Oh Wow can you believe it's July already? Have you had your holidays yet or are you still looking forward to them?
So have you had a look at all the fantastic entries we had for the Claritystamp Challenge 16 last month? Masculine - we are all agreed men cards are a pain right? but I will tell you what you lot are up for a challenge and you met it more than admirably - fantastic entries from everyone.
This month's theme is anything goes - easy peasy right? but no I really struggled to come up with an idea this month - I am blaming the weather but my mojo seems to have gone awol and where I normally have loads of ideas of things I want to do my mind is currently a blank which is not good.
Anyway I had to make a card for my crafty Sister in Law whose birthday was on Sunday so I have killed two birds with one stone and come up with this!
I also wanted to used the abstract squares stencil (new addition - these stencils are even more addictive than the stamps - I have loads and still got a long wish list that is ever growing!
I wanted to layer up some of the squares so I made two backgrounds using red pepper, butterscotch and pesto, they are not exactly the same but as my mother used to say - a man on a galloping horse will never notice lol
I looked at the squares and decided which ones to cut up to layer up from the second background. I also wanted the stamping to match - could I find my acetate - could I heck as like - I could find some strong stuff but that was too expensive to just chuck in the bin after - so I raided the kitchen drawer and used some greaseproof paper - at least I could see through it!
I stuck down the greaseproof over the top of my image so that it wouldn't move and then with a tiny bit of tape gun on the back of my squares I lay them in place - now I could match up the stamp underneath without spoiling my original!
I then removed all the masking and attached in place with foam pads and stamped Happy Birthday. I felt it just needed a few flowers - so I got some sweet lilac flowers that were white and inked them up with red pepper and my stencil brushes.
So that's it, Margaret loved it. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone gets up to this month - Oh my word with the theme of anything goes - anything could happen lol. So come on give it a go I love seeing what you all produce