Thursday, 12 June 2014

Creative Expressions June 2014 Blog Hop

Hi ya, a huge welcome to the Creative Expressions June 2014 Blog Hop! Hopefully you got here from Tracy's  blog, but if you didn't, here's the start at the Creative Expressions News Blog.
The four new large Frame stamps from Creative Expressions have been designed with co-ordinating mini frames inside, which can be used separately or as a whole and also swapped with other frame designs in the range. There are also an additional four mini frame designs, plus sentiment sets which have been designed to fit inside the various frames.
One randomly selected person commenting on this blog post before the closing date will win a fabulous prize of some of the new stamp designs.

I thoroughly loved working with these stamps, they are really large so great for a quick card, just stamp and go or they are so detailed and can be played around with for something a lot more intricate.  I decided to make a frame, a very large frame and a small canvas :-)

The frame I bought for 50p was dark wood and the board
had a large teddy print on it.  I sanded it slightly and painted the frame with two coats
of gesso.  Then I mixed Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint Jade and White for a pale
layer with two coats.  Then I used Cosmic Shimmer Crackle and let it dry.  Then painted
over the top with Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk paint White.
I highlighted the edges with Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Enchanted Gold.

I painted some Creative Expressions Card Stock with Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk paint
in Persian Orange mixed with White, Blueberry Crush mixed with White and Jade Mint and White.
I stamped the Creative Expressions frames Garden Frame, Mini Frame Floral, Rose Frame and
Baroque Frame with Ranger Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer
True White Detail embossing powder.  I then around the frames within.  I then stamped and embossed
the sentiments on another piece of card stock and added to the back.
The flowers were die cut from the purple painted card stock with Creative Expressions
Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Blooms.

The teddy bear board was painted with gesso with two coats, then when
those were dried I painted a thick layer of gesso and added ripples with my
palette knife.  Then I painted with the mix of Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Paint Jade
Mint and White then added the Gilding Wax all over it to highlight the backing.






The canvas was painted with Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk paint Orchid and
then I added the Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Glaze over the top.  When that was dry
I mixed Tumberrose with White and painted over the top.
I used the Creative Expressions Single stamps Baroque Frame, Rose Frame and
Wire Work and stamped on some card that had been painted with Orchid with
Ranger Perfect Medium and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Detail embossing powder.
The sentiments were stamped on card stock that had been mixed as earlier
except I added a little bit more white into it and then embossed.
I cut the inside of the frames and cut more detail on the middle square.
I then edged all around with the Orchid Paint.







Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment below in order to be in with a chance of winning this prize from Creative Expressions ...............

Once you have done that, you will need to click here to visit Pam's  blog.
To help you along the way, here is a list for the Blog Hop:-
7. Kerry Hickton (you are here)
Start page, prize details and how to take part: Creative Expressions News Blogs. The blog hop started on Thursday 12th June at 10am and ends Tuesday 17th June at 5pm.
Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck!
Happy Hopping :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

99 comments:

gwen70 said...


2 truly wonderful projects, love the frame

Micky French said...

stunning, I have just got some crackle paint to try some new projects
hugs michelle xxxx

Rachelxx said...

Love your usage - fabby results! :-)

Sylvie said...

Fabulous ideas - love both of them :O) Hugs Sylvie x

Emily said...

Love the ways you did the picture and the sentiments. Thanks for sharing

ginny c said...

These are stunning love the frame it is so pretty have to find an old frame. And have a go at these ginny x

smag53 said...

What a wonderful idea for the frame stamps.It shows the versatility of them.Your projects would make a great gift for someone.Thank you for sharing.x

rachel said...

Hiya Kerry - two fabulous projects - I think you had that frame when I came over - and if it is the one i saw - double wow!!! What a transformation! You are a clever lady! Big hugs rachel x

hollyberry said...

WOW two very different and amazing projects.Gives me some very different ideas for the stamps and also what to do with cheap old pictures-thank you for sharing.

redfox said...

Wow, I'm blown away, especially with your first project! Would never have even thought to do something like that, but I might now. Thanks Sarah

Carol Clarke said...

Wow
When I saw this on C & C I thought it was a picture in the background, it is absolutely lovely
Hugs
Carolx

nattyboots said...

Lovely ideas , great frame

darcydaydream said...

2 really great projects. Thanks for sharing.....xx

BarbaraS said...

Beautiful pieces of home decor. Love love love the framed one. Stunning, yet looks achievable.

bluelesley said...

Amazing what you have done with these stamps, you have certainly showcased them in a different way. I love the frame and I am thinking of doing something similar so thAnk you for the inspiration :-)

jean.phillips1 said...

