Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Creative Expressions

More cards .

I promised to show you more cards that I made with my new stamp sets . So here they are:---

These are from Creative Expressions Clear Stamp set. , Anemone. CEC887.
Showing close ups and the whole cards .

This second set is from Creative Expressions Clear Stamp set , Columbine, CEC 886 .
As I said before I'm not going to give long descriptions of how I made them , these are just for inspiration and enjoyment .
If you would like to see what other members of the Creative Expressions Design Team are doing go to      Creative Expressions

Saturday, 10 March 2018


A little bit of Whimsey and The Cats Meow .

Hi there to everyone , today I am sharing some photos of my most recent project for the PaperArtsy blog .

These are some fun pieces that I created using some stamps from The Cats Meow range that PaperArtsy make . I chose two sets , Cat and Cheese . This is because I have three cats and one of them is a cheeky ginger cat . This image reminds me of him ! 

The colours in the background are all PaperArtsy Chalk paints , Bora Bora  , Tango , Autumn Fire and Jade . I've used the same colours throughout all the projects so that they all tone together .

I wanted the mouse to face the other way so he could hold the notice . To do this I stamped him onto tissue paper and reversed the image before attaching it to white card with Matt Glaze .

The other two projects used the same background, which was painted onto a bigger piece of mount board than I needed for the main project .

All the designs , Cat , Mouse , Cheese etc were stamped onto white card and painted before cutting them out . The mice were painted using Lake Wanaka and Antarctic .

I had great fun with these stamps , they are so cheeky and there are lots of images included in the sets of stamps .
If you would like to see what other designers on the PaperArtsy blog are doing please go to PaperArtsy

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Creative Expressions

New Stamps and some Inspirations .

Hi there , after giving you a little taste of my new stamps from Creative Expressions last week , I thought that I would show you some finished cards over the next few days .
All the cards were created using the new sets of stamps that I designed for the nice people at Creative Expressions. They are all hand drawn .
I'm not going to give long descriptions of how they were made , just show them to you as inspiration for what you could do with the stamps .

Firstly , Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set , Waterlily , CEC885.

Secondly , Creative Expressions Stamps , Mixed Posy , CEC889 .

I hope you like these and  maybe want to have a go with these new stamps .
Over the next few days I'll share some more designs with you .

If you would like to see what other members of the DT are doing go to Creative Expressions

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Creative Expressions

Hi there , today I am going to tease you with some sneaky peaks at some of the cards that I have made . They are all made using six new sets of floral stamps just released by Creative. All the designs have been hand drawn by me and I hope that you like them .
So , here are a few pictures , more soon .

If you want to see all the sets look on the Creative Expressions website . 
I'll be back with more pictures soon .

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Creative Expressions

ALittle bit Vintage .

Hi there , this is rather late but finally here is my latest offering for you . I have a tendency to use cool colours because I like them , but today I have gone for some soft vintage colours .
The project is a deep frame which I painted inside and out with a mixture of Clotted Cream and White which made a soft cream colour . I also painted a piece of card cream .
To create the background for the inside of the box I used my favourite technique of patting various colours onto the card using a wet wipe . Just dab the paint randomly onto the card . Use the different colours and allow them to blend together until you like the effect . I started with Cocoa Praline and added Clotted Cream and Flushed Cheeks, finishing with more of the mixed cream colour .

For the frame I stencilled texture Paste through a stencil and once dry I painted a layer of the cream paint over it . I finished with some gilding polish onto the raised areas .

The stamping on the background was done with Potting Soil Archival ink .
I used Clear Stamps , Watch the Birdie for the words and Portraits for the leaves and flowers . I added a few leaves from Rustic Birds .
Instead of using this for the background of a frame a similar effect would make a good background for a card .

On another piece of painted card I stamped the leaves , dragonfly ( from Beautiful Wings ) and create ( from Woodware stamp Vintage Inspiration ) with the same ink . I triple embossed the Create and framed it . The other two designs were attached behind Tim Holtz Fragments, but they could also be triple embossed.

I cut a piece of hessian and rubbed the Gilding Polish over it .
Finally I put all the elements I had made into the frame along with some lace and flowers .

The project when finished looks like this .

Here is a list of Creative Expressions products that I used in this project:---
CE Acrylic Mixed Media Paint, White , Clotted Cream Flushed Cheeks and Cocoa Praline. 
CE Gilding Polish, Chocolate Bronze and Red Bronze .
CE Stamps , Beautiful Wings, Portraits, Watch the Birdie, Rustic Birds, Wild Flowers. 
Woodware Stamps  , Vintage Inspiration.
That Special Touch Mask, Peacock Mask .
Ranger Archival ink , Potting Soil.
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals, Clear .
Creative Expressions, Pearl Topped Stick Pins , White .
If you want to see what other CE Design Team members are doing go to Creative Expressions