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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Heat Embossing - Craft Room Challenge DT

Hi, I hope you're all coping well with the heat here in the UK - I daren't moan, as I really don't like winter one little bit!  At the Craft-Room Challenge, we launch a new theme for the next fortnight, which has been chosen by our lovely and very talented hostess Suzanne, who would like to see:

Heat Embossing

Suzanne says:
I selected my theme based on the past couple of summers we have had here in the UK - which have been far from good.  I thought we may do with a bit of "heat" although if we are at present experiencing a heatwave then the theme may prove a little unpopular as the last thing we will all want is to get those heat guns out ...whoops!  However I would love to see your heat embossing on your crafty projects......

Now, I will admit to getting my challenges mixed up this fortnight, and actually made the next one instead (so you will now see that in 2 weeks!), so I had to get my skates on.  This is what I made/altered:


I used a shabby chic style mdf heart which I picked up as part of a set of two from Dunelm Mill for  just £1.  I decided that the patterned side would be the back, and I altered the plain white side.

On the actual heart I used Versamark ink to stamp parts of the La Blanche rose around the edge, then embossed with clear ep.  Colour was added with alcohol ink mixed with blending solution on my craft mat and stippled on with a stencil brush.  I ironed the clear embossing back off to reveal the roses in white.  It has a gorgeous, and very shabby, appearance around the edges which happened without me even trying!  I'm going back to stock up on these, lol!

The SU sentiment was also stamped in Versamark onto a piece of painted chipboard, then embossed with gold ep.  Metallic paste has been used on the edges of both the sentiment panel and the heart itself. 

A SU brad was added to embellish, along with a seam binding bow at the top of the heart.


This fortnight we are very kindly sponsored by one of our regular sponsors:



We are also joined by our Guest Designer for July, Helene aka 2am Scrapper - please visit her blog if you haven't already done so, as her creations are fabulous.

For a little more inspiration, please pop over to the challenge to see what the other ladies have created for you - they really are beautiful makes.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and the beautiful weather were having, if you're in the UK.  
Thank you for your visit :-)

Maria xxxxx

10 comments:

Netty said...

Love your pretty altered heart with its gold embossing, x

hazel said...

Your heart is beautiful Maria - the colour is lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Jean Straw said...

This heart is beautiful Maria, I love the rose background and the gold embossing.
Jean x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful altered heart Maria simply love what you have created here. XOXO Zoe

butterfly said...

So sweet and romantic - lovely.
Alison x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Another gorgeous hanging from you Maria ...this one is so delicate and pretty! PS...how come you pick up such wonderful bargains lol xx

Debi said...

this hanging is just so pretty and girly, and so vintage! I Love it :-) Debi xxoxo

Esther said...

This is so pretty Maria - I really must get to Dunelm Mill!! Esther xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Maria this is beautifully delicate.
Perfect alteration.
Wishes
Lynne

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning as always Maria! What beautiful colours you've used and I love the touch of gold. Vicky x