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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 20 November 2016

Take time to smell the flowers

Well it's been far too long since I wrote a blog post for myself.  I love crafting, painting and generally just getting into a painty inky state but usually I am governed by a theme for a challenge so this project was all about me letting loose, having a play and experimenting.  Tonight I opened up a packet of ginormous tags and began my personal challenge of filling the blank card stock with colour and imagery.

I cracked open my gelli plate and began brayering with Paperartsy fresco  paints.  Using orchid, Bora Bora, Egg plant, sherbet and a handful of stencils I began to create my colourful layers onto the tag.  I even managed to make full use of the left overs on the plate and pulled some prints for future use.  

With a TCW stencil and some black soot distress ink I blended on some stars, circles and hexagons.  I also blended around the edge of the tag.

Onto some watercolour paper I stamped the images designed by Tracy Scott for Paperartsy and using the watered down colours Bora Bora, Egg plant & Orchid I painted the blooms.  Once dry I splattered them with some white and again with my chosen colour palette.  I fussy cut the flowers ready to assemble to the tag.

I attached my frenzy of flowers to my tag adding some stickles here and there along with a few sequins.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have enjoyed my post?  If you have feel free to leave a comment below and if you fancy having a peep and what I get upto next why not click on the follow link at the top of the page.

Happy crafting,

Clare X X X 


  1. Stunning tag Clare, I love the retro design and the colours are fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Clare, this is just beautiful! Exactly my kind of style and I miss not being able to experiment as much as I'd like. Love the colours and the stamps are beautiful and prefect for this kind of make. Just fabulous! xx


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