Thursday, 20 March 2014

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday lovelies

I am on the way to the NEC at Birmingham with Sue and Julia and so If you see us please come and say hi , I'd love to meet you all and If not then we will meet soon I know it. ( we are there to look not demo today).

I am scheduling this post to come on while I am away but I will be here as normal tomorrow and more prepping for the OP and getting sorting this weekend to make life easier when I get home Tuesday I hope.

So Another part of this months DT package I received in the post was a couple of gorgeous perfume bottles and 2 things I wanted to try was to make one looked domed like I did with the purse the other week but this time just with shading  so it will actually be totally flat. The next thing I will do with it is to age it and make it look really old but I knew I didn't have enough time for that tonight so I went for gorgeous teals and blues with Milk card and pewter wax used with the rub on technique and I also Painted with it too.
So here is today's card.

I used the Couture Creations Tied together Embossing folder for the background and I stamped my image using grey momento as I coloured It with alcohol markers and then used wax and blending solution to paint it onto parts of the image too.
 I also coloured my cameo to match the card as she started off dark brown.
 My bow in crinkle ribbon in a grey, silver tone.
 The sentiment or should I say scent-iment ( so not funny I know lol)  bottom right corner, I love doing this lately.
 You can just about to see the curve on the bottle here.
 There we are, close up and you can see it looks domed, so easy to see in real life but I have moved it every angle apart from standing on my head and ... just no so don't ask lol
  Here just to prove it is totally flat.

Well I hope you see what I mean and I hope you enjoyed today's post too, Anyone leaving a comment can win this card today so have a great day and I will answer as soon as possible. 

Big hugs to all

Love 
Kim 
xxxx



49 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, What a Stunning card, I really Love the colour I Love that Embossing Folder from Couture Creations I don't know whether it's available any more, I love the Stick Pins did you make them or are they available to purchase, have a fantastic day all three of you, I'll be meeting you all at Ally Pally or should I say I will see you while the crowds are around you. Take care Hugs from Sam x

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    1. Hi Sam, I've just looked online, Countryview Crafts and That's Crafty, both have the tied together embossing folder, it's £4.99. Hope this helps.
      Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  2. Morning Kim, Another beautiful card, the colours 'marry' perfectly and the wax looks stunning. I love the tied together embossing folder, and I use it regularly. Yes, the perfume bottle does look slightly domed, the shading is fabulous, and every time I see the sentiment I smile, it is great !!
    I hope you all have a fantastic day at the NEC, I am going there on Saturday, how I wish that we were there on the same day. Nevertheless, have a fantastic day, I know you will.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  3. Hi Kim. Beautiful : ) With your fabulous colouring you have made the bottle look really rounded. I love the colour of the background card too. What is it? I hope you have a lovely day at the NEC. Take care.

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  4. Morning Kim
    Beautiful card, love the perfume bottle stamp you have made it stand out.
    I have two bottle stamps so will try it out.
    Have a good day with Sue - give her my love.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  5. Dear Kim I love the card the colour is so beautiful what girl wouldn't be over the moon to receive that beauty.have a safe journey to the nec I wish I could be there to see you have a great time love always June xxxxx

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  6. Love it! Have fun today Still working on getting to Ally Pally Are you going to be there every day? I started card making with cd roms but the more I see your work the more I think I must give stamping a go

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  7. Hi Kim, firstly have a great day at the NEC. Todays card is superb , love the colours used. Lol lynne m x x x

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  8. Hi Kim
    What a gorgeous card today. With the shading the scent bottle does look rounded. Would love to win one of your creation they are all stunning. I also love the tied together and as Patricia says they are still available on those craft sites. Hope you have a lovely day at the NEC. Went to Farnborough this year so won't be off to the NEC this time. Not to sure when the Autumn one will be, if it's not to early in Sept will probably go then. Hope your op goes well.

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  9. Hi Kim,
    Oh I love what you have done with today's card, love the colours too. I have one of the perfume bottle stamps and I love it. Have a great time at the NEC...and many thanks for giving us the chance to win this beautiful card....I have every thing crossed.

    Love Sheila xx

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  10. Morning Kim, another lovely creation, the colours are beautiful. Oh lucky you
    off to the NEC, have never quite made it there yet, one day.
    Sue x

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  11. Hi Kim
    Beautiful card, love your colouring of the perfume bottle and the embossed background, fabulous. Didn't get to comment yesterday but loved your card
    Hope all goes well with the operation on Monday and you'll soon be back on your feet
    Best wishes,
    Pat

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  12. Oh wow this is amazing. Enjoy the NEC I wish I could be there but life is a bit hectic at the moment. I'm still hoping to come to Ally Pally. Love Jackie

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  13. Good afternoon Kim
    Lovely card Kim, you can see from the very first pic that the perfume bottle looks perfectly domed - but then I'm not surprised as you're fab when it comes to colour. Your card really is 'scent-sational' (sorry, I couldn't resist) and I love the co-ordinating cameo and bow. Enjoy the NEC (I'm jealous, I'm in Northern Ireland) ladies and be good!
    Hugs
    Sharon Kirkwood x

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  14. This is a beautiful card Kim, and that turquoise blue is my favourite colour. The Tied Together EF looks really pretty with the little gems, and you have certainly made the perfume bottle look 3D. A stunning ribbon and stick pins to finish. Hope you have a good time at the NEC. x

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  15. Love the 3D and transparent effect on the perfume bottle. A lovely card, again. Do you use the blending solution for larger areas of card or would it help me to apply the wax, which I'm not very good with and which appears to be drying out!! Thank you, Jan x

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  16. Rose in Chester20 March 2014 at 23:42

