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Sunday 9 October 2011

Anything but a card at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello friends, well its time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time we want to see 'Anything but a card'. If the entries to our last challenge are anything to go by, we'll be blown away by all your fabulous creations! 

As always we have a fab prize from our regular sponsor, the lovely Marina from Cottage Crafts so pop on over to the challenge blog to find out more and to be inspired by the amazingly gorgeous project from my Fashionable teamies! 

I've made an altered book, a paperback for a change. Its the first time i've altered a paperback and I really enjoyed it. I cut the apertured in the pages and coated the edges generously with cheapie PVA glue. Once it was dry I gave it a coat of gesso and then lilac and mint green acrylic paints. Once that was dry, I used tattered angels masks and glimmer mists (timeless lilac and Lily Pad)

Then I got out some of my favourite stamps and had a play, the verse, music and harlequin background are from Chocolate Baroque. I stamped them all with black versafine and added some stamped ink splodges and some dots of Ranger black enamel accents. I stamped the moths (also from Chocolate Baroque) on to fantasy film, and layered them up with silicone.

The quirky fairies are from Stampers Anonymous, I hvae to confess I''ve had these stamps for years but this is the first time they've seen any ink. I've coloured them with Derwent Inktense pencils and cut out, again I've used fantasy film for the wings. i'veattached the standing fairy with an acetate 'n' to make her float above the surface.To finish off I took some of the book pages and die cut flowers with Crealies, spritzed them with timeless lilac glimmer mist and added some gems to the centre. 

I've only taken one pic as the glimmer mists are very camera shy and I've had a terrible job to get one half decent photo. 

I'm entering my altered book in the following challenges;
Delightful Challenges: Make it dimensional
Fab'n'Funky: die cuts/punches
Fairy Fun Friday: sugar and spice
Pixie Dust Studio: Anything but a card 
Polka Doodles: handmade flower
Secret Crafter: Anything goes as long as it sparkles
Stamp insanity: anything but a card

thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Your joy in atering this book, sure gives my eyes much pleasure! Beautiful alteration and I do love those butterflies! Have a great weekend!

  2. Really gorgeous altered artwork Claire. Love all the paint effects and stamping and those quirky fairies are so cute.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles challenge too and good luck!

  3. Wow, Claire, that's breath-taking, love all the elements and the glittering.

  4. Claire this is an amazing project and such inspiration. I love how you have altered the book, the colours, stamps and those fabulous whimsical children, it is fabulous.
    Have a happy Sunday.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Wow, gorgeous and unique work!!

    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  6. gorgeous sparkly creation and love the colour choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  7. Fab project Claire ! I love the colour you've used and all the butterflies ! Sue C x

  8. Thanks for joining our "Anything goes as long as it sparkles" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  9. amazing details and colors....thanks for joining us at stampinsanity anything but a card challenge


  10. Fabulous alteration, love your details and butterflies. Yvonne x

  11. Its great to read your discription of how you altered the book, and love all the details you have added. Gorgeous project.
    Avril xx

  12. I would never have thought of altering a paperback! What a beautiful piece! Best, Yvonne

  13. OMG Claire, you are amazing! I just love these colours. And the butterflies are incredible up close. I can see that you had fun doing this project.
    Dot x

  14. I love your entry! So full of tiny details and stamps!

  15. Beautiful! I love the shiny wings! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  16. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  17. Amazing creation! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  18. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. Love the details!!! Awesome work! Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  20. Hi
    what a brilliant Creation

    thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE and good luck!


  21. Gorgeous card and great handmade flowers, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week
    Hugs louise xx

  22. GORGEOUS CARD!! Please join Link Up for Pink; we have over $3K worth of giveaways (153 prizes)!

  23. Wow, stunning card wit a lot of embellishmants. Lovely colours.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at FFF this time, and god luck.

  24. Hi Claire,
    What a fabulous creation. Love the colour & the wonderful wings! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  25. How can you keep surprising me Claire with your creations, you would think that I am so used to all your amazing pieces of art ... but no ... this is another stunner.

    The sentiment is especially true we should just let our minds wander.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  26. Beautiful work, thanks for joining in the Polka Doodles challenge.


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