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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Butterflies at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello there folks, its challenge time over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this month our theme is 'Butterflies' so it's a nice easy one for you, we all love butterflies. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize from our sponsor Flonzcraft and the DT will be choosing their Top 3 favourites too. Remember we are a stamping challenge though so no digi stamps are allowed.

I've made a tag for my DT project, I have to confess it started as a larger project but went horribly wrong lol. I managed to salvage it and rather than throw it away decided to make a tag. The background was made by glueing scraps from a dictionary page to my cardstock and stamping the focal image using 'Floral Girl' from Flonzcraft  (l just love love love this stamp, she's so cute and quirky, you can find her here)  with versmark and embossing with WOW Black EP. I  masked her with Pebeo masking fluid. If you've never tried Pebeo masking fluid you really need it, its by far the best I've never used as it dried quickly, rubs off cleanly and best of all it doesn't ruin your brush.

Next came some Twinkly h2o paints in shades of blue, green and turquoise. I used them very diluted and just let them merge on the background, adding some splashes and splatters of paint here and there. While that was drying I made the butterflies, using freebie Sheena Douglass stamps. I stamped them on dictionary pages with versamark, embossed with WOW black EP and added some colour with Twinkling h2os in shades of pink and purple. Once the paint was dry I layered up 6/7 layers of dictionary pages and cut them out for a lovely dimensional effect.

I added some texture to the background with some texture paste applied trough punchinella and an Indigo Blu stencil. 

Once everything was dry I removed the masking fluid and painted the focal image with distressinks.

To finish off I've added some tiny sparkly gems, some ribbon and a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: Anything mixed media
STAMPlorations: Stamps and texture
That's Crafty : Stencils and masks
WOW Embossing Powder: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Claire! The butterflies are a perfect match with this image...oh, and I love how you have used H2O's - heaps of fun!
    Dot x

  2. This is beautiful. I love all the colours and love the h2o's

  3. Hi Claire, your TAG ist fantastic. Wonderful designed and the idea with the butterfly is great.
    Hugs Carola

  4. luckily you kept your initial project, love how your tag turned out.
    Thanks for joining us over on the WOW embossing challenge

  5. Awesome colors and beautiful background! Thanks forsharing with us at Rhedd`s Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  6. Fabulous tag Claire, love the image and the colours looks gorgeous.
    Avril xx

  7. Your tag is beautiful Claire, I love the purples and the layering up of the butterfly wings is such a great idea and create lots of lovely dimension. Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Crazy for Colour Challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  8. I like this! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month!

  9. I absolutely love your tag! It's awesome and you used those H2O's wonderfully! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTx

  10. Oh this is AMAZING! The colors are so vibrant and all those layers are so yummy together! Beautiful tag - thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!

  11. Stunning work!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Wonderful designed Tag! I love the Lady and the nice butterflies much. Great background textures too.

  13. Stunning mixed media tag! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.


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