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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.

Friday 1 September 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #40 Vintage

New month, new challenge!  Over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge we have all gone a little bit vintage!  Our sponsor for this month is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, who are offering an amazing prize. Our guest designer this month is Jenny MarplesPop over to the MMMC blog, check out the rules and submit your entry.

I chose to work with Distress Oxides for this project.  I built up my layers of distress inks using stencils and stamps from  Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz, Warehouse District Set.  I applied some layers of tissue tape before layering on some die cut cogs.

Using Prima Rust paste,  I painted the cogs to give them and old rusty look.  

I really enjoyed playing along with this vintage theme.  Now it's your Turn!  Remember to check out the blog and check out the rules.

Put the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge picture onto your blog post
and link up your project to the challenge.

You could have a chance to win a prize from The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Happy Crafting,



  1. Fantastic canvas, love the design it's fab. I really must sort a blog out so I can enter some competitions xx

  2. Awesome project! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. I absolutely love these gents!!! Awesome colors:)

  4. I love the rusty look and beautiful layers! You have created so much lovely detail and colour using the Distress Inks, stamps and stencil too - wonderful 😁. Wishing you a happy start to the week! J 😊

  5. This is amazing Clare, the perfect choice of stamps and colours xx

  6. This is the most FABULOUS steampunk design! I love your colors and pretty much every single detail! Inspiring!

  7. Wonderful colors on this with the eye drawn to the lighter center area - beautiful rusting on your cogs!

  8. Beautiful project with a fabulous DO background. I love it!

  9. The layering of colour and tape is why this really called to me over at the blog. I'm in love with the bright gorgeous colours and wonderful layering Karen x

  10. Very beautiful page, love it so much!!

  11. ooh I have those "gentlemen" stamps and never knew what to do with them, thanks for the inspiration.


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