Monday, 31 August 2015

A Really Rush Job!

As the title of this post says, this card was a really rush job!  I suddenly remembered that I hadn't entered the latest Clarity Challenge and I really wanted to so I literally threw this card together - I don't think it is really good enough but I want to join in so am posting it anyway!


I brayered ink  (Distess - Mermaid Lagoon, Evergreen Bough and Abandoned Coral) on my 3 x 5 Gelli plate without even smoothing it out on a mat first which is why the background is quite spotty - this is the second print - the first was way too dark.  Before I pulled the print I used the gorgeous Clarity Edelweiss stamp to pull off some of the ink.   Then I over stamped the print with Black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  You can't really see where I pulled the ink behind unless you look closely but it is there.  I like the way it is the opposite way round.  I went round the edge with the Coral ink then added the sequins and then Glamour Dust glitter to the centre of the sequins and to the flowers.  I had previously coloured the flowers with ink and Spectrum Noir Pencils.  I just popped the piece on a black card blank to make it pop. I also just realised that the centre flower is floating!  I did ground it with some green pencil but I took the photo before I did that, silly me!  I really wish I had given myself more time to make a better card but at least I can enter.

The Clarity Stamp Challenge for this month is called 'Bingo'.  There is a grid with different options to choose going across, up or down - each square has a different technique in.  That is so badly explained - if you peek at the blog you will see what I mean! I went for flowers, stamp and glitter.

Thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate it!  Sorry this is so rushed and probably makes no sense at all!

Take care.  Christine xxx

14 comments:

Jacee said...

Lovely design Chris
hugs Jacee
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crafty said...

Nice simple but so effective good luck in the clarity challenge xx

Naomi said...

It's very pretty and I am so glad you joined in. Good luck Chris.

chrissie said...

It doesn't looked rushed it is a beautiful card

Love Chrissie xx

Jackie said...

It looks really good from where I'm sitting! It doesn't look rushed at all. I really like that edelweiss stamp.
Thanks for popping over to my blog and for your comments. They are always appreciated, but please don't feel obliged. Jx

Mrs P said...

It's a fab card Chris and I never would have guessed that you'd rushed it! It's really pretty
I'm glad that you entered it in the challenge - Good luck xxx

Kristin said...

I think it's beautiful!!! And if you put it together fast, then hats off to you! Bravo I say ;() xoxo

Becca Cruger said...

Not good enough? Girl, you must be crazy! I think this is great! The pink and black go oh-so-well together and make a really chic creation. And the hint of sparkle is awwwmazing!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the subtly spotted look of the background. You say it was a quick card but that doesn't sound quite that quick to me!

Michele Kovack said...

Very pretty! Reminds me of a sunset!

Liz McGuire, said...

You kidding? It's gorgeous! Liz x

Anita in France said...

Fabulous background, Chris ... just lovely with those delicate daisies! Hugs, Anita :)

Sandy said...

Wish I could throw a card together and have it look so great!
Sandy xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh Chris! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot believe that you "just threw it together!" WOW! You are so creative! And I want to thank you so much for your lovely visit to my blog! HUGS!