lunedì 9 maggio 2016

SIMON MONDAY CHALLENGE: EMBOSS IT!



Ciao a tutti! Lunedì è sinonimo di nuova sfida su Simon Syas Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Oggi vogliamo vedere cosa significa per voi EMBOSS IT! Fateci vedere quale genere di embossing preferite e cosa potete inventare! Questa è la seconda settimana  che ospitiamo come  Designer spotlight   Kassa aka Delight in the detail, andata sul suo blog, è un'artista fantastica!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Today the challenge is
EMBOSS IT
This week we are using embossing folders, heat embossing and using embossing pastes. If you can think of other ways to emboss we would love to see your techniques too!
This is the second week we have as Designer spotlight  the lovely and super talented Kassa aka Delight In The Detail into the Designer Spotlight. If you haven’t seen Kassa’s  blog then you are in for a great treat! Please pop by and leave her a comment.



Oramai lo sapete che il tema marino è uno dei miei preferiti, probabilmente per via dei colori che di solito si usano in queste creazioni!
Il mio embossing è a caldo usando le polveri Stampendous sulla fustella Sand & sea. Mi piacciono queste polveri perchè sono mixabili in modo eccezionale e io sono una "piccola chimica", nel senso che adoro mischiare e sperimentare! Per il background invece ho proseguito sul Paper Mosaic kit, della tag di Aprile!

You know I love the sea theme! Sand & sea die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix is  perfect for this challenge! I love to  mix embossing powders. For my project I used  various Stampendous powders:  Stampendous SHABBY WHITE Embossing Enamel, Stampendous AGED IVORY Embossing Enamel and a  little pinch of  Stampendous AGED COPPER Embossing Enamel. Background was created with the Paper mosaic technique: it seems really the ocean!





Cominciamo dall'alto: il piccolo cerchio entro cui passa il nastro è embossato a caldo seguendo QUESTO tutorial della geniale Wendy Vecchi, che fornisce una vera ricetta, con tanto di dosi da usare per ottenere questo risultato! Provate è fantastico!
Sulla sand dollars invece mi sono sbizzarrita con le polveri Stampendous: Aged Ivory, Shabby white e un pizzico di Copper. Nei contorni Distress Crayon Walnut stain!
La stella ha come base il Grout del paper Mosaic colorato con un a goccia di Walnut stain Distress paint e il mosaico è fatto con ritagli della collezione Dapper.
La parola SEA invece l'ho ricavata dalla Stacked Word Christmas Decorative strip di Tim Holtz, che qualche anno ce l'ha ma a me piace sempre tantissimo! Ho tagliato su cartoncino Craftcore core'dinations e embossato a caldo con polvere clear.

Let's start from the top: the small circle was created  following  THIS brilliant Wendy Vecchi's tutorial, which provides the recipe, complete with dosages to be used to achieve this! You try:  is fantastic!
On sand dollar I had fun with the Stampendous powders: Aged Ivory, Shabby white and a pinch of Copper, Walnut Stain Distress Crayon on the edges.
The base of the star is Grout (paper Mosaic kits) colored with a drop of Walnut Stain Distress paint and the mosaic is made with scraps of Dapper collection.
I obtained the word SEA from Stacked Word Christmas Decorative strip of Tim Holtz: I cut it  on cardboard Craftcore core'dinations and embossed  with clear powder.


Per lo sfondo come vi ho detto ho usato la tecnica della tag di Aprile , ho preparato una base con alcohol ink  ( i colori che ho usato li trovate in fondo nella lista dei materiali) e con la fustella Mixed medis 3 Thinlits. Ma quanto mi piace questa tecnica? All'inizio non credevo e invece mi ha davvero appassionato!

For the background, I used the technique of April tag, I prepared a base with alcohol ink  ( you find all  colors I used at the bottom in the supplies list) and I cut with the punch Mixed Media 3. How I love this technique?






Il pesciolino non lo troverete in nessuno shop perchè..... era il pendente di  un orecchino spaiato che ho conservato e che avevo fatto io!!! Ovviamente era diverso, nella parte centrale aveva delle righe arancioni veramente orribili, ma l'embossing a caldo ..... risolve molti problemi!

