Saturday, 11 May 2013

Diamonds and Pearls (of Wisdom) - Hels and Clarity

UPDATE:  SO chuffed!  This made the top 5 of the Clarity Challenge (please note new blinkie down on the right hand side!  Whoop whoop!!

Morning!  Had to wait for glue to dry properly before I could take the photos, or I would have put this up yesterday.  Still, better late than never!

Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge this week was Diamonds and Pearls (another great song, Hels!), but I also had going round in my head the challenge from ClarityStamps 'It's all in the sentiment'.  I decided to combine the two challenges into the piece above.

The base is a Stamps Away fob watch, without the hands, which fits the sentiment that I wanted to use from Clarity.  I also love the dragonfly from Clarity, so this sort of designed itself!

To bring in Hels' challenge requirements, I clearly added my favourite bling, sticky diamonds and pearls (almost too easy!), but also used the diamond strip from clarity which was one of the designs for the Clarity Club a couple of years ago.  The benefit of this strip is, because it isn't mounted, it can be bent a little, to go around the bezel of the watch.

I finally got round to using some of my Frantage enamel embossing powder.  Why have I left this so long??  Woooo, lovely!  It's the aged rose on the diamonds, and aged taupe on the sentiment.  Mmmmm.

For dimension, I opted for both Clearly for Art (for the dragonfly), and shrink plastic for the flowers.

Hope you like it!!


Substrate: Stamps Away Fob Watch

Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac
Distress Stain: Vintage Photo, Brushed Pewter
Distress Markers: Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Stazon: Royal Purple, Hydrangea Blue, Fuschia Pink
Versamark: Dazzle Frost

Claritystamp: mounted Life is not measured, mounted Dragonfly, remountable Diamond Strip, remountable Petals set, remountable Flower set

Bling and other stuff
Stampin Up: Rhinestones, Pearls
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel: Aged Rose, Aged Taupe
Clearly for Art Clear
Shrink Plastic Clear


  1. LOVE this really right up my street all the different ways you have used the stamps. Well done and best of luck in the Clarity Challenge

  2. gorgeousness indeedily, LOVE that diamond stamp, I needs that! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Fab design and colours! Good luck in the challenge x

  4. Fabulous project. The colours are so pretty. Thanks for entering our challenge and good luck to you! xx

  5. Such a pretty project, hope you enjoyed entering, best of luck in the CLarity Stamp Challenge.

  6. Absolutely beautiful! thank you for entering and good luck x