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Sunday 10 April 2011

A song in your heart at CD Sunday

Its my second week as Guest Designer over at CD Sunday and this week there is another fab theme : a song in my heart. I'd got some music related sheets printed off from Joanna Sheen's cd 'Dancing with Shadows' (one of my all time favourite crafting cds) when I spotted this beautiful silhouette of a girl dancing, now she really does look like she has a song in her heart.

I printed the silhouette out on acetate and then used some glossy card, masked a sun and  brayered a spring sunset scene using B&J Soothing Sunset (of course lol) and over stamped with some foliage stamps from Chocolate Baroque. The acetate is attached to the scene with some pale green pearl brads. The bp is printed from another of my favourite cds, 'Essence of Nature' by Artylicious and is matted on some black card.

I  inked some scraps of white card with B&J foliage ink pad and sprized with water, then I stamped the leaves with Sheena Douglass stamps and once they were dry I cut them out and decoupage them up with silicone glue. The flower is made from the scrap paper from brayering the scene, I punched out about 6 flowers with a woodware punch, scrunched them up and then layered them, adding some stamens and glitter in the centre. I also added some little curls of memory thread.
The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen, stamped on some spare card from making the leaves, cut with a nestie and layered on some more black card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: Spring
Craft us Crazy: Easter or Spring
Dutch Dare: spring has sprung
If the shoe fits: Spring is in the air
Make it colourful: Colouring skies (I love brayering skies as its such a quick and effective technique but I'm not sure if this technique counts so just delete my entry if it doesn't)
Simon Says Stamp: spring colour or easter

I hope i've inspired you to dust off your crafting cds and join our challenge at CD Sunday this week. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations :-). Its a lovely spring morning here today, blue sky and sunshine so i'm going to spend the morning weeding :-) For some reason I love weeding, and generally pottering round in the garden and of course its even better when the sun is shining. Have a good day
Claire xx


  1. Good morning Claire, we have lovely blue skies here too.
    Gorgeous card again, you certainly know how to combine stamps, images and techniques. I love it.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs xxx

  2. Claire, Claire you are just brilliant, another absolutely gorgeous creation.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. WOW, you have done a fantastic job with this, I love every part of it

    Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs


  4. So, so beautiful Claire! Very striking colours, love that silhouette stamp done on the acetate, and your fussy cutting of the layered leaves. Well done!!!
    Sharon aka Celticrafter

  5. Claire - that is really beautiful! love the silhouette.

  6. An absolutely gorgeous card Claire.
    Hugs Irene x

  7. wow this is stunning so much to look at and the colours blend so well together
    thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and hope to see you again soon

  8. Incredible card! The dancing girl and the sentiment are perfect, and the scene is gorgeous!

  9. What beautiful colors in your card!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Brad Challenge this week!

  10. SO STRIKING! really love this card! so very colourful! thank you for joining in at Frosted Designs this week! xx

  11. Wooooooooow, was für eine traumhafte Karte.


  12. gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers.

  13. This is a gorgeous card! Love all of the techniques you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  14. Claire, the combination of colors on this beautiful piece really so awesome! Gorgeous. Using the acetate and the silhouette is brilliant.

  15. Beautiful card Claire, I love the mix of gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Spring colours/Easter challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. Stunning!
    I love the background! The details... wow! Amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

  17. AMAZING!!! Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

  18. A fantastic backgronud for this lovely image Claire. A really beautiful creation.
    Beryl xx

  19. Wow...what a wonderful card. I love the image and the sky is amazing. You have always inspired me with your artistic flair. I have something for you on my blog. Please stop when you have a minute:
    Hugs XX

  20. absolutely STUNNING! i love the silhouette up against the bright, warm sky. beautiful take on our challenge at Make it Colourful - thanks so much for joining us! :)

  21. Wow! This is gorgeous! Amazing brayering, fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  22. Wow! What an absolutely fantastic card! Wonderful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

  23. This is gorgeous! I love the silhouette image.


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