Ok, ok ... have succumbed to pressure to enter my canvas into the Clarity "Things with Wings" Challenge.
Always said I'd never enter a challenge of any kind but need to branch out a little and with Margaret Craner in my corner giving me the kick up the bottom that I need I thought I'd take my courage into my hands and just go for it.
This is only my third canvas and a style so totally removed from what I normally do I hardly recognise it as something I have crafted.
But it seemed to fit the theme of the challenge so here goes!
I stamped straight onto the canvas so the tree is not as black as I wanted but it is very glossy as I did heat emboss it with fine detail clear powder.
As I struggle with acrylic paint I used Distress Inks - loads of them! Didn't keep track of the colours used as I just had them all out in front of me and grabbed them willy-nilly and just kept going until I felt "enough was enough" and finally decided to stop. I still think the blue should be more blue and this or that should be slightly different but hey-ho, this is it finished!
Oh yes, and I did use the Clarity stencil brushes rather than my normal blending tools ... another learning curve as swishing and swooshing with anything resembling a paint brush is so out of my comfort zone I considered the cooking sherry mid swish but managed to wing it with a couple of deep breaths and the odd placing of head between the knees.
So here it is ... my entry into the Clarity Challenge and now I am going to lie down in a darkened room to recover.