Monday, 30 May 2011

LIM Choose a square#2

Hi I've been playing again with embossing powders this time and Smooch inks, lovely rich inks, yummy stuff, this is what I made.



The recipe at LIM is pick a square It's a great challenge, pop over and have a peek, join in it's fun!
 I chose the middle, again but only because my embossed piece was too big for the corners and didn't look balanced!
This was loads of fun, I've always loved embossing powder anyway but then they invented thick embossing powder, yum:0)
Stamped into the hot powder with
Stampendous Cling Peony Square
Painted with Smooch ink, Sassy pink and Luscious lime, yum yum:0) I got mine on my trip to the Craft Barn.
I liked the way the ink let the colour underneath show through and the leaves became translucent. Also I liked the way the melted powder oozed out off the square card when I pushed the stamp in.

More beauty sleep's needed and so many people are trying it now, I think it's a craze that'll catch on! If anyone has any success, please get in touch. I have yet to master the technique but as you know I won't let that stop me! TTFN peeps, have fun:0) xxx

47 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Yummy all those vibrant shimmery colours and texture and then wonderful green card stock think I rather like this card! XOXO Zoe

Mandi said...

How scrumptious MaC!
Gorgeous colours
This week is proving extremely popular!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Netty said...

Love your embossed square, its such fun to do.
Another fab card for LIM. Annette x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great textural piece, lovely colours. I've always loved UTEE. Tracy x

Margaret said...

Wow this is lovely, what gorgeous colours!!
Margaret x

Esther said...

Well - and you wowed at my card ! this is stunning...amazing, I just love that oozy, glorious, smoochy square. I too love thick embossing tho haven't done any for a while - you may just have re-kindled something...why is it always bedtime when I want to keep crafting!! (you were right about my LIM card and inking the mask BTW - had another go and it looked much better! Esther xx

Craftilicious said...

great effect from the deep embossing technique and I love the colours you chose :-)

Debgem said...

I absolutely love this card - lime green is one of my favourite colours and it works so well with the embossed image. Just wonderful!!

ThinkInk Creative said...

Like. Like. Like.

This is so bright and cheerful. I've never tried this technique before and in fact, have never bought any of the products you've used. Maybe one day....

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Shirley said...

Wow, Mac, that is lovely and I have that stamp!!! You have really inspired me with this one! TFS the colors too!

Carla said...

it's beautiful!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous ! This one looks so much fun all sqidgy and gorgeous with sch amazing colours, love that lime green too.

Marie

Paula said...

very striking especially on the green card base.

Kristel said...

That is really beautiful! Love it Gay
Hugs Kristel

Suze Bain said...

What a fab effect, great colour and texture, could be used for all sorts of embellies. Super duper! xx

craftattack said...

Great piece, love it! Hugs, Valerie

joanne wardle said...

ooo that looks so rich. brilliant

Ancient Elf said...

Super! Gorgeous deep embossing.
Regards
Dawn

Angela said...

This is super-luxe, MC! (Or I guess I can call you GP now!)
So lovely! I'm sure I would've made a big mess with this technique, but you've hit it on the head. Great job!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful, an interesting technique!

Annie said...

I love your deep embossed flowery square and such pretty colours you chose.
hugs, annie x

Marlena M. said...

Lovely, intense colors. Very dramatic and eye catching! ;)

Linda R. said...

Well my friend all I can say is WOW!!!!
You have done it again.. You are always wowing me when I stop in here.. (is wowing even a word?)
Hee Hee.. Hope you have an awesome day!!

Hugs, Linda

Lynn said...

The embossed square is so yummy! The colours are magnificent. I might even invest in some thick embossing powder. Over at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight you can enter a new technique you have tried - this would be ideal. Congratulations on getting your 100 followers, and yes I did lose my family for a few days, but they are back now - so all smiles! Lynn x

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo - great card and a fab technique too

Kathyk

Ang C said...

A lovely card - great colours

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, love your colour choice too hugs Pops x x x

GoonerGirl said...

Wow Mac this is amazing, I just love the colours, think I need to get some of this think embossing powder :O)... Chris xx

Linda said...

Who says white space has to be white :-) This is a great card. I had to read it twice to figure out what you'd done...and now I might have to give this a go. Looks liek you're on your way to mastering it though!
TFS
Linda :-)

Katina said...

Wow!!! Fabulous technique and such a striking card! xx

Lynne said...

Stunning!!! Love love love the deep embossed square and adore the colour of the base card.
Lynne xxx

Carol said...

This is fab and very effective. Carol x

massofhair said...

Both your cards are amazing this week! Lost my mojo this week, tried to come up with something but not a pretty site...
Hope you are having a great week:-)

Jules said...

Loving this fab technique.

I love the oozing too!!!

Love Jules xx

Chrissie said...

Looks like you had loads of fun with this one Gay and the end result is stunning!
Love it!
Thanks again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - that card sure has IMPACT hon. Fab!

Hugs, Sandra

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow fab colours....your card is so eyecatching.

Anne

Susan said...

Really?!?! How could you?!?!? Posting such a gorgeous piece and then not sharing HOW you did it! You MUST share....please?!? LOL!! I do love the look of this!!!
My card is HERE

Debbie said...

Gorgeous!

Junie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW I just adore this kind of look and you do it beautifully!! JUST LOVE IT

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Mrs MaC! This is an astonishing piece of work! It looks like shell and framed with the white space is even more effective. Vx

Sally H said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! Fab colours

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning! Take that off the card and it's a piece of jewellery! You are too funny... please get some sleep. LOL

Rachelxx said...

Love playing with UTE too :-) Great effect - love the way it flows off the square ...........

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Gay - what lush colours. LOVE the lime green and pink together and the Ultra Thick embossed square is fabulous.

Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

The Crystal Elephant said...

Wow! What a fab card. xx

Bonnie said...

What an interesting technique! I love the beautiful colors and the interesting pattern! Great job!