Friday 8 April 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 17 - Embossing

Yay another Stamp Man challenge and for the next 2 weeks we are asking you to show us some embossing. This challenge is being hosted by the newest member of the Stamp Man team, Neil from Neelz Expressionz. If you haven't yet found Neil's blog do go over and take a look at his fabulous work and inspiration. You won't be sorry.

For my DT piece I have used heat emboss, dry embossing and had my very first play with UTEE. I have created a little wall hanging.

Wooden oval back from an old photo frame
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Embossing ink and black embossing powder
One of my own photographs
TH stamps - artful flight and shabby french
Cuttlebug text embossing folder
Stazon inks - black and timber brown
Handmade paper roses
Utte and melt pot

Two coats of gesso on the oval and edge with black embossing powder.
Cut photo to desired shape, stamp images and sentiment and run through embossing folder, sand the top layer.
Make roses (TH style) and dip in hot UTEE.
Add wire to hang.

Please see the May edition of the Craft Stamper magazine for Jean Franks Beck article on Picture Perfect which gave me the inspiration to use a photograph in this piece.

Don't forget you can win a £10.00 voucher for the Stamp Man shop if you enter and are chosen as the winner so I look forward to seeing you in the challenge list.

I hope you have had a good week and have will have a great weekend to come. This is a scheduled post as I am in Cyprus still, so I will let you know how it's been when I get back.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous wall those flowers
Hope you are having a great time at the wedding
Lisa x

Margreet said...

wow, Brenda, this is awesome....hope you enjoy your time in Cyprus!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, those flowers are really lovely. Enjoy your stay in Cyprus. Hugs xxx

The Stamp Man said...

A lovely project Brenda, and well done on your first go at UTEE, (is it really your first go???), WOW, those flowers are lovely!

That photo idea is great, reminds me that years ago we used to keep looking at the sky waiting for days for the right kind of clouds then take pictures of them to stamp scenes on, you've inspired me, must to do it again:)

I hope you are having a lovely time

Jill x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I so need to get a melting pot ! Sue C x

Vicky said...

Just beautiful Brenda... and I hope you are having a fabby holiday too..!

hugs Vicky xx

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful project Brenda. Have a great time on your holiday. thanks for sharing. Angela

craftymum said...

Oh Brenda this is wonderful.
hugs sarah x

Netty said...

Beautiful little hanging Brenda. Have fun in Cyprus. Annette x

cheryl said...

oh hun,this is gorgeous,love the,piece,adore the flowers,must get me some more of the clear,utee,this is just brilliant hun,hugs cherylxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is beautiful the colours, design image and the flowers look super.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love your flowers, I can't believe it's the first time you've used your melt pot. Hope you are having a lovely holiday x

Anonymous said...

Wow Brenda, this is absolutely gorgeous, those flowers are fantastic. I absolutely love how you did them
Have a super weekend
take care for now
June x

Zue said...

Very pretty Brenda. UTEE is so useful, don't you think. You have made a fantastic'll soon be hooked if you are not already! Lovely litlle wall-hanging!!!
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Wow Brenda, this is fab, love your flowers too. Hugs Suzanne

Val said...

This is really pretty - flowers just amazing.

Hope the Cyprus sun has been good,.


chris said...

wow Brenda amazing flowers on you beautiful wall hanging, so special. hope you are doing ok, sorry I havent been around much, hugs chris xx

Unknown said...

WOW!!!! Brenda this is just an amazing piece of work love your flowers stunning chum, Hope your having a wonderful relaxing holiday,
Lots Hugs
Sarah x