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Monday 15 April 2013

Indigo Blu Hearts

Good morning my lovelies, Monday morning so its back to work for me but before I go here's my entry for this month's challenge at Indigo Blu where the theme is 'Words and Phrases'

I've used a set of 3 folk art hearts which i've painted with gesso and coloured with PanPastels before adding Kroma Crackle around the edges. This was the first time i've used Kroma Crackle I just love this stuff, I even got up in the night to see how it was drying lol (I know, how sad am I??)
Anyway once it was dry I highlighted all the crackle with some Renaissancce Treasure gold.

I added some Maimeri Light Modelling Paste through a Crafters Workshop Harlequin template and added colour with PanPastels.

 I've used the sentiment from 'Music Hall' and all the other images are from 'Mr Darcy'. I've used Graph'it markers to colour the images. I've  added some roses made with watercolour paper, victorian velvet distress ink and liberally sprinkled with rock candy glitter. The leaves are also die cut, coloured with PanPastels and stamped with a music stamp from 'Music hall' and gilded with Morris Dance gilding flakes. The little flowers are some prima ones I've been hoarding but they were the perfect colour for this project so they got a sprinkle of glitter too. The little butterfly is from the Ribbon Girl, given a coat of gesso and some treasure gold. To finish off i've added some pale pink  bows with ribbon recycled from the packaging from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (Linda always packages everything beautifully so its like opening a lovely present when my order arrives)

i'm also entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: no squares
Hotshot crafts: anything but a card
Penny Black and more: blossoms and bows
One Stop Craft: pastels
Sweet Stampin: pastels
Sweet Stamps: more than one stamped image
the Shabby Tearoom: pretty shabby

Well i'd better tootle off  and earn some pennies, hope your week gets off to a good start
thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. WOW!!! This is stunning Claire. I love the design with those gorgeous images and sentiment and such wonderful colours and textures.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. A gorgeous creation Claire. Your paper roses are fabulous - ooh - can I hear a song coming on - no you're probably a bit young to remember that one.
    Beryl xx

  3. Absolutely stunning Claire - love what you have done with these hearts. Hugs, Claire x

  4. I love this, Claire! The idea of layering the hearts together is terrific! You made me smile about checking the crackle in the night - just the sort of thing I would do. Except I stood on it and got it all over my slipper! This is a beautiful project in every detail,

    Lucy x

  5. oooh this is so gorgeous Claire, Annette

  6. Hi, this looks amazing! I love these colours, and the flowers I thought that you had made...they just fit perfectly in with it all.

  7. This is gorgeous!!! I am a huge P&P fan, do loving every element of this!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  8. Wow, a gorgeous project, looks so romantic.
    Yvonne x

  9. Gorgeous Claire, awesome design and I appreciate your explanation of the process. A couple of materials I've never heard of, but maybe I can substitute? I have Golden's crackle paste, maybe it would work the same? I think it's wonderful that you are so enthusiastic that you got up in the night to check it out! Cheers, Shirleyxx

  10. Super card love the sketch and colours. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' this week. Good Luck. DebbieX

  11. Very nice - love the hearts, fantastic vintage style creation!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations!! ~Michele

  12. Wow Claire this is awesome and so very beautiful a stunning design a wonderful vintage look, I love it.
    lorraine x

  13. Hi Clare, this is fantastic and I am so glad to see crafters posting photos using the Kroma are right It is fab stuff ( and yes I have got up in the night to have a look too!!!!) ...really loving your work....Thank you for joining us over at the IndigoBlu Forever 21 Challenge Blog....good luck....Jo. X

  14. Such a lovely heart with fabulous details.

  15. Stunning make Claire x love those stamps and the crackle. I have just ordered some of this glaze to try.


    Annie x

  16. Wow! This is fabulous Clare. I love how you've used the three hearts together. The Mr Darcy stamp set works so well, great layout. Love all your attention to detail, your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining in with the Indigo Blu challenge. Good luck! Linda xx

  17. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  18. Really really like this Claire. Beautiful. Check out my blog for my first giveaway, x

  19. gorgeous creation Claire - this is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  20. Vau, what s gorgeous hearts you made! I love the image and your pink pastel colours.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the OneStopCraftChallenge and good luck :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  21. lovely creation .. you have inspired me to pick paints and make something today.. it is so wonderfully done :)

  22. Thankyou for sharing your beautiful creation with us in The Shabby Tea Room! Lots of pretty the crackle finish and gorgeous flowers!

  23. Simply beautiful Claire, love the colour combo so soft and feminine, beautiful combo with those hearts. Hugs Suzanne

  24. This is a winner hunny bunny love both those stamps. More for the wish list.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  25. What a beautiful piece of work and so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x


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