Jul 4, 2014

"The Aussie Outback"

Embossing Powder Resist
is the new challenge at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge blog this month.
All you need to do is heat emboss an image/design onto the project, then colour over the top with inks/watercolour paints.
The embossing powder will resist the inks etc, and show through.
This could be for the focal point to your project, or be part of the background.
Real stamping needs to be included as well (in case you doodled with an embossing pen for your resist rather than stamped).


I couldn't resist using my new Darkroom Door stamp for this challenge with some gum leaves to create a typical outback scene.

The front panel is a one-layer piece using lots of masking.
The leaves were inked, embossed and masked one at a time
onto white card before adding the scene behind it.
Then I added the distress ink!

What I really loved about making a card this way is that I didn't need to be fussy with the inking.
Usually when you stamp an image you have to be so careful with what ink you use with your inks in case the ink runs...and be very careful with the colouring 
~ with this technique there is no running! Easy...

Because the embossing is so shiny it was difficult to get a good picture of this one.



There are some great ideas in the August issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog - with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3...and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!
Oh, and don't forget to link your work back to the Craft Stamper.

Enjoy!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~

19 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning effect Dot, and such a great technique! Love the colours you chose, looks wonderful!!!

Pops Origami said...

wonderful work Dot.

rachel said...

super effect - love this image and what you have done with it! Looking forward to joining in! Hugs rachel x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Amazing effect - might try this myself!

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Fantastic artwork, Dot.

Have a wonderful weekend

Tracy said...

So gorgeous and looks so full of textur Dot...love your card!
Hope you have a great weekend whatever you are up to :-)
Xxx

Buttons said...

And that's how you do embossed resist perfectly!!! Dot you've positively worked your magic here. I love the masked stamping/embossing to create a super scene and then that fabulous mix of colours which totally capture the Outback. Love it! Jenny x

Shirley Chillman said...

This technique is right up your street Dot. Superb inspirational make with such an amazing colour palette.

Hugs Shirl x x x

unni's scrappeboble said...

Wooow, kjempestilig :)
Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

Unni
Card and Scrap

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This is so wonderful, I can't stop examining it :) Amazing effects! Ingrid x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a masterpiece, I love every detail.

Linda said...

Wow! What can I say ...... this is a fabulous work of art Dot, I love it! xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic. Love the effects you have achieved Dot and that gorgeous outback scene xx

Cazro said...

Wow Dot, stunning techniques along with a wonderful design. I can see how much fun you had creataing this masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow and good luck in your CS entry. From a previous buddy Caz.

Debbie said...

Fantastic stamping.Such a striking card.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful hot summer colors, Dot. What a wonderful scene and those embossed leaves make the perfect frame. I can feel the summer heat from here! So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this time at Frilly and Funkie.

Hugs,
Linda

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap.
DT-Gitte.

butterfly said...

Wowzer - that is beyond cool! Stunning embossed effects... I can feel the heat haze!
Alison xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

A great effect on this card! Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of of your lovely work!