Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Heat It Up...

...The weather? Yes please!!! More snow here today so I reckon it is a good excuse for staying indoors and getting crafty....my Mojo has come home!! Actually, I found it lurking under a pile of Christmas papers...thanks for everyone's lovely comments on my last post though...bless you all...and some made me LOL too :O)) Enough about Mojo...it is time to tell you about the new Gingersnap Creations challenge which starts today; sponsored by Serendipity Stamps means that there is some Blog Candy up for grabs too...and the challenge is... Embossing...**BTW, please pop by on Sunday, I am doing another tutorial for the Gingersnaps all about this** However...best laid plans and all that... I ended up using white embossing powder and some Adirondack pigment inks...and unfortunately, no matter how I try to take a pic of this card, it just doesn't want to look like it is in the real...click on the pic to make it bigger if you fancy a proper gander at it though :O))




Anyways, just very quickly...I embossed the image on white card, using clear Gloss Boss ink and white powder, heat setting and then using Cut & Dry foam to blend Juniper and Eggplant inks over the top. I repeated the same method for the sentiment *which actually says Magic Happens* and also for the flutterbys. I also added a square of Stampbord...inking and stamping and then scratching at it and then roughly UTEEing around the edges to make them blend in with the rest of the card.




Thanks for looking...oh and guess what???? It is 7 years ago today since I started crafting! All those years, where have they got to? I had a hoot yesterday, I found some cards I made when I first started crafting...oh dear...they were awful and I thought, at the time, that they were fab...it is good to see how much I have learned over the years, the inspirations I have met along the way...but, most importantly...the friends I have made because of this strange addiction...thank you :O))

Hels x

15 comments:

LME said...

Lovely subtle colours :)

Juls said...

Just beautiful!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is really elegant and wonderful.
Really gorgeous work hun.

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful as always....and NO more SNOW please...hugs Shaz xx

Helen said...

When I saw this on Gingersnap this morning, I thought how fab it looked, and it looks even nicer here! Love the different angles you've snapped it at - one advantage of not just having to scan everything.
I've had enought of the snow now....

Cheryl said...

love this the colurs are great love cheryl xx

Elaine A said...

Hels -

I love this card! The colors and your technique are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us and I'm glad you found your Mojo!

Elaine Allen

Rachel said...

What a brilliant colour combination. And the card looks so ethereal. Just beautiful.

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful ... just beautiful X

Lottie said...

Nowt wrong with your fantatic mojo lady - perhaps it was just having a little day off. The card looks stunning to me and I am so glad that you took that 'side view' photo - it really shows the depth, and dimensions and makes it look even more gorgeous.

7 years you have been crafting - wow - that make me still in the playgroup creche stage at the moment - how wonderful.

Still snow, snow, thick thick snow, bucketting down again all afternoon - sigh -

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Hels. I just love the colours.
Lesley x

craftytrog said...

A truly stunning card hun! xx

Jennie said...

cool card or should that be hot ( embossing , get it! lol) don't mind me been one of those days:)
talkingo fcards I found one I made err when I was about 7! maybe I should show it on my blog?
xxx

Shar said...

This card is sooo great, Hels! I can't wait for your tutorial!

LiveArt said...

Gorgeous card in beautiful colours Hels :)
Here's my entry Thank you for looking!!

Linda

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