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Monday 14 January 2013

Oriental Reflections

Good morning folks, well we've got up this morning to a covering of snow and more forecast for today! How exciting, I love to see the dogs play in the snow and its the first time our puppy Barney has seen snow so its a huge adventure for him lol. Anyway, here's the first of my samples using the gorgeous new stamps from Chocolate Baroque, Glenda has released some stunning new stamps including some gorgeous hearts but my first project features the new clear stamps Eastern Landscape , they work beautifully with all the other oriental clear stamps, for this card I've combined them with stamps from 'Lily Pad'

 I began by stamping the reflection, using my new Splodge Away mat, to stamp the images using memento ink and then laying the card over the stamped mages and rolling over with my brayer to transfer the ink. I have to say I was a bit doubtful about the SplodgeMat but its fab-u-lous- definitely does what it says on the tin lol. Its so easy to position the clear stamps to make the landscape match the reflection perfectly. I used the scrunched paper technique to brayer the water and added some colour to the scene and the reflection with distress markers.

I matted the scene on some white card and then on hot pink card to pick out the pink from the waterlily and the blossoms around the top of the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: something new
Moving along with the times: Floral Delights
Splodge Away: new beginnings
Sweet Pea Stampers: Clean and simple, no embellies

~Sorry about the washed out colours on the pic, my camera has recovered from its mug of coffee but unfortunately my photography skills haven't improved lol.Thanks for popping by, have a lovely day
Claire xx


  1. WOW! Such a beautifully designed card Claire. I love the way you used those gorgeous images. The reflection looks amazing and the colours are wonderful too.
    Hugs Sue

  2. A beautiful scene Claire. Great stamping and colouring. I love my Splodge mat too but haven't tried this technique with it yet.
    Beryl xx

  3. This is stunning Claire - love the stamping, especially how the reflection worked out - its wonderful. Nicola x

  4. Gorgeous card Claire. Love the reflection technique. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

  5. Fabulous scene Claire, love the reflection and anything oriental! Thanks for playing along at ATSM
    Val x

  6. Claire, what a wonderful creation. You certainly didn't need any embellishments on it. I got a Splodge Away for Christmas and have only just had a play at basic distressing and liked it. It will be a while before I progress onto your type of things!!! Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  7. gorgeous card Claire. love the scene with all the details and how you've done the reflection it looks amazing. thank you for joining us this month at Sweet Pea Stampers x

  8. Claire, such a wonderful scene, love all the images, especially the frog :)

  9. The shadow looks really effective - really skillful creation. x

  10. What a wonderful floral creation, thank you so much for sharing at MAWTT this week.

    Hugs, Kelly x

  11. You've created a lovely scene on this card. It almost looks like an illustration that should be in a book. Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  12. What a beautiful card hun. love how you've created the reflection using your trusty Splodgeaway mat! Thanx for joining us in this month's Splodgeaway challenge and good luck!Hugz xxx

  13. Thank you for the lovely review of the SplodgeAway Mat. Your card is amazing! Thank you for joining in with the Challenge this month :-)

  14. Congratulations on winning at SPS this month - Please send me your full name so i can send your voucher.
    Sue xx


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