Thanks for popping in. Easter greetings to you and your family. I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are, and you are having a calm and pleasant weekend.
Couldn‘t sleep, even after walking our socks off around London yesterday. That old washing machine head was up with the lark, and there was nothing for it, but to get up with it, and distract it. And what does a crafter do? Make art. We went to a fascinating art exhibition at the Hayward Gallery on the Southbank yesterday: they were showcasing works by Louise Bourgeois. Powerful stuff. There was a poster printed on textile, which read:
I could certainly relate to that! Guarantee may be a strong proclamation, but yes. MAKING art certainly works for me, keeps me sane.
So I got up and made a card for you. A simple card, using the latest SHAC daisies that Jim at work kindly turned into two stampsets for us. In a bid to shake off any blues, keep it positive and inspire you with uplifting art, we are having a #sayitwithflowers Easter weekend on Facebook. The Clarity Design Team AND many of our Clarity friends have been posting their favourite flower art. So I thought a brand new tribute to the SHAC would be great. If you drew these along with me in the SHAC, you will appreciate them all the more.
Why 2 sets? Well one is as it comes, with the background and lineart all integrated. This is the A6 set. Then there is the slightly larger stamp, which comes with all the image infills; a deconstructed version. We call this a two-way overlay stamp.
They are both lovely, and easy to use. You just have to decide which fits your mood and the occasion best. I really like infilling the artwork with fitted elements; it reminds me of proper printing and lino-cutting…
That said, with the head in full cycle, it was best to Keep It Simple. So I went with the smaller A6 stamp and just picked one colour out of the scrap background I used, to add a splash of interest.
It’s no gallery piece. It’s just a loving message accompanied by pretty simplicity on an important day.
Both stampsets are available on our website. CLICK HERE.
Have the best day that you can have! I think I may even throw a bowl or two…on the pottery wheel! Not at the wall!!
Hugs and kisses