Jul 11, 2014

"The Hippy In Me"

Embossing Powder Resist
is the 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).

My idea this time around was to instead of having the white of the card showing through, that I would have some bright colours showing. 



What people may not realise is that I always start my cards with just white cardstock.
A total blank canvas, so to speak, each time.
 
On this one I have coloured up the background with a variety of bright colours then clear embossed this Indigo Blue 'Juliet' stamp.
I did this 3 times because I kept stuffing it up...don't ask...lol

I  have used WOW embossing powder and -wow- what a difference! 
Because it is a super fine powder the detail of the stamp shows up much better.  
And you can win some if you are the winner of this challenge!!!

Next came the fun part!
I just swiped black ink straight across the whole image.
I used the edge of the ink pad to extend the black out the back and then added a flourish stamp to give the impression of hair flowing.

To finish I just added some extra flowers and butterflies and then layered the main panel on some extra bright panel that I had inked up.
And that is it!



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 in the following challenges ~

12 comments:

Buttons said...

Superb Dot. You area a creative magician with stamps in your hands and this is positively beautiful. Jenny x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Dot! This is gorgeous! Thank you, I'm feeling inspired ;) Ingrid x

rachel said...

this is amazing Dot - love it xx

ElizabethR said...

Love this Dot, the colours are gorgeous. Elizabeth xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a stunning creation! This is truly psychedelic!!! I can imagine it on some '70s album cover! I love it and the technique you used sounds brilliant! I'm so glad I popped over from FB to take a closer look! Julie Ann xxx

Cornelia W said...

This is simply amazing!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, your take on this technique is wonderful. Love the idea with the bright colored background. Like you I always start with a card blank.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Dot, love this colourful make and brilliant use of that fantastic stamp!!!

Terry said...

This is so dramatic, Dot! I love the colors and embossing resist, which is such a great effect! Hugs!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I am absolutely in love with this card! And when I read that you always start out with white cardstock, I had to give you a mental high-five! That is an amazing transformation! I think I would have a panic attack if I started with a blank white canvas, so I'm really impressed with your creative vision that could turn white into this stunning piece. I am a color-holic, so I really liked all the bright bold colors you used and the way you streaked them across the background. Great clear embossing resist technique and the stamp you chose is perfect! I like how you took it a step further by giving the impression of more flowing hair with the black flourishes. And those flowers and butterflies that you added give it just the right hint of dimension. I also like the integration of the harlequin pattern around the edges. I really do feel inspired by this, so thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful design Dot and great contrast with the colors and black. xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card!! The colourful background is so vibrant and absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!