    Hi Kim,
    I bet you had a great day today with Julia and Sue..........
    Love your card, those colours are much more ME than yesterday's...
    Now tell me, how exactly did you manage to get the 3D effect - is it the paint made from the wax and solution that' the "critical mass"
    Hugs, Rose

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  17. Hi Kim
    Hope you all had a super day out together at the NEC. I imagine it was very busy, but interesting ? lots of people with lots of bags of goodies no doubt ?
    The card is gorgeous, really pretty colours.
    Re the waxes drying out there seems to be different advice floating around?
    What is the best thing to do Kim if they go dry? or does it depend on the make of them. I've heard using a gentle hair dryer or put them on the radiator to soften up again? I keep mine in a very air tight box and double check the tops are tight, but any tips would be very helpful, Thanks in advance x

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    1. Rose in Chester22 March 2014 at 08:20

      I have the same problem but have had some limited success with the hair dryer but found it best to put them on the radiator for a couple of hours or so........... Hot water bath is not so good because it gets cold too quickly.
      God knows what I'll do when summer comes and the radiators are off.
      Hugs, Rose

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    2. If your wax dries out you can use a heat gun to soften it or if you have the creative expressions blending solutions, you can use a little to soften the wax, can also be used to thin the wax so you can paint with it. I have since bought some treasured gold wax which although more expensive it is a bigger pot & doesn't dry out, beautiful stuff. Hope this helps.

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    3. Thanks for the replies ladies, much appreciated x

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  18. Hi Kim, a gorgeous card. Love the shaping of the bottle and the colours. Hope your op goes well on Monday, will be thinking about you. x

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  19. Dear Kim hope all goes well tomorrow I will hold you in my heart till I hear you are ok love you lots June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. hi, hope you had a great time at nec, i did went today and got lots of new crafty stuff, will be thinking of you on monday, xx

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  21. Dear Kim hope you are ok thinking of you xxxxx

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  22. Hi Kim, wishing you luck for tomorrow. Hope they don't change it again! xx

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  24. Hi Kim hope you are ok worried about you I send you all my love and best wishes love always June horrocks 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

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  25. Hi Kim just checking your ok sending you love xxxx
    June xxx

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  26. morning Kim
    I read every day, so wondered if you are OK !
    Love Marg

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  27. Hi Kim. I hope you are ok, and that the op went smoothly. Have been checking here everyday. I have left you a couple of messages on facebook, but haven't been able to see if you have received them. Looking forward to seeing you back on this blog again very soon. Take care.

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  28. Hi Kim just checking you are ok I hope so .my daughter Julie loved her birthday card when she got back from holiday on Friday .sending you love and hugs from June xxxx

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  29. Sending you hugs Kim xxxxxxx

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  30. Good morning Kim hope you are feeling better love June xxxx

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  31. Hi Kim, Getting worried about you, I did email you and you said you were getting better but not having seen you on your blog it's worrying. Do hope every thing is healing okay.
    Gentle hugs
    Love Sheila xx

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  32. Hi Kim. Just want to say that we are all missing you and hope that you will feel up to blogging very soon, but if you don't we understand. Take care.

    Sheila, I couldn't find Kims email address when I looked (not good at this! ) Glad that you have heard from her. I was starting to get really worried. Take care.

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  33. Hi Kim, Hope all is well with you and that you are starting to pick up after your op. and have not had any setbacks. I know these things take time and it can be very frustrating to be somewhat immobile. I was in plaster for three months when I ruptured by achilles tendon and although I was lucky that after the initial few days was not in pain, but it was still the longest three months of my life. I know you said you might have a short stint at Ally Pally this weekend so hope you are feeling up to it as I'm sure lots of people will be glad to see you and wishing you well. Sadly I will not be able to get there, but anyway all the best. Pat xx

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  34. Hi Kim I saw your name on the demo list at Ally Pally yesterday but you weren't there. Are you ok? I have missed seeing your gorgeous creations on your blog. I hope you feel better soon. Love Jackie

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  35. Hi Kim
    Can't email you direct as you email address is no longer on your blog. I was getting worried as we had not heard from you in awhile. I assume that you are still convalescing and hope that you are feeling better as the days go by.
    I just really wanted to say that I have just watched Emma Lou and Nicki demonstrating the Celebrate the Journey release. And wanted to let you know how fantastic the card they kept showing of the one you did with the dress. Dean was also taken with it and kept showing it at every opportunity. Once again hope you will be feeling better soon.

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  36. Hi Kim. Just checking in to see if you are up to blogging again. Pat S Witney has basically just said what I was going to say so I won't repeat it : ) Looking forward to finding out that you are feeling better. Take care.

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  37. Dear Kim hope you are feeling better I'm thinking of you I would like to wish you happy Easter god bless and keep you always xxxxx

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  38. Hello Kim
    All I can say is the same as Pat.... ditto
    take care
    Love Marg

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  39. Strill thinking of you Kim and hoping you're on the road to recovery. We miss you and hope you'll soon be blogging your beautiful cards again.

    Love Sheila xx

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  40. A message to all of Kim's lovely followers. Kim is recovering well from her op and hopes to be back blogging again soon. She really appreciates your emails and comments. xx

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    1. Hi Tracey. Thank you for letting us know that Kim is recovering well. We look forward to having her back. Take care.

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    2. Hi Tracey
      Give Kim a hug from me. Hope she's back with us soon.

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  41. Hi Kim just called to say I love you hope all is well missing you loads hurry back xxxxxxx love June xxxxxx

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  42. Hi Tracey
    Thank you so much for letting us know that Kim is recovering. I do check her blog every day but have only just got back to read the comments again, to see if anything had been added.

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