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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Springtime Wall Hanging

Good Morning All and a very Happy Tuesday.  I'm back with another project for the Creative Expressions Design Team using the beautiful Tulip Spray stamps and the Earthenware Vase Stamp.

To start, paint the Pronty Heart with 2 coats of Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Matt Chalk Paint.  Go over with 1 coat of the Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Shimmer Paint.

Place the Doodle Crosses Mask over and dab Barn Door Distress Ink through the mask.  Remove mask and heat emboss with clear powder.

Stamp the Vase and the Tulips with Black Archival Ink onto Coconut White Card.  Paint with Fired Brick, Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.

Paint the leaves with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  Cut out and chop the stems down on the flowers.

Stamp the Tulips around the edge of the heart with Black Archival Ink and paint with the same inks.  Blot to dry.

Shape the Vase and stick onto the heart with 3d pads in the centre and glue around the edges.  Arrange the flowers and use glue and 3d pads to stick them in place.

Use a Crop-a-dile to make holes to attach a wire hanger.
Paint around the edge of the heart with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Make the hanger from 3 strands of gold jewellery wire.
Tie small strips of co-ordinating seam binding to the wire.

And there's the finished project.  The white blob you can see where the ribbon is, is a map pin to hang it up to take a picture!

Everything I've used is from Creative Expressions except for the jewellery wire and Crop-a-dile.

I've loved using the Tulip Stamps, they are stunning and look gorgeous in different colours.  They're also really easy to cut out which is always a blessing!

Well, that's it for today.  Back tomorrow with a make for Creative Studios featuring the fab Nautical Stamps.

Many thanks for visiting and hope to see some of you at the workshops in June.  Don't forget that if you haven't booked yet, the first date is sold out.

1 comment:

Crafty Lark said...

Fab project Pam, love the colour. Flora xx