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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.

Sunday 15 June 2014

Da Vinci init!

As it's Father's Day today I have decided to make a male birthday card.  I always find male cards the hardest to make and enjoy challenging myself to undertake this task.

For this card I have used:

Da Vinci inspired Vitruvian man
Da Vinci inspired script
Wordage happy birthday stamp
Inkables circles template
Tim Holtz distress inks   All of the above are available at Bee Crafty
White craft pen from stash
Mica powders from stash

I brushed the card with tumbled glass distress ink and using the Inkables circles mask I brushed over the stencil with peeled paint.  Keeping the mask in place I traced around the circles to create a bubble effect highlighting some of them.  I've the top I stamped the da Vinci inspired Vivirtuan man and randomly stamped the script.  I die cut a circle and stamped the circular happy birthday greeting and added a few die cut flourishes.

I hope you have all had a fabby weekend.  I have been out partying and socialising for most of it and haven't made it into the craft room since Thursday so I have some catching up to do this week.

See you all soon.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x 


  1. Wow Clare, those bubbles looks amazing! What an effect!
    Lisa x

  2. What a fab card, and the bubbles are amazing

  3. Hi Clare, an amazing card, love the colours and those bubbles are great.

    Hugs Erin x


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