Friday, 1 July 2016

Claritystamp challenge blog 41 - A day out

Well here we are in July the height of Summer allegedly - bit of a joke really it just keeps raining here.

We've had some more lovely cards last month for the masculine theme - which is always challenging! so well done to everyone who took part .

This month has been very very busy.  We set off on our holiday down to Devon and the traffic both going and coming back was a nightmare but boy was it worth it when we got there - such a beautiful location on top of the hill overlooking Salcombe harbour we were well blessed with the weather too so I spent most days sat on the balcony under a parasol groving to my hearts content!!

Anyway I digress.  The theme for this month is  A DAY OUT  and I had several plans - but my teamies beat me to it - go check out their blogs!

I then had no idea whatever in my head and I struggled for days to come up with something - then I saw a photo of a house in an oval - it may have been an advert for a stately home or something and thats when I hit on this idea.

I started with the nested ovals in landscape mode I framed it with the nested squares but shortened them to make a rectangle.  I added a few lines across to give a bit of interest to the frame .

I did the embossing and pricking next just in the corners using blocks of 4 to make the squares and crosses.  I thought if I made a mess of it I hadn't lost too much of the groovi if I had to start again.##Next I chose Lily  to go for a walk in the country and I chose her because I could shorten her in the frame and she would look too big for the back ground.
 I made the scene using the plates below - a right mixture - but that is what so great about the groovi system

Birds Landscape Groovi Plate A5 Square Set GRO-BI-40341-03Farmhouse Scene Groovi Plate A5 Square Set GRO-CS-40342-03Oval Nested Groovi Plate A5 Square Set GRO-PA-40083-03Lily Groovi Border PlateTextures Groovi Plate A5 Square Set GRO-CS-40342-03

Square Nested Groovi Plate A5 Square Set GRO-PA-40048-03

 I chose not to do any white work as such because I had just taken delivery of  these beauties and was bursting to have a quick play.

they are lovely to use but I feel I need to find time to have a proper play time with them.

So come on folks get your thinking caps on and come and join us to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity voucher 

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