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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sneaking in ....

Hi there, my second post of the day and I'm sneaking in with my entry for the challenge at Indigo Blu which is all about Summer Time. We've certainly had some beautiful summery weather for the last few weeks, in fact the heat has made me soooooo lazy I'd totally forgotten to blog this project (well I'm blaming the heat anyway lol)

I've used an mdf heart blank from Indigo Blu, primed with gesso and then coloured using various green and blue distress inks applied with a baby wipe. I then stamped the grasses and clouds (from Nature 1, my first set of stamps from Indigo Blu) and then the background stamp, all with distress inks except the clouds which were stamped with Memento London fog. Once the ink was dry I added water to the clouds with a paintbrush to lift the background colour.The butterflies are from the same stamp set, I've stamped and embossed them with gold EP on acetate and added some pearls for their bodies. 

On the other side I've used the same colours but added the beautiful sentiment from B.F.F.

To finish off I've added gold acrylic paint to the edges of the heart and sealed it with spray sealer before adding a scrap of seam binding ribbon as a hanger.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity: Inky fingers
Oldie but goodie: in the garden 
(my old item is my Nature stamps)
Simply Create Too: anything but a card

Thanks for visiting, hope you're having a good weekend


  1. This is lovely Claire

    Jackie x

  2. Claire what a great heart, really captures summer, especially the summer we are having at the moment. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Amanda x

  3. Love your heart Claire, such pretty, soft colours, gorgeous!

  4. This is gorgeous Claire. A really beautiful design, such lovely sentiments
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Hi Claire, love your summertime heart, good luck in the challenge. Mo x

  6. Very creative, would love fab hanging on my wall, LOL. Hugz xx

  7. It's beautiful Claire. Love the shape of the heart to start with and then your inking and stamping turn it into a beautiful work of art.
    Beryl xx

  8. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Hugz Marjo

  9. How fabulous is this, Claire? I'm really drooling over that wonderful stamping that you have done here. Beautiful scene and wonderful color palette. Love that you have created it on a heart! It literally screams summer. So great to have you joining in the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie!


  10. Beautiful Claire. The perfect summer scene. Thanks for joining in with the Indigo Blu Forever 21 challenge. Linda xx

  11. Beautiful idea! Thank you for joining us at our 'Anything but a card' challenge at Simply Create Too!
    Claire xx
    SCT DT

  12. very nice card!
    thank you for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity

  13. Beautiful project Claire ! Your design is gorgeous as usual and I love the sentimetns on the flip side ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x


  14. Hi, Claire::

    Your entry in our Challenge #42 - "Anything But a Card" is so pretty--I love the shape]!.

    We hope to see your beautiful work in all our challenges at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x


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