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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


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

  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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  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

  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

  10. These are two beautiful projects - stunning work.


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