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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Anything goes at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Woo hoo, its time for our first challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and we've got a really easy challenge for you, yep its 'Anything goes' although you've got to get inky as we're a rubber/clear challenge so no digi stamps are allowed. Our lucky winners are in for a real treat as  the generous Marina from Cottage Crafts has kindly donated 2 prizes for our first challenge!! 

I've used lots of my favourite stamps on this canvas (which was part of some yummy candy from my lovely Blogland friend Brenda). The canvas and the scalloped frame (a recycled lid from some chipboard shapes) were crackled with brown and cream emulsion paint and watered down pva glue. I then paint fusioned them with Sheena Douglass' paint fusion Daisy stamps (well actually they aren't Sheena's, they're mine lol). Ithen added some walnut stain distress ep around the edges. The little angel stamp is 'Bess' by Elaine Cox from Sweet Pea Stamps, she is coloured with promarkers apart from her hair which I coloured with coloursoft pencils. I always struggle to colour curly hair but I think I've got a better result with pencils than I do with markers.

The butterflies are some of my favourite stamps from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp sheet from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped them on acetate with versamark and embossed with walnut stain distress EP. I then glittered the back of the butterflies with pale blue, lemon and brown glitters and cosmic shimmer glue. I left them overnight to dry and cut them out before attaching them to the canvas. I stuck the bodies down with a smear of silicone glue and popped the wings up with large blobs of silicone to let the light shine through the glitter. You can see the detail a bit better on this pic:

I'm entering this canvas in the following challenges: 
Anything goes: Pick of the bunch
Crafty Cardmakers: flutterbies
I love promarkers: Anything goes
Little Red Wagon: Heat Embossing
Paperplay: In the garden
The house that stamps built: glitter
Try it on tuesday: alter a present

Thanks for calling by, make sure you pop over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges, as well as our winner's prize we have a prize with a twist too! You won't want to miss my teamies projects either as they are stunning! We're also having a DT call so if you love rubber stamping then now's your chance to be 'fashionable' lol.
Claire xx


  1. Sigh, sigh and more Claire this is eye catching and Bess's eye's are so doe like they make you melt when you look at them.

    Those daisies and the colour tones are more than stunning.

    You are a little darling for making such an adorable project for our first challenge.

    Hugs and thanks sweetie.

    Shirley xoxox

  2. Absolutely beautiful Claire...really elegant.
    The butterflies are gorgeous, have not done this for a long time..beautiful work. The background flowers are fabulous.Wonderful project.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. OMG Claire this is absolutely stunning, your colouring and those butterflies WOW!! Hugs Suzanne xx

  4. Stunning work Claire, your colouring is awesome
    Beryl x

  5. Gorgeous card Claire, the butterflies are gorgalicious!

    xoxo Marjo

  6. Claire this is stunning and those butterflies are fab, your colouring is the best and I'm not in the least bit envious of your talent. :(

    Will pop over and have a look at the new challenge, but anything I add won't be a patch on this super creation.
    Jenny xx

  7. Claire, so lovely to see all yoou girlies back in one place. Your piece for the debut challenge is a beauty. The new challenge blog is going to be a huge success - I know it!

  8. Absolutly lovely! Such pretty colors & love the embossing! Very sweet details too! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  9. Absolutely brilliant Claire, such gorgeous colours and that image is delicious. Love your butterflies, it all adds up to a stunning creation.
    luv and hugs (brenda} xoxox

  10. How totally gorgeous, Claire! Brilliant design, fantastic colouring and the butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  11. Lovely work, a great shabby sparkle creation. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  12. Wow love the butterfly. Good directions as well help the newbie like myself learn

  13. Beautiful project. The image is adorable and the coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood.

  14. Absolutely GORGEOUS creation!! LOVE how you reused the lid as a frame and those butterflies are AWESOME!!!
    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Simply Homemade' Challenge at The Sisterhood! We do hope you'll come back again next challenge for more fun!

    One of the 'Sistahs'

  15. Claire I love looking at your creations! This is beautiful :)

  16. Wonderful piece, your colouring is stunning and I love the butterflies!!

  17. Goodness me, outstanding project, hun! The daisies look truly irresistable and Bess has been coloured beautifully ;) The curly hair looks just real and ... errr... angelic! This is a masterpiece my Friend! Big hugs, Joanna x

  18. This beautiful Claire! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  19. Everyone has said what I am thinking, can't say more. Good luck with the new blog, though I don't think you girls are going to need it. Caz

  20. Wow! all has been said, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmaker's Butterfly challenge. Caz

  21. You'll be sick of m by now, here I am to say all I ahve said previously, plus - thanks for playing along with us at Try It On Tuesday for alter for a gift, your canvas is more than perfect. Caz

  22. Stunning card!
    Love the butterflies, super amazing! Just perfect for our wee Challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs Melly xx

    Ps I have CANDY!!!

  23. Wow Claire this is absolutely amazing. It is a real work of art. Thanks you so much for including it in the Try it on Tuesday challenge. xx

  24. Hi Claire...long time no see :( It's been so busy here I don't get to blog surf much these days. This is STUNNING as usual :) I'm with you on the markers and colouring curly hair...the pencil looks fabulous!!
    Big hugs xx

  25. Amazing! That's just stunning! Great job - that really shines as one of a kind =) Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge!

  26. This is stunning Claire. Fab painting and colouring of the image, and I just love those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  27. This is a beautiful painting! Your hair is just awesome!! Thanks for the instructions on making your butterflies, they are very pretty!

  28. So kewl!
    Thanks for playing this week!
    Dee - LRW

  29. Gorgeous frame Claire! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's for our "Alter it" Challenge.
    Good Luck!!


  30. Sorry to be so late with this Claire - cotton wool for brains at the moment!
    Just want to say here how stunning this is and how much I love the gorgeous daisy frame and beautiful image and butterflies.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  31. Wow, that's a fantastic piece, great texture on the frame and the butterflies are fabulous.

  32. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.


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