Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Heat guns at the ready!



Today over on Gingersnap Creations there's a new Spicy Supply Challenge starting. The site is sponsored this month, as mentioned in previous posts, by Serendipity Stamps (as used on my card shown above and below) is the new theme of embossing powder.

Here I used the embossing powders as a paint substitute shown more clearly in the top image.

The background was created using my favourite technique of applying inks and water to a waterproof sheet and soaking up the colour on paper.



Looking at the natue image on the card I LONNNNNNG for this snow to disappear and see the green of all things natural again. We woke to loads more snow this morning. *sigh*

Keep warm....get those heat guns out for a bit of embossing! :0))

31 comments:

Joanne said...

Got both my heat guns out but blow (sorry for the pun) the embossing, I need to thaw my fingers first!! Love this card to bits especially the image. x

Sandy said...

OMG this is very impressive.
Absolutely gorgeous. Love them.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is so beautiful!!!!!

Jo said...

Oooo love this... its so delicate and gorgeous. Particularly like the addition of the flower. Beautiful!

Linda said...

This is delightful Jo! I would definitely buy your card if I saw it in a shop. The pink flower is a perfect touch.
And I agree with you.....I'm ready for the signs of springtime.
We've had enough snow!!!
x

joanne wardle said...

just gorgeous!!!!
love the use of embossing powder

Lottie said...

I haven't used my embossing powders for to soooooooo long - thank you for giving me an idea and a 'kick' start into getting them out and using them. What a superb stamped image - like you I adore all things nature and am looking forward to this white canvas outside, to turn shades of green.

Janny said...

Gorgeous Jo!

JeanFB said...

Jo, I absolutely LOVE this card... the beautiful colors, the shimmer the embossing adds, your wonderful inking in the background and coloring of the image... it just speaks to me :) Gorgeous!

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning card just love everything about it. I can't wait to see those first snowdrops and crocus

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Jo this is so beautiful!
I love your background and your embossing and beautifully coloured image just divine!
Love that flower!
hugs
kim x

craftimamma said...

Thanks for sharing that fabulous way to use embossing powders. The technique suits that gorgeous image perfectly.

We woke up to black ice everywhere this morning. It was impossible to stand almost and cars were going everywhere and now we've had more icing sugar snow all day. Enough, no more, want it gone!!!!

Lesley Xx

Piddawinkle said...

that is such a clever idea Jo, bet if I tried it would end up a right old mess, but I might just give it a go, day off tomorrow, ignore housework and play, thats the idea

alcoholinky said...

what a stunning card Jo. the background works so well with the image,your colouring is so clever and the embossing round the edges adds a lovely texture.

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love the effect you produced both with the background and the embossing powder!

Jennie said...

love the effect :) great card

Cath Wilson said...

One of my favourite ways of making backgrounds, too :) Love the effect and the word stamp is fab - one of my big weaknesses. Love the fungi, too... You're always so inspiring!

Karin said...

What a fabulous card Jo. I love this style and it works so well with that super stamp.

lisa said...

Jo you're work is amazing, I absolutely adore this and using the embossing as paint is inspired. I shall definitely be having a go.
The set of cards from your last post are lovely too. What a beautiful iamge.
Here's longing for spring!!

Lisax

Paula said...

Love the texture you have created with this.

Shannon said...

I absolutely adore this card Jo. I just love the dimension and texture on it. Awesome!!! Oh and by the way, Happy New Year to you and yours.

Ali Manning said...

This is stunning, Jo!

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful! I'm going to look around on your blog!

LME said...

Beautiful :)

Rein said...

Beautiful!

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Jo, this is sooooo beautiful!!!!

Hugs,
Ellenxxx

Zoechaos said...

Completely blown away this is so lovely, it should be framed and hung somewhere for all to see.

Greensleeves said...

The colour scheme is fabulous,Jo! Most beautiful piece.

Kathy said...

wow this is stunning!

plo said...

This is seriously beautiful and makes me want to order that stamp now!

Riet said...

Oh boy, what a beautiful things you make.
It take's my breath away.