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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.

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #42 Silhouette

Hi bloggers, There's a new challenge over Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and this month the theme is 'Silhoette'.  Our sponsor for this month is 'Visible Image' and there is a gift certificate of £40 for our lucky prize winner.  Our guest designer this month is Tenia Nelson.

I had a fabulous selection of stamps & a stencil to work with all I had to do now was to work out how I was going to use them.

I started of by inking my with Antique Linen oxide ink by dipping it into the surface. and added in some stamping of the same colour using the larger circle from the ripple effect stamp.

I added another layer of colour, now using peacock feathers oxides, and more stamping in the corresponding colour.  Using some white cloud blending ink and the fibres stencil I went over chosen areas of the card.

Using the jumping girl from 'Tomorrow Doesn't Exist'  I stamped first with abandoned coral oxides, dried it off and then shifted my stamp over and stamped with black versafine. I added some more stamping using the circles and added some of my own doodles.  I edged the card using a brayer and some black paint to create a frame.  To tie everything together using the open circles I stamped over with white paint.

For the sentiment I stamped onto some card and blended over some Antique linen distress ink, cut out and applied to my card.  I created the shadows using a black Neocolour II  water soluble crayon.

Thank you for stopping by, come back soon.

Crafty hugs,


  1. Yum! Love those colors and your background has such depth! Love this! Hugs!

  2. Absolutely fabulous work Clare x

  3. What a wonderful watery background you created - and those images are super!

  4. superb project! i love all the grungy interest in the background :) thanks for sharing

  5. Wow, what a wonderful piece! The colours are amazing and I love how you stamped the jumping girl a number of times to create movement - beautiful 😁. Happy November! J 😊

  6. That background is making me drool, it's gorgeous! I have pinned this to inspire me and remind me of how gorgeous it looks - thank you Clare xx

  7. This is awesome! Love the colors!
    The Leaf Studio


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