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Monday 22 July 2013

keeping it simple for Creative Expressions DT

well here is my second make for creative expressions using the couture creations doily die and silver pearl paste, and it is a card!
So here is my make for this week :

 I started by colouring my silver texture paste with some mushroom eco paint to allow it to blend in a little more and to soften the colours. I then applied it through tiny dots stencil and left to dry. When dry I applied antique linen, frayed burlap and vintage photo distress ink. I then over stamped the background with script stamp from a Creative Expressions set.

I cut the doily from ivory cardstock and then inked with the same distress ink colours .

 I decided to keep the card fairly simple and added a vintage image , which I bought on a sheet and scuffed and inked the edges, layering this over some cheesecloth. 

I also added a twirl of rusty wire and some flowers from floral trim, coloured using antique linen distress stain.

It will be a busy week for me post wise, hope you like my makes xx 

have a fun and inky day!
trace x 


  1. Lovely Trace, the vintage image works beautifully with the doily in the background and touches of silver paste. Tracy x x

  2. This is so beautiful Trace. Love what you did with the die cut.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Not a word I use often as I say something about your artwork, but this one really is SWEET! Huchs, Gerrina

  4. Awesome work!!
    I LOVE the image you chose. (Maybe you could email me where you got it..wink, wink)

    I think your card is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Happy Crafting

  5. Very sweet card! Love the textured background and that doily die looks fab!

  6. Beautiful Trace. Would never have thought of mixing the silver paste with colour in this way but it works brilliantly. Simple is really good in this case (did you know this fits with the current challenge at OCC?) Have a great week. Hugs, Jenny x

  7. Such a sweet card.

  8. a refect romantic piece Trace! Amazing!

  9. Hi Trace,
    What a beautiful card. I love that doily die! The vintage image is just beautiful. I have an entire pinboard dedicated to vintage images - but haven't used one yet.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautifully vintage with a touch of shabby chic. Such a gorgeous card Trace.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. Beautiful card, the image is adorable.
    Yvonne x

  12. Morning Trace, A truly gorgeous card, loving the colours, loving the background, loving the vintage image. Truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Lovely, delicate vintage make.
    Alison x

  14. Very beautiful.


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