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Sunday 9 March 2014

Inspired by water at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Good morning my lovelies, we've got a brand new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and our theme is 'Inspired by Water', chosen by my lovely teamie Amanda. As always there is a fab prize from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft too! Now I adore this theme and had sooooo much fun making my projects, but trying to take the photos was a total nightmare eeeeeeeek!

I created 4 little underwater scenes using Stampbord coasters, and stamps from Flonzcraft and  Sheena Douglass and a mixture of memento and distress inks.

I added a little glossy accents to the 'bubbles'. The backgrounds were made using my DutchDoobadoo 'Bricks' stencil with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste on a mountboard base. I coloured the bricks with distress inks.

Once everything was dry I added eyelets and grabbed some garden twine from the shed to attach the squares together using nautical knots - this knot is called the Carrick Bend and there is a fab tutorial here on animated knots.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Girlz: anything goes
All Crafts: anything but a card
Craftitude: anything goes/add a little green
Red Rubber: stamp your own background

Well thanks for visiting today, hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx


  1. this looks so fab Claire - wonderful work with sheenas stamps xx

  2. A fabulous wall hanging Claire. I love those Sheena stamps and you've put them to excellent use.
    Beryl xx

  3. Fantastic hanging Claire, great details on every pieces.

  4. Definitely impressive and varied backgrounds, Claire! This is quite an amazing project and a lot of work....and so worth it! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' "texture" challenge this week!

  5. Claire this is stunning I'm so glad I picked one of your favourite themes you have done it proud!
    Amanda x

  6. Fabulous hanging Claire, love the images and design.
    Avril xx

  7. This is fabulous Claire, I love your glossy little bubbles and great stamping. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  8. Hi Claire. Wow, a gorgeous underwater hanging! I love the nautical knots, it just brings the boards together beautifully.
    Dot x

  9. Wow. This is outstanding. I love everything about it, especially the images, bubbles, and those knots. Thanks for the link!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  10. Okay for you, I can't remember if I got the brick wall stencil. It's a must have after seeing this!!! It is wonderful!!

  11. Amazing backgrounds. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

  12. great projects thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  13. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  14. Wow!! Beautiful project, love the backgrounds you created on each coaster! Thanks so much for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals "Create Your Own Background"!

  15. This project is amazing. I love all the detail that you put into and the actual nautical knots. Wow

    Mary Anne,
    Red Rubber Designs Inspirational Team

  16. Love all the little vignettes with your beautiful backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  17. What a great idea!! Fabulous job on everything you did here!! Just GORGEOUS!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  18. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  19. Cool Claire! Do you know "finding Nemo" ?
    My bubbles, my bubbles :D
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

  20. Fabulous project. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge and good luck.

    CBN DT x

  21. Fabulous wall hanging, thank you for joining us for this month's challenge at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT


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