Antarctica for me, it’s really got some atmosphere; both are lovely.
Antarctica for me too
Antarctica for me
The beauty of the Northern Lights wins it for me. Stunning 😀
I guess it would have to be Antarctica as it looks like it’s been captured on camera.
Antartica looks like the deer are under the aurora borealis, but I think I prefer the subtle colour and pattern of the ocean swirl one. Close call though, they’re both gorgeous!
Do not think you will have to count the votes. Antarctica looks like an out and out winner. It gets my vote too.
Absolutely beautiful….Antarctica is my favourite 🥰
Antartica is my favourite but they are both lovely.
I love Antarctica but both fab x
I like Antarctica best
For me it is Antarctica, both are lovely cards and show how simplicity can win the day. Thank you for all you do. Mon Shac Shac was just the ticket, my mind set off into ‘what if ‘ mode. Looking forward to Friday.
For me it is Antarctica, both are lovely cards and show how simplicity can win the day. Thank you for all you do. Mon Shac Shac was just the ticket, my mind set off into ‘what if ‘ mode. Looking forward to Friday. Thank you Barbara❤️
Antarctica is my favourite
Like them both but Antarctica is my favourite.
Both are very nice and hard to choose but Antarctica has the edge ❤
I like them both but I think the Antartica one has the edge for me as it makes the foreground pop, best wishes to all at Clarity towers for 2021 xx
Antarctica by a whisker for me. Xxx
Hello Barb, both are lovely but it really has to be Antarctica. It reminds me of photo’s of Alaska, the land of the midnight sun. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx
I would definitely choose Antarctica, I love the depth of colour and it looks more realistic.
I like creating my own backgrounds as they are so individual, so although it won’t win me the prize, I have to say Ocean Swerls. To me the mountain scene stands out more in this one too.
Hi Barbara, I am going to vote for Antarctica. Its just beautiful!
WOW Barbara they are both stunning but my fave is the Antarctica one.
Antarctica for me because it looks like the Northern Lights are in the sky – gorgeous!
Have a good day
I prefer Antartica , I love the glow of light as though moonlight.
Your artwork is always lovely, but out of these two I prefer Antarctica. The composition is perfect with light and silhouette working together.
Antarctica, colours are great.
Antartica – it is so dramatic
oh its definitely Antarctica for me too they are both stunning but i think the Antactica has the edge
Antartica definitely, looks like the northern lights
Oh wow, definitely Antarctica for me …..the light at the end of the tunnel!
Antartica speaks to me.
Both but Antarctica if I have to choose
I love the Antarctica one. They are both lovely though. Xx
I prefer Antarctica as I think it jumps out at you and is more appealing. The ocean swirl is a lot softer and subtle
Wow. This is popular. I love them both, but again Antarctica. Reminds me of the Northern Lights and at the moment we need the light in our lives. My use them for my Mandela stamps. Thanks for the chance to win, good luck everyone. Xx
I love the Antarctica, it’s like they are in the northern/southern lights.
Both great but love the light of Antartica
Wow! Finally scrolled down to the end!
Antarctica gets my vote.
Good luck everyone xx