Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Enjoy your Embossing !

We're kicking off the second week of the Frilly and Funkie challenge today. Our host is the lovely Jenny and here's what she has to say:

For this one you need to make a vintage or shabby chic project of your choice and remember to include some embossing. Use your favourite embossing methods (wet, dry, heat, or any other techniques you want to share) - just enjoy your embossing!


The problem with this challenge was I just couldn't make up my mind which kind of embossing to do! I decided to use an MDF tag shape that I've had for a while. I painted it first with Gesso then I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of paper and cut out the shape around the words. I placed the piece of paper onto the tag then used the Tim Holtz stencil and Ranger Texture paste and spread it over the top. When the piece of paper was removed it left the perfect shape for the text to be stamped later. After the paste was dry I painted over the whole tag using Fresco Finish paints creating a gradient of colour. Then I replaced the stencil and pressed Versamark ink over the top, removed the stencil then sprinkled Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder over the top. The powder melted beautifully over the texture paste ! I used the same stencil and added some stencilling to the area without paste then stamped the sentiment.


I pressed the edges onto the Versamark pad then used Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder again.


I love the flowers from the Wendy Vecchi Artful Life stamp set. I painted some white card with Fresco Finish paint then used Snowflake Fresco Finish over the top which knowck back the colour.




The flowers were cut out and then layered onto the tag.





I stamped some leaves from the same Wendy Vecchi stamp set and cut them out and arranged them among the flowers along with some pieces of coloured twine.




The sentiment is by Yvonne Blair, if you've not seen any of Yvonne's stamps you really need to check them out in Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique, they are all fabulous ! 

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to Frilly and Funkie to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.


16 comments:

  1. Superb Sue!!! I love the way you use those flowers and going the extra mile with the edges of the tag make it even more special! Jenny x

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  2. This color palette is just so gorgeous! I loved reading how you created this incredible texture on the tag. Can I come over and play for an afternoon? Or just watch you play? LOL It's stunning!

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  3. Delicious - love that embossed texture paste - it looks fabulous tone on tone, and the flowers are lovely.
    Alison xx

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  4. Ooh, your color combo is fabulous, Sue! The embossing is gorgeous too - thanks for explaining how you did it. Beautiful Wendy flowers and yes, Yvonne Blair's sentiments stamps are so lovely! Beautiful take on this week's challenge over at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Gorgeous tag! Those lovely layered flowers and the lovely green textured background have me thinking of spring! I am happy to be joining the team!

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  6. Gorgeous Sue. Love the vibrant purple flowers against the green background. Great embossing choice too. hugs :)

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  7. ooo this is super - gorgeous contrast - love it x

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  8. Love the embossed texture paste and that background colour is lush! Love Yvonne's sentiment stamp too. Just gorgeous!

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  9. INCREDIBLY STUNNING... in love with these two colors together Sue. BEAUTIFUL! j.

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  10. A stunning tag, Sue, with wonderful colour palette and great embossing! Loving those flowers!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

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  11. Sue this is such a fabulous tag. I love the effect you achieve by adding embossing powder on top of the wet paste. The raised areas really stand out. Lovely qute as well. Your flowers look so pretty. Great color combo.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

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  12. Gorgeous tag Sue, fabulous idea to mask off your stamping area before stenciling with the texture paste and love how you've continued the inked stencil under your sentiment! Really lovely flowers as well, love it all! Deb xo

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  13. I'm going to have to remember this technique because I was so impressed with how the words were sunken into the embossing. I'm glad you explained because I would have been scratching my head for awhile trying to figure it out!

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  14. Your tag is amazing, Sue! I was wondering how you got the sentiment perfectly placed within that gorgeous embossing, and rushed over here for a closer look. The idea for masking the sentiment is brilliant, as is obvious from the beautiful results. And those layered Wendy flowers are sooooooo pretty!! I love your palette of greens and lavenders. Your tag makes me feel so happy!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  15. Your tag is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors and fun dimension!
    The embossing looks amazing!
    Sherrie K

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  16. GORGEOUS tag, Sue! I love your technique; so unique and an idea I must try! Your colors are lovely and this piece breathes spring into the air! Love it! So inspiring on so many levels! Hugs!

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