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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Swirls on the catwalk at FSC

Good morning folks, how's your weekend going? Its awful weather here (just for a change) so its a good excuse to bunker up in the warm and do some crafting. Today is an exciting day for us all at Fashionable Stamping Challenges as we've got a brand new site so don't forget to update your bookmarks! We've also got a brand new sponsor, the lovely Leo from Flonzcraft has a generous prize up for grabs so pop over to the challenge blog and find out all the details. The theme for our new challenge is 'Swirls', chosen my my talented teamie Shirley so ink up your stamps and join us on the catwalk! 

I started off my covering a canvas board with one of the gorgeous 'Love Letters' paper downloads from Chocolate Baroque. Next I used Stampendous stamps on tissue paper, Deco Lady and swirls from one of the Stampendous clear stamp sets. I also stamped the lady on Neenah card, coloured her with promarkers  and cut her out; layering all the elements up with Maimeri Glossy gel medium. I've added a twiddleybitz butterfly flourish, painted with crackle paint and with a pen nib added for the body (a right bargain from the Fruit Pixie, i think they were 5 for a pound!!) Here's a better pic of the detail

And here's a pic of the Deco Lady, shes a really lovely stamp to colour but a bit of a headache to cut out those curls lol.

To finish off i've added ribbon, lace, faux pearls and a metal filigree corner from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. 
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Colour me creative: anything goes with bugs/reptiles or butterflies
Crafty Sentiments: pretty in pink
Happy Campers: Butterfly
Hotshot Crafts: anything but a card
Kaboodle Doodles: anything but a card
Loves rubber stamps: anything goes
Passion for Promarkers: One for the ladies

Happy Mothers Day to all you Mums out there, my son is cooking Sunday lunch for us today so it will be bliss to escape kitchen duties. 
Thanks for visiting today, and for your kind comments, they always make my day
Claire xx


  1. A lovely creations Claire. Love all the different elements and the pen nib body is a great idea.
    Hope you enjoy your Mother's Day dinner. I've just got in and now have to try and get a few hours sleep before I'm taken out for my Mother's day treat.
    Beryl xx

  2. Oh Claire this is just a stunning canvas!!! Love the colors.

  3. A true beauty of a card Claire! I love how you used a variety of mediums for the swirls. A special thank you for my treasured Secret Santa gift. I think of you each time I gaze upon it. Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Yvonne

  4. beautiful canvas and that lady was worth cutting out as it is such a lovely stamp x Lavinia

  5. Oh Claire...I love this to pieces! The way that the lady looks like she is coming out of the background is amazing...and those colours!!!! Gorgeous!
    Dot x

  6. Yet another stunning creation Claire. I love the image and the colour, textures and details are wonderful.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

  7. Such a pretty piece Claire, wonderful layers.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Gorgeous canvas Claire ! Love the colours and the image. The swirl on the corner is just stunning too ! Enjoy your lunch ! Sue C x

  9. What a stunning card! Amazing stamping and colouring and I adore the embellishments! Two stunningly beautiful creations from you this morning, thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. A breathtaking project in great colors and with fantastic elements.

  11. Hi Claire, loving this beauty of a canvas, such gorgeous chic colours, love how you have coloured the stamp too. xx

  12. This is just stunning Claire. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments designs.

  13. A stunner Claire. Such a beautiful image and she looks gorgeous against the background. Fabulous embellishing too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  14. Wow Claire your project is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

  15. A beautiful canvas, the colours are stunning.

  16. this is a beautifull project. Great colours and love that butterfly.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  17. Claire this is such an elegant canvas! Love that image and all the layers! Beautiful coloring! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

  18. Oh what a gorgeous canvas Claire! Fabulous details! Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers :)

  19. Gorgoues canvas, Claire, and so many swirls, beautiful!

  20. Stunning piece, Claire! Your stamping and all the feminine touches are superb and I adore all the swirls and flourishes :). I love it!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

  21. This is such a beautiful canvas Claire, gorgeous image and details.
    Avril xx

  22. Wow this is stunning! Claire - love the image and so beautifully coloured and adorned! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP this week, Juliexx

  23. This is stunning - love the black lace!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our use Lace challenge!



  24. On a very delayed catch up Claire - this canvas is divine. You have been really productive and all your posts over last few days are fabulous. Nicola x

  25. This is a lovely creation. Thanks for playing along at the Creative Card Crew Ribbon challenge. Cheers FiLoMa.

  26. Wow! What sultry, passionate colours to go with the sensuous swirls - a really amazing make, Claire!
    Alison x


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