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Friday, 21 June 2013

naturally neutral for creative expressions DT

well here is my second make for Creative Expressions (using the versatile floral silhouette) this week to make up for missing on last week..so today is neutrals no shock there then! but I have made a card, a rare appearance on this blog..so here is my make :



 I started with a blank card, glued on some corrugated card and then some cream card with some of edges torn,,to create layers of texture. Then I added some texture paste (silver ) through a script stencil and left to dry.

Now for the stems I used some of the new yummy creative expressions texture paste in gold pearl...this is gorgeous and even through the paint you can still detect a hint of shimmer , I have added some of the yummy gilding wax too! I masked of the stems of the daisy mask, so I just added paste through the stem.


 

For this effect...because the paste is smooth like butter... I heat dried and this made the paste raise up...as I heated quite close..then I took a pointy tool and pressed in randomly to press some of warm paste down to create a mottled texture. I love creating all the layers and building up texture..

I coloured the whole piece with mushroom eco paint, so love this colour and then when dry edged with stone eco paint.

Finally the flowers from the floral silhouette set , which has lots to choose from , were stamped using the eco paint, dried then cut out and added to the textural stems with a screw brad for the centre.



To finish , I lightly dabbed some stone eco paint across background, some yummy gilding wax on the flowers and to highlight stems and edges and ...oh rusty wire!

I added a word band sentiment...not sure why but not loving this creation!? nearly didn't blog it to be honest...but i loved the stems and stamping with paint ..so?wonder what you think?

been a touch week this week as James has not been great but I will catch up with you all soon
,have a fun and inky one!
trace x 

25 comments :

  1. Love the way you've used the layers of paste for the script and then the leaves/stem. Subtle and elegant. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. Soooo beautiful and elegang, Trace.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  3. Beautifully neutral but with lots of texture and contrast, love the layers you have created.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  4. Not just any card for sure--it is amazing and very you.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Love the layers Trace and the script/stems look fabulous. Love that neutral colour palette.

    Have a great weekend and TFS
    Annie x

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  6. Morning Trace, What is not to like !!, I think this card is stunning !! I love all the textures you have made, the paste with the script mask looks gorgeous, and the flowers are truly beautiful. Your colours are truly stunning, and loving the use of corrugated card, looks very 'earthy' and I LOVE IT !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  7. Good Morning Trace. What a great card. Those textures look fabulous stand I love the flower centres. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Fabulous Trace! Love the use of textures for contrast instead of colours. A great project. Chris xxx

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  9. Not sure why you are not happy with this Trace because it is a real beauty. I love that technique where you heat the paste, it gives such a lovely result and such fun too. The flowers are beautiful and I love the corrugated card background. I think it is beautiful..... Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Love the paste used on the stems, adds wonderful texture. The dimensional flowers look great . Love the muted colour palette too. The paint really is a lovely colour. Hope,your little man feels better soon. Tracy x

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  11. this is just wonderful - love the way the flowers pop from the paste in the background and love all the delicious layers xx

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  12. love the idea with the screw in the middle of the flowers.

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  13. I luv it and as I have said previously (probably more than once) I just luv the colours that you use xx it is fab xx GailT xx

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  14. What a fun and unique card!! I just love all the texture and layers you have.
    The flowers are amazing!!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  15. So beautiful to see all the different textures you used! In monochroom thats so important and you nailed it! Good luck with your son! Have a good weekend, hugs, Gerrina

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  16. Wonderful card Trace and I love neutrals! The flowers are so pretty with there special centers. The texture and curly wire finish it off just perfectly!

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  17. Really beautiful, Trace - the textured text, the corrugation, the amazing industrial brads in those delicate flowers - it's a stunning make. So sorry to hear James has had a bad week - wishing you all well, as always...
    Alison xx

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  18. I think it looks quite elegant in white monochrome. Love the brads on the flowers (:o)Have a nice weekend

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  19. I think it's stunning Trace! x

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  20. Your artwork is always topnotch Trace and this is gorgeous!
    sandy

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  21. Such a wondeful piece of art, very elegant.

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  22. Love this! The kraft all white and the embossed stems are wonderful with these metal flowers! All just gorgeous!

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  23. Trace ,I love this, your flowers are gorgeous, and the way you made stems and leaves looks fantastic!
    I hope your son is soon well again!!
    xo,Dorthe

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  24. So pretty Trace and I love the 'colour' scheme, it has elegance. The flowers are lovely - you know how much I love flowers!
    Sorry I'm late getting here but you know I always will!
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x