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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.

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #39

Hi guys I'm blogging today for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.  This months challenge is sponsored by Indigoblu and our Guest Designer this month is Jenny Marples.

This month we have some photo inspiration for you as well as the beautiful creations that the rest of the team come up with!  Remember to head over to the blog to check out their makes, read the challenge rules so you can pop in your entries to be in with a chance of this months prize!

I chose to work on a cardboard frame.  I layered up with paint before adding a layer of brick texture paste.

I stamped and heat embossed Country House onto some white tissue paper and adhered it to my project.  I also stamped the foliage & sentiment from Victorian Garden in the same manner and applied it with some matt medium.

I stamped the doorway onto some card, coloured in and fussy cut to add another layer to my project.

That's it from me today, remember to head over to the blog to find out how to enter your fabulous creations.

Crafty Hugs,
Clare x x x


  1. Fabulous canvas frame Clare and you have matched the photo inspiration theme wonderfully. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Love this..beautiful interpretation of the layout design xx

  3. Great frame - I'm loving the bricks in the projects!

  4. Beautiful frame! Love the way you colored the plants and butterflies. Maja.

  5. This is fabulous! I love your brick! I've never heard of brick texture paste before--where can I get that? Your doorway looks so inviting and the flower garden out front is a lovely touch! Hugs! Sara Emily

    1. My instructions wasn't very clear, must have had brain fog when I typed this, lol. I put texture paste through a brick stencil. Sorry for the confusion! Hugs, Clare 😘

  6. A wonderful take on this theme! Love the foliage around the door! Chrisx

  7. Love it! wonderful colors and love the stamps

  8. Such a Fab Frame, really love it!

  9. Wow Clare fab work. Love all the details x

  10. The frame is lovely, I love the cute arch

  11. fabulous work, perfect photo inspiration happy to visit you

  12. I love this! The texture on the bricks is amazing. Great inspiration. :)

  13. This caught my eye on the blog because it's so whimsical it made me think of faeries lol! It's a door to a fairy dwelling and I love it, just great Karen x


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