Monday, 20 October 2014

Creative Expressions - Live Simply

Good morning, how are you all this morning?  I can't believe how dark it is in a morning now Autumn is here and it gets so dark early evening.  It seems to take me some time to adjust, I find that I am crafting less and in bed earlier, by 10pm I am sitting thinking, surely it's time for bed lol.  I really need to try and turn my body clock around ready for winter or I will be in bed at 7pm at this rate.  Anyway I shall stop blabbing on, it's Monday which means it's time for my project over on Creative Expressions Blog and I can't believe that after this I only have one more project left.
As always I shall highlight the products that are Creative Expressions in my step by step :-).
I would like to enter the following challenges ...........
Crafty Catz Challenge - Black plus one other colour (greens)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes optional candy treats
My Time to Craft - Tag It
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

A bit shabby chic I think (I never quite know exactly what
is classed as shabby chic lol).

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

I took some Creative Expressions Coconut Card Stock and covered
one with Distress Ink Pad Peacock Feathers and the other Evergreen Bough.

I flicked some water all over, it still makes me ooooooo and ahhhhhh when
I see all those water spots :-).

I mixed up some Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigment Golden Malachite with some
water and flicked over the evergreen bough and Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour
Pastel Green over the peacock feathers.

I really love the way these turned out, normally I use the mists, but I didn't
want the whole thing covered, also I had non to really match.  Think I shall be
doing this more in the future.

I took Distress Paint Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough and
added some to my mat, I then swiped my tag through it and sprayed water over the wet
paint to make it move around.

I then used the matching ink pads to do the edges and any white spots,
I then flicked with water.

I also used the colours randomly through That Special Touch Mask Doodled Squares and
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Lattice Work, I then flicked with water to soften it in places.

I used an old paint top and a old shop card and added some interest with the
picket fence paint.

I turned the tag around and added Studio 490 White Embossing Paste through the
That Special Touch Mast Distressed Dots.

The reason I turned the tag around is I knew I was covering up the bottom half of
the tag and I liked the bottom more so I just turned it around and cut the edges.
I used Archival Aquamarine to stamp the scrip from Creative Expressions Texture Stamp Set.

I used Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder and Ranger Perfect Medium
to stamp the edge of the Creative Expressions Wrought Iron Frame onto my
covered pieces of card, I did this a few times.  I also did the words separately but didn't use
them in the end.

To extend the line I used a versa marker pen with a ruler and embossed.

I wanted some ribbon to be coloured with evergreen bough colour but I didn't have
any in distress stain so I just kept adding the following and amazingly got the
colour I wanted - Distress Stain Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers, Cosmic Shimmer
Vintage Mist Astral Mystery and the normal mist Pearl.

I added some more stamping with the script stamp and with Archival jet black,
I matted on black card stock, added the coloured ribbon with white ribbon and
a Creative Expressions Pearl Embellishment and some wire.

I used the words from Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers and some of the 
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Botanical.  I then finished it off with some
doodles with my journal pens.

Right that's all from me today, I will try and be back tomorrow with some more creations.  Thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx


Janette said...

This is stunning, really love it so much, your hard work paid off...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag, Kezzy! Love the greens! Xx

PennyRae's Mandala Creation's said...

Beautiful tag. Love the inked paper. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing kezzy, wonderful colours and composition and great tutorial,

Lucy x

MagsB said...

Wow oh wow! An absolutely amazing tag, so gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

Hi Kezzy! I just noticed you're playing along our challenge! Good luck! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid xx