Good morning everyone :-)
How are you enjoying this late Indian Summer we have been having? It's been glorious here in Cheshire the last few days and it seems set fair for a little while longer :-)
Well today brings the end of an "era" so to speak in my crafting life.
This is my last DT piece for the Clarity Blog.
New challenges, new directions and new beginnings are calling :-)
Time is a very precious commodity and I have realised that I need to spend more time on things that are working for me, profiting my new business and offering me enjoyment. After all that is why I craft and why I set up this new venture.
As a result adjustments were needed and one of them is an end to my Clarity Blog DT work.
However I wanted to go out "in style" so to speak ...... and I hope this offering does just that :-)
The theme this month is
I have had this frame for a while and I knew that I wanted to do a winter "collage" for this project so it was perfect. I love scene building so I went to town creating these scenes from a limited colour palette of Adirondak Denim, Cranberry and Purple Twilight along with Distress Stormy Sky.
The list of stamps used is rather a long one - so here goes :-)
Small Lone Spruce; Sprucescape ; Remountable Christmas Clear set, Remountable Sport set; miniature snowflake corner; Snowflake; snowflake 2010; Mistletoe Sprig; Christmas Window; Carriage as seen on TV; Large and medium lamp posts; Large naked birch tree; Large Naked Pine; Small ivy corner; Church and the Lesson 21 Trees
I knew I wanted a mix of winter scenes balanced with a selection of patterns and a variety of background techniques. The first time I tried pattern building - my ol' head was in bits lol but its not as taxing as it seems with a little practice and patience. In the picture above It's almost as relaxin' as zentangle - honest :-)
I wanted to keep texture and interest with each piece and I love the softening effect of vellum (or you could use tracing paper) over the top of this skiing scene
Couldn't resist a nod to the cute with this "pile" of snowmen and Mr Robin :-)
The frame was decorated using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints (here) and Golden Glass bead Gel Medium. I used loads of crackle medium and iridescent paint with the glass bead medium to create lots and lots of texture on the frame. (Why doesn't texture photo so well!!!) All finished off with the FAB-U-LOUS Royal Amethyst Treasure gold.
Well that concludes my final "official" Clarity piece - though clarity will pop up in other future projects I am sure..
I do hope you like it :-)
Have fun creating for this month's winter challenge HERE
Good Luck to you all :-)
Here's to exciting times ahead.
Crafty cheers for now