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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.

Thursday 1 June 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37 A year of choices

Good morning to you all!  It's the start of a new month and the start of a new challenge At Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.  This month we are re-visiting the past 12 months and you have an extensive choice of themes to play with.

Our Sponsor for this June's challenge is Donna Downey Studio which comes along with a prize of $50 gift certificate to their store.  

So I chose the theme where I very first started with MMMC and opted for 'Reach for the Stars'

On a 12 x 12 canvas I glued down die cut stars which had been cut from a sheet of Dylusions sprayed card.

I painted loosely over the top with Dina Wakley acrylics using  the colours lime, turquoise and night.

Using a variety of  stencils I went over my canvas.  I love these colours!  I think I'm going to a journal spread using these.

I needed to decide where everything was going to go so using the stencils I made some marks for my stars.

Using cherry pie and white linen Dylusions paint, I blended around my stars.  I added the stencil by Donna Downey - crescent moon using more Dina Wakley acrylics - Night. Using some 3D gel I added some more stars over the top through the Dylusions star stencil.

I also added in some stamped stars using one of Seth Apters star stamps.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to head over to MMMC and check out the rules and pop your entry on the blog .

Happy crafting, 

Clare 😘


  1. Just fabulous and love the vibrant colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. This is fabulous, I love your use of colour xx

  3. Gorgeous bright colors <3 xo Cheetarah

  4. A wonderful, bright and powerful piece full of good vibes. Hugs, Valerie

  5. The colors are amazing! I love the stars and layout of your project. Really awesome. :)

  6. I love your colors too! And there´s so many layers, beautiful!

  7. This is just fabulous Clare just loving everything and those colours!!
    x catherine

  8. I love all the lovely layers, just beautiful.

  9. Stunning canvas and great tutorial

  10. Amazing creation !! Superb background.. speechless !!

  11. This is gorgeous! You did a great job! I love all of the colors!

  12. love this vibrant colors is stunning!

  13. What beauty of colors so vivid, so joyful !!, is fabulous !!
    Many thanks for the inspiration !!

  14. Fun project! Love the colors and the layers.

  15. Such fabulous layering and such an amazing project. Great colours and loved reading how you did it...Thank you x


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