Monday, 13 October 2014

Creative Expressions - Lifetime of Memories

Good morning, how are you today?  I haven't been feeling too well this week, my pain injections have ran out so just waiting for my next lot, but it does make me feel a little low at times.  Anyway it's Monday and it's time for my project for the Creative Expressions Blog and I can't believe that I have only two more projects left before I leave.  I decided not to stay on purely as I really want to express more of my mixed media, but wow they have a fantastic new team with some of the previous team added in, watch out for all the new wow projects from the new team starting in November.  As always I shall highlight the Creative Expressions projects during my step by step :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges -
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use Watercolours (tag background shown in step by step uses Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour paints.
Addicted To Stamps & More - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes/CAS

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

Mix Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste Warm Gold with Studio 490 Black 
Embossing Paste, and use through a Special Touch Doodle Damask on a 
Inkssentials Giant Tag #12.

I added the rest of the paste around come corrugated cardboard.

I cut out a picture from the paper stack Tim Holtz Lost and Found and added
Inkssentials Crackle Accents.

I took some thick chipboard packaging and painted with a mix of
Eco Green Black Paint and Cosmic Shimmer Paint Gold.

When the above is dry stamp Creative Expressions Filigree Frame with
Cosmic Shimmer Glake & Flitter Glue and then cover with 
Cosmic Shimmer Summer Meadow Flakes.

At first when I stamped it, the glue picked up the cardboard seems
it was only cheap packaging, to solve this on the above 
I used an anti static pad, but talc would work as well.

Next cover the entire tag with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paint Olympic Gold,
it will look messy to start with.

Next use Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Autumn Twist.

Next use Distress Stain Walnut Stain in a spray bottle, and add at
the top and let drip down the tag.

Add in the wet areas Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigments Dark Bronze, a little
at a time, then dry.

Give the corrugated background lots of the distress stain, then while it's wet add
splatters of the watercolour gold and brown and then the sprinkle of the mica pigment.

Next re ink the frame stamp with Adirondack Espresso and line up the
stamp over the gilding flake frame, emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder and
add some Cosmic Shimmer Mist Bronze Blush.

It looks like shading when slightly offset.

Next stamp the script from Creative Expressions Timeless Journey Stamp Set with
Archival Potting Soil and emboss with the clear embossing powder.
I also swiped the pad over the embossing paste and embossed with clear powder
to make them pop, I also ripped the bottom part off around one/third.

A close up.

Scrunch up some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Glassine Paper and then
add both brown ink pads over the top.  Add to the back of the frame with the
picture at the front.

Ink up all the edges with the Adirondack Espresso, rip up some of the
edges as well and then emboss with the clear embossing powder.

Scrunch up more of the Kraft Paper and add around the edges.

Ink up all the edges with the brown ink pad.

Also ink the background edges and then add the tag on top.  Add some
chain for the hanging.  On the Frame add an Creative Expressions Vintage Metal Corner
and use some Tim Holtz Chit Chat Verbiages stickers for the sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting today, hope you enjoyed the step by step.  Any questions just ask. Hope your day is full of joy and craft.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


Sheila H said...

This is a real work of art. The layers and details are amazing. Thanks for bringing your project to 613 Avenue Create.

Loll said...

Amazing project. So many gorgeous layers of texture, depth and dimension. Love the gold and black throughout which adds elegance to the vintage design. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

Unknown said...

Hi Kezzy! This is a wonderful creation! Love the dark colours, and the textures are fab! Love the dramatic look.. gorgeous work! Ingrid xx

Jingle said...

Wow! So many amazing details! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the Watercolor Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

NanaConnie said...

This is marvelous, Kezzy! Wonderful step-by-step. Thanks so much for playing along in last week's challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and I hope we'll see you again this week.
NanaConnie DT

Lee-Anne said...

What an awesome project, Kezzy! Such a work of art! Thanks for sharing your step-by-step! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

Katie Melhus said...

You've done some amazing work here - what a dark and lovely feel it has :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Julie Lee said...

Loving all the texture and layers, Kerry! It is indeed a fantastic creation! I love it! So sorry to hear
you've been in pain again. I do hope you're in less pain soon. Thinking about you. Julie Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so artistic, simply AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

Ruth said...

Such texture and detail, just gorgeous! Ruth x