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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Travel in Time with the Rainbow Lady

Hi there,  Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week is 'Travelling in Time' which was a great excuse to use this gorgeous background from Dover, I'd printed it out ages ago but didn't want to cover it up so I came up with the idea of adding some stamping around the edges instead.

I've distressed the edges of the paper with a craft knife and vintage photo and black soot distress inks. I've stamped the cogs from Chocolate Baroque Steampunk Christmas on some vellum using black versafine and then turned it over and stamped and embossed the same stamp with gold EP, the black cogs give a shadowy effect through the vellum. I've added half of a die cut 'weathered clock' embossed with antique gold EP and some black velvet ribbon. To finish off I've added a flower made from card stamped with Stampers Anonymous music stamp and die cut with tattered florals before being inked with a little black soot distress ink. Here's another pic to show the detail

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations:Heat embossing
Incy Wincy: anything goes
Paper Creations Ink: die cuts/punches
Stamp-n-Doodle: Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday:  Anything goes
Tuesday throwdown: Shiny new year

Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. Wow, this is so romantic! So soft and delicate with the vellum stamped on both sides...and all the gold is perfect to finish it all off. It is gorgeous Claire.
    Dot x

  2. Wow, Claire this is stunning
    Beryl x

  3. Hi Claire, you've made a beauty here and love your previous post art also very much. Indeed a gorgeous angel! warm greetz, Miranda

  4. Gorgeous card, its a real romatic scene.
    Yvonne x

  5. Fabulous Claire.. love the design xx

  6. Beautiful card Claire, love the idea with the cogs on vellum..beautiful image and colours.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Stunning card Claire, your work is so inspirational. Great idea with the shadowy cogs.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. Gorgeous, Claire. It's very elegant. I have used that couple before several times. They fit in with your design so beautifully.

  9. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


  10. I like the effect of your embossed text on the flower petals & how that picks up the gold of your weathered clock. The whole Steampunk concept combined with the backing paper really sums up the challenge theme beautifully.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. This is stunning Claire. Hard to believe that it's a backing paper, you're right it's too good to cover up. I love the flower.

    Sue x

  12. This is lovely, Claire...a lot of work.

  13. Hi Claire, very stunning card, your work is fabulous. Thanks for sharing on Stamp n doodle.

  14. A gorgeous card. I love the flower.
    Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  15. Fantabulous card, wonderful detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

    xoxo Marjo

  16. Such a wonderful card in great colors. Love the golden embossed gears and the stamping on the flowers.

  17. This is gorgeous!! I love the embossed gears and the lovely image! So glad you joined in our Crafty Creations challenge!

  18. gorgeous and romantic! Love the soft steampunk look!! Hugs Juls

  19. stunning card - lovely image
    Thanks for hoining us at Stamp-n-Doodle this week

  20. Beautiful and elegant! Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Throwdown.

  21. Oh, such an elegant card, Claire!

  22. Claire, this is jaw droppingly gorgeous!!!! Love the paper, the embossed cogs and the TH flower is superb!!! xx

  23. It's great to have you playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your classy vintage card :)
    xoxo Sioux

  24. What a wonderful card, so beautiful. I love the cogs and the flowers, so stunning. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  25. Awesome card! Loving that flower:0)

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)



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