Aug 23, 2011

Embellish Challenge

In an effort to get myself more exposure in the craft world, I would like to participate in more challenges.  I hope to actually win least make top 5...but it's tough.  There's so many talented ladies that actually have degrees in design, or design team experience.  But...gotta start somewhere.  So, I would be so honored if I ever won at the Embellish Magazine that's where I hope to participate more in...with the hopes to actually winning.
So the latest challenge is a color challenge, with embossing flowers.  Here's the inspiration for the challenge.

I took this inspiration quite literally since I had a stamp that was similar to the flowers in this picture.  Here's my entry.
I definitely prefer clean and simple.  Since I used markers on my stamp to get the two colors, I had to use my versamarker so I could emboss the flowers.  I used clear powder so the color of the marker will show through.  Here's a close up of the embossing.
With the versamarker I think I should have been a bit more heavy handed..since my cardstock seemed to soak up the marker.  Even though the embossing powder was not a smooth embossed image.  I think next time I would be a bit heavier with the marker..and maybe even emboss twice to get more even coverage.  
This stamp set is from Stampin' Up, called Love & Care.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "Fillable Frames #2".  The butterfly rub on was from Studio Calico.  I used buttermilk acrylic paint mixed with water to get the splatter and I used it to soften the pink cardstock behind the sentiment.  

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  1. This is very pretty!! Great job with the colors!!

  2. This is so, so sweet. I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Embellish!