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Sunday 12 January 2014

Hearts and Flowers on the catwalk

Hello y lovelies, we've got a brand new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it was my turn to choose the theme so I've picked hearts and flowers. There's a fab prize up for grabs from our generous sponsor Flonzcraft so grab your inkpads and get stamping (no digis allowed!) Make sure you check out all the gorgeous inspiration from my teamies too.

For my project I've altered a little wooden sewing box I picked up at the Works, I had an awful job getting the back off the lid so I could stamp on it but a bit of brute force and ignorance did the trick lol. I added some texture with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste and stencils first then painted the  box with radiant rain dabbers. I hate dabbers with a passion, I can never get a decent result with them but I love these rich shimmery colours so I just took the lids off and used a brush! I've overstamped with text and flourishes from Indigo Blu  and added a little treasure gold here and there.

The card features a gorgeous stamp from Flonzcraft, coloured with Graph'Its and die cut with spellbinders, adding treasure gold to the edges. I made the background to co-ordinate with the box and added ribbon, a flower button that I've been hoarding for ages and some paper fuchsias made with a Britannia flower die. I've also popped on some gems and die cut butterflies.

I used a stamp from Chocolate Baroque for the lid of the box, stamped and embossed on the glass and coloured with Graph'It Markers. Once the ink was dry I added a layer of double sided adhesive and glittered the back before replacing it in the lid. Here's another photo to try and catch the sparkle. This photo shows the colours better to, its a lot more pink than it looks in the other pics which for some reason are very purple, may be it the mica in those pesky dabbers.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: love is in the air
Docerela Creations: use something new (new wooden box)
In the pink: anything goes
Tando Creative: bold and bright

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Stunning design, love the gold, such and elegant touch. Hugs xx

  2. Wow! Claire! So lush and the incredible detail looks fabulous I love this.
    Dot x

  3. Wow Claire they are both so beautiful, I wish we had a touch button on full of coliur and texture!
    Big hugs
    Tracy xxx

  4. a beautiful set Claire - love the pink and gold and the hearts and flowers look fabulous xx

  5. Two beautiful projects Claire.
    Beryl xx

  6. Oh! Wow! These projects are absolutely wonderful.
    I have a couple of those boxes, have done nothing with them yet.
    Might have a look and a think!!!!
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  7. Gorgeous altered box and card, Claire! The glass heart box insert is amazing and so beautiful! Happy Sunday!

  8. Stunning alteration on the box Clair, love the rich colours, and such a beautiful design on the lid. Love the richness of the card too.
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful projects!! Love the box - such a great 'altered' project!!

  10. Gorgeous projects, the colours and images look stunning.
    Yvonne x

  11. This is one of those creations that you just can't stop looking at Claire. Love it to bits and the rich colours are divine.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  12. Both are so Beautiful, Claire! Love the colors and the gold touches! I, too, would love to touch this! Thx for playing with us at the eP Get Altered Challenge!

  13. Wow Claire, that's an amazing set of works, I've just admired your fantastic card on FSC blog Love it!!! Thanks you for joining also the challenge on Tando Creative! Have a lovely day, Coco x

  14. Wow ...So beautiful =)
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  15. Wow! Beautiful work Claire! Thank you from another |Tando teamie xxx

  16. What a fabulous project! Love the colours and textures I must investigate the radiant rain paint dabbers! The stamped glass heart is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over on the eP Get Altered Challenge

  17. Stunning project with wonderful colours and images

    Chrissie x

  18. Fabulous decoration on these! Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

  19. Great job on your box!

    Thank you for joining us this week at Docerela Creations



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