I didn't get to join in with The Stampsmith Challenge last month, which I was disappointed about, but I've managed to make a little something for their current challenge "Tick Tac Toe":
At the Port Sunlight stamping fair last week, I bought a pack of metal hearts in two sizes, so I've used one of each for this. I started out by embossing twice in Stampendous Aged Ivory embossing enamel on the large heart, then ran it through my Bigshot. I then used gilding wax on the raised areas and went around the outside with a gilding pen, and added a bronze pearl at the bottom.
For the smaller heart, I covered both sides with some cream card. On one side, I coloured it with Iced Spruce DI then overstamped a SU flourish background with the same ink. I then attached Juliet and coloured with the Iced Spruce again, and added a little Distress Stickles, then attached a ribbon bow to the bottom.
For the other side, I coloured with Antique Linen DI and blended a little Iced Spruce in with it. I then stamped the same flourish with a 2nd impression in Coffee Archival Ink, and embossed the SU word "Imagine" in gold ep. I then edged both sides with a gilding pen again, attached both hearts together with some chain and rings, and hung with some ribbon.
I've left the back of the large heart plain so you can see it plain, but embossed.
This is a gift for a friend, so I'm really hoping they like it, as my mojo has been lacking more than a little lately!
I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Embossing and Texture
Right, I'm off to do some commenting, then to make a start on visiting your blogs to see what I'm missing :-)
Enjoy your week, and thanks for your patience!