26 Nov 2013

Canal Barge Christmas

I have been wanting to join in over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge for a while, but with only two Clarity stamp sets the challenge really is a challenge for me as you can use only Clarity stamps.
So today I bit the bullet and made this card to join in with challenge 9 Christmas. 

Stamp sets used Canal Barge Kit and Kingfisher kit (tree)

Think cold and frosty with snow on the hills, spending Christmas on the canal............well that's what I was thinking when I set to make my card, Distress Inks stormy sky and chipped sapphire were used for the wintery sky and crushed olive and vintage photo for the water.   Images were stamped in black archival and vintage photo.  Barge was coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.   I added glitter for frost and  snow with quickie glue pen.  Merry Christmas was generated on the computer as I haven't got a clarity one.  This was mounted onto centura  pearl card and I found a piece of card which was the same colour as the barge for my card blank.

'till next time


  1. What a wonderful and unusual card Maggie. It looks like a very peaceful place you have created

    Chrissie x

  2. Great idea for a card Maggie. It's a lovely scene and I'd like to be spending Christmas on that boat. Thank you for entering the Claritystamp Challenge. Good luck. x

  3. Definitely a bleak Fenland look to this... brrr! Beautifully done, Maggie.
    Alison x

  4. Who wouldn't like a bailey's or two in this barge all tucked up cosy by the riverbank....Good Luck in the Clarity Challenge

  5. Now that's lovely! Good Luck to you and thanks for joining the challenge! xx

  6. I love this card and a really glad that you decided to join our Challenge, good luck.


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