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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Creative Expressions Couture blog hop - hanging in there .


Well to celebrate the launch of the Couture Creations Dreamboat 3 in 1 collection we are having a fun and fab blog hop, so lets get hopping!

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Couture Creations Blog Hop! In order to get here, you must have come from Kim Dellows blog .
If you arrived here from Kim Dellow , then you are in the right place, ( if you need to check, click here for creative expressions news blog ) so here is my project using the couture creations 3 in 1 collection.


This is a large piece incorporating elements from pattern quilt set and also some butterflies fluttered in from ornate frame set. The great thing about all of the sets that we had to work with ( and have recently been in create and craft) is they are a set coming with stamps, an embossing folder and some dies.

I wanted to show how to use the set in a different way and used elements to help create the layers on my piece .
I started by inking some mountboard and applying some gold pearl texture paste through tiny dots stencil, then when dry I added the flower stamp to create  the first layer . This is the base piece...as this piece is all about building up the layers.


I next added a layer where the same stamp was used and clear embossed and then inked over and then a torn kraft layer also using the same stamp.


Then the next layer was part of a tag, torn inked and stamped with the same stamp...I also added some of the great lace from Creative Expressions . To show you a quick picture of how I planned my layers before inking and stamping to get an eye for the layout of final piece and the placement of elements before getting inky!


Now onto the final layers and design pieces...I added some flourishes from Spellbinders foliage 2 and lots of the gorgeous flower die cuts from pattern quilt set.


The stamps in the sets coordinate with the dies and allow for coordination easily. I added stamped detail to the flowers and also butterflies from ornate frame set.


well hope you like my make , happy hopping!

Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize! and believe me there are some great goodies! 

Once you have done that, you will need to click here to visit Cathi O'Neill

To help you along the way, here is a list of the Blog Hop:-

1.       Kim Robertson
2.       Pam Smith
3.       Neil Burley
4.       Donna Ratcliffe
5.       Tracy Heaton
7.       Kim Dellow
8.       Trace Metcalfe
9.       Cathi O’Neill
10.    Tracy Evans


If you get lost or want more details check out the post here : Creative Expressions news blog .

The prize for one random winner chosen from the comments on my blog are :

From This Day Forward Pre Cut Stamp 
Glitter 
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder 

Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck!
happy hopping.xx

keep those fingers inky!

Trace x 

128 comments :

  1. Wow love the Vintage feel with your card Just Beautiful Hugs Sandra xx

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  2. A stunning make Trace, love all the different layers and techniques, and great to have you back in crafty blogland!! Wonderful make!

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  3. Beautiful grungy card. I dont normally do grunge but would definitely tryvthis gorgeous.
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    Xx

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  4. Great stuff Trace. Really like the repetition of the stamp- shows how the same thing can look different :)

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  5. Wow just love it. The subtle use of the colours are just great and work really well together. You are one talented lady, thanks for sharing x

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  6. I am just loving this blog hop. This is an inspired piece of work and such subtle colours too. Thank you for the inspiration. MaggieC x

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  7. I absolutely love this card, it is stunning, and you have put so much work into it. Well done Alx

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  8. Not my style of card, but I can appreicieate how much work has gone into making it.
    Lydia

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  9. Not the usual type of card I would go for but this one is lovely!

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  10. this looks amazing Trace - love how you've used the doily stamps - brilliant piece and great texture xx

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  11. Absolutely fabulous card...love the colours too!

    Love Sheila xx

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  12. This is colours I don´t use often but I am impressed of your card. You have composed it very exciting I think.
    Hugs from Eva

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  13. Wow! What an amazing card so many layers and so beautiful.

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  14. Hi Trace. Great project! I love the layers and the colours. Take care.

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  15. my favourite. Always love your stuff......xx

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  16. I like what I see!! So effective and so different, a super piece of work. Best wishes Jackie D

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  17. Love how this has been done. This card is lovely

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  18. love the textures you have used on this card.

