Friday, 8 April 2011

The Stampman Challenge-Embossing

Evening lovely Crafters. Summer has arrived, that must have been the shortest Spring on record, Shhh don't say that tooo loudly, I want this wonderful weather to last.

I was complaining last week about the fact that our Easter school holidays are so early this year, but with the weather being so glorious we are having a great time and have been out and about everyday and when at home we've been in the garden, so apologises for my lack of blogging activity, it is just too nice to be indoors!!

Saying that I did manage to get my DT piece done for The Stampman's new challenge this week which is Embossing. We were very sad to say cheerio to our lovely team mate Sarah, who is off on new and exciting adventures, but on a positive note we can say hello to Neil who hopefully will keep all us Ladies in order. He creates some gorgeous projects so pop over and take a look at his blog if you've got a minute.

Back to my project. I wanted to play with UTEE again but couldn't think where to start until I was watching the Clarity programme on C&C last weekend and saw a lovely card that gave me the inspiration to start. I thought the card was made by my blogging buddy Emma, but she hasn't shown it amongst her samples this week so I'm not so sure now. If it's not one of yours Emma, I apologise, but go and check out Emma's cards anyway, you won't be disappointed.

All the stamps I've used are from a Non Sequitur stamp sheet called Italy and it was in The Stampman's sale section in the shop.

The border was stamped and embossed with Moonglow Midnight Emerald Obsidian, which is the same powder I used for the central UTEE disc. The main piece of UTEE was done with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Azure and dusted with a mica powder to highlight the texture.

I brushed some Starburst Stain over the Cuttlebug Script embossed background and added a bead to the UTEE piece.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, whatever you get up too and enjoy the sunshine.


Jill said...

Wow Lisa that is certainly a gorgeous stamp! Mmm... yes I hope the weathe will hold for a week or so as well! We are away for 3 days in the van so we would like some nice weather! Keep your fingers crossed! Have a great weekend. Jill x

Emma said...

Hi Lisa!
You were absolutely right, it was one of my cards from last month's Clarity shares...but it was shown again on TV, this month!! And here it is, in all it's glory~hehe:

Your card is absolutely stunning~it's beautiful and I feel honored that my card inspired you to make this...thank you for your continued support over on my blog.
Have a wonderful weekend...
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Lesley said...

Oooo really beautiful! Jusr love the texture and colours.
Glad you're enjoying the sunshine with your family. Long may it continue!!!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous piece, Lisa. Love the depth you have created with the colour.

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous piece, Lisa. Love the depth you have created with the colour.

The Stamp Man said...

Hi Lisa

I love your card, there is so much texture in your embossed piece and the colours are gorgeous.

I hope you are all enjoying the weather this weekend!

Jill x

Sue said...

This is beautiful, you can almost feel the texture through the computer screen. According to the weather forcast we are due for another nice day again tomorrow :o) x

Beryl said...

Fab creation - love the different textures and the design.
Beryl xx

Kezzy said...

Hi lisa, im just having a catchup and seeing what i have missed. Your exploding box was gorgeous, i love doing them but have always put pics in them, next time i might have a go at doing some stamping instead. Your desks in the two wows had lots of fantastic work on them and i am not surprised that all your bookmarks sold they were stunning, and the sweet peas are brill. Im camping next week so i am taking my paint fusion dvd and bits so i can make a start and practise, you are so lucky to be on sheenas team, it must be a wonderful experience. Our kids dont break up until the 15th thats when we go camping for a week and the weather is supposed to be awful, i wish ours had broke up earlier. Not surprised your mum loved the card it was gorgeous, i have some lavinia stamps but yet again not used them yet. My problem is i have all these stamping and inks etc, but to nervous to have a go. Its like the stampman challenge i have some of there products but when i look at the challenge everyones artwork is fantastic like your embossing card and i end up shying away. I think i need a bit of confidence but watch this space i have promised myself that im going to start having a go after hols lol lol. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and hope the rest of your school hols is nice annd hopefully see you at the stampman challenge. Xx


Stunning colours and textures Lisa - love the rich turquoise. So pleased you and yours are enjoying the warm weather - fab. isn't it! (Went to Whitby today - superb)!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sam said...

Hi Lisa. I came on here last night and loved your piece so much I went onto The Stamp Man and jotted down the deets so that I may enter and put their candy on my blog. Forgot to leave you a comment though! Typical. I have just put a requirements list on my blog if you are interested in making a stamp book!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

This is just truly gorgeous.

Love your colours and textures so much.

A fantastic finished look.

I hope you had a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

chris said...

Hi Lisa, wow this is gorgeous, so shiny and beautiful. would love to have a look in the real world as it looks very tactile. hugs chris xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Lisa, this is stunning, love the colours and sheen on the UTEE piece. The base card script really sets this off.
Avril x

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous example of embossing with stamps and Ultra Thick EP Lisa. I love the colours you have used too.

Lesley Xx