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Friday, 7 June 2013

live, laugh, love for creative expressions DT

well here is my latest make for the creative expressions Dt and this time we have a new stamp set to play with, floral silhouette, which is so versatile, with butterflies , flowers and a stunning flourish! 
So here is my make for this week :

 I started with three coasters which i adhered some torn strips of book pages too, then i coated with mushroom eco paint. when dry i splodged some frayed burlap and picket fence distress paints onto my craft sheet. splodged the coasters in and then lots of spritzing of water and dripping...then i left them to dry.

Then onto the layered stamping of the fab flourish from this set. I stamped firstly in frayed burlap, then in coffee archival and then used a different application of the archival, by dragging across stamps surface to create softer colour.

When dry i edged with autumn bronze and pearl moon gilding wax...just to edge the pieces . now onto the flowers.... I cut these using vintage floret hearfelt creations die, and then added stamping using the flourish. The centres are pearls coloured with frayed burlap distress paint. I added a few chipboard leaves from stash ...also coloured using frayed burlap paint.

It pleases me that all this has only used one stamp and yet there is lots to see...if that makes sense?!

Finally I added idea-ology letters again coloured with distress paint and used jump rings to combine all the pieces...oh and some rusty wire!

 well make sure you pop across to the other dt members blogs ( links in sidebar of blog here ) to see their fab makes so far xx

thanks to everyone for their kind words...
blog friends really are the best..

oh and James ...he did it! he made all day and still managed this morning...
our target next week is two full days! xx

life is good x
have a fun and inky day!
trace x 


  1. It is a beautiful stamp and you´re right; it is great what you can do with this one and create so many different looks! Love the hanging; it looks so fresh and still you used natural colours... Have a happy weekend, Gerrina

  2. Wow this is great and very beautiful work Trace.
    love it
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  3. This is gorgeouse Trace, and well done James xxx

  4. Beautiful - absolutely gorgeous Trace. So you use a Splodge Mat? I have been looking at them but cannot decide. Or what do you mean by splodge. I have to make one of this before I croak -- or my hands shake and I can't - or my vision gets to blurry. Oh the golden years!!!

    1. oh no not a splodge mat...just put some paint on an ordinary craft sheet xx

  5. Lovely hanging Trace, love the added flowers and the subtly stamped flourish blooms. Love the wording too. Tracy x

  6. This is really pretty.

  7. Gorgeous hanging Trace, with delicate stamping.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  8. Oh how beautiful is this Trace.....gorgeous - wonderful stamps and what you have done with them is just amazing. Hugs, Anne x

  9. So pretty Trace :)
    Von ☺

  10. Very pretty hanging, Trace! Love the subtle colors! Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. You are right: a little bit of stamping with all those other fab elements and it all works beautifully. Gorgeous make Trace. Hugs, Juliaxxx

  12. a gorgeous hanger Trace - so wonderful - love the words - so true xx

  13. wow this is a beautiful hanging!
    Groetjes Karin

  14. This is so pretty Trace and a brilliant way to use coasters and in your fave neutrals! lol
    Crafty Hugs
    Heidi x

  15. Totally gorgeous, Trace!! The painty backgrounds on the coasters are yummy, and the stamping looks great - love this one!
    Alison xx

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! The neautrals are wonderful!

  17. A great way to use the coasters and the one stamp--Love this piece

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  18. Great background and wonderful elements as usual. Love your stunning hanger!!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  19. Morning Trace, Wow, this hanging is stunning, I love the neutral colourway, my favourite, the flourish in the two colours is stunning, loving that you have used coasters to do this make, the flowers are so beautiful and the sentiments and lettering are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Gorgeous project and just luv the muted colours - a big thumbs up to James as well - have a fab weekend xx GailT xx

  21. How beautiful, Trace! Love the way you've done the letters and flowers.

  22. This hanging is so beautiful Trace. Love the way you've played with that Archival ink and your flowers are, as ever, perfect.
    Emailed you twice this week but I'm guessing they haven't reached you? You can get me on buttonscraft@btinternet.co.uk
    Huge hugs as ever, Jenny xxx

  23. Trace...this is such a pretty three piece wall hanging. I love the colors and the design. Your work is always so beautifully done. This is so pretty and would be a welcome addition to any room. <3 Candy

  24. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Trace! Kim

  25. Amazing work! Love how it all turned out!

    Happy Crafting,

  26. Another beautiful and brilliant make Trace. Very creative, would make a brilliant house warming or wedding pressie. Well done to James too. Chris xxx

  27. Wonderful hanger, love the gorgeous design and decoration.

  28. Fabulous as always Trace. I totally love the colour of that mushroom paint.

  29. Love the subtle colours Trace and the beautiful stamped images the florals are beautiful and comp,eye this inspiring piece

    Hugs Annie x x

  30. This is such an artistic piece of work! I love it! I wonder where you plan to hang it. I think it’s best to place on the main door so that everyone who enters your dwelling will sure be inspired upon entering and leaving you house. Thanks a lot for the inspiration! God Bless you!

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