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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 1 August 2016

Bobbing along......

Hi folks and welcome to this months Mixed Media Challenge!  It really has been an exciting first month on the team and I've really enjoyed looking at all the entries and visiting  your blogs.

So without further ado let me tell you about this months challenge .....


Yes it is holiday season and the theme is travel.   Our sponsor and Guest Designer this month is Lindsay Weirich. She has a HUGE You Tube Channel. She is known as The Frugal Crafter. She is offering a free spot in her new online Craftsy Class called Mix It Up Mixed Media for our winners.  She is ALSO offering a half off code to her class to all our viewers. Here is the code for the discount http://craftsy.me/thefrugalcrafter You can visit her blog https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.comhttps://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com and her You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/thefrugalcrafter#p/u  Her You Tube Channel has 263,242 followers!!

So now you have all the info let me share with you the project that I have made especially for this month. 

 Living in a seaside town it made perfect sense to go with what I know, the boat is my means of transport being that my husband is more often than not out bobbing around the deep blue in search of his next catch.

For my project I worked on a canvas board with Dina Wakely acrylics.  I added a little DecoArt crackle paint in areas for interest.

For my beach houses  and vessel I decided to collage using old French dictionary pages along with Tim Holtz distress Matt medium. 


I doodled over my canvas with Posca paint pens and added some pearly dots using liquid pearls to create my fizzing ocean. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Your comments are always great fully received.  Pop over to the Mixed Media challenge bloghttp://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com/2016/08/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-27-travel.html to submit your entries.  I can't wait to se them all.  

Crafty hugs,   

Clare X X X 


  1. Your seaside town is amazing, it really is a the masterpiece, from the background of the landscape to the fun houses and boat created with the dictionary pages! All of DT projects presented this month are very beautiful, but your creativity has hit my heart!

  2. Awesome. Love all the detail you've added. I've just done a journal page using book pages and flower stamps as I love the effect it gives.

  3. Your canvas is amazing Clare, so clever to use printed paper for the detailing.Lucky you to live near the sea, so jealous. Hugs `Jennifer xx

  4. How fun! LOVE what you did with the pages!!

  5. A beautiful scene, and I love the detail of the waves :)

    1. This is so fun and whimsical! Fabulous job with the dictionary pages!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Realy good idea with the old dictionary - I love it :)

  7. Awesome piece of work. Love the idea of making houses and boat with old book paper. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

  8. Fabulous, what a brilliant idea. Love it.


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