Friday 11 July 2014

Can you 'Resist' a challenge?

Happy Friday folks!

Have you 'resisted' the current Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge?  There's still time to join in you know ...... as always there's a fab prize up for grabs ...... this month's sponsors are WOW! Embossing Powders

The winner of this month's challenge will receive a set of the latest, brand new Embossing Glitters in 6 fabulous mouthwatering colours and, not only that ...... the winner gets their work published in the best craft magazine on the market too!

I'm still living it up in Las Vegas ..... we've got a few more days left yet to enjoy the fun .... boy is it HOT!!!! over here though.  That'll teach me to come to the desert in July!

Not one to miss out on all the Take It Make It Challenge fun though,  I've got another inspiration piece for you today using the Embossing Resist technique

I've used the Stylised Flowers from IndigoBlu as my embossed image ...... stamped onto white cardstock using Versamark ink then embossed with a WOW Detail White embossing powder.

I then added my colours to the background using Distress inks ...... starting with the blue shades at the bottom and blending into the purple towards the top.  See how the embossing 'resists' the ink.  Once the colour has been applied to the background, to make the image pop that little bit more, polish over the top of the embossing just to remove any left over ink.

The moon was created by adding a punched paper circle onto the card before starting with the Distress inks

The sentiment is from Inkylicious, stamped with Black Versafine ink, across the top of the card.  And the silhouette grasses across the bottom are from an IndigoBlu set of stamps that make up part of the current Craft Stamper Subscription gift ...... stamped using Black versafine again, first and second generation stamping.

I must confess that the little butterfly was a last minute add on ...... a cover up!   You know the sort of thing I mean.  You've just about finished your design, you're really pleased with how it turned out then ..... from out of nowhere there's a black mark ...... a dirty great ink smudge, and there's nothing you can do to remove it .... argghhh!!!!

Butterfly to the rescue ..... I stamped the little guy onto the card (to cover the black mark) then stamped him again onto a separate piece of card, coloured with the Distress inks.  I cut him out and layered him over the top, raising one of the wings slightly to give a touch of dimension ......

Problem solved!  A great little cover up ..... saves doing the whole design from scratch again.

As always the design has been carried on inside the card ...... same colours of Distress, used the moon again and stamped the Stylised Flowers.

A bit of layering with some black cardstock and a touch of glitter to the flowers on the front is the finishing touch.

Now it's your turn.  You have until Wednesday 23rd July to get your entries in, and the winner will be announced on Friday 25th.  Can you 'resist'?  Good luck everyone.

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio from Vegas!



ElizabethR said...

I love this Linda the colour's are so delicate and pretty, god bless the butterflies lol. Hope you are having a fab time over there. Elizabeth xxx

Redanne said...

Beautiful Linda, I love how the embossed flowers seem to shine in the moonlight - so pretty! Anne xx