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Tuesday 24 June 2014

Sparkly poppies

Good morning, isn't it lovely to have such gorgeous sunny weather? The only downside is that our office is like the fires of hell with the sun streaming in the windows but I'd be complaining even more if it was raining so I'll stop moaning lol. Today's project is a tag made using a technique I fell in love with in Craft Stamper, you know those ideas that you see and think 'Wow I wish I'd thought of that' lol.

I've used a background made with Twinkling H2os and began by stamping some Lavinia stamps using Memento inks (Bamboo Leaves, Rhubard Stalk, Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black.

Next I used a Sweet Poppy stencil to create the poppies using Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts, adding colour with my Graph'It markers. I'd never have thought of colouring Sparkle medium with my markers but it works perfectly,  its really hard to get a pic of the effect though

I've added black enamel accents to the flowers and the butterfly and then some little flowers stamped with stamps from Indigo Blu and painted with h2os, I popped them up up on 3d foam pads and layered it all up on some black card. To finish off I added some red seam binding ribbon.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper: Colour it red
Charisma: sparkle and shine
Dragonfly Dreams: things with wings
Fussy and Fancy: things with wings
Imagination Crafts: all that glitters
Live and Love Crafts: summer garden
Scrapbooker Phd: add texture

Well I'd better scoot off and get ready for work so have a great day and thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. A gorgeous tag Claire, I love it.

    Sue xx

  2. Hi Claire! This is so gorgeous! Have a nice day! Ingrid xx

  3. What beautiful tag I love poppies so this is perfect
    Jackie x

  4. Absolutely stunning. Your colour combo is fab. Love it, x

  5. Cool summer tag! Thanks for joining LLCs June challenge. DT Heidi

  6. What a gorgeous tag you've created using a variety of mediums. Beautiful images and love the colours you've chosen.
    Thank for sharing it with us at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge.

  7. GORGEOUS need I say more. TFS Hugs xx

  8. This is really stunning.I honestly don't think I could replicate it because it looks like it is a piece of art. Thank you for sharing this with us for ScrapbookerPhD's texture challenge.

  9. stunning work Claire - I adore your tag - everything about it is just first class and beautiful! thanks for joining us over at imagination Crafts this month and good luck in the draw xx! Hugs rachel xx

  10. Oh Wow, that is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  11. Absolutly wonderful, love the poppies!! Hugs, Kerstin

  12. Gorgeous, love how the sparkle medium looks with the markers. Thank you for joining in with Imagination Crafts Challenge.
    Lindsay xx

  13. Awesome tag. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD -Randi

  14. Hi Claire;
    Lovely Summer tag, perfect for our Summer Garden challenge. Thanks for linking up to LLC's June challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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