Sunday 22 April 2012

FSC - Embossing

My second post today and slightly later than normal for Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Another fortnight gone and another challenge where the theme is to use embossing - dry or heat - and on my sample this week there is lots of heat embossing, the background, the clock and the butterflies.

This is an 8 x 8 scrapbook page and has slightly curled - hence the odd shape to it.

I made the background by making a stamp Tim Holtz style (see his new book P66 to see how to do it) and using this and the TH Mona Lisa and Paris stamps with embossing ink and applying clear embossing powder over the images on black card. When dry I painted over the whole piece with white, burnt umber, honeydew and london fog acrylic paints and before this was perfectly dry I wiped over the embossed designs to remove most of it. This exposed the black embossed images through the paint layer to create a shabby vintage look.

The clock and photo mount are TH dies, the clock was heat embossed with weathered wood distress embossing powder and the mount was given a burnt umber coat of paint and then the crackle effect made with paperartsy crackle glaze and white and honeydew paints over the top.

The butterflies are white downloaded vintage images given a spritz with water and distress stains, heat dried and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

I love using watercolour paper to make flowers and I used a mix of tattered floral die-cuts and hand drawn cut outs to make these. A mix of vintage photo, and walnut stain DIs and weathered wood and walnut stain DSs have given these a vintage effect.

The photo is circa 1969 and someone I know really well lol.
Finished off with some collage elements, what do you think?

I am entering this into the Creative Craft World challenge this month to make something smaller than 12 x 12 and to include black.

Enjoy your Sunday.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 challenges - Black cardstock
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies



cheryl said...

oh Hun this is brilliant just love the background you have created with those stamps its so effective,one super page Hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

Fliss said...

A stunning layout Brenda and your shabby embossed background and those flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
Fliss xx

Laura said...

Love the shabby chic look you have created. Great technique which I haven't used for ages. Must give it a go again. Thanks for the inspiration. Awesome tutorial and those watercolour paper flowers are lush. Great idea.

Gina said...

What a gorgeous page! I really like those butterflies :D XXX

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda...Love the background!!! A great technique, and thankyou for explaining it so well. (Is that you in the pic???) And the flowers are just a perfect way to finish it all off.
Wow, a great page Brenda.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, how wonderful, this Scrapbook page looks fantastic. Love the background, the clock, the flowers and all :)

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous! The colours are scrummy and I just love the background and your handmade flowers. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, what a fabulous background technique, will have to oik out my book and have a look. The whole layout is stunning, with the beautiful flower your cool beautiful photo. xx

catherine said...

Hi Brenda this is gorgeous and so creative. I am going to start my book of techniques when I have moved so will have to try and catch up with you all working through it. Need to do creative chemistry as well!! Fab work
x catherine

Karin said...

wonderful page, great background, lovely colors!

May said...

Beautiful layout Brenda.. the background is fab.. love the flowers! Hugs May x x x

Eileen said...

This is super work Brenda... I have Tims book and will read page 66! I must say I am well impressed with the Watercolour paper flowers ... very pretty .. Mmmm .....I'll pinch that idea then !

Eileen xxxxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Brenda, your scrapbook page is gorgeous! What a wonderful technique you've used and your page looks so soft and romantic! Stunning!!! Have a nice Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Sam & Poppy said...

Wow Brenda! This is stunning. Loving all the details :o)
Wishing you a lovely day,
Hugs Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, thank you so much for visiting. In return I get to see your beautiful work. It's fabulous. We have a huge very old walnut tree. Last Fall, I gathered some of the nuts with their outer covering, filled an old paint barrel with water and just let the walnuts sit over the winter. I am using the resulting dye now on my papers and fabrics. Love it! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. :)

Terry said...

Brenda, Wow! Love this layout and the background. The flowers and butterflies frame that most "adorable" young lady so well! Beautiful! Have a lovely Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda
The background is so full of interest and I imagine the texture in reality is striking.
A wonderful layout.
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

Martina said...

Oh, Brenda - what a lovely Shabby Chic layout! Beautifully created (as always).
Have a nice start in the next week

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great layout, Brenda! Love the way you've followed the curve of the clock with your flowers and butterflies... this is so beautiful!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous layout, love the stamping and the elements you added.
Yvonne x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is gorgeous Brenda!! The detailed explanation really helped to see how you achieved this fab layout. You really are one talented lady!!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous stamping on this Benda, and absolutely stunning flowers, a great frame for that lovely photo.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous layout Brenda, love the background technique you've used and the flowers are gorgeous. Sue C x

Margreet said...

How could I miss this fab LO, Brenda??...I think because we are busy renovating the bathroom (finished now) and sleeping floor...I know, a bad for your tutorial about that gorgeous flower...hope everything is fine with you!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout! Love the way the Mona Lisa mirrors the fab central photo!

Ellie Knol said...

xxxx ellie xxx

Shirl said...

Just knew the image was you as soon as I saw it in the gallery ... not changed a bit sweets. Lovely piece of artwork.

Hugs Shirley x x

susibee said...

Love how you have done the background and your flowers are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

MiniOwner said...

Your work is fabulous. Well done. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Scattychick said...

This is really lovely and I love the background such a clever idea :) Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World