Tuesday, 14 April 2015

I'm Still Here

I have been a bit remiss in not blogging as regularly as I'd like but have actually scanned some of the samples which I made for the recent demonstration days so should have a few things to show you.  I was demonstrating just some of the uses for embossing powders both ultra thick and the normal kind.  I wasn't able to get into using the Melt Pot though because they don't actually stock that item so restricted my demonstrations to just using the heat gun.  I was also asked to show some ways of using Distress inks  so you can imagine that my hands got somewhat 'coloured' throughout the day - thank goodness for baby wipes and kitchen roll - no way I could escape to join a queue for the 'facilities' to wash hands!!  I had made some card samples and also decorated the covers of a few purchased sketch books.  This one which is roughly A5 size had quite a large 'tile' cut out from offcuts of mountboard, sponged with Distress inks, overstamped with a bird cage stamp and some swirls around the edges.  Three layers of ultra thick powder were melted onto this to give a lovely enamelled effect. The background was a piece of card sponged with Distress inks in the same colours; Some more of the inks sponged through stencils;  overstamped with swirls and a bird; then some texture medium applied through a mask in areas to give it texture.  The wording was produced on the computer to fit into a die cut bookplate which I'd also coloured and heat embossed with three layers.

Stamps used - from Chocolate Baroque
Stencils /Masks - Tim Holtz and Special Touch
Distress inks pads - Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserve
Bookplate - from Tim Holtz die (large tag with two bookplates)


  1. Love the colours. - should think everyone loved your sample

  2. Lovely card Val fabulous colours and stamps


  3. This is gorgeous Val, great use of the DI's and EP. Great to see you again.

    Sue xx

  4. I love your notebook cover Val
    Jackie x

  5. Fab notebook Val, love the embossed tile! Glad you had a good day of demoing:)
    Val x

  6. So great to see this Val! Jenny x