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Tuesday 23 April 2013

Fairy caught in crystal

Good morning folks, I've got another sample from the C&C shows today, this one features the fab new Pronty Masks, PanPastels and Maimeri mediums., you can find all this crafty gorgeousness here at Your Creativity Store

I've had a couple of people ask how I created the effect behind the fairy, its the 'Caught in Crystal' technique but without all the mess that you get using floor polish! I began by adding some color to copier paper using PanPastels, I sprinkled on some glitter and some tiny stars and set it to one side while I stamped the acetate. The gorgeous fairy is from Lavinia Stamps, she's stamped on the acetate using black stazon ink, once the ink was dry I turned it over and and brushed on plenty of Maimeri Glassy Gel. I then laid the acetate over the paper and glitter etc and smoothed it down so the gel was in contact with the paper and left it to dry. you can see the effect better in this pic:

While the background was drying, I die cut a circle from a shaped card blank and then coloured the  frame using PanPastels applied through a Pronty Mask. The unicorn and mushrooms are Chocolate Baroque stamps, coloured with Graph'it markers and cut out before being layered up over the aperture.

To finish off i've added some little paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a bow and a little 'ticket to fairyland' sentiment, this was a free stamp from Craft Stamper a couple of years ago and I thought it was perfect with this card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: passion for flowers
Crafty Ribbons: green and pink
Creative Corner: Unusual shapes
Dream Valley: things with wings
Eclectic Ellapu: It's in the stars
Flutter by Wednesday: sentiment (with butterfly or fairy)
Milk coffee challenge: welcome spring
Moving Along with the Times: Fantasy or Fairies
Penny Black and More: blossoms and bows
Wags'n'Whiskers: May flowers

As usual I'm rushing off to work, don't forget to tune in to watch Nikky Hall demonstrating these gorgeous crafty goodies and lots more on the 'Sentational Stencilling' show on C&C at 11am.
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. This is absolutely beautiful Claire. Such gorgeous colours and textures.
    Thanks for the less messy caught in crystal tip - probably less smelly too lol
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. This is like a walk into a fairy tale Claire, not to mention the fabulous vibrancy of colours, I absolutely love it.

    Thanks so much for joining my 'Passion for Flowers' theme at Allsorts this week and Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

  3. I'll have to record that programme as I've got to pop into town - thanks for the heads up. Love your method of doing the caught in crystal effect. Thinking I need some of that glassy medium now - but it will have to wait a few weeks. Gorgeous card Claire.
    Beryl xx

  4. That's a fabulous creation, the background looks wonderful.

  5. WOW this is beautiful Claire. I love the caught in crystal, and the frame you've made.

    Sue x

  6. Oh my word Claire, this is amazingly beautiful. I love the image, the colour and sparkle on the background looks stunning.
    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Ooh this is stunning Claire, such a magical feel with the fairy and unicorn, thanks or sharing how you created the background. X

  8. What a lovely card and thanks for the how to info

  9. Absolutely gorgeous !! Esther xx

  10. This is absolutely fab and great interpretation of our challenge this week. Do hope you join us in future challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu,
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  11. You keep coming up with such gorgeous designs and this one is no exception, love the colour choice too. Hugs Suzanne xx

  12. A beautiful card, love the sparkling background.

  13. oh thats a gorgeous card...
    love those images you used
    thans for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges this week

    Love Melxxx

  14. What a fabulous and very effective technique Claire, gorgeous fairy, and love the little unicorn and mushrooms...gorgeous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Wowzer!!! Such an amazingly gorgeous card!! Hugs Juls xxx

  16. Such a beautiful fairy dust backing - perfect for the image. A super card for our fairies & fantasy challenge over at MAWTT. Thanks for sharing your brilliant card & tutorial with us, Jx

  17. Wow, this is stunning! Such a gorgeous creation - thanks so much for sharing at Eclectic Ellapu :)

  18. This is lovely Claire and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  19. Wow this is so colourful and pretty love the effect you have achieved! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers hugs Susan x

  20. Claire, your beautifully layered silhouette fairy over your glittery background looks fabulous on this very pretty and magical card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Bling It Up!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  21. WOW! This is stunning! I love the theme, glitter look and shape!
    Thank you for playing at Creative Corner Challenges!

  22. Hi Claire! I found your sweet blog through your entry at Wags-n-Whiskers this week. I just LOVE your card, and had fun browsing through your art. It is absolutely wonderful. I was just hoping that you would consider stopping by to share with us and play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We would LOVE to have you join us. Our challenges are always Anything Goes, and we have LOTS of amazing prizes. Hope you will stop by and check us out!
    Have a blessed week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  23. Beautiful card, love all the details.
    Thank you for joining the Blossoms and Bows challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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