Moving onto our new challenge, it was Esther's turn to choose the theme and she has chosen "Emboss It" - please pop over to Esther's blog and have a look around, as her creations are fabulous. The usual rules apply - check out the Craft-Room blog for full details.
My creation started out as something completely different, then I found a plank of wood and it all changed, lol. Embossing is something I do like, but certainly don't do enough of. I've used a combination of embossing techniques on this, and it even hangs as well!
The three chipboard book pages were covered in gesso mixed with a little Wedgewood Blue acrylic paint, then I added Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Fired Brick. I spritzed with water to blend and dried with a heat gun. The two end pieces were then stamped with a SU swirl background stamp in Chipped Sapphire and embossed with clear embossing powder - it's really made the swirls pop. The middle piece was dry embossed with a lovely elegant embossing folder I won from Marie at Dolly Daydreams in the Get Creative Challenge, towards the end of last year.
The CI images were stamped onto white card coloured with Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, and Stormy Sky Distress Inks, and edged with Chipped Sapphire.
I coloured the images with some of the inks spritzed with a little water.
The two sentiments were stamped on the offcuts of the card from the images, then triple embossed with clear UTEE. I have a bit of glitter on my Versamark pad and this has transferred onto the sentiments and given them a slight twinkle, which looks quite nice.
I've added some sparkly lace (Dunelm Mill) across the bottom of each piece, a metal heart inscribed with "Love" between the two sentiments and topped with a tiny pink diamante, then mounted them all onto the piece of wood. I had my other half search high and low for two eye-hooks to screw into the top of the wood so I could use some cord to hang it from :-)
These CI images remind me of when we used to visit my nana in Southern Ireland each year as children, and my sister and I would play on the beach at the end of her front garden, so I'm going to give this to my sister for her birthday next month.
The challenge this fortnight is sponsored by:
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If you would like a little inspiration, check out the creations by the rest of the DT as they really are fantastic.
I would like to enter my wall hanging into The Fashionable Stamping Challenge, as they also have a theme of embossing at the moment, Craftymess would like to see Distressing or Embossing, and Come and Get It Challenges would like to see Anything But A Card,
I hope you all enjoy your week, and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your embossed creations.