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Monday 20 May 2013

Hand Challenge at Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, back to work for me this morning but I've got next week off work so i'm counting down. I've got the rather grand job title of 'Director' which roughly translated means 'Jill of all trades' and thats certainly going to be true today as i'm going to be spending the day taking up all the old carpets and getting ready for the decorators, sounds fun (or maybe not lol). Anyway before I dash off to work I wanted to tell you about a fun challenge over at the Chocolate Baroque Ning Group

Glenda has set a challenge to create a project based on 'Hands', this was inspired by my very talented teamie Miranda, who created a stunning 'hand' card using the latest Indian themed stamps from Chocolate Baroque

I've created a journal page for the challenge, a little bit outside my comfort zone but I really enjoyed making it. The background was made with PanPastels and stamps from Chocolate Baroque (of course) with some texture created using Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and gilding flakes. I drew round my inky paw and painted the hand with gesso, I used a  little cottage from 'Home Sweet Home' in the centre and some of the gorgeous 'edge' stamps for the ground and the sky and added colour with coloursoft pencils.
Here's another view:

I printed 'With these hands' on the pc and then added a list of crafty stuff I do using my inky mits.
Lastly I added a shadow around my hand with a Derwent Pastel pencil and did a spot of doodling around the edges of the page

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
Our Creative Corner: anything goes
Whimsical Designs: Mixed media

Thanks so much for popping by, have a lovely Monday
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous!!! Hugs Juls xxx

  2. Great journal page - very interesting seeing the various interpretations

  3. Fabulous page Claire. Love the little scene on the and and the tiny writing listing the things you use your hands for is a great touch.
    Beryl xx

  4. Wow, this certainly is a bit different! Great page though and I love the idea of the cottage inside the hand! Have fun lifting that carpet!

  5. Gosh Claire! I really like this, it is really unusual. Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog great to have you on board and I am loving following yours!

    Have a great day!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  6. Super sense of creativity with the blue inky fingers - it also made me think of gardening & creating a home with the little scene on the hand. The patterned doodled border is very effective too. All the best with the carpet ..... messy job that one.....
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Hi Claire, Great journal page! I love all the details you put into it. One question.....if you can do all that with your left hand,WHAT can you do with your right hand....LOL

  8. Hi Claire this is a fantastic journal page and I love the scene you have painted on your hand. I also love your inky blue fingers

    Jackie x

  9. Oh wow Claire what a fabulous imagination you have, fantastic.

  10. I really like your hand page Claire and your "fingers" look every bit as messy as mine! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  11. Super doodle card, thank you for calling in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  12. Fabulous journal page, really gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog ~ good luck! :)
    Emma xx

  13. Amazing creativity and fantastic use of mixed media! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

  14. This looks brilliant! :)

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



  15. This is fabulous! I love all the stencils and doodles, really unique and inspiring! Thank you for sharing with us at Ecclectic Elapu this week! -Blessings, Adrienne - EE Pink Design Team Member

  16. Love your journal page. The work on the hand is wonderful.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax

  17. Lovely journal page - I love all the detail, such a lovely creation - Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx


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