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Friday, 9 April 2010

Simply irresistible......

well not really lol. Right a few different things here to share, but a bit of a theme running through these pieces.

This first one is for the AI challenge "green and yellow" and was originally designed to be an emboss resist technique, I painted the card with an Adirondack dabber, then stamped part of one of my favourite collage stamps and clear embossed. This was then followed by a layer of green paints and when dry the embossing powder was ironed away using scrap paper. This should have revealed the yellow paint underneath, but instead it was all a bit patchy so I stamped again and embossed with gold embossing powder. Of course I didn't get it lined up perfectly the second time (close, but no cigar) and this has resulted in an attrcative shadow effect (well I think so). In order to make the text really pop out I stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acrylic and then layered it over the background, attaching with brads. Quite effective in the end - AND I made the deadline this time!!

Still on an emboss resist kick I used the technique to make this tag for Tuesday Taggers. This week's challenge is sponsored by one of my bessie cyber buddies, the gorgeous Georgina who is donating a set of paper artsy stamps as a prize.

The reason I have been stuck on the good old emboss resist technique is that I am taking part in a monthly technique swap - the theme for April is to use resist embossing to create a background - on all three of these ATCs have left the base card blank and added colour with various ink pads after clear embossing a stamped image.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE ..... I bemoaned the loss of some my artwork in my last post but it appears they have now arrived - too late to be swapped out but the hostess has kindly offered to swap out some of her cards. Typical, but I am just grateful that they have not been irretrievably lost.


Zoechaos said...

Wonderful work beautiful tag, thank you for taggin' us at TT this week.

Teri said...

Loving your tag hun!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week
Teri x

Sally H said...

Wow! Love your tag! Great ATCs too! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

georgina said...

amazing stuff Cindy, i just love them, luv Georginaxx

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous gorgeous work. I love them all and that saying on the top one is so lovely
hugs June xx

barbara (AKA Bee) said...

I love the Tag, and all the other scrummy stuff, thanks for playing at TT this week.

Bee xx

Unknown said...

I agree Cindy Georgina is just the most gorgeous lady xx Im visiting her this weekend and will hopefully introduce her to art journalling! Gorgeous tag thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

sharon said...

These are terrific Cindy...I love the technique!

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