If I Had Wings From Creative Expressions

I’m having a bit of a blog re-shuffle again, Thursday is now my new Creative Expressions posting day so here is another make using Sam Poole’s Art Sayings stamp plate available from Creative Expressions.

For this one I’ve used the Art Sayings stamp plate to create the background by stamping over a surface that I’ve first textured with old sewing pattern tissue and then stippled on some acrylic paint in areas and added some gesso over the top to create this lovely textured look.

The sentiment is also from the Art Sayings stamp plate and I think it nicely matches her wistful look don’t you think?

If you are wondering about the image it is from one of my catalogue of images and ephemera that I’ve been unable to throw out collecting slowly over the years, she is one of my favourites.

 I was inspired by this month’s Ranger’s Video except I tinted my photo in Photoshop Elements as I wanted to keep the details and I’ve actually used Archival ink to stamp the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 The Voice Of Art receipt stamp onto the photo but I did use Ranger Distress inks on the edges and on the whole tag to finish it.

I’ve also used some of the new Vintaj Patina and some acrylic paint on the metal photo tabs and the eyelet to change their colour and distress them. 

Hope you have survived all the photos, I did go a bit photo heavy today!

Have a lovely Thursday.


EDIT: Ok so this is how behind I am on my blog hopping, I did not realise that the photo tinting video was part of Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of 2012 theme as I came across it on the Ranger’s website and not his blog. Well what the heck, I’m going to enter my make into the June challenge, it isn’t exactly the same but it is inspired by the same technique – hope I’ve not broken any rules LOL!

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 21 June 2012 / 7:10 am

    Oh, Kim, this is absolutely awesome! Love your tag! kissiniaxxx

  2. 21 June 2012 / 7:59 am

    Another amazing creation of yours, Kim! Thank you for sharing and for all the interesting explanations, I've so much to learn from you! Hugs, Miria
    ps so happy you joined in Studio 12

  3. 21 June 2012 / 8:08 am

    Fabulous tag with wonderful details. Love the sewing.

  4. 21 June 2012 / 10:39 am

    Hey! You should always break the rules! This is fab! I love the whole feel of the piece – very vintage x

  5. 21 June 2012 / 10:48 am

    Aren't rules made for breaking Kim? lol. They are in my house anyway! I love this and the background is amazing and that picture is so whimsical and daydreamy. Love it. Lee x

  6. 21 June 2012 / 11:31 am

    …this is beautiful Kim…loVe your stamp & stitch work, gorgeous array of shades, loVely image and a joy to look at…Mel 🙂

  7. 21 June 2012 / 2:05 pm

    love your tag Kim, that stitching is perfect for it, hugs

  8. 21 June 2012 / 2:12 pm

    kim this is gorgeous!! love it
    xoxo BA

  9. 21 June 2012 / 2:56 pm

    really love your tag, its beautiful !

  10. 21 June 2012 / 8:41 pm

    so stunning kim.i love the vintage design 😀

    xx coops xx

  11. 22 June 2012 / 7:41 am

    This is beautiful! I love the stitching, the layered stamping, and all the subtle details that add to the whole. That looks like a great stamp plate,

    Lucy x

  12. 23 June 2012 / 7:45 pm

    A gorgeous tag, the background is fabulous and image is lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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