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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Topflight stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop

Topflight Stamps, LLC Grand Opening!!!  We can't wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!

We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20



Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favourite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the Grand PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!


I’m sharing a project made with Papillions 02 stamps by Katzelkraft (France).





I started off by taking an MDF heart, applying a coat of gesso and some printed tissue paper.



Using Paperartsy fresco satin glaze, I applied a coat and added some  Paperartsy Infusions 
with Golden  sands and Are you cerise. 





I knocked back with some nougat fresco acrylics before  stamping on some second generation stamping with the butterflies.




 I added some more of my chosen shades of Infusions, dried and then stamped and heat embossed, with white ep, the Katzelcraft Waterfall stamp.  



I stamped the butterflies onto smooth white card, coloured with Fabre Castell  polychromos and glued them to my MDF heart.  


I applied a coat of glossy accents to the butterflies to give them a durable sheen, they look as though they are fluttering around the heart.


Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!
• Clare Messenger -You are here!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoy your blog hopping experience and good luck.

Crafty hugs,
Clare x x x 

66 comments:

  1. What a GORGEOUS project, Clare!! Your Papillion's (heehee) do look as though they are taking flight right off of the heart. I love the colors you utilized to give it a soft and dreamy look, as well. I could go on and on... ♥

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  2. Beautiful! It's always nice to have added choices in the crafting community , very excited to welcome you into my world .

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  3. What a beautiful creation! Such a variety of images available at this new shop!

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  4. Beautiful as usual!! I always love everything you create!! The embossing on the butterfly stamp is amazing! And I must get those infusions ....

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  5. Beautiful combination of stamps fabulously combined!

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  6. butterflies are always so classic, expecially when combined with hearts. great color too. thanks as always for sharing.

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  7. Can't wait to be able to add to my collection of Katzelcraft stamps! Your techniques are inspiring#

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  8. I love the way you made the heart. It is so subtle yet beautiful. I love you incorporated the waterfall stamp from Katzelkraft !

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  9. OH MY.... I think I'm in love, With your project that is!!!!! I always have a soft spot in my heart for butterflies and boy your project is just breathtaking!!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous heart creation! Great Hop!

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  11. This is really gorgeous! I would love to hang this on my wall! Love the colors and the artsy design! very pretty!

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  12. This is so pretty Clare! love!!

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  13. Love the techniques you used to create this amazing heart!

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  14. What a lovely project. I appreciate you giving pics of the step by step. I'm really excited about this company and getting to see and purchase without hassle stamps from all over the world.

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  15. How very beautiful your heart and butterflies are. The butterflies look so realistic! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your heart is beautiful with the butterflies! Beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful. I like the shine on the butterflies.

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  18. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration with us.

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  19. I love, love your beautiful idea. Thanks for showing the process.

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    1. Congratulations you are the lucky winner of the $10 store voucher. Please email me at Clare messenger@live.co.uk so I can email your voucher details. 😘

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    2. Hi Clare. I emailed but didn't hear from you so maybe I got the address wrong. I am excited to be the winner and looking forward to shopping. Thanks so much. This is my address: gildamc@hotmail.com

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  20. Such a wonderful project, the butterflies are so pretty 😃

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  21. beautiful canvas and love how the butterflies glimmer

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  22. Your hanging "Heart" is just beautiful....and the butterflies are STELLAR! LOVE IT!

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  23. Clare this is beautiful!!! Love the texture and those butterflies are so pretty!
    Check out my blog as I host always anything goes challenges each week! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  24. How GORGEOUS!!!! You are so talented!

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  25. What a stunning project! I love all the texture and sparkle! -

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  26. Love those gorgeous butterflies! Beautiful project with awesome colors and textures!

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  27. So pretty. I really appreciate the step by step instructions.

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  28. This is so beautiful, love the texture and the awesome colors!

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  29. Great project! Fabulous concept for an online store!

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  30. I have never uUsed Paperartsy fresco satin glaze or Paperartsy Infusions with Golden sands Love this new idea...waterfall stamp is on my wishlist and love the butterflies 🦋 thank you

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  31. Oh gorgeous
    creation!
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Such a nice multimedia heart creation ❤👍

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  33. I really love the way those butterflies pop against the soft mixed media background! Just lovely!

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  34. Fabulous creation. Those glossy butterflies are gorgeous

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  35. Very colorful card. I admire peoples talent that can put things tighter like you did.

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  36. Stunning. Mixed media is my favorite.

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  37. The heart and butterflies are a beautiful combination...so lovely!

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  38. Wow! Your project is simply beautiful! I can never pull off mixed media, and I'm envious of those of you who can do it so effortlessly.

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  39. A truly beautiful project! Love the colors & that gorgeous butterfly!

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  40. Topflight has some fantastic stamps...all my faves. Love your project using the Katzelkraft stamp. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. Amazing project! Love the colors!

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  42. Beautiful project!! Thanks for sharing

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  43. Beautiful. Those butterflies are so pretty. Great background. Hugz

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  44. Ilove how you used the waterfall stamp!

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  45. Wow! Love your mixed media project. Those butterflies are beautiful

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  46. the butterflies look so realistic.
    Love the background on the heart.
    Beautiful project.
    thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love it! The butterflies are amazing!

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