Friday, 25 April 2014


Isn't she beautiful? This was another of my norty but nice stash purchases that I've only just got round to playing with!! However, the real reason for this post is to let you know about the fabulous challenge GREYS over on the Graph'It Marker Challenge Blog and to announce that I've joined the design team! :)

I'd really love it if you could join us - you don't need to use Graph'It Markers, you simply need to follow the theme set for the challenge. Also, don't forget to pop over to the blog to join in with our Birthday Candy - it is absolutely amazing and I'd love it if one of my followers were to win.

Anyway,  I've decided to keep this make fairly simple to show off the image (as for once I'm actually pretty pleased with my colouring). I've attempted grey sky and moving water!!! Eeek!!

For those of you interested, the colours I used are as follows:
Water: Cool Grey 0 (9100), Cool Grey 1 (9101), Cool Grey 3 (9103)
Sky: Neutral Grey 1 (9501), Neutral Grey 4 (9504), Neutral Grey 6 (9506), Blender (0000)
Skin: Light Caramel (4170), Skin (4155), Powder (4135), Cotton (4115)
Boat: Smoke (3210), Lichen (3230), Havana (3245), Bronze (3250), Cigar (3255), Mocha (3280)
Figure/Flowers: Ghost (4125), Burgundy (5280), Aqua (6110), Lavender (6140), Bougainvillea (6170), Anise (8250), Military (8280)

The white spray was created using my new white Shake Marker from Graph'It - I actually have to say I love it!!! It goes on as a transparent liquid but drys opaque. To create the spray I dabbed the pen around the helm of the boat and then blended it with my fingers. Once it was dry and I was happy with the placement of the spray I gently built it up to increase the depth and tone.

I created the frame from an embroidery hoop which I covered with modelling paste and then painted with re-active paint. I added some punched flowers and leaves that have been painted with the re-active paint. Finally I attached the image to the frame.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x


Maimeri Light Modeling Paste 200ML 12pk Mix Greys - Graph'It Markers 

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T - Not a card
Crafty Ribbons - Anything but a card
Ecletic Paperie - Wood (Frame and boat)
Altered Electics - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Big Stamp


  1. I love love love this image hun. Katie xx

  2. Wowser !!!!!! Claire this is just incredible ,Amazing and stunning
    Hugs Susan xxxx

  3. Oh so beautiful. That water is amazing! I just love how you have framed it too!

    Congrats on the design team spot :D

  4. Gorgeous! You should be very pleased with your coloring! Cute image.

  5. so much texture and the colouring is fab too x Good job!

  6. Wow your colouring is fab I love the way you used the embroidery hoop as a frame.
    Jenny x

  7. Congratulations! You are a perfect addition to their team! Wonderful coloring of the image and the water is just sensational!

  8. Congratulations on joining that design team. I love this project, so striking and beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous project Claire, amazing colouring too!
    Claire xx

  10. Beautiful colouring Claire, and I love what you have done to the embroidery hoop.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Ribbon Challenges,

  11. This is fabulous Claire.
    Linda xxx

  12. A delightful project,that hoop looks amazing...Thank you for entering our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit x

  13. nice work hun, love leanne ellis art. ru back in craft room yet or still crafting out of a box. exg x

  14. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  15. What a marvelous frame - it looks like an antique!! great technique on it - and the coloring on your wonderful scene is fantastic! what a precious project! thank you so much for joining in the ePlay wood challenge!

  16. Wow this is absolutely stunning x

  17. Hello ...Super idea, looks great, thanks so much for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFT ooh and CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  18. Super lovely, and I adore her hair! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  19. Great project - love that stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  20. This is just awesome!! I love the altered embroidery hoops, such a great project!! I found your blog through Kit and Clowder, I have to say, you have some amazing projects!! :)


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