Thank you for your visits and comments, all of which are very very much appreciated! My friend Amy (we run the workshops together) has taken the plunge and entered the land of blog! She will be showing all her lovely creations at http://craftylittleideas.blogspot.co.uk , so please if you can, give her a warm welcome!
For me, it's time for this week's creation for Hels Sheridan's weekly Sunday Stamper challenge: I really look forward to this little piece of my crafty week!
Another Tag this week and this time I have been trying one of the techniques in this month's Sunday Stamper magazine stencils Masterclass. This one is using a mask with texture paste...
I used a floral mask with white card and taped the mask to the card with low tack tape. Then using the texture paste I spread it over the mask making sure all the areas were covered and using it more thickly in some areas to give different textures. Then I removed the mask (washing it immediately) and sprinkled with Heritage Rose Sparkle embossing powder. This was a late night project that was very much improvised as I went along (which is why I didn't photograph it for a tutorial, but am happy to do so for a future project).
When I started off I had no idea what I was going to make and what colours I was going to use, so I dipped my hand into my embossing powder drawer and picked out one I haven't used in years!
Back to the tag....I then heat embossed the tag.Just like with the Dreamweaver stencils I've been using, the embossing powder will bubble and create a very tactile effect. After I had heat embossed, I coloured the white areas with silver metallic promarker. I could have embossed it on mat silver card, but hadn't decided what I wanted the background colour to be at the start!
I cut rectangles from the embossed card and roughed up the edges a little, then I matted and layered using the same card as the tag and a silky silver card. The sentiment (which ahem...includes the word DREAM), is from a Creative Expressions stamp set. I stamped it with black archival and embossed with the same powder as the mask, then inked with Dusty Concord, which complemented it quite well. The card I used to back the tag and cut out the heart die is from a Tim Holz paper pad and the dream ticket attached to the heart is an Ideology Adage ticket, all of which have been inked with Fired Brick.
To finish off I added some ribbon double-sided in dark purple and red, which matches both colours I've used.
Thanks for dropping by and as it's Wednesday, I'll be back later with my WOYWW post, let's see what's lurking on my desk at the end of the day!