Friday, 1 May 2015

Clarity Challenge 27 - "Clocks"

Hi everyone
Welcome to May and the new Clarity Stamp Challenge 27 which is "Clocks"........So here we go with my take on this month's theme.
 It took a while for this to all come together, but I hope you like it and find it inspirational!
A Gelli-plate clean up using the Flower Power Stencil (inks used were Tim Holtz Mustard Seed re-inker in a spritz bottle and Clover Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist)
Re-mountable numbers & Woodpress letter kits
Medium & small Lamp post clear stamps
Lone Cypress Framer Stencil
Any Clarity framer stamp with an "O" in it (I used "Joy" for this project)
Cyclist from the Re-mountable Sport Set
Archival Black, Butterscotch Adirondack, Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers & Victorian Velvet
Talc & Clear embossing powder
Fresco Finish "Zesty Zing" acrylic paint, brayer & blending mat
Clarity Stencil Brushes
Contrasting Spectrum Noir Colouring Pencils
Black Sharpie Pen
Pro-marker Grey shade 4

First stamp the 12 & 6 top & bottom of the flower, then the 3 & 9 for the quarter hours, then equally space out the rest of the numbers around the daisy.

Place the Lone Cypress Framer Stencil over the flower and using a Clarity brush and Mustard Seed distress ink, use circular movements around the edge to highlight.  Remove the stencil and mark the middle of your clock to position the hands, (or in this case, the lamp posts!)

Stamp the lamp posts using a Post-it to ensure the base doesn't extend further than the centre.

Dust the card with talc then ink up the Joy (or any other) Framer, mask off the spare letters and stamp just the "O" under the clock and emboss with clear powder.

Now stamp and emboss the rest of the word

Bring on the Blending Mat, Brayer & Zesty Zing Fresco Paint - brayer lightly around the edges.  Stamp the rest of the words and your racer, embossing as you go.
Next cut out a mask for the "O" and use the outie so that you can add some scenery behind the cyclist.
With the Sharpie pen draw a double line around the edge of the card to frame it and colour in random blocks as shown.
Except for the clock face, using Peacock Feathers, Butterscotch & Victorian Velvet inks, brush around sections of the card to fill in the whiter parts, then colour the daisy clock with yellow Spectrum Noirs.
Add some "Tick-Tock" words with the Sharpie pen and draw the same pattern on the inside edge of the "O". 
Finally add some shadow using a grey Pro-Marker and mount on an 8x8 greeting card.
Hope you like the finished artwork, but I must just say when I started out I didn't imagine that a daisy clock and a cyclist would end up on the same card, but artist licence allows these sort of things to evolve! 
Whatever you decide to have a go at, (be it crafting or otherwise), stick with it - things often turn out better than expected!
Happy crafting and good luck wherever your imagination takes you with Challenge 27.......I look forward to seeing all your creations.  Crafty hugs to all, Carole P xxx