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Friday, 3 February 2017

A little recycling (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a couple of projects featuring this months beautiful new stamps. Did you get your's when Lesley was on Hochanda? If not you're going to have to wait a little while as they are exclusive to Hochanda for 10 days but they'll be available at Chocolate Baroque very soon!

My first project features a real mix of stamps to create this wallhanging, I had saved the packaging from a calendar and thought this corrugated card would make a perfect backing for a little scenic stamping. I began by spritzing the card with water so that I could pull off the top layer and then applied acrylic paint here and there. 


Next I cut 3 squares of watercolour card and stamped all the images to create the impression of a winding stream. I spent a happy couple of hours painting the scene with distress inks before distressing the edges with a little Vintage Photo distress ink. I added some scraps of cheesecloth, faux moss, paper flowers and a hessian bow topped with a button. 

My second project today is a little album made with the envelope from my calendar, waste not want not as the saying goes lol. The envelope was folded into 3 and that gave me the idea of making a mini album. I cut pieces of white pearlescent card to fit all the sides of the envelope and spritzed them randomly with Dylusions inks. I was quite pleased with the result as I'm quite heavy handed and usually just make a big mess with spray inks lol.


Next I added lots of stamping using versamark and white embossing powder to contrast with the vivid colours of the inks. I used a white pen to add some faux stitching around all the panels and then glued with to my envelope, sandwiching some rainbow ribbon for a closure.

I cut lots of little die cut tags and again added lots of stamping and rainbow ribbon.


As you can see I've had lots of fun with the new stamps, I hope you're enjoying them too.
Thanks so much for visiting today, 
Claire xx



11 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful and so many possible with the stamps. Greetings Janny

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  2. Hi Claire
    I have these lovely stamps on my shopping list and have just shown hubby the photos of your beautiful artwork so now he knows why I collect pieces of cardboard.
    X Chris

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  3. Wow such gorgeous projects, especially love your bright mini album.

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  4. Beautiful, lovely wall hanging and the bright colours with the white look super. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  5. Awwwww..... Love, love these two projects!! The watercoloured wallhanging is just stunning!! Great mix of the beautiful CB stamps, this really seems a whole country scene!
    The album is fabulous with these bright colours and the white stamps, and that rainbow ribbon is a delight with them!

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  6. Love both these projects. Brilliant idea to do that recycling. Waiting for the Kingfisher stamps to become available now. Thank you for sharing these.

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  7. Two beautiful projects! Love the serene and beautiful stamping on the first and the bright colours-ontrast with the whitr flowers on your 2nd!

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  8. What gorgeous projects Claire, I love them both, and what a fabulous wall hanging, the scene is beautiful and such wonderful colouring. Love the vivid colours and design of your mini album, Kate x

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  9. Two wonderful creations using these new stamps and great use of the calendar waste and the envelope. Really well thought out Claire and beautifully stamped and coloured. x

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  10. These are two beautiful projects - stunning work.

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