Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

It is giveaway Blog Hop Time!

If you haven’t seen it already Creative Expressions is having a Ribbon inspired blog hop and all the DT have made some gorgeous and inspiring items using, yep you guessed it, Creative Expressions Ribbons!

I hope you have been hoping along and leaving a comment at each of the blogs as there are some £15 crafty stash bundles (including Creative Expressions Ribbons, That Special Touch masks and art supplies from Cosmic Shimmer) up for grabs and several chances of winning if you comment on each of the DT’s blogs. 

And there is no exception today with my Creative Expressions Ribbon make that I’ve called ‘Heart Strings’. Up for grabs are the ribbons and my favourite brads I’ve used in this make plus the Creative Expressions first and second project books – so don’t forget to leave a comment!

For my make I’ve used the ribbons and turned them into a working surface by gluing them onto card and painting them with Gesso.

For the heart I backed the ribbon with Vilene Bondaweb then used ribbon like a fabric to make the quilted, distressed heart. The screws holding the heart strings are the Creative Expressions screw top brads. The whole piece is backed onto a 6 x 6 clear-primed canvas board.

You still have time to go checkout the rest of the DT’s amazing ribbon makes and to sign up to their giveaways as the hop is open until Sunday and the winners will be announced on the Creative Expression blog on Monday.

Here is the blog list:

Tracy Evans

Trish Latimer

Jean Gursoy

Trace Metcalfe

Gillian Simson

Tracey Laughton

Shary Nettleship 

Michelle Webb

Kim Dellow (you are here!)

Good luck!


109 thoughts on “Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop”

  1. What an imagination you have to come up with such a clever and inspired idea of making the heart and background out of ribbon in totally different ways, also love the brads!

  2. Oh Kim, What a fab idea, I have seen so many fabulous ideas ths past few days on this Brilliant Blog Hop!!
    I hope Creative Expressions do it again, I have now discovered lots more blogs that I would like to follow, including yours, such a fabulous source of inspiration,thanks.
    Crafty Hugs Kim,
    Sandra Riley

  3. Hi Kim
    Love this and you've given me a idea, my nephew is getting married in Aug. I could get a horseshoe and cover it with ribbon and hang a heart like yours hanging in the middle, or could be a copy cat and make this as a wall hanging for their new home. Thank you for sharing amazing what you have all done with ribbon and thank you for all your hard work, great instructions and photos. Thank you team Creative Expressions what great products and a inspiring Blog Hop!

    Fiona P

  4. Yet another stunning idea for the ribbon, Kim – love your distressed ribbon heart. Thanx for the chance to win in the hop.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  5. Hi Kim wow I really love what you've done with the ribbon, the heart looks lovely. I've never really done any sewing but I might have to try this as it looks so sweet and seems relatively easy to do!! Lol hope creative expressions do this blog hop again as I have really enjoyed it and have got a lot of ideas from it. Love Lesley x

  6. Its so shabby chic Kim I love it I really dont get my sewing machine out enough but this is very inspirational .Hopefully when I get my own craftroom I will have it out and leave it out LOL
    Thank you x

  7. Hi Kim,
    This is gorgeous, what a fab idea. Love the heart!
    Thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop. Brilliant DT with so many fantastic ideas. Thank you for all the inspiration. Linda xx

  8. Stunning creation Kim, I am useless with ribbon but you have imspired me to open up my long lost stash. Love all the texture, stitched detail on this wee beauty xx

  9. What a super duper piece of art, so tactile and lovely to enjoy seeing. really like the idea of background made entirely from the ribbon. thanks for sharing and for chance to win. crafty hugs x

  10. Hi Kim,

    Stunning canvas, love the stitched border and of course the padded tattered heart, great use of ribbon to create the background too 🙂

    Donna Jones

  11. Oh wow Kim what a gorgeous project!! And a clever idea of using gesso with the ribbon, fab effect!! TFS & I really need to have a wee try at this too!!!
    Fantastic Blog Hop from all the team!
    Hugs, Ann xx

  12. Hi Kim, love this blog hop and have found so many different uses for ribbon, what clever ladies you all are. Love you project and may have to give it a try.

    Wilma x x

  13. What a lovely project you made for the hop, it was really great to come back to day and see it. Great heart! Have a crafty weekend, x

  14. Wow Wow Wow. another fabulous idea. I have been so inspired by all the blogs I cant wait to start my crsting weekend……oh thats now it's Friday !!!!!!

    Hugs n stuff and thank you all

    Carol B

  15. Ooooh! yet another very different idea. Absolutely brilliant love it, sure I shall have to pinch that one and try it out, assuming you don't mind of course. Think they are all fantastic and thank you all for such inspiration.

  16. Kim you are so clever, I love it! This has been a great hop with so many different ideas, and that ribbon looks so versatile.

    Carol x

  17. Hi Kim, I would never have guessed that you used ribbon to make a fabric like background for your card and also the heart. Great inspiration! Hugs, Anne x

  18. Great project Kim, love the way that you've used the ribbon. Will definately have to give this a try. TFS & for the chance to win. Hugs xNx

  19. This is lovely Kim. It's been a joy blog hopping & seeing all the different creations that everyone has made. It's certainly opened my eyes to lots of different ideas. I certainly love this project, I just wasn't/aren't very good at sewing….still! It's great! xx Love Karen xx

  20. Kim, Wow! Your canvas is seriously cool. I don't know which idea I like best – using the ribbon as a background covered in gesso (big gesso fan at the moment 🙂 ) or using it as a fabric. I have to try both. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa x

  21. OMG! Kim, I want this canvas. I can't believe it actually sounds doable for a newbie. It will mean raiding my daughter's stash though as I don't have the brads & can't wait for them to arrive. Hope she doesn't notice 😉 Barbara x

  22. Such a beautiful project. I can see this in an open frame either sitting on a sideboard, table or hanging on the wall. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Michelle E x

  23. Love the idea of using the ribbon with gesso as a background. Anything with a heart gets my vote! Really enjoyed seeing everyone's work. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  24. What a totally fabulous make… that ticking heart is to die for, and I love it strung up with those industrial brads! Shabby paper and the burlap background… could it be any more perfect?!
    Alison x

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