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Monday 4 February 2013

Blue, Brown and Beige at Vintage Stamping Challenges

Good morning friends, I'm a little late with this mornings post as I've got a day off work (yipppeeeeeee) and i've been pottering round in my pjs lol. This morning's project is for our new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges where we've got a colour challenge for you,  Blue, Brown and Beige. As always there is a fab prize from our generous sponsor Leo, our lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher for Leo's store Flonzcraft and you'll be suprised how many stamps you'll be able to get as the prices are so reasonable. Don't forget though, we're a rubber stamping challenge so ink up those stamps and join in!!

I've made a heart shaped wall hanging using one of my favourite stamp sets 'Countrylife pastoral'. I stamped the image and the sentiment on water colour paper in sepia versafine ink and then glued the paper to my heart shaped die cuts before colouring the focal image with distress markers.  Once dry, I trimmed off the excess watercolour card and inked with pumice stone distress ink and then used Maimeri Light modelling medium through a brick effect template from The Crafters Workshop. Once that was dry I coloured the bricks with tea dye and vintage photo distress ink.

I then added lots of paper flowers and leaves, some little faux pearls and a gorgeous lace heart from the lovely Linda at the Funkie Junkie Boutique. I mounted the hearts on some rich blue seam binding ribbon using a hot glue gun and then popped some more of the hearts on the back to keep the ribbon in position.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Anything but a card: Share the love
Artistic Stamper: hearts and flowers
Clearly Inspired: lets get inky
CRAFT: Masking
Crafty Catz: anything but a square
Divas by Design: blues browns and cream
Great Impressions: have a heart
Little Miss Muffet: Hearts and flowers
Pumpkin Spice: anything with a heart
Totally Papercrafts: make your own embellies

Right, I'm off to put the kettle on and have another coffee before catching up with some commenting. Have a good day and if you have a minute, do pop over to the challenge blog as my supertalented teamies have created some gorgeous projects.
Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely comments
Claire xx


  1. Absolutely lover it Claire, from the colours right through to all the pretty detail.

    B x

  2. A beautiful creation Claire and such pretty stamping and embellishing. Just love that deep sapphire blue ribbon too.
    Enjoy your day off.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Gorgeous Claire ! Love your vintage heart hanger with all the details. The deep rich blue looks fabulous with the brown. Happy day off ! Shirleyxx

  4. This is such a gorgeous creation, Claire! Thanks for getting Inky over at Clearly Inspired Challenges :)

  5. This is gorgeous, beautiful colours and details with a lovely vintage fel.
    Avril xx

  6. Gorgeous project Claire, love the colours you've used the flowers are beautiful. Sue C X

  7. Blogger is playing silly whatsits so you may get this comment twice Claire. This wall hanging is beautiful. I love all the flowers and embellishments.
    Beryl xx

  8. Such a lovely trio - love how they get smaller going down! The stencilled brickwork looks great, and I love the colour combination (perfect challenge theme for me!!)... lovely inspiration for the challenge thank you!

  9. Fabulous wall hanging Claire - so many pretty details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Fantastic wall hanging! I love the purple and cream flowers... just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  11. Gorgeous wall hanging, Claire! Beautiful details! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  12. So very vintagey and feminine in every way Claire! I love the use of the modeling paste and stamping onto watercolour card...both subtle and effective techniques. Beautiful!
    Dot x

  13. such a lovely project thanks for sharing at crafty catz and craft this week

  14. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  15. Very pretty, I love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Shop Pumpkin Spice this week!!

  16. gorgeous hanger Claire! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  17. very pretty indeed, thank you ever so much for taking part in totally papercrafts this week.

    Suzette x

  18. This is such a pretty wall hanging! I love the vintage feel and pretty details.

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Pumpkin Spice .


  19. Love the brickwork stencil and the colours just sing. I also really like how the hearts are size graded - it really is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

  20. Gorgeous...the colors are so lovely and the colors too! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  21. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the color :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card :) :) :)


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