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Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
I live in Bolton, Lancashire and I share my life with Bill (Billybread) my husband and the best friend I have ever had. I have 1 daughter Rebecca,my stepdaughter Samantha and granddaughters, Eva Grace and Darcy Rose. I hope you enjoy sharing my Crafty World.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A moment for Clarity #125

Hello and welcome to my world of craftiness

Today's post is a stamped image using the March Stamp from the Clarity New Designs Club of which I have been a member for many years now and it is the best money spent over a year.  Every month I receive a new design stamp, a stencil and a Groovi Plate, although I've not quite got into Groovi yet.  I love the parchment craft and have all the tools but I just seem to be a bit heavy handed for it.  But I will keep persevering and it is quite a portable hobby too.   Anyway back to my post for today.

The stamp this month was the most beautiful image of a heron I have ever seen.  I do love these birds and see quite a few around and about us as we live near a newly cleaned up river and the fish and wildlife are now thriving.  I used to see more when I had my little doggies but for now dogs aren't an option, not until we know Bill is well.  The Heron stamp came with , as usual, an ideas leaflet, and as I had most of the "ingredients" and I was feeling less unwell I decided to give it a go.
 
 
I cut a small square of Sheena stamping card  using Spellbinders Grande Square dies, a slightly larger square in black paper, a larger piece of paper shaded using Craft Artist 2 background colouring to match the colours of the stamped image which I then ran through my ebosser using the Sheena Douglass Textures Elements Wind embossing folder and lightly dusted with Pebeo Silver Gilding wax and then polished it up with a piece of kitchen roll. I then mounted it on a slightly bigger piece of black paper cutting to size with my perfect layers rulers and put to one side for later. 

I placed the moon mask on my image and gently dusted using my inkylicious dusting brushes using the Ocean Reef ink, and then again just over the moon very very slight dusting of the Rosy Cheeks, on hindsight, I think if I had added some yellow and orange very lightly this would have enhanced the picture, but we learn as we go, that is what I love so much about crafting.  I then created the hills using a mask from Clarity Stamps from my stash using the Rosy Cheeks and then after removing the moon mask (I lightly dusted this with the Ocean Reef as the whiteness looked too stark) I stamped the beautiful Heron image.  I then added the foliage using various stamps from my stash but mainly Kanban and Inkylicious stamps.  I added some clear stickles Crystal Ice glitter glue to the sky and to the centre of some of the flowers before mounting onto the background.   When I have completed a project I have to place it in the lounge where I have to sit and look at it to see if I can live with it, it is only then I can call a project truly finished, and whilst keep looking at it I noticed that quire by accident the wings of the heron line up perfectly with one of the Wind elements on the embossing folder, how lucky is that, this is what we call in the crafting world "a happy accident".

I quire enjoyed doing this project and may be back soon with another Clarity Design Club stamp as many get put away and never used and there are some beautiful ones.

Thank you for calling by and hope to see you back again soon.


Megan




 

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