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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 a teaching assistant, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41 Colour Challenge

Its the 1st of the month and there is a new challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!  This month there is a colour challenge and we have a bright zingy pallet for you to work with.

Our generous sponsors this month are Rubber Dance Stamps and they are offering a gift certificate to one lucky winner!

I decided to play along this month using Distress Oxides, owing to the fact that I had just recently received the second set of twelve and the colours fell right into this months challenge!

I created my tag by dipping my tag into spritzed Oxides before stamping on the 'Merry Magpie'

I added some shadow behind the Magpie as I wanted the colours on his body to pop through!

Along with the cute little arrows, stars and blocks, which were included in the set, I added my own doodles using a white Sharpie.  I stamped one of the sentiments onto some black card, heat embossed with white powder, distressed the edges and attached to the tag.

This is how I played along with this months challenge, now it's your turn!.  Head over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog, check out the rules and submit your entry!

Happy Crafting,



  1. Wow Claire, what a fabulous tag. Fabulous design. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Love this,fabulous design and I love your white doodles xx

  3. this is lovely and so soothing

  4. love these tags and I went to the challenge blog might just have to give this one a try.

  5. Fabulous tag! Love how you have used so many stamps from our magpie set, combined with your own doodles. Thank you so much! ♥

  6. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! A real stunner of a background, and a great design!

  7. Your tag is stunning! The Distress Oxide colours are so pretty and the Merry Magpie stamp with all that amazing detail on the tail and wings looks magical, especially with the addition of all the the stars and patterns in the background - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a Happy October and Weekend! J 😊

  8. Love this tag!!! What a great idea to use it sideways. Love all the colors!

  9. So pretty. Gorgeous background and I love how you added the sentiments. Hugz

  10. Love your tag Clare, certainly pops. x