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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

In England's green and pleasant land

Hi there, this is one of my DT project for Chocolate Baroque featuring some of their gorgeous new stamps (Artistic Expressions from Chocolate Baroque and Britannia from Crafty individuals). As soon as I saw the sentiment 'In Englands's green and pleasant land I thought of the gorgeous stamps from Home Sweet Home stampsheet and wanted to combine them to create a little wall hanging

I used the reverse of a 5x7 canvas and cut out some card to cover the frame, I gave it a crackle background with a layer of green emulsion, then watered down PVA glue and a top coat of cream. Once it was dry I stamped the gorgeous swirls from Artistic Expressions with versamark and embossed with a pale green embossing powder. I used the same EP for the Britannia image on cream card, cut it out and popped it up with silicone glue.

Creating the little scene was easy, I just cut some card to fit the aperture of the frame, stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo black and coloured with promarkers. I made the flowers using Crinoline fabric, die cut with Crealies dies and coloured with glimmer mists. The fabric scrunches beautifully. The leaves are also die cut with Crealies, this time embossed with pale green embossing powder.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps: CAS or anything but 
Hiding in my craft room: bring on some spring
Stampman: colours of spring/Easter
Stempelsonnen: a flower for you

Thanks for calling by
Claire xx


  1. The framing is glorious with the embossing of the scroll from the new CB stamp sheet - that sheet lends itself to so much.
    Lovely using the crinoline fabric especially in that colour complementing the embossing.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Wonderful altered frame, looks great.

  3. Fabulous work of art Claire. Love the frame and the added detail.

    Linda xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, Claire. I'm humming Jerusalem now! I was going to leave a comment on the Chocolate Baroque website, but I couldn't read any of the word verification things. my sight is not great and this new WV makes it nigh on impossible for me to comment

  5. WOW what a great project. Love how you finished the frame. The scene is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at the Art Impressions weekly challenge.

  6. Such a beautiful picture...thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

  7. Awesome work on the framing. And the colors are just great.

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