Thursday, 12 June 2014

Creative Expressions Thursday.

Hello folks.

I know we are having a blog hop at the moment so please, if you haven't done so yet go play along but I also wanted to show one of the items from my show last Saturday as my usually weekly blog and although it isn't using this months DT pack its nice to show the items from the show in more detail then you get to see them on the TV.

So as everyone loved the little cupboard I made I thought I would show that off today so here it is.

Of course those of you that watched the show know it was sewing themed with the gorgeous Sew jo paper pad and CE stamp sets and the deal with the zipper roses was phenomenal.

Anyway I started by giving the whole of this little wooden unit a coat of gesso, once dried I added the shallow sea colour of chalk paint and again dried. I then added the crackle glaze and dried too. I then painted a fine warm white coat over the top and allowed it to crackle through and dry.
once totally dry I sanded some corners and added some stain to the corners to darken then just a bit, lastly I added some wax to any ridges etc.

I took the Sew jo pad and used the zip paper to cover the back of the unit and stamped out some little tape measures for the bottom of the back too.
I also used some of the cream crochet ribbon with some bead trim to run around the top too.
So I then took off three of the little drawer pulls and replaced them with black zipper roses.

 I then took one of the sewing masks and added some texture paste to the sides and coloured that in and highlighted with waxes.
I added some of the large metal corners to the unit also and started to build up the items on the top.
I also added a little word sign to the top draw in the middle saying to Embrace Imperfection.
 As you can see I added lots of goodies, I made somr rolled roses from Calico and added some little bottles with crystals, glitter , mini buttons etc. mini hangers and mini spools halves and whole ones witn Bakers twine added.

There was also little pegs and I made some mini balls of wool an used pins as knitting needles, i took one of the large flower cameos in black and white and painted it to match the unit and added it to the bow made from crochet ribbon and seam binding. Plus more mini vials and spools, and mini pegs etc.

I hope you liked it and as a special thank you for all the help my friend Tracey gave me prepping for the show and meeting me there to help me with my equipment carrying I gifted this to her as I knew she liked it lots.
So thank you again Tracey and I hope you really enjoy this little piece.
Well now if you haven't played along with the blog hop yet definitely do its on the post before this one for me but of course you will need to start at the beginning so go read up and get going.
Welcome to all the new guys  popping on to the blog don't forget to join up so you can get hints and tips regularly and also you can keep up with my Create and craft dates, and get to know a brilliant lot of lovely people who are already here on this crafty journey with me.

Thanks for stopping by

big hugs
Kim 
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23 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, this is beautiful. It must have taken you ages to make it. I love all the little details you have put in it.

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    1. Hi Beryl
      Thank you so much , I loved making this and will definitely do more , it took all of one night until the very small hours haha. Mainly cos of making things like the wool balls and things haha.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  2. This is beautifully done Kim, that blue is lovely with all the stamping, and the zipper flowers for handles is inspired. x

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Ahh thanks so much , I had wondered if it would work for handles and I am so pleased it did.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  3. Hi Kim. Wow there is no end to your crafty imagination or talant. What a great little cupboard. Lucky Tracey : )

    Hope you are getting less sore and the swelling is going down.

    Sending hugs your way.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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    1. Hi Steph
      Thank you for your kind words.I loved making it, the swelling is up and down constantly but thanks you for thinking of me. I hope you are ok too.
      Huge hugs
      Kim xx

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  4. Hi Kim,
    What a lovely piece of home d├ęcor! I love it - it must have taken you HOURS to create it. Just gorgeous - your friend must be over the moon.
    Hope your foot is getting better every day.....
    Hugs, Rose

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    1. Hi Rose.
      Thank you , I loved it too, and yes she was very pleased , it was just lovely to give her a treat too.
      My foot is on the mend just behaving slowly haha
      Thanks for your kind words
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  5. Evening Kim, This sewing-themed drawer unit is stunning, the colouring and embellies are absolutely gorgeous, and Tracey is a very lucky girlie. Tracey has helped you so much, she definitely deserves this gorgeous 'work of Art'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia
      Good to see you as always. Thankyou for your lovely words , she has helped me a lot and it felt great to give her something she liked.
      Lots of love
      Kim xx

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  6. I am thrilled that Kim gave this piece of art to me. I absolutely love it and know how lucky I am xx

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    1. Hello Tracey
      I am so please you like it and I know you willl use it too. Thank you for your help as always.
      Big hug
      Kim xxx

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  7. Hi Kim. This is a stunning piece, you have put so much work into it, love all of the tiny details. How kind of you to give it to Tracey, what a great thank you for her : ) I am off to hop now : ) Take care.

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  8. Simply fabulous Kim , love it and all the great embellishments,
    Hope foot and ankle ok Kim, take care
    Ruthxxxxx

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  9. I fell in love with this when you showcased it on C&C and it sounds like Tracey is a very deserving winner I'm a bit confused (doesn't take a lot I know!) but you mentioned about "joining up" I'm on my phone and can't tell if I have joined or not Can you let me know if I have and if I haven't tell me what I need to do Thanks

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  10. WOW WOW WOW the close up of this box is fabulous, you have put so much work into it Kim it is simply stunning, Tracey will treasure it I am sure. Where
    does your talent end Kim
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  11. Not "winner" I meant "receiver" I think my brain is well and truly muddled today and I don't drink so can't blame a hangover Just tired

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  12. Wow kim I loved that peice on your show and the heart which some lucky person won so so clever and the colours were just beautiful hope you are ok and not doing too much on you ankle love you nanna June xxxxxxxxx

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  13. Hi Kim
    Absolutely gorgeous and yes I love the flowers for handles too...just fabulous!!

    Love Sheila xx

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  14. Hi Kim, I Loved this when you revealed this on Create and Craft and no wonder your friend Tracey is happy with the Awesome Gift who wouldn't be, I Love all The Fantastic Embellishments you've made etc I have some of The Zipper Roses and The Fabulous Corners I love the Mini Coat Hanger this is just so delightful for someone to treasure you must be thrilled how it turned out.
    Kim Take Great Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

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  15. Hi Kim
    This is stunning must have taken you ages to make, I'm sure Tracey was delighted to receive it after the show.
    Hope you're taking things easy and your ankle is improving
    Best wishes, Pat

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  16. Hi Kim
    I just loved this when I saw it beautifully embellished and I loved everything on the sewing shows,
    My paper pad has arrived and it's fabulous !
    Glad to hear you are doing ok x

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  17. It is absolutely fabulous!I love it!! can I ask you, where did you get your mini coat hangers? Thanks kate

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