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Thursday, August 7, 2014

August ePlay Challenge ~ Embossing

Hi everyone! It's Bonnie here today to welcome you to our August ePlay Challenge. Our challenges are about encouraging you to explore your creative journey and inspiring you to step outside of your comfort zone. Following our chosen theme, we'd love for you submit your artwork, share a unique card, scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, home décor project, or anything that you’re excited to share!  One project will be chosen at the end of this month-long challenge and will be awarded a $25 shop voucher for the eclectic Paperie store. It just might be you! The theme that I have chosen as this month's host is Embossing...any kind: wet, dry, embossing paste.

I started out by spritzing an un-gessoed page in my 7x10 art journal page with Art Anthology Colour Sprays in Watermelon, Glorious, and Timeless...a lovely combination. While that was drying, I chose three different TH Alterations Texture Fades embossing folders: Riveted Metal, Diamond Plate; Gears. Three black #8 tags were embossed and the embossing highlighted with 4 colours of Inka Gold. The tags were overlapped and adhered to the sides using Scor tape.

Time for a little Studio 490 Black Embossing paste which was scraped across TCW's Mini Specimens and Tiny Circles stencils with a palette knife. Once the embossing paste was dry, white gesso was pounced through TCW's Sketch Grid with a scruffy brush.

The silhouette was cut from black cardstock using an image from the computer. Text was stamped randomly with Versamark and clear embossed. The butterfly wings were cut from a piece of designer paper which already has some glittery embossing on it. Once it was glued to the back of the silhouette, both were popped up on foam tape for added dimension.

The clock was a leftover from some Bo Bunny journalling tags from my stash which was  embossed with Wendy Vecchi's Mesh Background stamp, versamark and Black embossing powder. It was then matted in black cardstock. The clock hands were created with two of my favourite Idea-ology embellies, pen nibs. The other metal clocks came from my stash and were adhered to the page with Glossy Accents.

Most of the sentiment was computer generated and printed on white cardstock. To tone down the white and blend them with the background, they were stamped all over with Scattered Straw Distress ink and then edged with Worn Lipstick. They were then popped up on foam tape. The word, Dance, was created with Idea-ology Ransom Alpha parts as well as Alpha Tiles.

That's it for my foray into embossing for this August ePlay Challenge inspiration piece. I included wet embossing, dry embossing, Embossing Paste, and designer paper with embossing already there. You only have to include one type, although you are welcome to feature more if you want. Hope you'll join us for this challenge. To play along, simply add your project to the linky thingy below, linking back to your specific blog post. We are so excited to see your projects!


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Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that sentiment and oAll of your FAB details, Sherry! Love the dancer as a silhouette , too! FAB journal pages! Great challenge idea!

toni said...

Wonderful page Bonnie! Love your embossed tags and that wonderful figure leaping across the page! Really vibrant and dynamic ! Love this piece x

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful journal page Bonnie - so bold and bright! love the dance theme - and all the details on this!

Micki said...

Bonnie, you are the master of creating these wonderful art journal pages with all these wonderful bits and pieces and still make it cohesive. LOVE that. I really love the red wings behind the dancer. Wonderful pop of color. The overall spread is gorgeous. xoxo

Ann said...

Lovely creations.

Unknown said...

WOW- who eknew there were this many ways to emboss! Thanks for a great challenge.

Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for sharing the gorgeous inspirations and for a fab challenge theme Karen x