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Friday 12 July 2013

just hanging about for creative expressions dt

Here is my make for Creative Expressions this week using this lovely  doily die and also yummy texture paste in silver pearl ( there are lots of colours to choose from and its great!)

I decided to make a hanging on mountboard and make use of a tag and doily die cut too...so here is my make :

I started by creating some textured areas using white cosmic shimmer texture paste through various stencils. then I coloured using distress paints, do so LOVE these...I used broken china and rusty hinge. I also used these colours for the die cut doily piece and also the tag . (the doily is a whole circular piece but here I have just used a small piece ).

I then added layers of stamping using bubble wrap background stamp and also text and numbers from Wendy Vecchi set , love to make art.

The sentiment create art comes from Wendy Vecchi set ...word art. This was stamped in black archival, and inked up using distress inks in broken china and rusty hinge.

The flower is silver pearl texture paste applied through Wendy Vecchi flower stencil, applied in a rough manner to create a textured finish.

I then painted the dried paste , with distress paints, and also applied gilding wax to highlight the texture.

The texture paste spreads really smoothly, but different textures can be achieved...I applied roughly for the flower...and for the strips the paste for the strips was applied smoothly and then blasted with a heat gun which creates these fab bubbles...These can be left or flattened slightly...and gives another texture but can be left smooth.

 I also added some rusty wire...not my usual colours but what do you think?

make sure you check out the other fab makes from my team mates x

have a fun and inky day!
trace x 

well I have had a quiet week, feeling slightly sorry for myself..but am trying to get back into creating and blogging and hopefully I will find my mojo lurking somewhere too.....So onwards...comments will be coming honest....


  1. Fantastic hanging Trace. My mojo has also gone walkabout. I think it must the heat. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. A fabulous creation, Trace.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Trace, I love the look of ths soooooooo much texture, very grungy with the delicate inclusion of flowers, fab!!
    Amanda x

  4. Very unique and totally amazing!!
    Love the bubble wrap idea!!!

    Happy Crafting

  5. A fabulous hanging with great details. Love the texture and the colors.

  6. Great make Trace, - love all the different textures and layers and wonderful colour combo too!

  7. Gorgeous Trace, funnily enough I have used Wendy's flower stencil for my second piece next week lol. I love the touch of doily in the background and your touches if stamping too along with the wire. Lovely. Tracy x

  8. Love your wonderful creation, all the texture is great. Thanks for some great inspiration.
    Hugs Ali x

  9. love these colours Trace - and the textures are just fabulous - brilliant xx

  10. Sorry to hear you are still feeling a little under, hope it passes soon. This is a wonderful piece of art, gorgeous colouring and layering and I just love that heated embossing paste technique too, it gives such wonderful texture. Take care dear lady. Hugs, Anne x

  11. Gorgeous combinations Trace, great look

    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

  12. Hi Trace, Gorgeous hanging, beautiful stencils, fantastic stamping, lovely textures and colours all finished off with the beautiful rusty wire hangers. Gorgeous.
    I, too, have been getting inky today, been on a distress inks and markers class, it was brilliant, and yes, I am in the 'inky finger club' ha ha.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. This is flippin amazingTrace. You've done a great job with the aste and the doily. I love all the layers and the rusty wire. Michelle x

  14. Fab piece, Trish! Love the rusty hinge with the blue gray flower. Hugs.

  15. You certainly Created Art with this piece. I love the colours and textured--and the wire of course

    Have a nice weekend
    Chrissie xx

  16. Its gorgeous, love the colors!
    have a great weekend!
    Groetjes karin

  17. Wonderful colours Trace and gorgeous layers as always.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  18. Fab colours and lots of painty layers and texture. This is a fab hanging Trace, thanks for sharing and have a good weekend

    Annie x

  19. Beautiful piece of art!I also love using Ranger products.

  20. This is completely stunning, Trace - one of my all-time favourites of yours. The colours are magnificent together, and I love all the layers of stamping and paste - utterly wonderful!
    Alison xx

  21. Superb stencilling here Trace. Just doing a catch up (apologies for being so far behind!) Hugs, Jenny x

  22. hi hunny this is brilliant love this to bits. bless you for your support and kind words you left on my blog so kind of you.massive hugs cheryl xx

  23. stuninnig piece Trace! I love the colors and the textures.. it´s a masterpiece!

  24. Fantastic piece, I love the colours & it looks really rusty with all the textures.


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