You'll not find the little fish at no on line shop ..... because it  was the pendant of an unpaired earring that I have kept! Of course it was different, in the central part had some really horrible orange stripes, but  heat embossing ..... solves many problems!





Ora tocca a voi! Come sempre partecipando alla nostra sfida potrete vincere un buono a estrazione da 50$ da spendere sul favoloso store di SIMON SAYS STAMP!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!



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Grazie per essere passati, ci vediamo qui presto!
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon here!

Barbara




24 commenti:

Lorraine A ha detto...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Barbara! I love the whole sea theme! the colours and details are perfect, this is the Mediterranean on a tag! ;-)

luv
Lols x x x

Macarena ha detto...

Mamma Mia! This is amazing! I absolutely LOVE the structures and beautiful colors! Thank you for this mosaic inspiration. Hugs, Marzena

Janeen ha detto...

I came by to say What a beautiful project this is. Saw it on the Simon page.

Catherine ha detto...

I love your tag, Barbara. The design and colors are amazing. Cathie

Lisa :) ha detto...

What an amazing tag!!!!

Stephanie Leykauf ha detto...

Stunning tag, Barbara! The texture is spot on and makes me wish I was at the beach! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Gail ha detto...

I would love to hold this piece of art in my hand and feel the texture - TFS

Candy C ha detto...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barbara!!! This ocean themed tag is so full of detail and gorgeous elements! I adore the teal color in the background. I love how you've created that dimensional background. I love how it's mounted on kraft paper. I love the sand dollar with all of its texture. Girl, you are so talented! I am in awe! <3

Redanne ha detto...

Barbara, I think this may be my favourite tag of yours EVER, EVER!! I love the gorgeous mosaic background, the colour is just superb and I love all the wonderful texture you created with the embossing! Gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Maura Hibbitts ha detto...

Barbara, this is so beautiful, I feel like I am at the ocean! Love the blues! You are so good with the mosaics, wonderful background and starfish. hugs, maura

Brenda Brown ha detto...

I adore this beautifully embossed tag Barbara and I so long vet all the textured effects you achieved xxx

Kath Stewart ha detto...

beautiful tag Barbara...love the mosaic effect and the gorgeous Frantage Sand Dollar...hugs kath xxx

butterfly ha detto...

Glorious - the glossy mosaic fragments make the light dance and dazzle as it does on the water as you sit beside the sea - a magical effect and a brilliant summer time tag. Your sandy sand dollar is genius!
Alison x

ßeulah ßee ha detto...

Wow! Amazing techniques and such a beautiful tag. I wonder if you live near the sea for your love of it. The blue is a wonderful color and the sandy sand dollar is the best. You are becoming a master mosaic artist, too.

Cathy ha detto...

Gorgeous tag, these techniques look amazing, Cathy x

Debbie Nutt ha detto...

Your tag is absolutely beautiful! It so reminds me of the ocean's beauty. You captured it well.

Meihsia Liu ha detto...

This is such a gorgeous tag, Barbara. Love the beautiful colors and the sand dollar is so pretty. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr ha detto...

This is a wonderful work of art! The colors are so dreamy and the textures were so perfect for the beach you theme you created. Such beautiful details, too, like the ring around your tag's hole. You always inspire and this made me long for the beach!!

Sandra ha detto...

Stunning tag, Barbara! Love the sea theme! The aqua blue touches along with the sandy-ness. Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Anita in France ha detto...

Wow, Barbara ... what an amazing tag ... such gorgeous texture and dimension ... perfect with the sea theme! Anita :)

Anna-Karin ha detto...

This tag is wonderful Barbara! I adore the gorgeous textures you got here and wonderful background. Beautiful sea theme!

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli ha detto...

ADORO ALL'ENNESIMA POTENZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anita Houston ha detto...

Wowzers!!! Fabulous tag! I LOVE the sparkly hole, and love the mosaic! Gorgeous make!

A Pink ha detto...

Super Superb! Barbara and yet another fine example of creativity , design and execution . I could look at it for hours and dream of the open sea. Thankyou for sharing and always inspiring .
hugs x