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Thursday 17 November 2011

Thanksgiving at Rainbow Lady's Challenge

Hi there well this week has flown by and its time for a new challenge from the lovely Rainbow Lady and this week Cynthia wants to see Thanksgiving stamps so I took the opportunity to ink up this beautiful little lady from Sweet Pea Stamps, she is called 'Autumn Harvest' by Ching Chou Kuik

I created the background by painting white card with starbust stains (Jazzy Jivin purple, don't you just love the names of the colours lol). I painted with a stiff bristly bursh to leave the mica in lines and create some texture. Once it was dry i stamped the clarity corner stamp and embossed with gold EP and matted the background on some gold mirri card.

The image is coloured with promarkers and she has sparkle EP on her wings. I've used the new Deluxe Crafters Card from Crafty Boots to stamp the image and this stuff is fab-u-lous! I'd been having a problem with flexmarkers bleeding but with this card  the colours blend beautifully but don't seem to bleed, its a great price too. I've layered her up over a couple of Marianne diecuts, covering the join with a ribbon. The sentiment is also from Sweet Pea stamps

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: thank you or thanksgiving
Crafty Boots: Fantasy
Hooked on Crafts: die cuts/punches
In a Sweet pea dream:  a thankful project using fall colours
Kaboodle Doodles: thanksgiving
Our Creative Corner: pumpkins or pumpkin pie
Sentimental Sundays: thank you or thanksgiving
Sketchy Colours: orange, green and purple

Thanks for calling by
Claire xx


  1. she's a real stunner the way you have coloured her & I love the golden accenting & matting combined with the mauves - the orange pumpkins with the black & green had me just thinking about colour theory. Thanks for info to Crafty Boots card.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Such a gorgeous card Claire... love that stamp too. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

  3. Stunning card Claire, I love the image and the colours that you have used. Off to look at the crafty boots paper now
    Trish xx

  4. Beautiful card the colours and fabulous image.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. This is gorgeous Claire ~ the background is amazing ~ thanks for the tip! :)

  6. Gorgeous card! It is so simple and elegant! Bo, xx

  7. Beautiful! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  8. Hi, love the delicate gold frame. Hugs Juls

  9. What a gorgeous card. I love the bow. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  10. Wonderful card in gold & earthen tones! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Thanksgiving Challenge!

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  11. Your embossing really brings this sweet image to life...beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!

  12. Such a lovely card!
    Beatuiful image and details!
    Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
    Hugs Anne

  13. Beautiful card Claire, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol x

  14. Hi Claire

    Gorgeous card love your painted background and the image is so lovely.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  15. Fab card Claire, some really good colouring.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  16. Breath-taking, Claire!!! Love the background you created and the coloring of this gorgeous image is stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

  17. Simply stunning! Thanks for joining us in our Thanksgiving/Thank you challenge at Aud Sentiments

  18. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

  19. beautiful Claire!!
    Thanks so much for playing @ Aud's!
    hugs & blessings

  20. What a wonderful card - looove the background - a perfect match to the CPF image.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

  21. beautiful! thanks for joining us at In A Sweet Pea Dream!


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