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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 May 2017

Mixed Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #36 Put a Stamp on it

A new month, a new challenge and this month brings along a stamping challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Our sponsors this month is Topflight Stamps.  Topflight stamps is a brand new, online, boutique stamp store offering you a world wide selection of delightful stamps.  There is a $25 gift certificate for the lucky winner of this months challenge.

For this months challenge I decided to get inky on a tag!  Using Distress Oxides along with Visible Image stamps I created my musical tag.

Using Fired brick and Spiced marmalade Distress Oxides I worked on the tag, spritzing with water and drying in between.  I die cut the tag using one of  Tim Holtz thinlets.

The singing diva was stamped with versafine black ink.  I continued to add some stencilling to the tag first with some Distress ink and then with some gold paint. 

Onto some glossy paper, previously prepared with alcohol ink, I stamped the girl once more and cut out her fingerprint dress to layer onto the tag.  I added some detail so the diva using a gold pen.  

I stamped "Sing" onto some black card with a versamark watermark ink pad.  I used Stampendous gold embossing power along with some of the frantage glitter to give it some bling! 

Now it's your turn to bring out the stamps and you could be selecting  some new ones  to add to to your collection if rustle up an entry for this months challenge.  Head over to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog, check out the rules and submit your entry to be in with a chance to win.

Crafty hugs,




  1. Fabulous tag Clare, the bling is a gorgeous addition 😃

  2. I love the the Singing Diva's dress!

  3. The dress is great! And the sequins add a nice pop of sparkle:)

  4. Fab and funky - love all the different patterns going on - gives the whole tag such energy.
    Alison x

  5. Awsome tag, I love the visible image stamps, they are so different

  6. Fabulous design - love the dress and the DO's look amazing x

  7. I'd like a dress like that! ;P Cool card with fun patterns and textures.

  8. So cool! I love it ! Great colors and the dress is fantastic :)

  9. So much fun! Love the colors and the cool dress.

  10. Fab tag - love the colours xx

  11. Wow! This is awesome, Clare! I love the contrast of the matte Oxide background with the glitz of the fingerprint dress (how amazing!) and 'SING'. A wonderful design! Hugs!

  12. Loving your funky retro tag! Clare. The DOX background looks fab with the black and the touch of bling.


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