Monday, 27 January 2014

Creative Expressions - Vintage Chic

Hi ya, Wow I have been away for so long, I'm afraid that when I thought I was getting better, the minute the antibiotics finished I got a lot worse, and I also caught a virus and tonsillitis on top, I am still on medication but I finally think I am out of the woods (fingers crossed) and yesterday I spent my first day in my craft room for over two weeks!!!!
Today I have my DT creation for Creative Expressions Blog and this month we are working with some wonderful stamps, Creative Expressions Stamp Set Antique Dressforms and also the wonderful Creative Expression Singles bags (which I have used today).  As Always I shall highlight Creative Expressions products in my step by step.
Don't Forget this will be the last post to comment to win the Creative Expressions Antique Dressform stamps which I will reveal the winner next Monday.  All the details are on this post.

This week I did a burlap panel.

Lots of close up pictures :-)

Now for the Step by Step :-)

To decorate the background I used Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy,
Eco Green Paint Aged Gold and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes Summer Meadow.

I mixed the crackle paint with the aged gold paint.

I used an old Itune card to scrape the mixture over the panel.

Next I sprinkled the gilding flakes over the top and let dry.

There were some areas that didn't have enough crackle for the gilding
flakes to stick, so I went back and added just the Distress Rock Candy
Crackle Paint.

I used the old card to scrape the paint on.

When the above had dried I used some of the aged gold paint
watered down to stain the crackle paint.
Next I used Special Touch Mask Peacock with Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste
Gold Pearl and in areas sprinkled Distress Glitter Peeled Paint.

I wanted a rather thin layer of the texture paste.

Then I sprinkled a bit of the green glitter, this was to
help it blend with the green in the gilding flakes.

All nice and dry with lots of texture :-)

Can you see that the texture paste has blended with the crackle which
makes a crackle effect, how cool is that :-)

Next I used Creative Expressions Adhesive Sheets with Cosmic
Shimmer Gilding Flakes Summer Meadow.

I covered a sheet of the adhesive sheet with the gilding flakes,
I left some areas rough so it added more texture.
In the end I used half this sheet, but have saved the rest for
another day :-)

Next I used Ranger Black Perfect Medium with Cosmic Shimmer
Detailed Black Embossing Powder with the Creative Expressions
Single Stamps Basket Weave Purse and Bejewelled Bag.

I then carefully added it to a piece of card to give it support.

To decorate the bags I used Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA Olympic Gold,
Black Pearl, Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax Midnight and
Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter Sahara Gold.

The midnight gilding wax is fantastic to give some shading to the
corners.  I rubbed some on my finger, then gave it a hard rub to spread it about.

I used the gorgeous pearl pva and sprinkled bits of the gold polished glitter.

I used some old alphabet stickers for the title covering
it with Distress Glitter Black Soot.

I used Creative Expressions Pearl Swirl Black to decorate some areas.

Right I better be off, hope I didn't bore you too much lol, I always take too many pictures. Thank you all for visiting and waiting while I was poorly lol.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Creative Expressions - Cool Bags

Hi ya, I bet your wondering where I have been all week, I'm afraid I have been poorly, but at least now I can feel myself getting better, it wasn't a cold I had it was Bronchitis, now wonder I felt rough, I didn't even craft at all last week.  But the medication seems to be working and I am starting to feel like I want to be up and not sleep so all is good :-)
Of course today is Monday which means it's time for my DT creation for the Creative Expressions Blog and this month we are working with some wonderful stamps, Creative Expressions Stamp Set Antique Dressforms and also the wonderful Creative Expression Singles bags which I have done a Card today with them.  As always I shall highlight Creative Expressions products in my step by step.
Don't forget - 
I am also giving away at the end of the month the Creative Expressions Antique Dressform stamp set, brand new not been used.  Each Monday this month, if you comment you will be added into the draw to win, so if you comment 4 times you get 4 chances :-)

A Card this week :-)

And now for the step by step, I have to apologise, I didn't get everything on the camera as I got quite
involved at one point while putting it together as it wasn't working lol.

I used Creative Expressions Cardstock and painted with Distress
Paint Broken China and mixed some Eco Green Paint White to make it 
slightly lighter.

Next I used some cheap PVA Glue, it's best to use some
cheap stuff as it works better and takes longer to dry,
save your good Cosmic Shimmer Glue for sticking lol

I used an old gift card to scrape it on thinly.

Next quickly (while the glue is wet) paint on Eco Green Paint White,
just one layer.

When it dries you end up with a lovely crackle effect :-)

I used Distress Ink pads Broken China and Tumbled Glass
and sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Mist Teal Wash on some Creative
Expressions Cardstock.

While I had the spray out I sprayed some cheesecloth with
the Cosmic Shimmer Mist.

I also wanted to have a nice white sparkle piece of card,
so I used Creative Expressions cardstock and Cosmic Shimmer
Mist Pearl.

On the blue coloured card I used Ranger Perfect Medium and
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder True White and
embossed the Creative Expressions Singles Bejewelled Bag and Basketweave Bag

To give some shadow I stamped on my heat mat the Distress
Broken China and added drops of Cosmic Shimmer Mist Teal Wash and
painted it on with a paint brush.

Next I used the new Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearl PVA Teal
to decorate the bags also adding a Creative Expressions Embellishment Pearl Gems.

On my crackle background I stamped the script from
Creative Expressions Timeless Journey and some of the words
from Creative Expressions Antique Dressform with 
Archival Aquamarine and French Ultramarine.
As you can see at first I was going for a square card but changed it.
I also used the inkpad on the White Cardstock we coloured with the mist,
the word Fabulous, I also used Couture Creations Tied Together
embossing folder with the white sparkle card as well.

I put the card together, used some of Tim Holtz Flower Ribbon and
the cheese cloth, I found some dangles in my stash.  Everything
was edged with Broken China and Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Summer Blue.
The large flower is Creative Expressions Ribbon Roses, with the Cosmic Shimmer
Sparkle PVA Teal and then for some added sparkle I sprinkled some
Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter Turquoise on top.

Right I shall be off, sorry it's late this morning, our internet was off, but luckily after doing some unplugging and plugging lol I managed to get it back on Phewwwww.  Hopefully I should be creating a lot more this week.  Thanks for Visiting :-)
Lots of hugs
Kezzy xxxxxx