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Thursday, 26 April 2012

On the street where you live......

Hi there, I hope you're having a good week. I'm still off sick with my poorly neck and although its much better I still can't sit and colour with my trusty promarkers. Fortunately I can mess around with paint and ink without it hurting so at least I can craft :-)
Anyway back to business,  we've got a fab new challenge at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog, the theme is 'On the street where you live' and there is an amazing prize up for grabs from our sponsor Laura at 'Thats Crafty', as our lucky winner will receive some scrummy Dylusions goodies!! Grrrrrr I wish i could enter lol

Anyway back to my project, I'm not sure about the finished product but I had loads of fun making it lol.
When i thought about the street where I live I thought of trees and birds and rain so I wanted to include them in my project
I created a background with lots of different colour distress inks and splashed it with water. The tree was made by adding a little water to some brown acrylic paint and letting it run to make the tree shape, I added some 'blossom' with mica flakes. 
I just drew the houses (after a fashion) and stamped them with text and coloured again with distress inks. 

The bird is a TH die cut, painted with black soot crackle paint, he looked a bit mean so i decided to give him a googly eye to make him look a bit more friendly. I wasn't happy with my watery rain so I added some more using a Crafters Workshop template and magitac paste, once it was tacky I brushed on lots of mica powders. I love the effect, you can see it a bit better in this pic. Much prettier than all the rain and hail we've had lately

To finish off I just added a few doodles with a black pen.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: F is for feathered friends
Fab'n'Funky: No dps
My Mum's Craft Shop: the great outdoors
Shopping our stash: B is for ... bird
Use it Tuesday: April showers bring May flowers 
(my hoarded supplies are my mica flakes, I love em but i'm very mean with them lol)
Thanks for popping by, if you have a minute check out my teamies projects as they are fab-u-lous!!
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous Claire, you know the song Purple Rain came into my head for some reason reading your post.Fabulous texture and colours.
    I hope your neck gets better really soon, you do seem to have been thru the wars a bit. Take care.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. This is fabulous Claire, such a lovely fusion of colours and the texture is great - I read your post about three times as I was so fascinated with the texture squares/lines.

    B x

  3. Hi Claire! This is a delightful has a touch of whimsy! I sure hope you feel better soon. Best wishes, Yvonne

  4. Hi Claire,

    Love your card, the colours are gorgeous, the houses are lovely and the rain is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky in our "No DP" challenge.

    Pat xx

  5. A wonderful card, great texture on it.

  6. Fabulous card, love the textures on the background as well.

  7. Hi Claire, great effects with those textures! warm greet Mirandax

  8. Brilliant card Claire - all the inky colouring is great and your coloured rain is gorgeous - much better than all the wet stuff we've been having outside.
    Beryl xx

  9. Wow! I love this! What a great piece of art :) Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  10. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge, your card is amazing. I LOVE the additional textures and colours. Caz

  11. Whoa! This project is stunning! Can't take off my eyes off it. You did lots of creative techniques on it! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

  12. This is wonderful, Claire!

  13. cool card...loveThanks for joining in the "B" challenge at Shopping our Stash... those mica flakes and the embossing squares...

  14. OWWW, love this!! Love the style and your 'rain' is awesome!!! I wouldn't mind living in that street!!!! Thank you for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop this week.
    Trudie x

  15. Hi Claire! This is gorgeous!! I love that sweet little bird and your fabulous textures! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  16. Gorgeous colours on your card, so pretty! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this past week :)

  17. Not sure about the finished project!!! ... what planet are you on Claire, it is amazing so unique and artistic, clever thing you love it to bits.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  18. A very clever card and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge x

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  19. WOW WOW WOW love love love this card!!!!!!!
    love the colours the details with the rain ...fabulous
    thanks so much for sharing it with us at USe It Tuesday!

  20. Congratulations,Claire! You are TOP 2 PICK at Use It Tuesday!


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