Thursday, 4 June 2015

Creative Expressions Thursday.

Hi Folks

Happy Thursday..
Today I have a little tag for you and something different as we have entered a new Month therefore new goodies on the Design team, things are a little different from now as we have been split into two teams a die cutting team and a stamping team for the weekly inspirations , I am on the stamping team however I have been sent some of the new decoupage papers line Creative Expressions now carry, This one is called English rose, I also have some of the Mat chalk paints in Azure Mist and Coral Glow so I played with those for a bit and this is the result.                          

it is so hard to photograph glitter an muted tones but in real life this is so pretty and sparkly in shades of pale green and coral/pink.
I started with a plain tag shaped wooden shape.
 I covered it in decoupage paper using cosmic shimmer glue
After sanding back the edges I added some mat chalk paint in Coral glow to them .

next i added a few streaks here and there of Azure mist without covering the roses on the pattern too much,
 I added some Walnut stain Distress ink to the edges too 

 I wanted to use one of the large cameo flowers from CE on the tag so Using the same paints and some wax and later some glue and glitter I changed it to

This...., simply by covering the whole thing in Azure mist and drying then adding coral glow to the flowers and drying then rubbing some wax over. Later a few patches of glue inside the flowers and glitter gives it a nice sparkle too for the top right of the tag.
 I used the same tissue paper from the decoupage pack and cuta couple of spiral shapes out and rolled them up pushing back the edges ad gluing a couple of leaves which I muted with the same paints a little  I also wrapped the wires around my pokey tool to give some little spring like spirals for added interest to the couple of flowers I made.I also added a little ink to the edges too and some glitter for sparkle.

 I took a piece of couture creations Rose garden pad and cut a piece distressed the edges and stitched them, then add it to the back of the tag on the left side, I also added glue to the bottom right of the tag and covered it in Antique gold Mica flakes, i also dotted in some large glitter pieces in places

It is soooo glittery and pretty.I thought a close up was in order, haha.

I added a key on top of the glitter, a little wooden clock behind the flowers I also added a small piece of frayed hessian with the cameo on top top right A small wooden flower with 8mm pearl to centre on the top left., I decided to use one more item which is a white satin flower,  I cut the middle out, folded it in half a added a few streaks of Coral  glow  to the petals I glued it together and them added it to the tag under the roses and added the pearl bead back to the bottom of it.
I cut several pieces of cream seam binding in half length ways and frayed it a little and added a string of small pearls to use all as the hanger at the top and wrapped a few pearls around them at the knot too. Lastly I added some more glitter and the hands on the clock with a small pearl and a few more painted and glittered leaves and it was complete.

Here is a few more pictures.

  hanging against the wall, however wall is cream so doesn't show as vibrant as it is.

Anyway it was something a little different this week and I hope you enjoyed it all.
Lots of love to all.



  1. Morning Kim
    This tag is exquisite - love it - one to try
    Carol x

  2. A beautiful tag Kim I love the mica flakes and the way you changed the cameo and then the pretty flowers you made too. Lots of interest here. x

  3. Very pretty Kim, it's amazing how much it is possible to get on a small tag.

  4. Hi Kim, A lovely, glittery tag, I especially love what you did with the cameo.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. A stunning tag kim love it what a beutiful presant for a birthday hope you and yours are well love June horrocks xxxx