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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.

Saturday 19 April 2014

My new favourite colour.......

Morning all.  Last night I decided to chisel away and make something that I haven't used yet from the NEC and decided on a couple of stamps from Lavinia stamps. I have decided at the moment that my new favourite distress ink is seedless preserves.  I can't think of a project recently that I haven't used it!

For this card I used:  Papermill white linen card & papermill black and teal for layers
                                 Distress inks: Seedless perseveres ( my new fav colour :-)
                                                       Shaded lilac 
                                                       Evergreen bough
                                                       Antique photo
                                 Lavinia stamps: Witches cat & climbing ivy
                                 The dragonflies are from card-io's dragonfly garden
                                 Ranger liquid pearls 

I lightly swept over my background with evergreen bough to make the pale green background. I then used ripped paper to make a mask for the ground and for the corners that frame the image.  I stamped on the cat and the dragonflies using black versa fine.   I stamped on climbing ivy using my chosen distress inks.  I framed the outside using a makeup sponge with antique photo and seedless preserves ( told you, I love this colour). The stars are stamped in evergreen bough, I applied liquid pearls and a sprinkling of glitter.  I then embellished the rest of the card using  liquid pearls.

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  1. This is another gorgeous card, Clare......about time you used some of that stash from NEC.... (says me who has about 30 sets of stamps sitting unopened on my craft desk! ) haha Your work has really 'stepped up a notch' lately xx

  2. This is fabulous Clare, I love the beautiful stamps and the scene you have created.
    Linda xxx

  3. A beautiful, magical scene! (I love seedless preserves too! :) ) xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours

  5. Beautifully stamped card, what a fabulous scene yu've created.

    Sylv xx


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