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Sunday 20 April 2014

Flying things at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello my lovelies and a very Happy Easter to you, I hope you're having a good weekend. We've got a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around our theme is Flying Things, chosen by my lovely teamie Laura. Don't forget that we're a stamping challenge so make sure you follow the theme and that stamping is the focal point of your project. As always we've got a fab prize for our lucky winner -  a $20 voucher from our generous sponsor  Flonzcraft!

I've made a little wall hanging for my DT project. I began by painting some mountboard with black gesso and once that was dry I used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil with Maimeri Glassy gel to add some texture. I then brushed on some gold PanPastel and edged the board with Treasure Gold.

I made a background using a Clarity stencil and distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Broken China, tore it to shape and distressed with Black soot. 

The focal image is from Indigo Blu, stamped with flitter glu and gilded. I coloured the image with Graph'It markers and distressed with PanPastel before giving the birdie a coat of glossy accents.

The sentiment is also from Indigo Blu but I replaced the word fly with letters from one of the fabby Flonzcraft alphabet stamp sets, this one is Fonteroy and you can find it here. I stamped the letters on some scraps of my background and attached the Idea-ology charms with glossy accents. Once dry I cut out and embossed around the edges with gold EP. I saw this faux soldering technique in Craft Stamper and I love it!!

I assembled all my layers, adding some recycled black netting for a bit more texture and to finish off I added some AB gems, a paper flower and some die cut leaves.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty: birds and bees
Creative Knockouts: Furry or feathery friends
Get Inky: Die cuts
Natalie and Amy's: embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: things with wings
Sweet Stamps: anything goes/embossing
Tuesday Throwdown: vintage/shabby chic
Wags'n'Whiskers: lots of layers

thanks so much for popping by, have a great Easter and eat lots of chocolate!
Claire xx


  1. A stunning piece. The colours look so rich and so many gorgeous details.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Avril xx

  2. A fantastic hanging, love the bright vibrant colours and super layers.
    Happy Easter.

  3. So beautiful! Saw this on FSC and had to come and have a look :)

  4. such a pretty image Claire - this is gorgeous - love this! Hugs Rachel p.s. Happy easter xx

  5. Thank you for sharing your creative design with us at SweetStamps . com Lovely colors and layers! Have a beautiful week. ~Donna K

  6. Das ist super schön...very nice.
    LG Carola

  7. I am all about mixed media and this is just great :) Thanks for joining us over at Blue Moon Crafting Station Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~ Sue B, DT Member ~


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