Monday, 24 March 2014

Creative Expressions - Life Treasures

Hi ya, how are you all?  Sorry I haven't been around much, I have lots to show, but now allowed to lol and everything has to be done by Friday, so after that I get lots of weeks to play play play, which is good seems I have loads of unfinished projects that need finishing touches lol.  Anyway it's Monday which means it's time for my creation fo the Creative Expressions Blog and this week I have been playing with another one of Sue Wilson's stamps called Thank You.  It's like last weeks but this time I only used the bottom half of the stamp.  As always I shall highlight all the products from Creative Expressions :-).

I really love the new crackle glaze and matt chalk paint and 
I really have fell in love with this Jade Mint.

Lots of close ups :-)

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

I used a Creative Expressions MDF Wall Panel, the new Cosmic Shimmer
Crackle Glaze, Cosmic Shimmer Paint Green Aqua and the new Cosmic Shimmer
Matt Chalk Paint Jade Mint.

I coated the wall panel with two coats of the shimmer paint.

Then using my finger I applied the crackle glaze only to the top of the panel.

When this was dry I covered the sides with masking tape and added the 
matt chalk paint.

I also cut a piece of chipboard and added the matt paint.  

Next I used Creative Expressions Coconut Card Stock and stamped
the Sue Wilson Stamp Thank You (only the bottom half) with 
Archival Jet Black three times.  I then heat set and started 
watercolouring with the Adirondack Raspberry and Bottle inkpads.

I then cut out the flowers in sections for decoupage and went around
the edges with the ink pads that I used for water colouring.

To give some depth I then used Faber Castell Polychromas - crimson and cobalt green.

I stamped the image on the panel from earlier (you can see my test sample here as well lol)
and used Creative Expressions Adhesive Sheet and Creative Expressions Micro Beads.

I went around the edges with Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Patina and Enchanted Gold.

Oops I forgot to take a photo of me doing the decoupage.
Next I used the flower stamps from Creative Expressions Funky Floral
and stamped on Creative Expressions Teresa Collins Patterned Paper with
Archival jet black and then coloured them with the Adirondack Raspberry
and Bottle inkpads.

Next I used Distress Stickles with Cosmic Shimmer Jewels Iced Snow and
covered the edges of the flowers.

I used Adirondack Alcohol Ink Wild Plum to cover some Creative Expressions
Finishing Touches Tulle, Pearl String and Small Circle Dazzles and I also
coloured Creative Expressions Pins and Clear Sparkles.

I painted a piece of card stock with the Matt Paint from earlier and 
cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 13 and then used Adirondack Bottle to shade
into the middle.  Then I cut my word stamps (I usually do so I can fit them
where I want them) from Creative Expressions Whimsical Floral stamp set
with Archival jet black.

I highlighted a Creative Expressions Metal Dazzler Setting with 
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax Patina.

I used the gilding waxes from earlier for the edges, I then stamped with
the stamp from Creative Expressions Textures with Archival Viridian ink pad
randomly over the panel, then I splashed Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Ink Forest Green
over it as well.

Right I shall be off, hope you have enjoyed the step by step and I hope you have a fantastic crafty Monday.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


rachel said...

super project Kerry - those shimmer paints look awesome and the crackle worked really well - great colour combo! Hugs rachel x

cr@fty said...

What a fabulous project Kerry, I love the colours you've used and the effects you've achieved using the shimmer paint etc.
Heather T

Craftychris said...

This is fabulous. I love the colours and the fab stamps! xx

butterfly said...

Oh, yum! Love the paintwork on the plaque itself and the bold colour contrast makes the whole piece so zingy - wonderful stuff! Sorry I've been missing... looking forward to catching up though...
Alison x

Sandy said...

Love the iced snow sparkle its beautiful.. That purple is divine its all so pretty..
Sandy :)

Julie Lee said...

I just love the colour combo on this - so unexpected, but it works brilliantly. The Crackle is fab on that blue too. Ooh, and the embellishment looks wonderful. Great work, Kerry! Julie Ann xxx