Good evening. I wasn't sure I'd have anything to post today as I have been busy Spring Cleaning then doing a bit of ironing whilst watching Create & Craft :o)
I watched Fran Seiford from Stampendous and was in awe of her gorgeous techniques and was soooooo tempted to ask John for the products she was using for my birthday next week when I thought I would have an experiment with the range of Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders and Jewel Flakes I already have.
Here's my take on the 'Encrusted Jewel' technique
I started with a 14cm square piece of Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl card and dabbed various colours of shimmer chalks to create background.
Then I stamped the Kanban image from the Jasper set using Versamark and added Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black EP but before I heat embossed this I added various other colours and types of Embossing Powders and also added some of the Glitter Jewels before heating from underneath.
You can just about see the sparkle from the encrusted Glitter Jewels - IRL it is fabulous :o)
This panel was then simply mat and layered onto a co-ordinating piece of card and a sentiment from Hobby Arts added to the corner to finish it off.
I was thrilled with the results and I can't wait to have another go :o)
I may still be tempted to get the products from Stampendous as well as the colours they have are stunning :o)
Challenges I would like to enter:
Art with no Boundaries - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Embossing
Pile it On - Sparkle and Shine
Crafts for Eternity - Something New (technique)
Don't forget there is still time to enter my birthday candy - draw will be made on my birthday 1st May
see sidebar for details :o)
Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a wonderful evening.