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  19. What a lovely card. Really like the colours.

    Jen

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  20. Amazing card, loved all the texture an impressive amount of work has gone into creating this piece.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  21. I love the use of the texture paste on the background and the overall card colours, lovely card x

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  22. Gorgeous vintage design and neutral colours! Love it! x

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  23. Brilliant layers and texture making a fantastic card! xx

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  24. Love all the details of your card Trace. Stunning really. Hugs Rita xx

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  25. Absolutly stunning andI love the pic before you stamp.. Great to seee the difference xx

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  26. Beautiful card, lots of work gone into it

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  27. A lot of work has gone into this lovely card
    Sue xx

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  28. Love this with the neutral colours and all the texture, makes me want to play with layers and pastes

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  29. I love your vintage style and the colour theme, thank you for sharing xx

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  30. This is a fabulous card..I just love everything about it.

    Margaret O
    xxx

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  31. Pretty card lots of work gone into making this, lovely.
    Hugs Sue x

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  32. Beautiful. Love all the different shades of that gorg bronzey brown. Lovely. Lisa xx

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  33. A lot of hard work has gone into this piece
    Best wishes, Pat

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  34. This is beautiful, subtle and so creative

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  35. Amazing Creation. Love the vintage look. just beautiful.

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  36. Love the colours. Vintage look is gorgeous.

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Love this gorgeous creation.

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  38. OH WOW! Super stunning card, love all the details.

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  39. I love all things vintage too. Absolutely beautiful.

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  40. Very amazing card. The colour is awesome. love it.

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  41. It is fun to see something you made again! Looks well-balanced and I love the flowerstamps! Hope you getting there, wish you well and hugs, Gerrina

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  42. Really beautiful Trace, love all the layering. Hugs, Anne x

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  43. Loving the vintage look. great card x

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  44. Wonderful creation - there is so much inspiration on this blog hop and all so different.

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  45. Fab work, love the diifferent layers and layout.
    Linbyx

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  46. So beautiful, Trace. Love all that layering.

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  47. Stunning creation - I love it

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  48. Great card love the monotone colour

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  49. Lots of technics trace well done lovely card x

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  50. Lovely card, need to try some vintage style.

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  51. I love sepia tones - this is great!

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  52. Love the colour of the card thank you for sharing all your skills and knowledge and giving such great ideas

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  53. I like the vintage look of this card great colour

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  54. What a brilliant design!
    Sue H

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  55. A lovely card and great design. Thank you for sharing all your skills,knowledge and ideas

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  56. I thought I'd left a comment here but on checking it's not here. I love the style and colours of this card

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  57. Beautiful card! I love the colour theme, the butterflies and your layout.

    Thank for sharing your inspiration.

    I'm enjoying the Blog Hop. Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  58. Hi Trace, love this card, am enjoying blog hopping.

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  59. That's a wonderful creation, so many elements.

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  60. What a beautiful creation, Trace - lovely to see you back in action. Love that layered background and your placing of all the elements is just perfect.
    Alison xx

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  61. Love all the textures on your card

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  62. Lovely card, lots of layers and pretty colour scheme!

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  63. love this piece great layers, love the background stamping in different colours and types of stamps. Cant wait to try mine.

    regards
    lorraine - Scotland

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  64. Beautiful card and colors
    Elaine H X

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  65. gosh what really nice classy looking vintage card.thanks for the inspiration
    crafty hugs sarah xx

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  66. Lovely card and colors
    Elaine H X

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  67. Hello a lovely creation, lots going on and quite vintage.

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  68. Great card, love all the texture and the stamps are amazing, so good to have the embossing folder and dies to match. Crafty hugs Angela x

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  69. What a great idea this blog hop is I am finding new places to find ideas, love yours.Thanks, Mabex

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  70. This is a beautifully constructed piece of work. The monochromatic nature of this card gives it quite a vintage feel. Lovely.

