There I was, happily thinking that I had until the end of the month to get my 'C is for ....' swap (on the CCS yahoo group) to my partner when I noticed that several people were posting that they'd sent and / or received theirs. I thought I'd best check my dates and lo and behold, the swap is due on 12th April and my partner is in the States! After a quick panic I decided to use a small canvas as my 'C' and just to make doubly sure I used a clown stamp by I Brake for Stamps (I love this stamp, it'll possibly be popping up on here quite often). The background stamps are by Cherry Pie, although Marina might not actually recognise them as I loaded them with acrylic paint before stamping so they're a bit messy (which is what I wanted - it wasn't a mistake, honest!).
The photo shows up the fact that I used tissue paper to stamp the clown on to - I should have used thinner tissue. I usually use the thin backs of napkins but this tissue was handy ...... the edges showed too much so I tried to disguise them with more of the gold embossing powder I put randomly on the edges / corners, but using a Versamark pen was too precise. Still you live and learn and overall I do like the effect so it's one to play with further.