Thursday, 14 November 2013

Creative Expressions Thursday.

Hi All

Today is my Day to make something for Creative Expressions and This month as many of you will know we are focusing on The Winter flowers and Poppy single. Therefore today I created a little photo frame using the snowdrops in the set and the poppy single, also one of the sentiments.

I used several Items in the Creative range to colour the flowers and they are the Creative expressions water colour paints that are rich in Mica for that gorgeous twinkle and also the Drawing inks, they seeped into the wood as I left it untreated therefore I got a real bloom around the flowers which I used to my advantage to help create shadows to make the flowers look more pronounced on the wood frame itself. Finally I added a layer of crackle glaze to the flowers which also gave them some dimension and interest with lots of small cracks.

For the Snowdrops in the picture frame itself I again used the above items and a masking technique,  I then dried them before adding perfect medium and covering in clear embossing powder ,heat setting to a smooth shiny finish which enhanced the colours added.

Lastly I added lots of creative expressions waxes to enhance the cracks and the edges of the frame and in the aperture for the snowdrops I also used some garden string for a bow and a button from my own stash with wax to enhance , I made a small Kraft tag and stamped my sentiment which I added to the frame.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it and I also hope you give a little home decor a go with a simple frame or wall plaque and your Creative Expressions stamps.
Please also look out for the Huge Blog hop we will all be taking part in starting the 19th of November and it will give you chance to get to know each of the Creative Expressions designers and to win a prize so please be sure to look out for the start of this next week with more info on how to get started on the hop coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a message if you can below. 

Have a great day 



  1. Lovely frame Kim , the crackle on the flowers looks lovely and I love how,you framed the snowdrops. Tracy x

  2. What ink did you use to stamp the poppies

    1. Hi Carla, welcome to my blog. I used an archival ink, so Versafine from Tsukeniko for detailed stamps or the Archival from Ranger and heat set it. It stops any smudging. Thanks for the question,please free to ask anything anytime. Kim x

  3. Hi Kim, I've just found your fab blog, now you're part of The Creative Expressions team, your work is fantastic, I love what you have created, it's so beautiful. hugs from Sam x

    1. Hi Sam, Welcome to my blog, thankyou for your lovely comments, it was so nice of you. I really appreciate hearing feedback and feel very happy you are enjoying the art I create.
      hugs Kim x