Spring Bloom For Creative Expression

Hope you enjoyed the blog post over on the Craft Stamper blog about my Creative Process, I’ve certainly been enjoying your comments and thoughts on your creative processes. 

I mention that blog post because my creative process for this Creative Expressions make today was a lot more organic and quite different from that for the Spoon Angel Article. This make started with a piece of packaging that as I was taking it to the recycle bin became a Spring picture using paper piecing in my head and so this make was born.

The piece of packaging was the size you see it here (16 cm by 19 cm), I did not cut it down but I did peel off the top layer, trimmed that down, turned it over to hide the label on it and stuck it back on to the corrugations. I then added some layers of patterned paper, using up some of my stock of older papers and tore out the flower, leaves and stem shapes.

The giant butterfly uses the Creative Expressions Singles stamp Ivy Corner Stamp stamped out twice and edged with Ranger Archival ink. This stamp set has a little ladybird in it as well by the way. 

The sentiment is hand written on scraps of patterned paper and stuck on with 3D-foam for some dimension. This piece kind of grew itself from a short work to the recycle bin to a re-purposed piece of packaging. Well you guys know how much I love corrugated card!

Thanks for popping in today and if you still feel like sharing I always love hearing about people’s creative processes so feel free to tell me yours if you haven’t done so already.

Catch you later recyclators.


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.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. massofhair

    Love the organic feel of the torn papers very much and always adore swirls. Beautiful card Kim:-)

    Just been reading your article in PE about backgrounds. I love using the card which has been under all my colouring and stamping etc for my backgrounds. Totally unique as no two ever the same, also love mop up cards from spray inks too. Great article 🙂 xxx

  2. cr@fty

    Hi Kim
    Wow! I love your way of recycling lol, and the idea of using a corner stamp to make a butterfly is brilliant. Off now to see what I can recycle ?

  3. Gwyneth

    Unusual with all the torn papers, but the finished effect is lovely.

  4. Jennifer Kirk

    Hi Kim, I love all the textures and layers you use, great card:-)

  5. butterfly

    Wowzer – absolutely love this! Fab texture from the corrugated card, and brilliant dimension in all your layering – love it!
    Alison x

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