My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 9 August 2013

fun with the melt pot

Morning all. How're you doing? Hope you're okay! I'm having trouble with blogger - well its not blogger its my computer - when I try to load up pictures into a post it doesn't want to know and just doesn't do it - now luckily there is another computer in the house so I can save my pictures on my memory stick and go and use other said computer - but its very annoying!!!! I hope I find a way around it soon!!!!

Todays card has been made with a few challenges in mind. Over at the Sunday stamper the theme is diamonds - so I've used some sparkle medium and an Imagination crafts mask and added diamonds. At our creative corner  the theme is words - so I've got bookprint, stamped print and also the words at the top of the card (from a word stamp set by dylusions) . Countryview Crafts are also doing sayings - so I've got the words at the top of the page. And at the Fashionable stamping challenge the theme is bookprint/script so I've got that. Crafty Individuals also has an open theme this month - the focal stamp is from them.






The Crafty Individuals fairy was stamped with sepia Archival onto a background I created using antique linen distress stain and a spritz of water. The flowers were made using the 6 petal flower from the tattered florals die set via the method shown on Hels blog here. I also dipped them into hot UTEE in the meltpot to give the high shine faux porcelain look. The butterfly is a crafty emblie that got the sparkle medium treatment.

The back of the card was distressed with tea dye and then I used a script stamp and the tea dye again to overstamp. The sparkle medium is both antique bronze and diamond - although most of the diamond has been covered by the florals.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday Stamperpinkleart: Diamonds
Our Creative Corner:ourcreativecorner6 Words Words Words
Countryview Craftscountryviewchallenges: Sayings
Fashinable stamping challengefashionablestampingchallenges: Script/bookprint
Crafty Individualscraftyindividualsblog: Open theme
Divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Bingo - distressing, lace, flowers.
PTWpapertakeweekly: AG with the option of vintage
LEJlejdesignschallengeblog: Lovely lace
Inky Chicksinkychicks: Lovely Lace
AIartisticinspirationschallenges Bingo - lace, pearls, layers
Stamping sensationssirstampalotchallenge: Wings and things with a touch of vintage

wow - thats a lot of challenges for me!

Anyway - hope you have a fab Friday and that whatever you've got planned goes well. My girls are on their final day of Jujitsu camp - they've had a blast - the smoothies they made yesterday were put into lolly moulds and they'll get a homemade ice lolly today - sounds good eh?  Me? Well I'm running again this morning - come rain or shine - and then it will be time for a little bit of blogging and housework before picking the kidlets up!!!

Big Hugs! Thanks for dropping by and I hope you like what you saw today!

Big Crafty hugs

Rachel xx


36 comments:

  1. Wow! Rchel this is stunning, I love how you've stamped your fairy, in fact all the details are fabulous.
    That's some amount of challenges, good luck with them.
    Have a brilliant run this morning, hugs Kate x

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  2. Fantastic card Rachel, those flowers are beautiful. Gosh, that's a lot of challenges. Hope you're lucky. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Love this gorgeous card....Fab image.xxx

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  4. Absolutely fabulous Rachel lots of gorgeous detail! I love how you dipped the flowers in UTEE - must dust off my melt pot! Have a fabulous day hope it stays dry for your run! Susan x

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  5. gorgeous hun looks like you had fun
    Hugs Kate xx

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  6. How true a saying Rachel and such a fab project !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  7. Brilliant card Rachel, so much to take in. Well done

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  8. This is wonderful Rachel. Such a fabulous design, I love the image and beautiful sentiment too.
    I hope you have a good day
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Great design and I love the sentiment too.

    Hazel x

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  10. Absolutely superb Rachel, love this lots. The diamond pattern is wonderful on the butterfly and your dipped flowers look beautiful. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Fabulous card Rachel, love it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  12. Wow Rachel, fabulous card! Love the vintage feel and composition!

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  13. What a great creation Rachel. The meltpot is something I'm thinking of buying, the only thing that's stopping me at the moment is room, and lack of space to put it.

    Sue x

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  14. Wonderful card. Your flowers are gorgeous. I so want to try that technique.

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  15. stunning! fabulous mixed media creation and I love it! Karen x

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  16. Fabulous card and love the book print papers. The flowers look gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. Lovely creation Rachel, and so clever of you to enter so many challenges - love the harlequin sparkly pattern. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Individuals, Jean x

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  18. Lovely Rachel and such a lot of detail. Love the flowers dipped in the melt pot. Really got to get me one of those.
    Mags
    x

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  19. A fantastic project and beautifully designed. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  20. Beautiful card Rachel I love all the different elements and techniques-thank you for your comment this morning,would you believe I schedueled the post and forgot to upload the pic!!!hope you get your problem sorted soon
    Carol x

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  21. This looks fabulous Rachel. Carol x

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  22. A fabulous card. Love all the stamped elements and a great sentiment. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

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  23. I have to use google chrome to get any photos on these days! a really great make and love the way you have combined the elements x hugs trace x
    sorry for any comments missed having a few days off as Steve is home and a few days out hugs trace x

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  24. This is so pretty, beautiful use of the CI stamp.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Gorgeous card, love the diamond butterfly, so cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  26. This is fabulous Rachel, gorgeous background and I love your Butterfly.
    Pauline
    x

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  27. This is so lovely Rachel, what a pretty card, so beautifully decorated and such a lovely sentiment. So pleased you shared it with us at Diva's this week, Jx

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  28. Wonderful creation Rachel!!!bizz

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  29. I love your choice of image, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  30. very lovely creation

    Thanks for joining us at
    Stamping Sensations

    Francesca x

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  31. What a fabulous creation, Rachel! I Love it! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

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  32. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week.
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  33. Stunning card, Rachel! I love that vintage fairy image, and how you've done the flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    Lynne

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  34. Thats a lovely vintage fairy image Rachel and I really like her sparkly wings but my favourite part of your card is those gorgeous porcelain-like flowers! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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  35. Love the vintage neutrals, and the harlequin diamonds look great against that texty background. Fab butterfly too... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

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  36. A great saying and a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx