Sunday, 1 May 2011

Clarity Stamps

If you are a fan of Barbara's clarity stamps like me than doubtless you will be watching her latest demonstrations on Create and Craft this morning.   First Sunday of the month and thousands of us sit glued to her show.

This card has been made using Clarity stamps, a Brayer, Big and Juicy inks, Glossy card,and torn paper.   All Barbara techniques!   A mask for the moon and the ground and then the sky brayered in with B&J Mountain Meadow.   Ground mask reversed and the ground brayered in with B&J Foliage.   Moon mask removed and image stamped also using Foliage inks, the clouds were stamped again using darker areas of the ink pad.    The tree stamped again from the darker area of the Foliage ink and as a second generation stamping, a shadow stamped in as a 4th generation use of the ink and then the trunk shadow enhanced.   The warrior has been stamped onto the 'waste' paper used to take the first coat of ink off the brayer before colouring the sky, and then cut out.   Warrior attached to glossy card slightly off the edge, glossy card then stuck to card front and Barbara's wiggly line frame technique drawn round.

All the stamps can be found at Craft-Room where starting today Julia is having a little sale of Clarity stamps you might just grab a bargain.

Last week I was the Winner at Moving along with the Times, thrilled or what LOL Thank you Lisa and team. This is my entry to the challenge this week, the theme is anything goes.

On the subject of anything goes it is also the current theme at Sparkles Forum Challenges this will be my second entry!

26 comments:

  1. Lovely depth of colour and the images fit perfectly xxx

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  2. Stunning Zoe, you have really mastered Barbara's techniques so well. Love the colours and design of this one.
    Congrats on your win last week, it was well deserved and thanks for joining us again at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  3. oh wow hun this is just stunning,the brayering on this is just amazing looks,so su real if that makes sense hun I really must get a new brayer as mine is just useless hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  4. Ok, just had to come back as have just tuned into C&C to see the Massai warrior and Out of Africa set of stamps - how did you know they would be on??????? Yours should have been one of the samples.
    xoxox

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  5. Fantastic scene, love the colors.

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  6. This is beautiful Zoe, and so clever, I love your sunset x

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  7. Great card! very nice stamps!!!

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  8. WOW this is amazing, just finishing watching Barbara just now. Love her stamps. Thanks for playing again this week and well done again on winning last week Hazelxo

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  9. Love it hun!! Love the Massai Warrior looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  10. Wow Zoe, this is just gorgeous and has to be your best ever creation ! I love the colors and the way you've used Barbara's techniques is just fabulous ! Thanks to your tip I did go and tune in this morning. Sue C x

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  11. This is beautiful Zoe, I love the brayering you have done for the background
    Thanks for joining in at SFC
    Hugs Jackie x

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  12. Gorgeous card, Zoe! What a fantastic scene!

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  13. A stunning card Zoe - the colours are amazing, and you've used Barbara's techniques to perfection. LOVE it!
    Congrats. on your well-deserved win last week, and thanks for joining us again at the MAWTT challenge - Love and Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  14. Yes, I was glued to the TV this morning - Barbara and Sheena - what a treat! Your card is really beautiful. You got the colours perfectly and I love the faux deckle edge too

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  15. Ohhhhhh Zoe, Those colors are gorgeous. What a sunset!!!!! I'll have to go check out the site, sounds fun!
    hugs Lynn

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  16. Oooh Zoe this is scrumptious - yes I caught a bit of Barbara this morning as I was waiting for Ed to get ready to go out on our picnic (we ended up sitting in the car munching because of the rain).
    x

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  17. Congratulations on your Moving Along win Zoe!

    I love today's piece ... you created a deep landscape that is inspiring!

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  18. This really is a WOW card - love how you have done th4e moon - guess I will have to start watching tv and see how these things are done.
    Fab colours, wonderfully placed images - I like it - a lot!
    Hugs, Neet x

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  19. Congratulations Zoe, a worthy winner.
    So loving this card.....fabulous. Annette x

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  20. Fantastic picture, love the scene you made with the atamps. Yvonne x

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  21. Fantastic card!

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum Challenge.

    Hugs, Lynsey x

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  22. Well done you ! Was an amazing piece and thoroughly deserved. This card has to be my all time favorite piece of yours it's stunning. Everything about it is superb, the stamping the colours the composition everything. As `i am commenting on this listening to some African music such a coincidence.

    Marie

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  23. A beautiful and evocative scene. It shows how combining techniques along with considered use of stamps and their placement truly is an artistic expression, and not only a craft.

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  24. WOW some very clever use of ink here! its fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT for Pami's 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

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  25. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Valxx

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  26. Fab card, Zoe! I have all these stamps but haven't yet used the warrior or the tree. You have inspired me! xx

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