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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.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Put a stamp on it - Mid Month inspiration

Hi Folks,  I haven't been around for a while,  but I'm back today to share with you a little mid month inspiration for this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Working in my Dina Wakley Mixed Media journal, along with Dylusions-Cherry Pie & White Linen paint I used Tim Holtz tiles stencil to build up the layers of my tiled background.  Using a white pigment ink pad and smokey grey Versafine ink pad, I added some leaf stamps from the Carabelle 

I splattered some of the Cherry Pie and white paint onto the page, drying between each colour change.  I also did a little mark making using an old gift card and some old bottle tops.

I stamped the main leaf image on the centre of the page and heat embossed with some clear embossing powder.  I gave the leaves some shimmer using a wink of Stella pen and dotted around some pearlescent sequins.  Just a simple sentiment for a simple page 'Beautiful' from one of Tim Holtz chit chat ideology books.

Thank you for visiting today.  I always look forward to reading your comments.  You still have until the end of the month to 'Put a stamp on it'. Head over to MMMC blog, check out the rules and post your entry.

Crafty Hugs,

Clare x x x x


  1. This is fab Clare, love all the layers and texture 😃

  2. The simplicity of your design is beautiful! Love the Cherry-Pie paint color.

  3. Awesome journal page - love it ! xx

  4. This is amazing Clare, a beautiful page xx