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Wednesday 13 October 2010

Floral Parade at MPS

Helllooooo, my third post today, I promise I'll be quiet from now on lol. This weeks challenge from Michelle Perkett Studio is Flower Parade and is hosted by Jan and her wonderful team of mermaids! They want to see your floral creations, particularly handmade flowers! Now I love making my own backgrounds and embellishments so I really enjoyed making this card.

I'm going through a real mica loving phase at the minute, unfortunately although I love mica my camera hates it with a passion lol. I'm really disappointed with this pic as the card looks so much better IRL. I've used Daydream Fantasy (available from Michelle's Etsy store - be quick as Michelle has a 50% sale on!!!!) and coloured with promarkers before dusing with mica powders (it looks blurry but its all the shimmer). The bps are from Essence of Nature cd by Artylicious punched with a MS border punch. I made the crackle background using pure gold and zuccini Ecogreen acrylic paints and pva glue and overstamped with a floral border and embossed with peanut butter EP .

The flower is a little extreme crafting lol, circles of organza heated near a candle until they curl at the edges, the centre is a button from my stash with a bow from some gorgeous autumn coloured fibres. I added some punched leaves and a creative acrylic tag stamped with the word 'friendship' to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges
Simon Says:  3 types of embellie (flower, button, acrylic tag, 2 dps and I image)
ABC challenge: F is for flowers
Scrapbook sisters: Flower power
Crafty Pad: for a friend
Stamptacular: Buttons, flowers friendship

Before I go, I have some exciting news, there's going to be a fab blog hop at Michelle Perkett Studios - 23rd and 24th October, find out more and sign up here

Thanks for looking,
Claire xx


  1. I love the red and green papers and how you punched the sides!! Looks great!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  2. Lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week

  3. Gorgeous card Claire!! I love the rich fall colors!

  4. Hi Claire,
    Wow, truly stunning! I love your flower, I've seen that done, but never tried it, it does turn out gorgeous though! Amazing background paper. Thanks for playing along this week!
    hugs Marilyn

  5. Wow, Claire, this is such a beautiful card! I love the mica effect and the papers you've punched and your organza flower is just gorgeous!:) Beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at MPS!!:)

  6. Claire - This is lovelly. I wish I could seeit IRL, because I'm sure it is even more beautiful. The fern shaped leaves are fab. (LOL)


  7. OMG Claire... I love you text with this card. You made me laugh so hard about the Mica part! I love this daring card! Stunning how you made it and really crafty and daring too how you created that flower!!!
    Girl you amazed me again!

  8. Hi Claire - this is gorgeous and so nice to see something different, fabulous background. :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)
    xDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

  9. Oh, this is such a lovely card! I've never tried Mica but it looks so pretty!
    Lovely flower, too!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our BFF challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  10. Wow, what a beautiful card Claire!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog...can you tell I love medallions? I love all the sparkle & glitz, and I also love to paint them with Twinkling H20s for some shine!

    Your creations are so wonderful...each one more fabulous than the last. I love the organza flowers, too! Glad you didn't burn the house down! I don't like the smell of the organza burning, so I usually don't make more than 2 at a time. I love your experiments with mica. I have some I need to try (along with tons of other products! lol). I love the Sweet Pea mermaid you did, too! I would love to see the shine in person. Cameras just don't do it any justice!

    It's so good to have a computer to work on again! I'm so far behind that I'll never catch up, so I'll just have to go forward instead of back.

    Thanks for all of your kind thoughts about Chelsey. You guys at MPS have really made this more tolerable since everyone has been so supportive. We've prayed for so long to keep him in, so it will be hard when he's really ready to be born!

    Thanks again! Lee

  12. Such a lovely card. Many thanks for taking part in our weekly challenge.

  13. Lovely card! :) It´s so exciting to see somenthing different for once :) And taht flower looks so gorgeous! :)

    Thank you for joining us at SSC and hope to see you again! :)


  14. Your card is just fantastic!!! Thanks for playing with us at Michelle Perkett Studio this week. We hope you will join us again!

  15. Very neat effect! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  16. Wow Claire, those colours surely are rich and abundant! It looks fabulous!
    Pauline (DT)

  17. What a fabulous card Claire. So many techniques. Love all the work you put into it. Such a perfect card for our BFF Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  18. This is gorgeous! The details are all FAB!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
    Chris & the DT

  19. hiya hun
    fab card
    thank you for joining us on ABC this challenge



  20. This is fab, thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this time. hugs ali x

  21. What a great technique, I've never tried it before, maybe I should! Thanks for the inspiration


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