Love both projects, lovely textures on both! xxx

craftycarol said...

I must say I love both of your prjects...but the frame is my favouite.
Love Carol x

Pat L said...

Wow 2 amazing pieces of art
Best wishes, Pat

Irene Thomson said...

Very clever use of the stamps, superb.

Marion Hinchley said...

So on trend and love the crackle paint effect. Very inspirational

nzillingworth said...

MY MIND IS RUNNING RIOT WITH IDEAS. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.
LOVE ALL YOUR PROJECTS.

Scrap con R said...

I loved the frame! Thanks for sharing.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi, love both projects.

karenlotty said...

Both projects are lovely It's nice to see a project in pastel colours that would suit a Ne Baby project Something I wouldn't have thought of with these frames

Jacquie said...

Hi Kezzy,

This is gorgeous, what a great way to display all those new stamps, the design is brilliant. Love it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Myra said...

Hi Kezzy,
Beautiful projects. The first one is my favourite . What a lovely idea and could be adapted for many occasions!
Lovely, thank you.
Love Myra

Clare said...

I've never tried crackle glaze before. I think you might just have convinced me to have a go!

Pat said...

Both are very cleverly done and the crackle makes this a great paint effect which could be used on all sorts of surfaces. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kerry both projects are gorgeous. I like the the up-cycling of the frame very much. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

kborus said...

OMG - what a fabulous gift idea. I try to do something personal for two best friends left behind when I moved from PA to NC and this is my next gift for sure!

Janet Wilson said...

Really fabulous projects, so different

carol edwards said...

Hi Kerry two great projects, love what you have done with the frame. I have just bought some cosmic crackle so will definitely will be giving this a go . Thank you for inspiration x

Christine Mason said...

Lovely way of thinking outside the box, Love the frame x

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Wheely Bad said...

Hi Kerry

Two stunning pieces of art, I love giving old frames a new lease of life too. The colours you mixed look great too

Am bookmarking your blog and all the blogs on the hop for a look in depth later :-)

Crafty hugs

T x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Kerry,
Wow, stunning projects, absolutely lovely. The recipient of the frame is a very lucky person indeed.
Hugs, Rose

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Kerry
Two stunning makes on this new set. I was going to say cards, but the first offering is a stunning picture. Like the different take on the stamps. Thanks for the chance of winning some goodies on the blog hop.

Nana on the Hill said...

I really must try harder with crackle glaze, mine never looks this good!! Two really lovely projects.

catherine said...

Fabulous pieces of work Kerry and such beautiful colours. great blog hop
x catherine

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nannapat said...

Two fabulous projects Kerry. The frame is just outstanding and an unusual way to use the frame stamps. Pat x

Janice K said...

Two super pieces of art. Love the colours and textures. x

Eleanor Jackson said...

Both wonderful projects

janet said...

Love both of these. Loved them on the show too! I've been hunting for an effective crackle medium -and now I've found it! Thanks so much.
janet in Kent

Jacqui Wade said...

Ahh yes, saw these on C&C, lot of work has gone into them, would look beautiful hanging on the wall, fabulous ..

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi
Very interesting technique with the frame - definitely a project for a rainy day - bound to get one soon!
Will be adding your blog to my bookmark list. Sheila x

Loopygigglebuns said...

I love both projects but the framed one is such a great way to make a keepsake or gift.

Janet Bennett said...

truly amazing, fabulous

Nicola Belshaw said...

Whilst watching Julia's show I had spied the framed picture and had kept thinking was this part of the show or just decoration. When they pulled it forward and said it was a sample I was blown away. I thought it was great and very inventive and something I will have to have a go at making xx

Anne O said...

I really like the idea of home decor projects. Two lovely pieces of work! You've given me some ideas! Thank you, best wishes, Anne O

jane216 said...

Love the frame great ideas

foxyg said...

Brilliant idea. Stunning pictures.

Aspiring crafter said...

Works of art, love the colours , especially first one.
Thanks for the inspiration,
XxRuth

BridgetCG said...

Hello Kerry, what fantastic projects, showing how versatile the frame and sentiment stamps are. I love both. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Two fantastic pieces of artwork, well done!

Marion Bull said...

Lovethisframe, what an inspirational project. Thnk you
Marion Bull xx

Mo said...

Hi Kerry - Wow really spoilt for choice of ideas on your blog. Lovely frame. I am certainly inspired to get a couple of the stamps. Stunning result. Luv M

lucretia said...

