Thursday, 30 April 2015

Creative Expression's Thursday

Hi folks

I hope you like this one  it is completely different from yesterdays except they both had butterflies lol , yesterday was real artsy and inky butterflies soaring amongst the dragonfly and today's are much more whimsical and abstract. I love the colour of card on this one too, I remember seeing a huge Harley Davidson Motor bike many moons ago in this exact colour scheme a very nice blue with white wall tyres. Anyway without further reminiscing haha.

Here is today's card , a simple, Thinking of You sentiment today.

This is a nice easy one for you today, I have used Periwinkle blue card with Milk card from the Foundations cardstock line for all my matting  and layering.
To start.

 I took a small square of Periwinkle card and using Perfect Medium embossing ink and True white embossing powder I started by stamping the Oval frame with the Butterflies and bubbles from John Lockwods Butterfly Dreams set of clear stamps and heat setting I then chose the sentiment I wanted from the same set, as there is quite a choice with this collection of stamps. I again stamped and embossed the words.
Next I took the small stamp that looks just like groupings of bubbles and again perfect medium and began adding the pattern randomly around the edge of the page , Once I got to the end I checked to see I was happy with the pattern.

I took some Salty Ocean Distress ink and a water brush and filled in some of the bubbles with the colour to deepen the pattern edge.

I also matted the blue card onto a piece of milk card for stability at this stage too. I also coloured some of the circles with a Stardust sakura pen in a sparkly gold colour which is very translucent so you can still see the blue through it from the card.

Again a couple more layers of card before I set this piece aside to work on the backing section for this front piece to rest on with foam in between.

So as you can see here I took another piece of the blue card and wrapped it with a small strip of White crinkle edge ribbon which is one of my favourite ribbons, itis so very versatile and can be melted into flowers too so absolutely no waste with any of this one, even the smallest pieces. I then backed that blue card with 2 layers of milk colour card and then I added foam to the back of that before mounting on to another piece of milk card. This was my backing piece for the first section we worked on with the embossing pattern.

I tied a bow from Crinkle edge ribbon which is one of my favourites as it is so versatile, even the smallest pieces can be saved as it can be melted into flowers etc.
I had some small wooden butterflies in my stash so I inked the edges of one and added that to the bow to cover the knot and a little bubbly pearl on top of that.

I stamped one of the little butterflies and cut out from the blue card and added some sparkly pen to it.
I also added some Little pearls to the centre on random of the little bubbles /circles in white and blue and in several sizes for something a bit different.

Here is a couple more view of the full picture again.

 Here is the central section with the pearls.

And lastly he full image again.

Hope you all have a lovely Thursday with lots of love to all



  1. Very different to yesterday Kim, but very pretty and I have this stamp so am bound to like it!

  2. It is different but it is so beautiful love it I have to do a card for my sons anniversary and I think this could be the one to try. You are so gifted darling xxx love nanna June xxxxxx

  3. Morning Kim, A definite change from yesterday, lovely lovely colourway, and the stamping and highlighting of the bubbles is so effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. This is really pretty Kim and I love the bubbles stamp and coloured and covered with pearls really makes that topper. That colour of blue card is beautiful too and I adore the large pearls on the three corners, and then the fourth has that elegantly adorned ribbon. A real wow card! x

  5. Very different to yesterday but just as lovely, I particularly like those delicate pearls and bubble pattern, and the blue card is so striking.

  6. Hi, lovely pretty card. Melody x

  7. Morning Kim
    Out yesterday so was unable to look in - and what a surprise this morning - I love the bubbles stamp - you do come up with some fantastic ideas - love it
    Carol x

  8. Oh Kim, I have missed your blog sooooo much! I've been really rough and haven't been able to comment for a while. Also i've tried to get your blog reminders via my email but somehow i'm doing something wrong as i've not recieved a single one!! I love your style so i've had a bit of a catch up and was really upset to hear someone had been nasty, they obviously don't know you, cos if they did they'd know how lovely you are. Enough said! I love this card too, of course. Going to have to find a way of making sure that I know when you've posted a new blog....Lots of love Sarah aka redfox

  9. Another lovely card Kim, but so different from your previous one. I get the feeling the previous one was more you (might be completely wrong though)
    Hugs, Rose

  10. Very different to previous post I love John's bubble stamps I have one of them - the Striplet one It look so effective with some of the bubbles coloured in and some with PVA glue dots