Clarity Stamps - Tina's Flower Doodles - Hochanda June 13 2018

Clarity Stamps
Tina's Flower Doodles
Hochanda - June 13 2018 
Maria Moorhouse

Hello - to you as a visitor and to another fab Clarity product - wonderful fine line stamps designed by Tina Cox. Below are my examples using these stamps and you will see different techniques displaying them - plain, glazed, coloured and fussy cut. To date I do not have a signature technique or indeed format hence my attempt to treat each new set of stamps and stencils as they suggest to me at first sighting. A variety of notebooks are always within my grasp, although often the sketches are forgotten. Enjoy!

Clarity products used:-
·         Stamps:-
       Tina’s Doodle Flowers – STA-FL-10620-A4;
       Base Circle and Friends - CLA-FL-20051-A4
A Million Thank Yous – STA-WO-10044-A5
Happy Birthday Sentiments-STA-WO-10557-A5
·         Clarity Fresh Cut Dies:-
Nested Squares – ACC-DI-30603-66
·         Ink Pads:-
       Archival Black- INK-AR-50030-XX
       Archival Coffee
·         Card/Paper:-
Stencil – ACC-CA-30095-77
·         Designer Paper/Parchment/Card:-
Rainbow River – ACC-CA-30550-88
Shenandoah – ACC-CA-30549-88
New England Fall - ACC-CA-30441-88
Groovi Parchment remnants
·         Miscellany:-
        Pergamano Glitter – Hint of Gold, Hint of Green, Hint of Blue, Hint of Pink – PER-AC-70252-XX
·         Extras:- Gems, Twine, Beads

Example 1

·         Tina’s Flower Doodles stamps; Base Circle and Friends stamps
·         New England Fall Paper
·         Archival Coffee Ink Pad
1.       On paler side of chosen New England Fall paper, stamp circle using Archival Coffee. Continue stamping with Archival Coffee and a trio of leaves stamp to form a wreath.
2.       Stamp an ‘off the page’ border using largest ‘stem.’ Trim. Layer onto paper and card. Add to card blank.
3.       Stamp outline flowers onto paper remnants but on the vibrant side; cut out. Repeat with single leaves. Attach to wreath and corners.
4.       Decorate with gems.
5.       Stamp dragonfly as before, trim and add to suit.

Example 2

·         Tina’s Flower Doodles; A Million Thank Yous
·         New England Fall Paper
·         Archival Coffee Ink Pad; Artistry Fancy Fuchsia, Rich Mocha, Golden Turmeric
·         Theuva Cardstock
·         Shrink Plastic
·         Black Card blank
·         Clear detail Embossing Powder
*During the ongoing clear up of my workroom I have uncovered a number of punches I brought from the USA ten years ago, two of which have been used in two examples.
1.       Stamp a variety of images from Tina’s Flower Doodles around a rectangle of Theuva card using Archival Coffee. Trim.
2.        Stamp chosen leaves on New England Fall paper with same ink. Blend Fancy Fuchsia lightly around perimeter. Attach to rectangle of Theuva card which has had a light blending of Fancy Fuchsia over the edges. Edge with black pen. Attach to rectangle from 1).
3.       Stamp large flower heads once each onto the Theuva card, punch out with circle punch then blend over Golden Turmeric and Fancy Fuchsia. Highlight areas with white pen.
4.       Coat each circle with Versamark, add Clear Detail then heat set. Whilst still hot, add more Clear Detail and heat set. Repeat. (I gave this four coats.)
5.       Punch out four larger circles from same New England Fall sheet, blend over Fancy Fuchsia then add Rich Mocha to tone down. Add glazed circles centrally.
6.       Glue circles and glazed circles in place.
7.       Stamp dragonflies onto parchment scraps, add glitter and attach. Stamp dragonflies onto shrink plastic, colour, heat-shrink and add to card.
8.       Stamp chosen sentiment to foot of card.

Example 3

·         Tina’s Flower Doodles stamps, Happy Birthday Sentiments STA-WO-10557-A5
·         Linen Card
·         Kraft Card
·         Designer Paper – Shenandoah
·         Archival Coffee
1.       Cut A4 linen card to A6 size.
1.       Stamp selection of Tina’s Flower Doodles around mid-point of card. Stamp centres to suit.
2.       Colour using fine pens – I used pale grey and grey brown Pitt Pens from my stash.
3.       Add stems. Add leaves.
4.       Attach to Shenandoah paper, then distress edges by gently tearing. Ink distressed edges.
5.       Attach to layers of Kraft, linen card and finally Designer paper before attaching to card blank.
6.       Stamp sentiment to scrap kraft card, embellish. Attach.

Example 4

·         Tina’s Flower Doodles
·         Archival Black
·         Theuva Card
·         Black Card
·         Designer Parchment- Rainbow River
·         Smooth Black Paper (Unknown source-bought in Kuwait!)
·         Colouring Pencils
·         Gems
1.       Trim Shenandoah parchment and attach to black card; layer onto stencil followed by black and finally onto card blank.
2.       Stamp each large flower three times, similarly with decorative circle so there are nine different images.
3.       Colour each with chosen colours (I used three.)
4.        Cut with second smallest Fresh Cuts Nested Squares. Add to punched, scalloped black squares. Attach stamped and coloured images onto scalloped black squares.
5.       Glue into place on parchment square.

6.       Add gems. 

Many thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. Happy stamping!

Best wishes,

'The Making Lady'