Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Come Fly With Me

Good morning and happy Tuesday. It's time for our new themed challenge over at Rubber Dance and this month it's 'embossing'.

 I can't imagine a project that doesn't contain embossing of some sort. When I first started crafting it was heat embossing that made me want to give it a go, and I still love seeing that powder turn shiny! Here's what I've made.

I started out by die cutting several of the Tim Holtz pocket watches, then pushing out the middles of some of them. Take no notice of the green one - it ended up in the big blue filling cabinet under my desk!

Next I squidged Versamark over my bottom copy and gave it a good coat of UTEE - mostly platinum, with a sprinkle of red and green. Ah a squidge and a sprinkle, it sounds a bit like my baking. 
Stamp at the ready, inked and ready to go when the UTEE is all melted.

I love this stamp, it's called La Mappa and it looks great, even when it's er upside down! I could have just re-heated it and stamped again, but then there would be swirls of black ink in the embossing, and to be fair you wouldn't have know it was upside down if I hadn't told you ;-)

Anyway, moving on from the upsidedown-ness, I cut and embossed a piece of TSS metal for the frame, and sanded it back. I also stamped and heat embossed Phone Home and Flying Ink Bottle.

Phone Home and the large bee from Buzzy Bees have been stamped onto shrink plastic (one of my very favourite things), coloured, and cut out.

And we're all done! 'Fly' has been cut out of the same metal sheet - I think I must have been having a bit of a green mood which is strange as it's not a colour I use that often.

Please join in with our challenge, any type of embossing is good, folders, paste, whatever.

I'm also entering my flying ladies into the That's Crafty 'anything but a card' challenge.

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Thank you very much for looking, and have a fun week x
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  1. Beautiful piece, love that pocket watch die, great idea. Enjoy your day, be good, hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely Sue, love the UTEE backdrop. Love the figures too. Tracy x

  3. A lovely fun piece. Love the stamping in the powder and those quirky people always make me smile. Hugz

  4. Great composition Sue with the winged images representing how time flies. Your shrink plastic is just the sweetest. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty and joining the *Anything but Cards* Challenge. Hugs Tracey xx

  5. Fantastic work Sue! Thanks for sharing how you made this amazing piece. Love the cute charms you've created!

  6. Your quirky characters are delightful, and all that fabulous embossed texture is beyond cool. I agree... the magic of it never gets old!
    Alison x


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