Friday, 1 April 2016

Challenge 38



The clocks have leapt forward an hour


And Spring is in the air - well almost!!!

This month we're going to delve into the world of masking, no not the type you wear for DIY, snorkelling, or fancy dress parties, but the world of masking crafty style.  


Whether you use post it notes, the wonderful Clarity masks, or for the very brave you've got masking fluid.

Barbara herself has given us many examples of the masking technique over the years.

The clever cutting out of a stamped image on post it notes...

Using paper and/or post it notes to close off areas to create an abstract design...

The famous sun and moon masks...

The letter box set onto post it notes...

We even have backdrop scenes of skylines to play with...

And now we have the custom made masks for those trickier stamps...

Are you able to mix masking with Groovi??  Well this one is very simple as you don't need post it notes of pieces of paper!!!

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Here's some inspiration from the DT ladies.  Don't forget you can click on either their name or their artwork to be taken to their personal blogs where their beautiful artwork is explained in more detail.

Carol
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Linda
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(Guest Designer - Winner from challenge 36)


Hello, my name is Mary, also affectionately known as Mrs B, Gert, Mum, Grandma and Grannyasaurous.  

I was born, and have lived all my life, in Eckington Derbyshire with my husband who happily indulges my crafty habit.  Together we have three super children who with their partners have presented us with seven priceless grandchildren.

My creative story is much the same as a good many more.  My Mum taught me to knit when I was very young, but over the years I have knitted, crocheted, sewn, tried home decor, cross stitching, scrap booking and many more things crafty.  I spend quite a bit of time making cards with plenty of occasions just in the family.  My new found favourite at the moment though is groovi.

January was the first time I had ever entered any challenge, and then to be chosen as February's winner was amazing.  Being invited as a guest designer for April's masking technique challenge proved to be very challenging indeed.

I have followed Barbara for a long time on TV and through her  blog and own a gelli plate, speedball brayer, Clarity brushes and several Groovi plates (then new wee houses and shops are so cute), but the only Clarity stamp I own is the small but perfectly formed rose which came as a freebie with my Clarity brushes.  I do however intend to put this right with the aid of my gift voucher.

I hope you like my take on masking, I took my inspirations from the colours of Spring.




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There are several ways of entering the challenge:
  • BLOG - if you have a blog, click on the blue froggy link below and follow the instructions, remembering to link to your blog post and not just your blog
  • EMAIL - if you don't have a blog you can send a photo of your project via email to us an we'll enter it for you

    claritystampchallenge@hotmail.com

    If you have any questions relating to this challenge please don't hesitate to contact us. We will answer as quickly as we can in the the hope that we can make the Clarity Stamp Challenge go from strength to strength.  We can't do this without you!

    We hope you have fun with this challenge  and we can't wait to see your projects.  You have until 20.00 on 30th April (GMT) to enter.




    xx Happy crafting and Clarity hugs xx




    19 comments:

    1. Beautiful art work..... got to get my thinking cap on

      Crafty hugs Pen x

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    2. Wow , these are all beautiful , can't wait to visit you all on your blogs and learn, learn , learn . Thanks so much to everyone for all your inspiration . Have a joy now kind of day . Janice /jan

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    3. Nice card Mary nice to have you join us this month xx

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    4. Lovely card Mary nice to have you here. Xx

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    5. Wonderful inspiration. Well done Mary your card is lovely. A challenge to get us all thinking this time.xx

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    6. What fabulous design team inspiration ladies. Thank you. Mary you have produced a beautiful card there, well done.
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    7. what a pretty card Mary and many congratulations. So going down the stamp road oh which will you pick first I wonder - there are sooo many fab ones ..enjoy your spend

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    8. Hi Mary - Lovely to meet you and read about your crafting journey through the years. Great to hear that you'll be investing in more stamps so that your rose won't be so lonely on it's own. The Groovi system can be used in conjunction with all the other Clarity goodies. I often use the stamps on the parchment and the stencils as backgrounds for my Groovi work.
      I look forward to seeing more of your artwork - this month's design is fab.
      Enjoy your weekend, Carole x

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    9. congratulations! I don't know how you've resisted all the stamps, my problem is I have loads I haven't even used yet! There is so much to choose from and now all the Groovi plates! Love the colours in your design above and how you've used the rose! Look forward to seeing more.

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    10. Congratulations Mary. Have fun selecting your Clarity 'goodies.'

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    11. Congratulations, Mary. Have fun selecting your Clarity 'goodies.' Look forward to your future projects. ;~}

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    12. Cogratulations Mary. Have fun selecting your new Clarity stash. I'm so glad you've decided to join in with the Clarity challenge and look forward to seeing more of your work. Xxx

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    13. Well done Mary, fabulous artwork. Xx

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    14. Congratulations Mary. Such a pretty card. Enjoy spending your voucher x

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    15. Enjoy splashing the cash Mary, I really like your card and sentiment xx

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    16. Congratulations Mary, a lovely card. I hope you have fun choosing new Clarity goodies. x

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    17. What fabulous entries this month and great designs from the team and our guest designer Mary. Best of luck everyone xxx

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