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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.

Monday 25 May 2015

No cards, no stamps, just paint and some inspiration.

Happy bank holiday everyone! Well it turned out beautiful again today. I have taken full advantage of the beautiful weather today and my line was full of washing, flapping gently in the breeze. Finding myself home alone I shamefully abandoned the glorious weather and succumbed to the little voice in my head whispering " Craft Room".


I absolutely adore the artist Yvonne Coomber. Her paintings are stunning and have inspired me to create my own little version.




I haven't painted on a canvas this time, Hubby often hands me off cuts of MDF that I like to paint and sometimes stamp and stencil on. First I put on a coat of gesso and then watered down some acylics to make a wash.


Now the messy part! Lots and lots of splattering, my hands are now various shades of green, purple and red now! Better not pick in the white washing at this stage.



The next stage took a very long time. Dabbing on my chosen colours with cotton buds. I can tell you now that I can still see spots before my eyes.



I know this isn't exactly a card, stamps or inks so thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. You can follow by clicking the above link or comment below.


Crafty hugs,


Clare x x x


  1. It's amazing Clare.....no way would I have the patience to do this! Fantastic work xx

  2. This is fabulous Clare! I love the design and it is so atmospheric.
    Linda xxx

  3. Wow Clare, that is a labour of love and patience. Its amazing Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. What a gorgeous project! So happy and inspiring! A true labour of love, but you're going to love looking at it everyday! xx

  5. oh wow, I think this is just fantastic!

  6. Love it! Great work!
    Dawn xx


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