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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 an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #33

Good morning all!  A new month, a new challenge.  Love is in the air this month as we ask you to search for some Sweet Inspiration with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Our sponsor this month is Stampendous and our special guest designer this month is Fran Seiford.  Fran is the founder of Stampendous and has also designed an abundance of stunning stamps!  Stampendous are offering you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for this months challenge.

So looking at the selection of goodies I had to work with I knew that it wouldn't be too tricky to come up with something as sweet as candy.

I started of  by applying the dream weaver  glossy  stencil paste through the stencil and spinning some of the uber fine micro glitter over the wet paste.  I set aside to dry to use to embellish my card.

Using Paperartsy fresco chalk paints I layered up my card.  Using the circle shape from the gelli printing shape set I started to print different coloured circles onto the card changing the pattern after I'd ran out of colour on the circle.  

Once I was happy with my gelli print I decided which part I wanted to use and with some die cutting,  I cut out a heart from the centre of the card.  I layered onto black card.  I then proceeded to add some doodling using a white Posca pen.

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and coloured using neo-colour II water colour crayons.  I cut out leaving a slight white edge around the sweet little fairy and balloons.

I cut out some candy circles from the glittered, rainbow card, applied a sweet sentiment and attached to the card along with the floating fairy.

That's my sweet inspiration for you, now it's your turn.  Head over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog to check out some more sweet inspiration, read the rules and submit your entry for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

Thank you for stopping by today, I look forward to seeing all of your Sweet Inspiration creations.

Hugs, Clare x x x 


  1. the different patterns add an interesting visual texture and the fairy is adorable

  2. Oh, how yummy! Love those textured circles you created with the paste and stencil!

  3. That is incredibly sweet. I'm in awe of your Gelli print!

  4. So so sweet and cute project !! Thanks a lot for the tutorial dear !! Hugs !!

  5. Lurve the background Fab project x

  6. Absolutely adorable card you made with Stampendous!! Love it!!

  7. That glitter rainbow mix looks amazing! Thanks for the inspirtion xo Cheetarah

  8. Fabulous piece Clare and your colours are great-just like sweet colours

  9. Oh, this is so cute and reminds me of the little hearts in the picture!!Love the bright colors and images especially!


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