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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 1 October 2016

Fall Ball 2016

You You Hi folks it's the first of the month so that can only mean one thing.......Mixed Media Monthly Challenge new challenge!  This months challenge is a mood board


You've got it,  it's a Halloween theme and our sponsors for this month are none other than Stampotique Originals.  They are giving our winner $30 gift certificate !

So to start you off with a little inspiration here is my make for this months challenge.  I wanted my
journal pages to have a photo album feel.  Using Decoart paints I created a master board with stencils and Kate Cranes doodle cube stamp.  I also made a journal page using the same paints, slightly different stencils.

I wasn't happy with my original page so I saved this for a different project.

I chopped up my master board into squares and layered them onto white card to give the appearance of Polaroid photos.

I customised some photo corners using the co-ordinating paints and a brayer.

The Stampotique characters were stamped onto watercoloured card and coloured with Neocolour II crayons.  I fussy cut them out and placed them onto the Polaroid.


I added some shading behind the characters with a black Neocolour II crayon and water brush.

Now with the colours that I had used  there wasn't a huge Halloween influence so I decided to document what they got up to at the Fall Ball.   I typed this up,  printed out and arranged in my journal.  

I added some doodles to my pages with a white and black pen.

My Stampotique photo album page was complete!  I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had planning and making this project!

Now it's your turn!  Head over to the Mixed Media Monthly challenge, check out some more fabulous inspiration and submit your entries!

Crafty hugs,

Clare X X X 


  1. What a great idea! Love the colors here :)

  2. Wow! This is an awesome project, I love this! I really like what you did with the photo corners ... may have to nick that idea ha! Thanks for using my stamps, you made them look amazing :-)

  3. Who'd have thought photo corners could look so dang' good, that really was thinking out side the box loved it and thankyou for sharing your amazing inspiration.....

  4. I love the colors you used and how you created your Polaroid pictures using your Master Board. Great idea! Now I wonder where I put my photo corners now that I know how to jazz them up. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is completely brilliant Clare, from background to finished page, I LOVE this big time. Those stencilled backgrounds look amazing and what you did with those quirky characters is genius!!

  6. Wow these are stunning and love the polaroid frame idea

  7. I love the idea of creating polaroid frames for your master board. This is such a fun project.

  8. These are just beautiful!! What a great idea, to colour the photo corners to match!!

  9. Wow, Fun journal pages! Love the background and the polaroid frames.

  10. The colors you used for this project are some of my favorites!! I love your creative ideas and the project is so cute!


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