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 Good morning.

Well what a summer we have had, was’nt it wonderful.

Hopefully we will have some more of those super sunny days to come.

Well it’s the 1st of the Month again, and the new Challenge this month at the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog is


Congratulation to the Winner and top 5 from last month and best of luck to all who enter this month’s challenge.

Pop over and have a look at all the Design Team’s inspiration and have a go, you may be this month’s winner of the Clarity voucher for £50.


Here is my project. Drop by and leave me a comment, to let me know what you think of it.

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I began with  and MDF wreath, which I painted with white gesso, all over both sides, and all edges.


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Next step was to stencil a little colour onto the MDF,

just in case any areas remained exposed at the end, using the “Treescape Stencil”, distress inks and

of course the Clarity brushes.

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Then I stamped with Brown archival the “naked tree” onto brown card and craft card.

When I cut out the trees, the ones on craft card were more rigid, so I only used them.

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I then stamped the 3 sizes of “Maple leaves” with the inks below varying the combination of inks.

I cut out the leaves and edged them all with aged mahogany on a piece of cut and dry foam.

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One beautiful “NDC” Robin stamped 3 times with momento ink and coloured with


I then cut only the wing from one and the head and breast from the other and decoupaged them onto the 3rd image, for more depth. I would have added another picture to show you the dimension of the robin, but my son as soon as it was dry brought the wreath to his girlfriend.


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I then stamped the sentiment “Season of Mists” onto a piece

of soft gold card and tore the edges.

Next I used a mixture of the distress inks again on the edges to tone it into the colours used in the project.

A little pinflair glue and everything was layered in place and it’s complete.

Bye for now.