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Monday, 18 March 2013

New stamps and some recycling

Good morning, Monday morning and back to work for me but I'm not in too much of a grumpy mood as I've got Tuesday and Wednesday off :-)
My project today features the gorgeous new 'Leafy Brocade' one of the scrummy new Big bold Background stamps from Chocolate Baroque (pop over and have a look at all the new stamps here)

I began by dry brushing gold paint on some corrugated cardboard. My next layer was created by stamping the Leafy Brocade stamp on acetate with black stazon and layering that up over some textured card coloured with the scrummy paints from the Vintaj Patina 'Weathered Copper' set and attaching with some brads.

The large flower was made by cutting open a pop can and die cutting the metal with my tattered florals die, I used the same paints to colour the metal and the button in the centre. I also stamped with the gorgeous Leafy brocade background stamp. I curled the petals and layered them up over a flower i'd cut from a scrap of black funky foam. This was the first time I'd made one of these flowers and although the metal is very sharp when you cut the can, its not too bad once it has been die cut. I've added some ribbon and lace from my stash and a couple of flourishes, die cut with a Dienamics Flourish die. Here's another pic to show the dimension of the flower:

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Clearly Inspired: die cuts
Crafters Cafe: Green and or St Pat's day
Creative Belli: St Pat's day or green
Loves Rubber Stamps: shades of green
Twisted Tuesday: Spring into Green

Have a lovely Monday and thanks for popping by
If you have a minute, try and check out the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog as my lovely teamies have created some really stunning projects with all the new stamps!
Claire xx


  1. Stunning and beautiful Claire.
    Beryl xx

  2. This is gorgeous Claire

    Jackie x

  3. I'm just astounded by all the glimmer colours in this plus all the dimension. The stamped background on the acetate is rather striking, especially with the iridescent effect.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Stunning piece of art. This is so amazingly gorgeous. Thank You for joining us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. It is always a treat to see such great work.
    Good Luck, Dangina

  5. I thought that was a soda can flower. I've never done one but you did a fantastic job. You have used some beautiful techniques. Love the results! Thanks for joining us for challenge #14 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Hugs~Patti

  6. Wonderful, love it, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

  7. Fabulous composition, Claire! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  8. Such an amazing creation, love your design, thank you for joining us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog

    Hugs Alex

  9. This is lovely!! So glad you shared with us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!
    Karen C


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