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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Clarity Challenge

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.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie, your canvas is gorgeous and I think you should be very proud of it....I am so glad that Maggie has talked you into entering the Clarity Challenge...I am going for a look round your fab blog now....cheers...Jo. X

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  2. Very nice Debbie bold what talent you have good luck entering clarity challenge x

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  3. Debbie I'm so pleased you have shown us your artwork. Your canvas is beautiful and really demonstrates how stamps are not just for cards. I do hope you've recovered from using the Clarity Stencil brushes! Thank you for entering the challenge. Good luck x

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  4. I'm thrilled Maggie talked you into entering the challenge with this canvas Debbie. It is a beautiful piece of art with great colours, great textures, and great choice of stamps. Best of luck. Xxx

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  5. Well done, Debbie, for taking your courage in both hands and going for it. I think this is a brilliant piece of work. xxx Maggie

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  6. Your canvas is just wonderful, Debbie, a fantastic piece of art; it screams the sentiment you have added. Good luck with Challenge 23 and hope to see many more of your projects in future Clarity Challenges. ;~}

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  7. So glad you entered your canvas for the Clarity challenge. If this is only your third go at a canvas you obviously have talent. Good luck. x

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  8. Brilliant Debbie - I love your canvas and your blog is very amusing too (no prizes for that though!). You've made a fantastic job and the stamps and inks you've used work really well together. Carry on canvassing - you're doing a grand job! Good luck in this month's challenge x

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  9. Very well done Debbie sharing and for entering the challenge. This is a lovely piece of art that you have created. Best of luck in the challenge. P.S. we will be expecting an entry from you every month now!! You can blame Maggie. Lol. XX

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  10. So glad you listen to Maggie, she was right. It is a lovely canvas with great details and perfect for this months Challenge. Thanks for sharing you lovely art with us and good luck.

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  11. What a great canvas Debbie, you are a truly talented crafter and look forward to seeing much more of your skills in future challenges xx

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  12. ooh whose a clever girl Debbie...this is fabby work!!! please bring it to the next workshop to show us!!!! xxxx

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  13. So glad that you decided to share this Debbie, it is so up my street and I love it. Please do more!
    Good luck in the challenge,
    Hugs,
    Amanda xxx

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  14. Love it! You might just have inspired me to have a go at a canvas myself, thanks, Susan x

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  15. Congratultions Debbie on your Win of the Clarity Blog Challenge.

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  16. Congratulations Debbie. Very well done to you. xxxxx

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  17. Congratulations on the win! I love the piece, Alex x

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  18. Congratulations on the win! I love the piece, Alex x

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