I love your little words plaque. Your canvas is lovely too. Thanks for the chance to win a gorgeous prize.

Mrs B said...

Hi Kerry. What beautiful pictures. I saw them on Julies show the other day and loved them. You have used these wonderful new stamps in a really clever way. Take care.

budgeteer said...

Wonderful ideas - and results. I am now going looking for old frames to paint!

Lesley x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous projects and a great way to showcase the new stamps which I love
Hugs Julie x

Maxine Jones said...

I am a big fan of crackle glaze! really love this - and what a way to showcase the stamps - which are just so lovely! Love them both!! Maxine x

Margherita Harris said...

I love the way you have used the crackle and the stamps to make such a lovely heirloom gift. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing. :-)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh My goodness me! Two wonderful projects to showcase these fabulous stamps. Well done Kerry and I love the colours too.

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Fern Dunsmore said...

Hi Kerry,
Wow what fabulous projects you have made with the new stamps. Anybody would be very pleased to receive your amazing artwork. Fern x

Katie Marriott said...

Gorgeous designs, I love the backgrounds on both of them. The photo frame wuold make a lovely gift for some one.

Inspirational!

Katie x

Maria Lawton said...

Just gorgeous, I love buying old frames and up cycling them too, I am very into crackle effects at the minute. A great use of stamps...thanks for sharing.
Mariax

Stephanie said...

Wow! I love how you recycled the frame. The color is stunning. Beautiful projects!

Nicky said...

I love the new frame stamps.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Kerry, I Love how you have created The Frames they both look Tremendous, I am part of your Blog team and I follow by email but I must admit I don't comment on many sites but loved this Blog Hop, your Breakdown and Photography explains so well how to achieve The Fabulous Projects. Thank You for sharing.
Hugs from Sam x

Happy Nana said...

So artistic, would make wonderful presents.

Barbara said...

Beautiful, love the crackle effect!

Marie said...

what a beautiful frame, I can think of at least half a dozen people who would love something like that as a gift

Crafty Humphreys said...

Love the projects. Bargain frame too. Suz xx

TDQ Karen said...

I love your art work, great to use the stamps to make things other than n cards, really shows the versatility of stamping

Jackie Durrant said...

Two great projects, and I think the picture is wonderful, best wishes Jackie D

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow youve been busy cutting those frames out, but what a lovely idea to create those for a dear friend, it will show how much they mean to you. They are just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Kezzy,
I am loving the different approaches that you and your fellow team members are having to the new stamps. You are all so different in design and colour. I really like the frame idea that you have given us as inspiration as it is different and yet would make a gift that you certainly wouldn't put in the back of a drawer. Thank you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Ingrid said...

What a great project. I love they way you are doing things other than cards using the stamps. Great inspiration.

Lynne said...

two lovely home décor ideas. Signed up to your blog.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Kerry,two fantastic ways to use the stamps,both different ideas work very well,I learned a lot from your great ,step by step,and great photos.
Thanks for the inspiration .
Ita.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous projects, love the frame colors xx

samantha wade said...

Great to see such different projects,x

Clai01 said...

Hi Kerry
just hopped over, I love everything Creative Expressions!
and great inspiration seeing all the different techniques on the blogs.
The frame stamps are gorgeous and garden frame wins it for me personally. Thanks for sharing your ideas and super projects, brilliant!

Helen Aiken said...

yet another different application for the stamps - just love it all x

Lisa said...

Love the first project in particular - lovely and subtle x

Jessica Strider said...

What amazing projects. I love how you incorporated several of the new frames. They all look fabulous.

butterfly said...

Lovely delicate pastels on the frame and stonking texture in the background. Loving all the crackle on the other project - great work!
Alison x

Gail Debling said...

Lovely propject

Gail Debling said...

Lovely propject

Gail Debling said...

Lovely propject

steffi said...

Great project - love how the colours work together and especially that Persian Orange - I might have been a bit scared of it but it really works! Great inspiration :o)

Lady Sharlyne (Charlene 'White Deer' Heathwood) said...

These are quite smart and would make lovely presents not just for Christmas but for any time of the year. Thank you so very much for the info on creating these.

Mistys Mum said...

Wow! 2 stunning projects - I loved them when I saw them on C&C.
Thank you for explaining how you made them & giving me inspiration.

CraftyJo said...

Two fabulous projects - I especially like the first one.

Theresa Pace said...

love the crackled effect created here. looks a far cry from the teddy print i would say. love it xx

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Two lovely projects, thank you for sharing.

Donna Golby said...

Fantastic projects. Love the first picture it is a real work of art.