My lovely blogland friends

Sunday 31 January 2016

A new challenge at We Love 2 Create

Good morning folks, my project today is for our new challenge over at We Love 2 Create and as usual our theme is 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' so lots of scope for you to play along and be in with a chance of winning some lovely crafty goodies from Premium Craft Brands!!

I've made an MDF heart using lots of my favourite goodies. I'd actually started this heart ages ago and it had gone horribly wrong so I gave it a coat of white gesso and mixed in a little Magenta Extra Dark PanPastel. This is one of my favourite PanPastel colours as its a lovely dark colour but blends to create a subtle pink. I also dusted over some White Coarse PanPastel Medium for some sparkle.

I coloured some Dutch Doobadoo Honeycomb with Pewter PanPastel and added some scraps of lace and paper flowers dusted with silver glitter. 

I made the butterfly by applying versamark to a Stampbord domino and adding more Magenta Extra Dark.. I embossed the word Fly (using Indigo Blu alphabet stamps) with silver EP and added some pearl trim to the bottom. The wings were made with Clearly for Art white film, love this stuff as you can shape it when its warm. It works beautifully with Pans too which actually surprised me as its a very smooth surface. I stamped the Indigo Blu Butterfly stamp with versamark and applied my Magenta Extra Dark PanPastel before cutting the wings our and attaching one to each side of the stampbord. I added some little gems and a ribbon for the butterflies antennae.

To finish off I popped seambinding bow and a paper flower at the top of the heart.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Bring on the bling
Brown Sugar: Anything goes
Frillie and Funky: enjoy your embossing
Through the Purple Haze: Things with wings

Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Love this lacy and romantic piece, the Dark Magenta looks so deep and rich! Didn't know the Clearly for Art would take pastels and this is a great discovery.

  2. What a gorgeous piece, Claire! I love the wings on that butterfly and the subtlety of the embossed sentiment, too. The colors are outstanding and the embellishment clusters are stunning! I really enjoyed YOUR embossing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Enjoy your Embossing" Challenge!

  3. This is so lovely! I love the purples and pinks but I also love your unique butterfly!

  4. This is amazing, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  5. A stunning creation Claire and love the butterfly arrangment.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts xxx

  7. A gorgeous mixed media piece, Claire - wonderful use of the jewel colour tones and the butterfly wings are fabulous!
    Alison x

  8. Oh WOW Claire I love this! What a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

  9. So pretty! I love the flowers, the honeycomb background, lace and all the gorgeous textures and layers. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. :)

  10. Oh WOW Claire this is GORGEOUS...simply stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!
    Take care,

  11. This is beyond beautiful, I love every detail!!!

  12. Gorgeous! Love the mix of the lace, flowers and other embellishments. That vellum butterfly is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week in the "Enjoy your Embossing" challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  13. Amazing project! Even more from the perfect embellishing, the color shades won my heart. :)
    Have a lovely day...

  14. STUNNING , creation! Thank you for sharing with us at TTPH challenge.
    Lisa (DT)

  15. Gorgeous Claire! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

    ps. Have you seen the latest IndigoBlu challenge?...

  16. Gorgeous heart project! congratulations on your win at Frilly and Funkie--so WELL deserved! Hugs!

  17. beautiful ! :) I love the details with the splitted butterfly...stunning background, flowers and design :)
    Congrats on being Top 5 at Fussy and Fancy :)


Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, all your comments are really appreciated

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...