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Happy Summer and July CE Friends! Wow we are already half way through this year. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.
It’s time for our monthly challenge! This month we are having a combined challenge with the gals over at Paper Wings Productions. We have our usual inspiration picture and the twist is to dry or heat emboss something on your project. Please let us know in your post how our picture inspired your project. Be sure to stop by the aviary (paper wings productions blog) to see what they created and play along with theirs for a chance to win a 20.00 credit to their store.
Now lets see how the team was inspired.
This month’s challenge was to emboss on our project! This was indeed a challenge for me! I can’t remember the last time I embossed anything! I decided to do a birthday card for my grandmother (she just turned 91). I really love the wavy music note border so that’s where my inspiration began. I was also inspired by the blue in the challenge photo. I painted the heart silver with a sharpie!
This months inspiration photo spoke tropical to me. I pulled out some of the tropical colors and played with some pictures of my cousin. She is on a beach taking photos of the final days of her first pregnancy. I used the CE brick stamp in the BG. I actually used it as a mask. Stay tuned for how I achieved that. Then I embossed small areas around the CE Antique clock with Lindy’s embossing powder. For My flourishes (Flourish set 20) I covered in gesso. Dry embossed then wet embossed them with 2 different colors of Lindy’s embossing powder and lightly inked the edges with a black little inker. I used the Flying Unicorn KOM July for the rest of the items in the LO. Lots of fun playing with Creative Embellishment products!!! Hope to see you playing along with us!
When I saw the inspiration picture for this month challenge I thought “exotic, tropical, adventure”. So, I decided to use this picture – we are taking a bath with elephants in India, an unforgettable experience for me!
I used Creative Embellishments’ Circles stamp and Distressed Moroccan Stamp to create my background. I added extra dimension with gesso and a masking template. When the gesso has dried, I repeated the stars pattern with a blue ink. To finish off my background design, I added the fancy corners using black embossing powder and clear stamps. To embellish my picture I used Creative Embellishments Social Hash Tags chipboard set and View Master Set of 5 chipboard set. I altered the #ME title with black embossing powder and the picture wheel from the View Master Set of 5 with brown embossing powder.
I hope I managed to inspire you! And I can’t wait to see your creations!
I have to agree with Michelle its been a long time since I embossed anything. I was inspired by the Hibicus flowers, the colors and the water in the background of the inspiration picture. I altered the Flourish Frame 2, Flourish Set 22, Summertime title all the same way. I first applied gesso to all the chipboard pieces. I the applied mist with a paint brush haphazardly on each piece. I did the same when it came to heat embossing the pieces. I didn’t fully cover them except for the title piece. I was trying to achieve a water like effect. For the Hibiscus after applying gesso I applied prima chalk edger in an orange color. I then added some red around the edges and a bit in the center of the petals with a gelato. For the centers I heat embossed with yellow embossing powder. I altered the dragonfly with red heat embossing powder on top half of the piece and applied red acrylic paint to the bottom half. I stamped some images with the new paint splat trio stamps and our circle bokeh stamp. I also added a little bumble bee to the hibiscus that I altered using faber castell big pitt pens and a butterfly flair button.