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Friday 20 October 2017

Anything Goes at Polkadoodles

Good morning again, two posts today and this project is for our Anything Goes challenge over at Polkadoodles! Pop over to the challenge blog and check out all my teamies beautiful projects and find out about all the new releases and of course the fab prize for our lucky winner!

 I've made a cute little hanging heart all ready for Christmas. I've used one of the gorgeous embossed papers from the Winnie White Christmas collection and added one of the new Christmas sentiment stamps Heartfelt Wishes.

I stuck the paper to the mdf heart using matte gel medium. Once it was dry I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper. I love this paper it's so pretty and looks really 3d!. I stamped the sentiment on some white card and glued that across the heart and added some blingy trim and a little lace. I used bright red organza ribbon to create the hanging loop, added a bow, a bell and a sparkly dazzler to finish off.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything goes for Christmas
CRAFT: Christmas
Inky Chicks: Anything but square
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything goes Christmas

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

Nature's Peace from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning folks, this card features stamps from Nature's Peace from Chocolate Baroque. I wanted to create a sunny Autumn scene.

 I began with a PanPastel background and stamped the tree using brown ink, the foliage in the top corner with green ink and then stamped the foliage in the foreground with a dark green ink, over stamping with the berried inked in red ink. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with a vintage gold ink.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: Anything goes
Love to Craft: Anything goes
Paper Shelter: Make it square
Sparkles Forum: Autumn colours
The Crafty Addicts: Anything goes autumn colours

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Friday 13 October 2017

Anything Goes at Colour Crazy Challenge

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and this time our theme is Anything Goes. Our sponsor this time around is Oddball Art so our lucky winner will be in for a treat!

I've used Santa's Little Helper from Oddball Art to make this card. I've coloured the image with Graph'It markers, I just love how vibrant the reds are in these markers. Perfect for Xmas makes. The paper is from Winnie White Christmas from Polkadoodles. I've added some paper flowers, leaves and red bow topped with a little wooden Christmas tree button.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge: U for unlimited/V for vibrant
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Challenge: Anything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas
The Ribbon Girls: Any card with ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Anything Goes or Halloween at Polkadoodles

Good morning folks, my project today is an art journal page for our Anything Goes challenge over at Polkadoodles. As always we've got lots of inspiration from my teamies and a fabulous prize from Polkadoodles lined up for our lucky winner so pop over to the challenge blog to find out all the details.

I've used this adorable image from Polkadoodles for my journal page. She's called Winnie Wednesday Witch with Cat, you can get her as a digital stamp here or you can treat yourself to the full Winnie Wednesday Halloween Collection (full of gorgeous images, papers and sentiments) here

I began by creating my background. I splashed on some masking fluid to create create some stars and once that was dry I misted the page with water. Next I sloshed on metallic acrylic paints in shades of blue, pink, green and purple adding lots of water to help them blend. I added dark blue acrylic and then black around the edges and left it all to dry. 

While the background was drying I coloured Winnie using Graph'It markers:

I cut Winnie out leaving a little ground at the bottom of the image and went back to the background. Once it was thoroughly dry I rubbed off the masking fluid to create some nice bright stars, next Isplashed diluted white gesso on the background to create some stars. I added more stars with a white posca pen. I used matte medium to collage Winnie on to the background.

I'm entering this page in the following challenges:

Animal Friends: Autumn/Halloween
Craftaholics R us: Anything goes
Fairytale: Pumpkin
Pause Dream Enjoy: Halloween
Try it on Tuesday: It's Halloween Time

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Sunday 8 October 2017

Fantasy Woodland

Good morning folks, today I'm sharing a little Autumnal canvas made using stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

  I began with a brusho background and then stamped the trees (from  Fantasy Woodland) and embossed with gold embossing powder. I added some little dots of clear glue and created some foliage with beadazzles.

Next I took some brown acrylic paint and grounded the trees. Once that was dry I stencilled in some leaves using green acrylic paint and the Useful Leaves stencil. Next I added some falling leaves using the Seasonal Elements stencil and the word Autumn using the Seasonal Journey stencil and iridescent paste. Once the paste was dry I coloured the leaves and word with alcohol markers.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Allsorts: Trees/Leaves
Creative Artiste: Anything goes
Noor Designs UK: Fall colours
Thats' Crafty: Forever Autumn
The Crafty Addicts: anything goes autumn colours

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Saturday 7 October 2017

Tall Trees from Chocolate Baroque

Oops I meant to post this card yesterday bus as usual work has been so busy I just haven't had a minute. Anyway the weekend is here  and I'm going to be a busy bee making samples for some more of Lesley's shows on Hochanda! This card is one of the samples I made for the shows last month which featured some of my favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps.

This card was made using stamps from Tall Trees. I created a little scene on linen card using a torn paper mask and distress inks before stamping the trees with brown ink. I then cleaned the stamp and inked up the top part of the trees with gilding glue and stamped again before applying glitter in shades of green, orange and brown. The sentiment is from Birthday Words.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: Orange brown and green
Creative Knockouts: Anything goes
Making Memories Crafting: Anything goes Autumn/Halloween
That's Crafty: Forever Autumn

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

Sunday 1 October 2017

Flowers and butterflies canvas

Good morning my lovelies, today's project is a canvas made for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' challenge over at We Love to Create with Polkadoodles. We've had some really exciting changes over on the challenge blog and this is our first challenge using Polkadoodles goodies. We've got some gorgeous papers and a beautiful set of stamps for our lucky winner so do pop over and find out all the details.

I've used lots of gorgeous stamps and dies to make this canvas, along with a little stencilling, Foamiran flowers and some beautiful printables from the Belle Papillon collection. I've done a step by step tutorial over on the We Love 2 Create with Polkadoodles blog if you'd like to find out more about how I made this project.
Here a few more pics to show the detail:

This is one of my favourite techniques, I love the sparkle of microbeads

I love all these pretty stamps and dies, they've been painted with distress inks and die cut using the coordinating doublet dies

I've stamped the foliage using Potting Soil archival ink and overstamped the larger leaves with a script stamp from Belle Papillon

I've added lots of texture with raffia, angel hair and lots of die cut foliage

I'm entering this canvas in the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts: lots of layers
Inky Chicks: use your favourite colours
Frilly and Funkie: show us your stamps
Fussy and Fancy: Shabby Chic

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx

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