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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Monochromatic +1 on the Catwalk at FSC

Hello there, i've been a bit quiet on the blogging front this week as I've not been feeling too well andI've just been collapsing on the sofa after work every night. I must be getting old lol.  Anyway  I'm back in action with my DT project for Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme is monochromatic plus 1. As always we have a fab prize up for grabs from our generous sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts! I've gone for shades of brown with a pop of pink to brighten it up.

I've made a beeswax collage on a large manilla tag using stamps from Punky Romance from Chocolate Baroque. I'd created a crackle background on the tag ages ago using cream and brown emulsion paint with PVA glue and never got round to using it. I stamped it with the gorgeous butterfly steampunk corrner stamp and then stamped the butterflies again and painted them with distress inks. I also stamped some of the lovely Dandelion clocks and added a little colour with Victorian Velvet ditress ink. I coated the tag liberally with wax and then added the cut out butterflies, some dried flowers. I stamped into the wax with the large cogs background stamp for come texture and highlighted it with some metallic wax. The pink flowers are made with crealies dies, the brown prima roses and the brads were in the gorgeous box of goodies I received from Hels for winning the Sunday Stamper birthday blog candy the other week. I added some pink seam bindingribbon and added  glass glintz to the centres of the dandelion clocks, they aren't showing up very clearly in the pic though as in real life they magnify the little clock faces beautifully.

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:
Craft your passion: anything goes but no patterned papers
Craft us Crazy: anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters: anything goes
The StampMan: texture

I hope you're keeping warm and cosy in this snowy weather. Its so cold here  i've been bunkered up in front of the tv since I went shopping yesterday morning -eeeeek it was -9 degrees. that was enough of an excuse for me to crank the heating up and start eating chocolate lol! Thanks for visiting today, if you get chance pop over to my teamies blogs and have a peep at their stunning projects. They've really come up with some stunning creations again this time
Claire xx


  1. Oh Claire, this is some really pretty and yummy goodness! Love those flowers with the touches of glitter and the butterflies against that stunning background! Such a breath of Springtime! Happy Weekend!

  2. Love this Claire it's absolutely gorgeous. Carol x

  3. Incredible! The background that you saved is perfect for this tag!!!my eye keeps getting drawn to it. And the beeswax gives it so much depth...
    An absolutely beautiful tag Claire
    Dot x

  4. Oh Claire! I sure help you feel better soon. I just love your piece, both the design and your color choices. I sure would love to learn how to use bees wax. Please take care. Best, Yvonne

  5. Hi Claire, so love your beeswax collage tag, so stunning and such a beautiful rich quality and sumptuous colours. Hope you feel better soon, I agree its a necessity to eat choccy when its cold, infact whatever the weather. Have a great day. XX

  6. This is a beautiful collage and I love the colours you've used - must have a go with beeswax sometime

  7. Your tag is absolutly wonderfull.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  8. Hope you feel better soon. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous, love the textutes.
    Yvonne x

  9. This is gorgeous Claire
    Beryl x

  10. This is sumptuous Claire. I would so like to achieve that effect with beeswax, you have rocked this technique and with beautiful colours and stamps.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  11. This tag is stunning, I love all the different techniques + flowers etc....Wow!

  12. Gorgeous tag Claire, love all the different techniques, beeswax is something I've yet to conquer ! Sue C x

  13. Hi Claire
    I was late in posting my FSC DT sample today but finally managed to get it done.
    As for your tag, I feel as though I am taking a walk through a garden in Springtime. Colours are so dreamy.

  14. Oh wow, this is stunning Claire. I love your crackle background but the beeswax is something I haven't tried. Will definitely be checking that one out.
    It's all so tactile, I love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    hugs Lisax

  15. Total gorgeousness!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonsdream. Love Elizabeth xxx

  16. Wow, such a wonderful tag with great elements. Looks really fab.

  17. Love the colours & the way those glitzy shiny glass decorations to the dandelion clocks really draw the eye. I love the crackled 'paint fusion effect' of the background too which really gives a lovely shabby chic sense to the whole.
    Paula (PEP)

  18. Really beautiful tag Claire, so delicate and yet with such texture. Love all the little details.
    Avril xx

  19. Wow a great tag and a super dreamy "time" piece, Claire. Nice to see you at TIO again

  20. This is so beautiful Claire, I love it.

    Sue x

  21. Another beauty, I lOVE the flowers!

  22. Gorgeous Claire and very romantic. Hope you feel better soon.
    Jen x

  23. Oh my gosh, Claire, this is AMAZING! LOVE all the pink with the brown--and your beeswax collage is gorgeous! :)


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