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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Clare DT - Banksy inspired, Balloon Girl

Happy sunny Sunday morning. It's me again with my Weekly Bee Crafty spot. This week I'm back with some more Banksy.




For this card i used:

Banksy inspired balloon girl

Backdrop stamp - Crackle paint

Backdrop stamp - Bubble wrap positive

Wordage - Dreams come true


Inkables template - metalwork alpha

Distress inks

A wink of stella clear pen

Liquid pearls



I started off by covering the card in salt and carefully drawing a swirl in the salt, i also brushed away some of the salt and used some rock salt in random areas. After that i sprinkled the brushos and spritzed with water.


Once dry I removed the salt and stenciled in weathered wood the metalwork alpha mask. I stamped the balloon girl over the swirl and then the backdrop stamps in various different areas.


I stamped the sentiment in the corner and added some liquid pearls to the swirl. I added a little detail to the balloon girl using a wink of stella pen.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge : Crafting cafe April challenge Flights of Fancy

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Happy crafting,



Clare x x x



  1. Brilliant! So glad you made it over to The Crafting Cafe challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  2. Fabulous card Claire, fantastic background. Hugs Jennifer xx


  3. What a lovely card - thank for joining in with the crafting cafe challenge this month- Janna DT


  4. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

  5. Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x

  6. Wow - what a lovely card - love the technique, something I'll have to have a go at myself! Good luck with your DT application :)

    Thanks for joining in the 'Flights of Fancy' challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.