Friday, 26 June 2015

Interesting Technique

Hello Welcome.  A special big hi and hello to Mrs A.  So pleased you have joined my happy following.  I really appreciate all my followers, friends, lurkers and passin' thrus.  Hugz all round.  

OK, this one was inspired to life by Marks Finest Papers Challenge of white embossing on kraft.  So I decided to go big and use the Winter Wonderland Plate 6 from Paperartsy.  Love this lady

OK, so I quite liked the curtains but the definition of the main image is a bit chancy.  Then someone decided the stars would look great with a bit of blue!!  Need to get me a hamster to blame for artistic mistakes and triumphs LOL

 So I decided to stamp her again and emboss with black.  Then I fussy cut her and added her to my panel.  But I liked the white stars!! so I stamped them again and embossed with white and stuck them on.  That's better.

I deliberately left a border when I stamped cos I had an idea to colour it so it looked like a picture frame.  I have used Bazzill as my substrate.  I like that the texture of the Bazzill shows through the embossing.  But it didn't like the embossing, warped like crazy, and it didn't like when I started adding diluted Walnut Stain to the edge.  First, it sucked up the liquid like a man three days in the desert.  Then it went floppy and soft like a wet tissue.  So I got a nice colour but when I tried to pick the piece off the desk the edge ended up a bit dog eared.  So I thought 'Why not?' and really scrunched it up.  And with the Walnut Stain colour it ended up looking like old leather.  Now, maybe someone has had this happy accident before and shared with you, but just in case I thought I'd explain how I did the edge.  I will definitely be investigating this technique again.  

Joining the fun at
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 267 - White Embossing on Kraft Cardstock
DRS Challenge 180 - Oh My Stars
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
OCS June Challenge - Anything Goes 

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  1. All good but I love the negative Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

  2. White on Kraft - a winning combo! I like her better in white - makes it more mysterious!

  3. I think you've done a fabulous job.....the journey crafting takes us on, eh? And that border - well, obv 'meant to be'!!!! Oh, and the Hamster ran away with his blue star back to some one else's blog, eh??!!!!! LOL!!!

  4. you have a great stamp set Gail and this lady look so adorable on kraft paper
    wish you or me win the stamp set on the Hop
    I do hopping like you did too my friend
    oh ya please tell me your bday date sweety
    I want to send a bday card for you as you have sent me one the adorable Boot card in purple..
    hugs, Monika

  5. another fabulous card Gail! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....

    I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. LOVE the embossing on kraft! So beautiful!

  7. This turned out fabulous!! I like the white on Kraft embossing!! Looks great! I do like her in black better too! Thanks for sharing with DRS Designs!

  8. This is so neat! I love both images! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic journey. I love reading how cards are either planned or come about. Love the final card.

    Thanks for sharing at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.

  10. Great work; and thanks for sharing your process, it's great to see what happens for other card-iacs.


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