Hello there and welcome to my blog . I thought I'd share a wallhanging that I created using Creative Expressions stamps and products .
The three parts of the hanging were made from canvas board painted with white Gesso . I punched holes in the Boards before decorating them so that I could add the rings later .
I added Texture to the boards using texture Paste through stencils in random places .
Once dry I added another layer of gesso. The background colours were added using various Distress Oxides randomly over the boards . I added some extra patterns through stencils and then stamped the leaves from the stamp set Portraits ( I used Archival ink Wateringcan which is more subtle than black ink ) .
Finally I rubbed small amounts of Gilding Polish over the raised areas . I mixed Gold Treasure with Pearl Lustre to create a pale gold and added touches of Purple Paradise and Fern here and there l
All the flowers are from the stamp set Waterlily . Although these are waterlilies they can be used other than on water ! I cut out lots of flowers after I had coloured them with watercolours .
The frame here and on the lowest board and the clock in the centre are all Pop Ems which have been coloured with the same Gilding Polishes . I also added a piece from my stash which I coloured with the same Polishes .
The face in the frame was stamped from Portraits.
On the base frame I've stamped some words from Watch the Birdie stamp set .
The paper flowers were painted using Purple Paradise Gilding polish thinned with a little water .
Once all the pieces were finished they were attached to the boards . The flowers were attached using dimensional glue to give them some shape .
The bow on the top is raffia and twine and the Stick Pins were added as shown .
I've tried to show how it's possible to use these flower stamps in a different way to create a lovely hanging. I hope it inspires you to try something different.
Creative Expressions products used for this project include:--
Creative Expressions Stamp Sets , Waterlily , Portraits and Watch the Birdie .
Creative Expressions Mini Stencils , Shabby Harlequin and Splash.
That Special Touch Masks , Trellis and Peacock.
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding polish , Gold Treasure, Pearl Lustre, Purple Paradise and Fern .
Creative Expressions Pop Ems , Ornate Frames and Pendulum.
Creative Expressions Pearl Topped Stick Pins , cream .
If you would like to see what other members of the CE Design team are doing please go to