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Saturday 14 May 2011

Let's Ink It Up, sentiment and 3D flower

Hello folks, today I'm sharing  my DT project for Let's Ink It Up where our theme for challenge 15  is 'Sentiment plus a 3D flower' so we want to see the sentiment as the focal point of your project. I have to admit i did struggle a bit with this theme but eventually I decided to make this little wall hanging

Our challenge this time is sponsored by Kreativ Hobby and they are offering a really generous prize  so don't miss out on a chance to win!!

Kreativ Hobby
We are a Norwegian rubberstamp producer – with more than 1000 different designs. In our webshop you will find all our rubbestamps under the category “STEMPLER”. All prices are in Norwegian Kroner. We ship worldwide and all information regarding international shipping is on our website:  The winner can choose 4 rubberstamps from Kreativ Hobby Design. Value app. NOK 200 or $ 35

The base is a paper mache frame from The Craft Barn, I created a crackle background with green and pale pink Eco green paints and PVA blue and sloshed some gold acrylic paint around the edges. I added even more crackle with a creative expressions crackle stamp and gold EP.  I brayered a little background scene using big'n'Juicy inks and some gorgeous little tree stamps from Chocolate Baroque 'Teeny Weeny Meadow'.  The sentiment is a stamp from Paper Artsy. I've had this stamp for years and I use it again and again.
The large flower is also stamped with a Chocolate Baroque stamp, this time from Diamante Delights, its embossed with gold EP and painted with twinkling H2os.

I added some ribbon for a a hanger as I wanted to attached my beaded flowers. I LOVE seed bead work but haven't done any for ages and i've come to the conclusion I need new specs lol.
The large rose is made with size 11 seed beads in netting stitch and the tiny tulips are again made with Size 11s but this time using herringbone stitch. I added some myuki drops for the centres.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: May flowers
Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired by your favourite colour
Dream Valley: Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie: Say it with flowers
Sentimental Sunday: anything goes
Stamp Something: anything goes
Stamping Sisters in Christ: all things beautiful
Stamping Vacation: embellish it - use beads
Top Tip Tuesday: Flower Frenzy
Use it tuesday: Use your bling

Thanks for calling by today, make sure you pop over to Let's Ink It Up and check out my teamies amazing creations and gorgeous flowers. Caz has also kindly done a tutorial for some stunning roses so you don't want to miss that either :-)
Claire xx


  1. Wow Claire

    Fantastic creation, love the crackle on the frame and such a gorgeous flower - perfect.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. Claire, this is just beautiful!!!!!! I have no other words! Well done you
    Trudy x

  3. WOW what a fabulous project Clare!! Absolutely inspiring!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us over at The Sisterhood. We hope you'll join us again next challenge!

    One of the 'Sistahs'

  4. Gosh, this is really beautiful! Fantastic work, well done you. Jx

  5. Hi Claire - thanks for your visit and comment, you'd enver know you'd struggles looking at your project, it's beautiful and those seed bead flowers are amazing, I wouldn't know where to start!! Have a good weekend, Esther xx

  6. This is absolutely stunning Claire. Really love the crackle finish and the gold embossing and the flower is just gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. This is really gorgeous Claire.

  8. WOW! This is breathtaking!!! The gold really makes this pop! I adore the background, and the frame is just stunning! Your flowers helped make it over the top!

    Also wanted to congratulate you on winning the blog candy at Little Miss Muffet, you lucky dog! Heck, I wouldn't have known about it had I not saw it on your blog anyway!

  9. Beautiful work Claire
    Beryl x

  10. Striking! Great project! great take on the challenge, thanks for joining us on the Tip Top Tuesday challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. What a beautiful creation

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  12. Gorgeous wall hanging! Those beaded flowers are gorgeous and such a beautiful sentiment. Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  13. Beautiful work Claire

  14. Your frame is absolutely gorgeous, Claire. I couldn't wait to see this post to read all about it from the moment is say it in the DT gallery;) Love the crackle and the flower is so beautiful. The sentiment is lovely, too! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, too ;) Big hugs, Joanna x

  15. This is stunning, Claire.
    The crackle looks wonderful and your flower and leaves are gorgeous.

  16. Gorgeous project Claire, you are so talented!!

  17. Beautiful! Love your color palette and of course the SPARKLE!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

  18. Stunning flowers!

  19. wow, this is a real work of art!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  20. This is just so pretty Claire, love the colours and the crackle effect.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  21. I've said it before but this is absolutely stunning. Your work is amazing. Caz


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