Monday, 29 September 2014

Creative Expressions - Winter Baubles

Good Morning, how are you this morning?  It's Monday which means it's time for my project over at Creative Expressions Blog and this is the last day of using the Festive Collection from Sue Wilson. Today I have a simple card, initially I was going to do more arty bits to it with stencils etc but in the end I felt that it didn't need anything.  As always I shall highlight the Creative Expressions products during my step by step :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges -
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - optional Heart
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

I just love lots of sparkle for Christmas :-)

Lots of close up pics :-)

And now for the step by step .............................

Use some Creative Expressions Adhesive Sheets on some card stock the size
of your front panel.

Use Creative Expressions Craft Dies Vintage Bauble and cut out
both sizes on the prepared panel above.

Next take some card that measures slightly less then the front panel.

Using a pencil mark lightly where the stamped baubles should go to match up with the
front, then using Ranger Perfect Medium and Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing
Powder stamp the baubles and sentiment from Creative Expressions Single Stamps
Christmas Night Bauble and Snowflake Bauble.

Using a mix of Distress Markers in Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass and
Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolours in Marine Sea and Harebell
colour in the baubles.

Pop over the front panel to see that everything looks ok.

I realised I needed to give some shading around the edges so I used the
Distress Marker Tumbled Glass and a water brush to go around the edges.

Next remove the protective sheet from the front panel and use a mix of
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Iced Snow and Diamond Sprinkles to cover
the whole panel, patting it down to make sure it sticks well.

Matt and layer your card base and sentiment with blue and silver card stock.

Colour some Creative Expressions Pearl Gems with Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cloudy
Blue and Stonewash.  (I used the cloudy blue first, but it wasn't dark enough
so I went over with stonewash).

Put everything together and edge with Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Summer Blue.

Right that's it for now, I shall be back tomorrow with some more makes (I had a very productive weekend lol).  Thanks for Visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

That Craft Place - Shabby Chic

Good Evening, just popping on to tell you about the new challenge over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog which is Shabby Chic.  Now I'm not brilliant at anything shabby chic, I am pretty sure I am immune to it lol but I did give it a try :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Alter It (card board box as the back layer)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/3 Layers
Try It On A Tuesday - Recycle It (card board box ripped up as back layer)
Alphabet Challenge - Quadruple (4 of something - wooden swirls in all corners on middle area)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I actually enjoyed it in the end but not sure about doing it again lol

Right I shall be off, hope you pop on over to join in with the challenge.  All products used are below. Thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Products Used
That Craft Place Wooden Embellishments - Lock, Swirls, Nuts & Bolts, Noughts & Crosses, Key, Frame.
Golden High Solid Gel
Studio Gesso
Paperartsy Fresco - Crackle, Pea Coat, Snowflake
Lumin Arte - Primary Elements (clear glaze, cool water, mango freeze), Silks (african jade, yellow rose)
Prima Color Bloom - sorbet, gold foil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - jazz blue
Stampendous Frantage - teal mica flakes
Reeves Acrylic Paint - gold
Creative Expressions stamps - Textures, Art Sayings
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - iced snow
Stix 2 - gold foil
Gold seed beads, eyelets, flowers, gems, buttons from own stash.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Unruly Paperarts - GNOEL!!!

Good morning, hope your well this morning.  It's a bit dark and murky here in the Midlands UK, how is the weather where you are?  Today it's my turn for my article over at Unruly Paperarts and this month it's all about Got To Dash, now initially I thought it was CAS but luckily my cards were still quite quick to do lol.  I based them around some Outlet Eyelet products we were given for the article which was some quirky gnome brads and ribbon.  Why not pop on over there to see how I made them, hope you have a laugh, these are certainly going to my quirky mates for Christmas :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges -
The ABC Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Sentiment, Pearls/gems)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Office/School supplies (the ribbon on each card is stapled on, I coloured my normal staples with promarkers)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - My Style (mixed Media)
Southern Girls Challenge - Winter Blues

I have to admit, I really love the outcome, really bright and funky :-).

Right I better be off, I shall be back tomorrow, have a nice day and thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx