Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Just In Time

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope your week is going well so far.

As always I'm chasing my tail and just scraping in with a couple of challenges today.

Firstly, Frankie's Tag It On Challenge is to "Impress", not to amaze folk, but rather to impress a stamp into something. I have chosen to triple emboss, a favourite technique of mine. I painted the tag background with acrylic paint and stamped with some bubble wrap on top using a contrasting colour. On top of the paint I stamped with a Paperartsy college flower using Peeled Paint Distress ink and finally added the circles of triple embossing which was done using Cosmic Shimmer UTEE. The circles had gold perfect pearls rubbed over the top to highlight the embossing.

I am also scraping in last minute with this fortnight's Stampman Challenge which is to pick a favourite project from 2010 They are also having a Blog Hop and there is still time to join in as it runs until Thursday 13th January. Just pop over to the Challenge blog and start hopping. They have some terrific prizes on offer.

For my favourite project I have chosen the card I made for my lovely MIL's 70th Birthday. Her favourite flowers are snowdrops and my blogging friend Lynda very kindly sent me this image and this is the card I made with it.

Thanks for stopping by and hello to my lovely new followers. How nice to start the New Year with some new Blogging Buddies.


chris said...

Oh wow lOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH, they are very special hugs chris xx


A beautiful tag Lisa - love the colours and the triple embossed pieces. I rememebr your beautiful snowdrop card - it really is fabulous and I can see why you chose it as your favourite of the year. See you soon - Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous tag Lisa love the triple embossing buttons. Gosh is it a year since that card? WOW it flew by. XOXO Zoe

Jill said...

Just fabulous for both projects Lisa, fancy doing a tutorial on triple embossing as I am not very good at it! What gorgeous colours for your tag and the card is so beautiful. Jill x

Beryl said...

Two gorgeous projects. I can see why the card was one of your favourite projects of the year. The tag is lovely - How did you get the UTEE in such perfect circles may I ask?
Beryl xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Beautiful creations.

Love your tag. The triple embossing is brilliant and those are such gorgeous colours.

I can remember the card you have chosen for your favourite. It is still as beautiful as the first time I saw it.

Good luck with the valentine makes.

Love Jules xx

sandra de said...

Gorgeous tag and lovely card in previous post. thanks for commenting on my crayon resist tute. Sandra xx

Jill said...

Hi again Lisa, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and I shall look forward to the tutorial!! Jill x

Lesley said...

Hello Lisa,
Just wanted to thank you for leaving me such a lovely message on my blog - I really appreciate it particularly as I have been AWOL for so long.
I have a cup of coffee so will sip contentedly while a browse your lovely creations.
Happy New Year.
Lesley x

Twiglet said...

Lovely projects there!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous projects and I can see why you chose the snowdrops as your favourite of 2010! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man challenge.

CINDY said...

Fantastic projects but I LOVE that snowdrop card. I'm always chasing my tail as well!! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Anderson said...

Those snowdrops look fab combined with the punch, so effective! And a great choice for the StampMan challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at The StampMan challenge :)

craftimamma said...

These are both gorgeous but I have to say the card is really something special. Somebody, somewhere was really chuffed to receive that. Love that beautiful green.

Lesley Xx