Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Creative Wednesday...

Happy Wednesday,

Its time for my project for the Creative Expressions design team and Ive decoded to be a little naughty with this months brief John Lockwood stamps and Phill Martin cosmic products.  As I have a little inside knowledge i thought I would push the envelope and use John Lockwood stamps however the new ones that were released last week.

Todays card then is a bit of a reveal and is made using my new Tulip Elements set and Phils Decadent Grape and decadent wine gilding wax.

I started by die cutting the Caribbean background in vintage silver foundation card using the outline and the oval filigree pattern.  I filled the spaces in the die cut using the 2 colours of gilding wax which I diluted with blending solution to make it into a paint.

Next Stamped the main elements from the Tulips set in detail silver embossing powder and painted it in the same method before cutting it out.  I simply foam mounted the stamped and coloured image over the die cut and added a amethyst satin ribbon bow, a dazzler and a hat pin.

A mix of the 2 product ranges that meets the brief if not exactly.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a very nice card. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, oh todays card looks so, so lovely, what a good idea about blending the gilding flakes and making into a paste, looks fantastic on this card.

    Have a great Wednesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. well john, this is such a beautiful card... it looks just like stained glass windows

  4. Gorgeous card and the tulips look like stained glass xx GailT xx

  5. Morning John. A gorgeous card and Carol and Gail said it does look like stained glass.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Morning John,

    Wow! stunning, love this the colours are right up my street so to speak lol! Beautiful creation.

    Have a great day

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  7. What a great result!

  8. Hi John, another awesome creation, love the tulip stamps, and the colours are so rich. Have a great day. Bx

  9. Lovely card & great new stamps.


  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the new stamps. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John
    This looks beautiful. The effect the wax gives is lovely. Love the colours too.
    Enjoy your day
    Jo xx

  12. I love , love Tulips John and the colours are very realistic!
    Beautiful card and stamps,

  13. So you have 'decoded to be a little bit naughty' have you. Sorry John, couldn't resist pointing out that typo. Love the card, still waiting to find out how I can get my hands on those new stamps. Are they exclusive to C&C for weeks?

  14. Hi John,lovely card today in beautiful colours!Take care Jane.B.

  15. Morning John, Wow !!! I love this card, loving the new tulips stamps and also the painting with the gilding wax and blending solution, genius !! the result is absolutely fabulous, notwithstanding that it is my favourite colours hahaha. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Morning John,
    Lovely card, I do like the tulip stamps.

  17. Eh up John
    nowt wrong with the brief lad. Your stamps and Phill's colours, jobs a good un!
    Not sure about the orange fruit pastille but the card is gorgeous. As the ladies have said, just like stained glass. The tulips look fab. Max Bygraves would be so proud lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  18. Hi John
    A beautiful card ,a work of art ...... just adorable .
    Elaine H X

  19. Love the new stamps Great idea to dilute gilding wax with blending solution too

  20. Isn't that cheating, but who cares. This looks gorgeous.
    Janice W

  21. Morning John, Stunning card love it, your stamps look amazing! Thanks for sharing,
    love Junex (Cumbria)

  22. This is gorgeous, John!
    Love the tulips and the colouring with gilding wax is wonderful - didn't know you could do that, lol.


  23. Lovely card. As others have already said I too thought it looked like stained glass.
    Beautiful colours.

  24. Hi John,
    Lovely card, colours are fab. You and Sue both showing off your newbies, so exciting.
    Lorna D

  25. Good morning John lovely colours just like stained glass. It is great to see all the new products this week love from Jackie xx

  26. Hi John, a beautiful card.

  27. Hi John,
    Lovely card, those colours are great and of course, the stamps. I really must use my embossing powders more.................
    Best wishes, Rose

  28. Hi John, this is a lovely card. I never thought of colouring in the spaces of the die cut, very effective. The tulip stamp is beautiful, like so many have said, looks like stained glass.
    I have to say though, I'm with Ang (Mrs Duck) on the "orange fruit pastille", that really made me laugh, perhaps a pink one would have fit the bill better.
    Have a great day, blessings - Deb C xx

  29. Hi John, I love how this card looks. The flowers are great and the colours stunning. Thank you. X Ros

  30. Hi John a beautiful card, I was using this die yesterday and you've now given me an idea how to finish off the card. Thanks
    Maggie in Solihull

  31. Hi John, I really love this card today, like all the other ladies it does look like stained glass.
    Keep up the good work!!
    Love Nancy xx

  32. Oh wow that is so striking and stunning, I love the colours you have used and that stamp is absolutely gorgeous.
    I wish I had found your blog a lot sooner.
    your designs are absolutely fab and I loved watching you demo on ideal world.

  33. Stunning effect John - those tulip colours are so sumptuous. Pat x

  34. Lovely card - wine and grape sounds good to me!! Going to watch last lot of shows on Ideal World on catch up (last day)!

  35. Hi John

    I think this card is beautiful. That tulip stamp is amazing, I must try colouring with my waxes too as have the solution to mix it with.


    T x

  36. Hi John,
    this is a very gorgeous creation.
    Love the fab stamping, and the great colouring of the tulips.
    Beautifully designed as always.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  37. Hi John, Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous. Love the Tulip stamp. And your layering is perfect as always. Hope you have had a good day. Brenda

  38. Hi Jihn
    Another stunner today. I love the tulip stamps. Using gilding wax as a paint, is that a first. Looking forward to seeing your new stamps.

  39. What a lovely cheery card John, love the colours. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  40. Hi John,
    Fabulous card! Love the colours and the technique you have used.
    Have a good day,Maria x