Thursday, 1 December 2016

Clarity Challenge 46 Carol Singing and Christmas Joy . . . Peace!

Clarity Challenge 46
Carol Singing and Christmas Joy!

Example 2

Example 3

Another example for Clarity's 46th challenge.
These cards were designed and made for my mum to send to her friends and family, so armed with two Distress inks, oval stencil and Gel Press (mine is the original old and well used  Gelli Plate), I ventured forth to create a batch of backgrounds - two for each ink application. 
·         Stamps:- Clarity Dove of Peace set
·         Gel Press 6insx6ins (mine is the original 6 x 6 Gelli plate), Clarity 7 x 7 Mega-mount
·         Stencil:- Clarity Framer Shapes Stencil Set One – Oval
·         Cardstock:- Clarity Stencil card; 7 x 7 card blanks
·         Ink Pads:- Distress Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord; Versafine Onyx Black
·         Miscellaneous:- Faber Castel Polychromos, Alcohol Pen; blank newsprint/copy paper
For Background:-
1.       Place Gel Press onto Mega-mount, daub with mini Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord.
2.       Scrunch paper and dab all over inked press to remove ink. (I use blank Newsprint as I like the mottled/dappled effect it produces.)
3.       Place the Oval stencil over, place a sheet of stencil card onto this, smooth over with hand and remove card. Voila! Print Number One! Now remove stencil and clean on kitchen roll.
4.       Place second sheet of stencil card over Gel Press, smooth and peel off to reveal Print Number Two. For Card front:-
5.       Select print of choice. (For this example, tear paper into a hilly landscape. Apply to inked Gel Press once stencil has been put in place and ‘pull’ a print. Cut to size.)
6.       Ink Dove stamp with Onyx Black and stamp on background.
7.       Ink Peace stamp and stamp beneath Dove image.
8.       Colour Dove with Polychromos.
9.       Trim to suit and edge with an alcohol marker.
10.   Cut a card blank to fit and trim off some of the top layer.
11.   Stamp the ‘Olive Branch’ to suit down the margin and colour to blend with the main image.
12.   Attach the Dove topper to the card.

. . . . And here we have my second project for the 46th Clarity Challenge. 

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Looking forward to seeing your 'Makes.'

Best wishes,


The Making Lady.


  1. These are all beautiful cards Shelagh but my favourite is the bottom one with the ribbon border around the oval. Happy Christmas x

  2. Thanks, Lesley. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too. ;~}

  3. Hi Shelagh a little late on commenting - Beautiful cards on the same theme, and I love how you've achieved each one of them x

    1. Thanks, Angela. A simple change to the background saved me a bit of time! ;~}