Tuesday 1 May 2012

Emboss It! Craft-Room Challenge DT

Hi, what fantastic entries we had in the "Ink It" challenge, over at the Craft-Room -  Nikki will have a very tough job choosing a top 3.  The winner of the random draw, and the top 3, will be posted on Tuesday, 8th May.

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! 
I have mounted three Tando mini book pages onto a piece of wood which has been coloured with Liberon dye and swiped with Inka Gold in Platinum.

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.

Maria x 


hazel said...

I love your altered plank of wood Maria, everything about it is beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

Love how you used that plank of wood to create a gorgeous wall hanging! Beautiful embossing! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful project. Great colors and details.
Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

Zoechaos said...

Maria this evolved into something delightful Pinks and Blues a colour scheme that never occurs to me! XOXO Zoe

Judy McKay said...

Great altered plank. Great details and art work. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Jean said...

Another gorgeous hanging Maria. those CI stamps are among my favourites and I love the colours you used. Your sister will love it. Jean x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Maria...this is just stunning. It's going to look lovely adorning your sister's wall. Suzanne :)

Debi said...

just stunning! Debi x

Shirley-Anne said...

Will become a treasured momento , I am sure. This beautiful work of art is a credit to the artist ! Thanks for sharing on Craftymess Challenge Blog

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
beautiful details, love them all, it's a gorgeous creation;-))m

craft-roomjulia said...

Another stunning creation Maria, the colours are just perfect for the images, simply adore this. Julia xxxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, what a beautiful item, hun! Love the serene colours and scene - truly gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend xxx

* Shell B.* said...

Wow wonderful altered plank!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us a Come and Get It, Good Luck!


Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, this is gorgeous, the colours are amazing. I love the halo effect you have achieved around the stamped images and it looks perfect mounted onto the wood. My Dunelm Mills no longer stocks lace, a real shame as I used to get some lovely pieces there. Have a great BHW & thanks for joining us again at FSC. XX

Vicky Hayes said...

To take 'a plank of wood' and turn it into this fabulous hanging takes my breath away Maria! I love the swirly embossing and you've created a really lovely nostalgic feel with the colours. Vicky x

Anonymous said...

Hello Maria
Oh isn't this beautiful and such a wonderful nostalgic feel to it.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.