Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Creative Expressions

Two tags .

I've made a couple of tags today , lots of Embossing powders and a little sparkle !

First a picture of the finished tags .

And this is how I made them . I cut two tags from mount board and sprinkled them with the new Shimmer Shakers before spritzing with water .

Next I stamped , rather randomly with Watering Can Archival ink, the Vintage Music stamp .

I then stamped the words from the Vintage Inspiation stamp set onto mount board and to colour the background I mixed a little of the Shimmer powder with water to make a wash .

These bits are made from corrugated card with bits of the top layer removed . I painted them with Sea Turtle paint and dried it thoroughly. I then added Perfect Medium randomly and added gold Embossing Powder, and after that was melted I repeated with Regal Arctic Aurora powder . I thought the paint was too bright , so I rubbed a bit of Chocolate Bronze Gilding Polish over the paint to tone it down . On the left is just the paint and on the right is where I've added the gilding polish.

To create these pieces I used mount board again and triple embossed with gold powder. I then added more powders randomly and melted them into the gold . I had to repeat this to allow the colours to mix . While still hot I stamped into the melted powder with the Butterfly Background stamp and allowed it to cool before removing the stamp .

You can see the mixed colours and dimensional effect here .

 The keys and lock , and also the circles are from two sets of POP EMS which have been embossed with gold powder.

I finished the tags by sticking everything together as shown and adding a little lace and ribbon  from my stash .       I hope that you have enjoyed seeing how I created the tags .

Here are some of the Creative Expressions products I used to make the tags :--- 
Stamps -- Woodware Clear Singles , Vintage Inspiration.
Sentimentality Yours , Vintage Music.
Creative Expressions Background Stamp , Butterfly Background.
Cosmic Shimmer, Shimmer Shakers , Heather Meadow, Cornflower Blue , Denim Dash and Dusty Mink .
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder,  Bright Gold ,
Cosmic Shimmer Blaze Embossing Powder, Aqua Blush Blaze.
Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Embossing Powder, Regal Arctic Aurora.
Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish , Chocolate Bronze.
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Mixed Media Paint, Sea Turtle .
POP EMS , Luna Circles and Lock and Key .

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

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Follow you Dreams

A little mixed media .

Hello , I'm back again today with a piece of mixed media showing how some of my new stamps from Creative Expressions can be used within a frame .
The flowers are from the clear stamp set Columbine, CEC886  and the little flowers on the internal frame and the quotes are from the clear stamp set. Bouquet , CEC884 .

I've used a Tim aHoltz stencil with texture Paste to create the raised areas on the frame and added lots of flowers from my stash .
To create a slightly distressed effect I've used Distress ink over everything , this tones all the colours together . I've even brushed it over the whit flowers .

I've included lots of pictures so you can see all the areas of the frame !

Finally I added some metal bits and pieces .

I think this shows how mixed media can be used , not in the way that most of us expect , but to make something pretty and floral !
Back soon .

Creative Expressions

More Inspirations .

Hi there , this week I am going to share the last two sets of my new Creative Expressions Stamps.
Again this is just for inspiration and no instructions .
The first three cards are made using Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set, Hypericum, CEC888 .

The second set of cards were made with 
Creative Expressions Clear Stamp Set , Bouquet, CEC884 .

I hope this has inspired you as much as I enjoyed making the cards .
If you want to see what other members or the Creative Expressions DT are doing please look at Creative Expressions

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