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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Castles in the sky (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a sample created using the beautiful fairy from the July Fairy set and one of the stamps from Fantasy Castles. I really enjoyed messing around with paint and ink to make this project


I began by stamping the fairy and castle with Black Archival ink on to watercolour card I masked them using masking tissue. Next I roughly 'splodged' on some white and some pearl acrylic paint to create the clouds. Once the acrylic paint was dry I started adding colour to the sky with lots of water and Twinkling H20 paints Once I removed the masks I had a bit of a panic as some of the blue had seeped under the mask but I found that using diluted bleach removed the colour but not the stamped image. The blue paint had also discoloured the clouds so I added some more paint and left it to dry. Next I painted the castle and then decoupaged the fairy (also painted with Twinkling H20s).


I added a little gem to the fairy's wand and stamped the sentiment (from Fairyland Words) and embossed with gold embossing powder. 
I added some chipped sapphire distress ink around the edges and matted the scene on white and then blue card to finish off

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

14 comments:

  1. What a stunning card, it is absolutely beautiful

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  2. Blown away by the colouring on this card.

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  3. What a wonderful castle in the clouds, and that blue is so vibrant, a real hot sunny day. I love the fairy too and so beautifully coloured. x

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  4. Love your idea of the castle in the clouds. This came out really pretty.

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  5. Claire, this is delightful. I like the way you added the clouds.

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  6. amazing piece Claire - a real fairytale dream - love it xx

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  7. So gorgeous! I love the castle in the clouds.,

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  8. This is a great card the colouring is beautiful and those clouds are awesome
    Jackie x

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  9. Such a great background! Love the fairy world you created!

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  10. Love the composition and the colours, brilliant!! Coco x

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  11. Simply gorgeous. Always a treat to see your creations Claire.
    Flo xx

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  12. So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us - I love how you have created the fairy and castle scene. A perfect fairy land and such beautiful colours too! Karen P x

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  13. Very striking & I love the utterly fluffiness of those clouds. The gem for the wand is a super little detail which really draws the eye & I particularly like the sense of movement you created with your positioning of the diary & the castle in relation to one another. Thank you for such an encouraging post detailing the process including how you persevered through the panic.
    Paula (PEP)

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