Monday, 17 March 2014

Creative Expressions - Get Well Soon

Hi ya, how are you all?  I hope your having a fabulous start to the week :-).  It's time for me to share this weeks creation for Creative Expressions Blog which is a card!!!  I know I don't do cards lol, but sometimes a particular stamp screams 'put me on a card' and I have no choice but to oblige lol.  But to be honest I can't decide if I like it or not, I was going for a larger card but it just didn't look right, so I went for a smaller one which I'm not sure about either.  But one thing is for sure, the stamp I used is absolutely gorgeous, it's one of Sue Wilson's single stamps called Get Well Soon and I'm sure this would cheer anybody up who it feeling under the weather.  As usual I shall highlight all the Creative Expressions products :-)

I'm afraid that the card was really hard to get a decent
picture because of the iridescent background :-(
Maybe one day technology will allow us to 3D scan it and then
zap it over to the viewers who can really see the real thing and
also have a touchy feel session as I love texture or super
smooth like this card.  Ok I obviously need more sleep lol.

NOTE - Just tried taking better pictures - 

I forgot to take a picture while doing the flower.  I used
Creative Expressions Sheer Iridescent Ribbon lilac/blue with Creative
Expressions Bakers Twine (pastel set) and I coloured a 
Creative Expressions Clear Sparkles embellishment with Adirondack Alcohol
ink Purple Twilight.

You can see how the Distress inks have picked up the mica from
the sprays we made (see step by step)

And now for the Step by Step (short one this week lol)  ..........................

I made up two spray with water and two scoops of Cosmic Shimmer
Iridescent Mica Pigments Violet Frost and Tropic Blue and
then sprayed a piece of Creative Expressions Cardstock which
takes water brilliantly :-)

I wanted quite a pale look as I was adding distress inks on top.

Next I used Distress Ink Pads Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord through
a That Special Touch Mask Delicate.

I started with the blue and then went with the purple.  I then
went back over with blue in places giving that blue/lilac look.

You can see how the distress inks grab the mica from beneath.
Next colour the edges with both distress inks.

Next use Creative Expressions Cardstock and stamp Creative Expressions
Sue Wilson Get Well Soon stamp with Archival Jet Black Inkpad.
I also inked up the wording and stamped on the background,
yet again I forgot to take a picture oops.  I then painted
with the distress inks we used for the background.

When the background was dry I backed it with Creative Expressions
Purple Cardstock, I then used the new Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture
Paste Aurora and painted on a thin layer, obviously it was a bit thick for a thin
layer so I used Cosmic Shimmer Clear Varnish Lacquer to spread
it out.

Right that is it for me today, I know such a small step by step, I think it's the first time I have managed to write it up within 30 mins lol.  Hope your day continues to me amazing and hope you get to do some crafting.
Happy Crafting :-)

Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


rachel said...

super card Kerry - love the sparkle and shimmer - looks fab - thought about you on saturday when I passed through Long Eaton! Hugs rachel x

Julie Lee said...

Well, I think you did a very good job of photographing this actually. That stamp is really lovely. It is like an old fashioned illumination from an old book. I love the shimmer on this and the pretty ribbon. It would indeed cheer up someone who was feeling poorly with all that lovely shimmer and texture. Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

Love the shimmering haze over the stencilling - beautiful, subtle card!
Alison x