Thursday, 5 May 2011

Around The World

Wow, it's Thursday already? Where do these weeks go? One minute, it's Monday and we're looking forward to a new week and before you know it, we're at Wednesday and waiting for the weekend!! Dare I say'll be time to start Christmas cards soon. I know that I'm starting to think about them for my projects in Making Cards Magazine because you have to work so far in advance but it's going to be strange making Christmas cards whilst the sun's shining! Eek...

But back to today and some more cards from the Clarity shows...hope you like them!

The first card is the beautiful image of Nerfertiti and the Sphinx. When I was at school, I remember studying Egyptology and loved every minute of it. It used to fascinate me and I've spent many days roaming around the British Museum looking at the wonderful artifacts from this magical time in history! So when these stamps arrived, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them...
The hieroglyphics backing papers are from The Crafthouse Press and I've had them for a while but never used them before but always knew that they would come in handy, one day! I wanted to use the rich colours of lapis and gold to compliment the stamped image, which was coloured in using Promarkers. I tore some textured paper to give the look of papyrus and finally made a lotus flower, using Tim's Tattered Florals die and some white pearlescent papers.

For my next card, which unfortunately was sitting at the bottom of the pile of samples and even though I was willing the presenter to stop talking and pick it up, it didn't get a showing due to the stamp set selling out. But as usual, you get to see it here...
I used the Eiffel Tower stamp, together with the Postcard set of stamps, to make this one and really just wanted to create the look of vintage ephemera, complete with a seal of UTEE enamel, which I'd melted down in the Melt Pot and then stamped into, with the Eiffel Tower image. The flourishes are of course from Tim's Elegant Flourish die and the papers are once again, some that I had in my crafty stash, from The Crafthouse Press.

So, tomorrow is the final two cards and I hope I haven't bored you with all these samples but I just love sharing my work with you and hopefully, inspiring you to make your own creations using Clarity Stamps.

Thank you all for your comments and thank you to Tam for your very kind words on my last was a very sweet thing to say and meant a lot to me! Also, I wanted to say thank you for all your well wishes about my's still no better but I'm now taking medication for it and also have a hot water bottle strapped permanently to my arm, so fingers crossed that some of the movement will come back and soon!!

See you tomorrow with the final share...
Love Emma


  1. Two more beautiful cards Emma. Love the embellishment you've made with the Eiffel Tower.

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. You're absolutely right about the British Museum...what a place to visit! ;)

    and dare I say your Nerfertiti card would not look the least bit out of place in a museum! beautifully couloured image with that bright gold well as that brilliant backing paper..set off so nicely with the flower and Sphinx embellishments...just perfect!

    and I can see why you wanted the Eiffel Tower card shown's amazing! of course the way you used the tower stamp here is so original...and the colours and backing really get that vintage feel coming through!

    lovely work...looking forward to tomorrow's batch! :D

  3. More amazing work Emma! I love both of these and really couldn't pick a favourite. How annoying that the second one wasn't shown! xx

  4. Thank you for showing us even more fabulous cards - love the lotus flower you've made from the Tim Holtz die - must have a go at that one.
    As for worrying about boring us with your cards - have no fear we all look forward to them.

  5. Amazing cards Emma - works of art!

  6. These cards are amazing, Liz x

  7. Hi Emma, thanks for your lovely comments,I haven't stopped smiling yet about the article ! Caught some of Barbara's show on Sunday, your work is stunning !
    Sue C

  8. Wow Emma, these cards are ALL gorgeous. Have had a busy week and have'nt had time to watch the show (taped on Sunday) Love the lotus flower, and the UTEE Eiffel Tower looks fabulous.
    Avril x


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Emma ~xx

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