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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Barney and the Oriental Crane from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning, the weather's been dreadful here for the last few days, I think I'll have webbed feet before long at this rate lol. My card today features some of the new clear stamps from Chocolate Baroque. 

The background was created with distress inks (Tumbled Class, Peeled Paint and Tea Dye), blended on to Southfield White card and then splashed with water to give a mottled effect. I over stamped the background with dragonflies and bamboo stamps from 'Moonlit Waterfall'. 

I stamped the scene using stamps from Oriental Crane with versafine ink and coloured with distress markers. I used some black card for matting and layering and added an oriental coin charm attached with some shimmery braid.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: things with wings
Art with no boundaries: Anything goes plus Asian inspired
Artistic Stamper: Splatters and speckles
Charisma Cardz: things with wings
Crafting for all seasons: things with wings
Heck of a challenge: anything goes
Sweet Stampin:  How Charming

Before I dash off to work here are a couple of pics of our lovely puppy Barney, he's growing at a rate of knots and is full of love (and mischief lol). Here he is with his big brother and best friend Benji

Barney still hasn't worked out how to get down stairs and has a habit of rushing up stairs and then crying to be carried down, one of David's friends took this pic the other day. Look at those scary eyes, I think Barney is getting ready for Halloween lol.

Right, better get myself off to work, have a good day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Totally agree with you on the weather Claire, the rain seemed never ending this year.

    I've had my eye on these new stamps for a few days I think your lovely card has confirmed that I definitely 'need'them.

    Barney looks like he's going to be a real bundle of fun.

    B x

  2. Your card is beautiful Claire. The inky background is fab.
    Super photos of Benji and Barney - the one with the scary eyes is a stunner.
    Beryl xx

  3. Fab card Claire but out shone by those gorgeous fur babies tfs xx Jan

  4. A gorgeous card Claire, I loved these stamps when they were launched and this is one of the sets that I bought. The background that you've created is beautiful and looks as though it could have been a card on it's own.

    A lovely photo of Barney and Benji, and a really spooky one of Barney at the top of the stairs, his eyes look as though they're glowing.

    Sue x

  5. The coin charm with the shimmery braid looks brilliant, especially with your speckled background & the pop of blue in the water around the crane's legs. Barney does look as if he's quite mischievous & definitely in a bit of a quandary at the top of those stairs.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. gorgeous card Claire, love the soft colours and the image. and wonderful pics of your furry babies - even the halloween pic of Barney!
    Kim x

  7. Gorgeous card Claire ! Love the background. Your dogs are so cute and love that 'scary' eye look at the top of the stairs. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  8. That's a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing the photos :)

  9. Hi Claire I really love this gorgeous card that image is fabulous so is the design, I am afraid I lost my heart to the doggies don;t they look so handsome and adorable.
    lorraine x

  10. Wow, your card is a beauty. Love that soft background paired with the crane image. Just lovely. Thanks for entering Art With No Boundaries.

  11. beautiful card great image thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge tracy x

  12. beautiful card. Love the image and the colours
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  13. Another beautifully coloured image and card. I love the soft background toothanks for joining us again at AWNB
    Paula :o)

  14. This is a really elegant card.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  15. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  16. first of all, your pooches are so cute, and what a silly thing for a pup to want to be carried down the stairs! too FUNNY!

    second, your card is beautiful. i love the way you've created a background even behind the image - fabulous! thanks for sharing your "winged thing" creation with the Charisma Galz!

  17. Gorgeous tranquil card you've designed here. The image is so appealing and I love the muted tones. It's a sensational card! Your pups are adorable and those eyes are a hoot in the photo. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us at Heck of a challenge.
    Lisa xx

  18. A great charm for our 'charming' challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin. x

  19. Claire, This us a beautiful card. I love the background and splash technique. Thank you for sharing this on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  20. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x


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