Saturday, 18 June 2011

Wishing Well! Embossing paste at the Craft Barn, Yay!!

Hi There and good day to you:0)
Embossing paste, mmmmm I love it:0) Over at the Craft Barn Blog this week is the Wishing Well and the wish  for this week came from

Anne from Brittany said...I would also love to see some examples of the different embossing pastes, especially black, with stencils as I am stuck in a creative rut!

There have been some wonderfully inspiring examples on the Craft Barn blog already if you have moment  check it out. It's amazing what you can achieve with this brilliant paste and a stencil or two, any hoo this is my offering.................


I masked off carefully to exclude the third goose and the rest of the card, then swiped over with the black embossing paste.  When the paste was nearly dry, I scraped with a pokey tool or in my case an old dart! making the lines along where the feathers would lie. At the same time I painted on the smooch ink and perfect pearls. The sentiments I mat and layered and are from Crafty Individuals stamps.


Wishing Well
Click on the link to go to the Craft Barn wishing well embossing challenge and you can join in. There's a £15 voucher to win, he! he! I love it :0)


Anne won a £10 voucher to spend at the Craft Barn for asking her Wishing Well question, might be worth having a go, what do you think?
Are there techniques that you would like to see or maybe a product explained, I can't promise because it is a wishing well but good luck:0)


I used the Geese in Flight Dreamweaver stencil and Black embossing paste
Smooch ink Illuminate Pearlised top coat
Perfect Pearls Mica Powder
Add a sentiment or two from Crafty Individuals, here and here and there you go.
If you got this far congratulations and thank you for your perseverance, hugs Gay xxx :0)

23 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - cool card or what? Very classy.
Perfect crafting weather this weekend!
Hugs, Sandra

Chris said...

I agree with Sandra above :D, very classy Gay and I'm amazed that you can use black embossing paste and keep your card perfectly clean :D, there's no way on Earth that I'd be able to manage that LOL. I love it! Have a good weekend. Chris xx

craftattack said...

Cool, things like this are great to play with! Hugs, Valerie

Doreen said...

This is brilliant Gay,must have a go at this.xxx

Fleur said...

WOW ~ Stunning card, very elegant
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi sweets, sorry I haven't been around much recently - work has been frantic. Gorgeous cards, what amazing embossing... so clean and crisp. Really classy, great work as always and sooooooooo inspirational! Jo x

Ancient Elf said...

Very elegant card Gay. Black embossing paste looks very interesting.
Regards
Dawn

Esther said...

Hi - hope you're enjoying the weekend ! these are great - I've never used embossing paste, it's added to my 'must have a go' list! Thanks for your birthday wishes and all your lovely comments you leave me.... Esther xx

Shirley said...

I love your card and googled black embossing paste blog and here's what I got:
1. http://dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/2010/08/study-in-black-glossy-embossing-paste.html

2. http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/108705-djc/1615843-stencil-workshop-embossing-paste-mica-powder/

3. http://www.maggielamarre.com/2011/04/fun-with-dreamweaver-and-goosebumps.html

There are more too! HTH :-)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gay this is beautiful , strong dynamic and very stylish I love it.

Marie

Jenny said...

This is lovely Gay, the dreamweaver stencils are just fab for this technique. Love how you drew the feathers in :)
Jenny x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creation, I love how you have used the dart to highlight the feathers, so effective. Lovely. Tracy x

Vicky Hayes said...

How beautiful Gay - it reminds me of that fairy tale about the seven swans...

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow, this is great! Definately will have to look into this. Love seeing different techniques I haven't tried. Thanks for the inspiration.

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

simply beautiful!!!! love the B&W combination

Debgem said...

This is such beautiful card. I like the effect you've got with the feathers! Very elegant card.

I've not played with embossing paste and stencils yet!! But I may have to think about it now!

Stamps and Paper said...

These card are lovely and black and white is always stunning.

Anne

Pops x said...

This is beautiful sweetie, stunning work hugs pops x

Lynn said...

Truly wonderful. I think I might like to play with embossing paste too. :-) Lynn x

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous! Love it Gay. Kim

Esther said...

Hey there, me again - thanks for the tip about my profile...I'm sure it hasn't always been like that but have sorted it now hopefully...hope you've had a good weekend..Esther xx

massofhair said...

Another spectacular card and don't know how you kept it so clean! Thanks for the tutorial on how to apply and then do the wings, great tip.

I've used the Viva Ferro metallic pastes and adore using them, the results are amazing:-)

Emily Leiphart said...

You always come up with the most ingenious ideas! The embossing paste on the wings make them come to life! I love the feathery texture it gives them.