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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

GDT at Crafting by Designs

Good morning folks, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Spotlight Winner over at Crafting by Designs in January and so I'm lucky enough to be doing a Guest Design spot for the new challenge which is 'She's so Beautiful'. Pop over to the challenge blog to check out the DT's beautiful projects to inspire you and find out all the details.

For my GDT project I've made a wallhanging using one of my favourite stamps 'Jing' from Prima. I stamped her on Ultimate Graphic paper from Polkadoodles and coloured her up with Graph'It Markers, adding some glitter to the flowers in her hair.

I created some layers for the background, starting with corrugated cardboard given a coat of black gesso and then highlighted with some gilding flakes.  The net layer was a blend of shades of Violet and Magenta PanPastels, I attached the image and overstamped with layers of various Indigo Blu stamps using Memento Inks in Elderberry and Lilac Posies. Next I added some stencilling using white texture past using stencils from Crafters Workshop and Indigo Blu, I left the stencilling white as it was looking a bit dark and added some highlights with gilding flakes.

I used some cosmic shimmer UTEE in the corners, its really shimmery in real life but doesn't show up too well in the pic. 

Last but not least I finished off with ribbon and some embellishments from my March and January CraftBox, I gilded the leaves and the twirly bits of the flowers with gilding flakes and coloured the fabric flower with distress inks and added some of the pretty iridescent pearls here and there.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Dream Valley: Girlie
Lemon Shortbread: Anything goes
Incy Wincy: Use your favourite colouring medium (Graph'It markers and PanPastels)
Recycle repurpose, reinvent: anything goes (recycled packaging card)
Retro Rubber: Anything goes
Sparkles Forum: Make it girly
Stamping Sensations: one for the girls

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Congratulations on your GDT spot! Great project, she is indeed beautiful and the Mixed Media background is too!

  2. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

  3. So beautiful, gorgeous colours and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges,
    Cathy DT Member

  4. Hello Claire: Your card is stunning, absolutely gorgeous coloring and layout, the sparkle in this beautiful girl's eyes is just beautiful.
    Thank you for including Retro Rubber in your card making this time, I hope you join us again for the next challenge.

  5. A totally delightful card Claire and what a beautiful face, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Beautiful project. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

  7. Stunning! Your coloring is mindblowing! I love the colors and all the details you incorporated! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber!

  8. This is where stamping turns into artwork. Your coloring is quite incredible! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week and hope you will join us again soon.

  9. Very beautiful. Love the little blingy details. Thank you for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week.

  10. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  11. A beautiful image with lovely colouring and and .girgeous flowers

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month



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