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Thursday, 7 March 2013

some arty houses for creative expressions dt

well here I am again with another make for creative expressions  from the fab art houses set of stamps designed by Sam Poole. I have loved using these stamps they are so versatile for all sorts of projects and pop here for more fab Dt inspiration links.

So today I thought I would make a card, I know a proper grown up card! So here is my make :

as you know I love browns and blues together and also am hooked on splatting ( technical term ) my distress stains .. that and tissue tape which is another favourite of mine .. oh and some rusty wire crept in...couldn't help it!

So I started by colouring the base of the card with splats using my distress stain, broken china..such a yummy blue! then dried with heat tool.

I then applied ink using blending tool in broken china and frayed burlap and edged with walnut stain.

I also coloured another piece of card using the same method but added some frayed burlap splats too. When dry I stamped the great house image twice using black archival. I added some detail using distress markers and a waterbrush

 Then sentiment was stamped in walnut stain and cut into strips to fit card design and edged with walnut stain .
The hearts are cut and then coloured using same distress inks and I added some tape and some rusty wire.

I also added some tissue tape onto the card. I realised I do not make cards enough!

Hope you have liked my make , all supplies available from creative expressions liked above.

have a fun and inky day!
hugs trace  x


  1. A fabulous card, great use of the wire again.

  2. Very playful and artistic, Trace!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  3. Fabulous piece Trace... Love the houses & the colours are Brilliant.. Perfect sentiment!! Hugs May x x x

  4. Just love your splaying effect with the distess stains as your background- a really fabulous arty tag,:)

  5. those houses are just fabulous Trace - and imagine you making a card! Its just wonderful xx

  6. Gosh Trace - a card! It is really beautiful, love the blue tones, the fabulous mini houses and your gorgeous background. Love how you used the tissue tape and the rusted wire is the perfect embellishment. Hugs, Anne x

  7. It's a brilliant card Trace. I love all the elements you have used and I'm fast falling in love with the house stamp.

    Hope the hand continues to improve.

    Lesley Xx

    PS I've been having a bit of a job getting some blogs to load for me. It's a problem with Blogger my end I'm sure and it's very random but it's really messing up my limited blog hopping time :( If I don't get to drop by for a while you'll know why. Xx

  8. Great quote and I love the little red accents in your beautifulwork! Hugs, Gerrina

  9. A tremendous card Trace, love the houses and the way you have embellished them. Great to see how you did the background and the hearts are a perfect addition.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. Love everything on this fab card - colours are gorgeous. More cards ? - yes please!!!

  11. Great card! The houses really are fabulous - I've loved all your work with them, and all your signature favourites are doing great work all around them here!
    Alison x

  12. Terrific card and very you with the hearts and wire additions-everything comes together so well

    Love Chrissie xx

  13. Love it Trace. How you manage to make something so superb one-handed is beyond me. Hugs, Jenny x

  14. Great card!! I love also how you have managed to incorporate your signature hearts into the mix:o) Also really like how you have used the dictionary paper element from the houses onto the background of the cards and the hearts, brilliant use of this stamp. Of the three houses in this set, this for some reason was my least favourite, but now you have totally changed my mind about it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hope your hand is improving!

  15. I've seen these houses everywhere, but you've done something different to them! Love it! They are elongated or something, and love the newsprint! Very gorgeous project!

  16. Hey Trace, gorgeous! Love all the details. Kimx

  17. YUM! YUM! Not only am I eating chocolate but I am drooling over your card. I have always loved any image of a house or houses so I am drooling all over your card. Really Trace - your design work and embellishments are fabulous. Hope you are doing better Sugar!


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