...aha! A play on words today - yep, still coming up with exciting and witty blog post titles (not lol) Anyways... yesterday was Day 1 of the Stitches Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham and I spent the day
playing demo-ing for Creative Expressions with the gorgeously delectable new Distress Paints along with the latest and fabulously wonderful Studio 490 stamps, Stencils for Art and Art Parts with a few Blossom Bucket Embellish Your Art goodies thrown in for goodly measures.. and here is one of my demo samples:
One of the new Art Part tags - looooove these, perfect size, perfect shape and the little scallop trim makes a cute addition. I started by covering the tag with an old book page and using a palette knife to spread Antique Linen Distress Paint over it in patches. A quick zap with a heat tool and then Bundled Sage DP, another zap with a heat tool and Broken China DP spread over the top... and then one of the brand new and brilliant That Special Touch Masks... big big thanks to the Mask Queen herself, Ali Reeve for giving these to me... check out her blog HERE for more inspiration... the new dotty mask was popped onto the top of the tag and I used Cut & Dry foam to sponge and blend Black Soot DP through it. A quick smidge of Black Soot around the edges to frame the design and then I set about making the embellies.
The stripy flower was made using the new Stencils For Art Layered Flower stencil, first using Broken China DP through it and then using the other flower on the stencil and Chipped Sapphire - this is so cool because once you have your first colour down, you pop the next flower over the top and it masks the first layer at the same time as being a stencil too... genius! This was then cut out, edged with more of the Black Soot and embellished with a Star Knob Blossom Bucket embellie... I added some of the brand new Creative Expressions Gilding Wax to the centre to tone it in and finally, after colouring and adding the scallop trim, I coloured another Star Knob for the top of the tag and an EYA rose, coloured with Broken China DP. Oh and the word, I almost forgot the word... again coloured with Black Soot DP, sanded, coloured lightly with Gathered Twigs DI and then all stuck together with Cosmic Glue. Oh and I forgot the leaves! Creative Expressions metal leaves... painted with Forest Moss DP... look how it sticks to metal too! So versatile!
I had a fabby day, it was great to see so many peeps... and I get to do it all again today! Hurrah! I shall away... another scheduled post, another early start... another night panicking that I have slept through the alarm... so tis time for my bed! Thanks for looking... have a fab day! TTFN