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  71. Trace we love all the layers and the warm tones... we have pinned it onto our Dreamboat Collection board

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  72. Fabulous inky layers Trace. Great idea with the stamps die and embossing folder. Love your make TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  73. Beautiful card in sepia colors!!

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  74. Your card is so pretty. I love the colors and the vintage look. Great job!

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  75. You literally took my breathe away when I saw your card! ABSOLUTELY A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! The color is so lovely and the butterflies and flowers are divine! Anyone would be proud and honored to receive this incredible card. If not then they are a little loopy! LOL I am honored that you shared this amazing creation with me! THANK YOU for sharing!

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  76. After seeing this card I had to sign up to follow your blog because I want to see more!

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  77. Wow, this has a big thumbs up, the colours are one of my current favourite combos, and the layout is great. x

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  78. Great card, not normally a fan of the grungy look, but this really works. Thanks for sharing x

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  79. Fabulous card I really love how you have used the tiny dots mask in the background

    Sue xx

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  80. Simply gorgeous! Colour is so unusual and the effect is stunning. Love the layers and the overall is amazing.

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  81. Such an interesting card beautifully created and designed, lots of talent in showing how to get the best from these wonderful products!

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  82. Such a beautiful and interesting card! It really is full of texture and a wonderful design, showing how to use these new products to best advantage.

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  83. Beautiful vintage piece which has taken a lot of work.Love it and thank you.

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  84. great piece of art really like it and love the colours.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

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  85. A fabulous card, love the shabby chic look

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  86. A stunning card, I love all the different layers and techniques you've used
    Julie x

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  87. wow this card looks so complicated but your instructions show just how each layer is created

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  88. WOW - this is GORGEOUS!!!
    LOVE the colours, layers, textures and dimension, super cute how you have stamped, cut and popped your flowers too!!!
    THANK YOU for the inspiration :)

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  89. not a lover of brown but this is fab ,so so much to look at all little interesting bits .Laura O

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  90. Wow love the colours you've used Trace, although it isn't at all, it makes me think of a very feminine steam punk look....and that's a great tip laying everything out before colouring..thank you xx

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  91. It is great to see all the cards done with these sets I just purchased. Yours is great.
    Janet from Kent

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  92. This card is gorgeous I love your style. I am really enjoying this Blog hop.

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  93. I love the dimension you've created and the flowers and colours are just fab. Very clever design. Pat x

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  94. So pretty! Love the pearl paste and dotted stencil effect...great vintage look...love it

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  95. What a fantastic blog and what a lovely card..love the vintage look - so much work but what a fab result. This blog hopping is really great - so many people with so many ideas!x

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  96. Utterly gorgeous card. I don't think I'm going to have time to look at the other projects in this blog hop, but I wouldn't have missed your stunning piece for anything.

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  97. Fabulous card Tracy loving the tones of colour greatblog hop of I go hop hop hop!

    MaggieH

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  98. Not sure we are supposed to have favourites but this is just my type of thing, I love it

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  99. wonderful vintage theme
    wonderful work
    thank you for sharing your ideas
    and talent x

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  100. Love the vintage theme
    wonderful work
    thank you for sharing your ideas
    and talent x

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  101. Love this card with clear explanations

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  102. What a gorgeous creation. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Love the layers and colours. Great into into mixed media for me to try. The whole teams designs were fantastic.

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  104. Another fan of all the layers you have built up and the subtle colours.

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  105. Such an gorgeous card and such clear instructions from you, thank you so much

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  106. Absolutely gorgeous and love all the stamping techniques you have used, just beautiful!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  107. Omg what a gorgeous card. This blog hop is fun
    Pat xx

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  108. What a lovely card. Haven't used the paste yet but will have to give it a go. Not always a fan of grungy cards but this one takes your breath away. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

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  109. Hi Trace
    I Love This Card I love All The Different Textures You've Used.
    Hugs from Sam x

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  110. Hi Trace
    I Love This Card I love All The Different Textures You've Used.
    Hugs from Sam x

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x