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Monday 17 March 2014

Going for Gold at Indigo Blu

Good morning folks, Monday morning and the first proper day of my week off work, omg its so lovely to be able to potter round in my pjs instead of dashing off to work. As always I've got a long list of jobs that need doing but hopefully I'll make time for lots of crafting too. Today's card is my entry for the 'Going for Gold' challenge at Indigo Blu, I had loads of messy fun making it.

I began by stamping and masking the focal image, she's so pretty, one of my favourite stamps. Then I got to work with acrylic paints in yellow and pink, blending them with a baby wipe. Once that was dry came some stencilling with my favourite harlequin stencil and Maimeri Light modelling paste cooured with pink here and there.

Next came the flittergluing and gilding, using the Indigo Blu honeycomb stamp, I also gilded the edges of the card and the card I'd cut to mat and layer. I got a bit carried away with the old flitter glu and gilded some of the stencilled background and the metal corner too. The cogs are Altered Egos also from Indigo Blu, I was temped to gild these too but decided to use embossing powders for more of an aged look, some using gold and some using shabby pink frantage powder.

I removed the mask and coloured the image with my Graph'It markers, adding a bit more paint to blend the image with the background. For a little more depth I decoupaged the flowers and the butterfly too.

To finish off i've added a seam binding bow, a rose made with modelling paste in a silicone mould and a little brass butterfly charm.

I'm entering thie card in the following challenges:
A&T Emerald Faeries: girly pretty in pink
Allsorts: pretty in pink
Alphabet: C is for country flowers
As you like it: favourite colouring medium 
(Graph'It Markers, love the vibrant colours and they way they blend so easily)
Sweet Stampin: mothers day or special lady

have a great day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. A stunning creation Claire and I am guessing you had real fun with this one.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Loving the effect you've got with this and I agree, beautiful focal image, x

  3. This is stunning Claire, I love the pink and yellow flowers in her hair.

    Sue xx

  4. so shiny Claire - what a beautiful creation - love this xx

  5. A stunning card Claire, wonderful images and delicious colours.

  6. This is a real wow card Claire, and everything about it is gorgeous. So many lovely layers of colour and texture. x

  7. Had to leave a comment on this beauty while here for the hop Claire. Stunning and so beautiful, use of colour is amazing, texture is fabulous - love everything about it xx

  8. Wonderful as always, your work is never a let down. Loving your touches of gold. Thanks to sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

  9. This is AMAZING! LOVE the gorgeous image, the fabulous flowers, and the marvelous metallic gold! Absolutely beautiful! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to hop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy up for grabs! :)

  10. This is so beautiful, thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts. xxxx

  11. This is stunning Claire, the colours are gorgeous and I love the flitter glu and flake accents .... Great job! Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge. Good luck. Linda xx

  12. Awww, what a golden beauty!
    Thank you for joining us at It's all About the Vintage & Beauty.
    Hugs Merkku

  13. Gorgeous creation love the vintage look. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  14. Gorgeous creation! LOVE the pink with metallic elements (especially the gold). Thanks so much for joining us this week at MTTC.

  15. it´s a very beautiyul creation!
    thanks for sharing with the it´s all about the vintage-challenge and good luck.
    hope see you again.

    glg meggi

  16. Thanks for your lovely entry in the IndigoBlu Challenge
    P xx


  17. It is super nice wawww ♥

    Thanks for joining us at It’s all about the vintage and beauty♥

  18. Hi Claire, a gorgeous creations, and one of my favourite images too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge

  19. What a fabulous vintage card!
    Thank you for sharing with My Time To Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

  20. The gold details are amazing and gives a very interesting look.
    Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Pia xx

  21. Love this! Right up my street!

    Thank you for playing along with the IndigoBlu challenge


  22. Hi Claire, lovely colours together, thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu challenge this month, good luck.
    NIkki K. xx

  23. Beautiful entry thank you for joining our indigoBlu blog challenge, good luck x x

  24. Absolute perfection, love all the details!

    Lucy x

  25. Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Alphabet challenges, hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

  26. What an amazing and beautiful card in such gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  27. Your card is awesome!!! I just love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries and It's all abou the Vintage and Beauty this time and hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Sande xx
    The Emerald Faeries DT
    Owner of IAATVAB

  28. Oh! WAW! This is gorgeous.. Absolutely stunning creation! Love the colors!!
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)


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