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Sunday 1 July 2012

Oriental challenge at FSC

Hi there, we're going 'Oriental' on the catwalk at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time. Our lovely teamie Paula has chosen the theme for this challenge and it was a great excuse to dust of my oriental stamps. As always we've got a great prize up for grabs from Marina, our generous sponsor from Cottage Crafts but don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi stamps are allowed.

My tag has a distress ink background with lots of overstamping. The focal image is a Sweet Pea stamp by Ching Chou Kuik called 'Bamboo Serende'. I've coloured her with promarkers and then triple embossed the image. I've added some black lace and purple velvet ribbon (looks blue in the pic for some strange reason), a coin charm with a purple tassel (although that looks red in the pic lol, I really don't know how i can manage to take such dreadful photos).

 I've also added some die cut swirls, a couple of  gold embossed acetate butterflies and a little fan. The fan was made with an old wood mounted stamp I've had for years and never used. I made the flower with tissue paper coloured with distress ink and starbust stains. I die cut the tissue with tattered florals and popped a gorgeous button in the centre. I've just got these beautiful little buttons from Linda over at the Funkie Junkie and they are so pretty it was hard to bring myself to use one. 
Here's another pic to try and show some of the details:

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:
Allsorts: in bloom
Charisma Cardz: anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers: create your own flowers
Crafty Catz: metal
Crafty mess challenge: Ribbon and lace
Crazy 4 Challenges: create a tag

Thanks for popping by today and all your lovely comments
Don't forget to check out my teamies blogs to see their gorgeous artwork
Claire xx


  1. This tag is so pretty in the purple shades with all the frills! The image could not be any sweeter and she looks like a little princess! Love the inky background as well! Gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend!

  2. Oh my...Claire Bear, the colours on this are soooo incredible ~ love it heaps!!!
    The images from Sweat Pea Stamps are gorgeous, and you have certainly done this one justice.
    Dot x

  3. Oh my Claire what a little beauty, that Sweet Pea Stamp is a real stunner. The black lace gives everything a ... "Come Up And See Me Some Time" ... feel to it. Adorable.

    I do hope your Sunday is a quiet and relaxing time for you sweets x x

    Hugs Shirley x x

  4. Wow Claire what a beautiful tag you made.

    Hugs miranda

  5. Love the rich purples of this - the image is coloured beautifully. And the flower is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time! Cxx

  6. Wow, that's a fantastic tag in great details. Wonderful details.

  7. Such a lots of work and detail have gone into this tag - and every bit worth it. It's fabulous - love the colour scheme for your oriental tag and all the embellishments.
    Beryl xx

  8. Stunning, just lovely work, thanks for playing with us at craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx

  9. Hi Claire, this tag is absolutely stunning, love the rich colours, the gorgeous image (beautifully colours) and that stunning purple fan. A x

  10. Great tag the colours are gorgeous as is the embossed image. Love all the details and layers.
    Yvonne x

  11. A very pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  12. Thank you for joining in the challenge over at crafymess challenge blog

    WOW WOW WOW This is gorgeous for so many reasons! You have an amazing talent and I love everything about this beautiful tag. Well Done!

    Hope to see you joining in future challenges at craftymess.

    Lisa xxxx

  13. stunning work i love it good luck over at craftyness xx

  14. hi Claire, lovely pretty creation,thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  15. what a gorgeous tag - looks so rich! love all the embellishments & the colours are fab! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.
    Kim x

  16. Wow Claire
    A stunning and beautiful tag,gorgeous image and colour's thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

    DT Member

  17. Stunning tag Claire, love the image, gorgeous background and amazing attention to detail!
    Thanks for using flowers for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  18. Loving the wonderful colour palette you chose for this fab tag. Annette x

  19. A gorgeous tag, love the rich colours and the image looks wonderful embossed. Love all the little details you have included.
    Avril xx

  20. Oooooh this is GORGEOUS Claire, what fantastic colouring, loving that purple. She is really is a stunner. X

  21. A beautiful card! I love your use of colours for this particular theme, also all the extra's are just perfect!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  22. Stunning tag Claire - amazing colouring and the flower is lush :o)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts and Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  23. An amazing tag--LOVE the deep purple tones! Your flower is amazing! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  24. This is truly beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  25. Wow !! Sensational ! Love your stamping and design but most of all I love the colours you have used just sensational ! Your flowers are stunning and just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Thank you for sharing.


  26. Lovely tag and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ. xxx

  27. so, so pretty! love the deep, vivid colours, and all that gorgeous texture! thanks so much for sharing your lovely project with the Charisma Galz! :)

  28. Wonderful tag, I love the purples and oriental feel you've created. Your flower looks fantastic I'll have to give that technique a try I've never tried making flowers with tissue paper.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.



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