Wednesday, 27 January 2016
CLARITY CALENDAR CHALLENGE
This challenge is all based on the lovely calendar produced by Barbara Gray for 2016. Each month a piece of her beautiful artwork is featured but as she shares all her skills with the rest of us, the instructions for each piece are on the back of each picture. They are in step by step format so easy to follow. The challenge is to re-create each month's piece of art using the same Clarity stamps if we have them. The winning entry will be judged by Barbara.
Now I was lucky enough to receive one of the calendars for Christmas, it was also signed by Barbara. This month's picture is a reflection of trees in water. I have only tried this technique once before and that was at a Clarity workshop a month ago. Anyway I am going to give it a try. I have not got the tree stamps used so have had to substitute some other Clarity trees instead which means mine is not an exact copy. I did not have the flock of bird stamp either so I drew mine instead. That is about the extent of my artwork as I cannot draw for toffee. I have given you the link here to watch how Barbara Gray completed the original artwork. Trees with mantles You Tube video. Included in her blog post is a list of all the stamps etc you will need if you want to try for yourself.
This is the original picture, just beautiful. It really makes you feel as if the sun is just rising on a new day. Now for my attempt.
I have not managed to get quite the same depth of colour but as this is only my second attempt at making a reflection I am fairly pleased with end result. Of course I have had to use different Clarity stamps as well.
I hope you will join me each month now as I try to re-create that month's picture, some I think are a little easier than others. Anyway I hope you will leave a comment and let me know how you think I have done. Reckon we might have a few laughs along the way.