Monday, June 11, 2012

Gear Up To Celebrate

Art With No Boundaries     Anything Goes/Heavy Metal
Card Patterns     CPS169-Sketch
Our Creative Corner     Your Favorite Tim Holtz Technique 

When I started mulling over the challenge at Art With No Boundaries I pretty much knew what papers and stamps I wanted to use, but couldn't quite decide on the layout. Card Patterns was nice enough to provide me with just the right layout with their sketch for this week.
I think when you click on the picture you'll be able to see the Celebrate embossed in the center with copper embossing powder because in person it is very tactile and striking with the circle around it embossed with copper, gold, and pewter embossing powders. This is called painting with embossing powders, I first saw the idea at Stamping With Sandi . You stamp with VersaMark ink and shake the different colors of embossing powder where you want them shaking off after you sprinkle each color then heat emboss.
This is where my favorite, but very effective Tim Technique comes in for the challenge at Our Creative Corner this week--
I started with a Sahara Sand card blank, ran it through a Tim Holtz Texture Fade folder, sponged with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, and Black Soot distress inks to bring out the gears. The pattern paper from Paper Wishes was just right for cutting around for the next layer and I added the tiny brads at each corner. The pennant is made with sculpting mesh that can be cut with not your paper or ribbon scissors, but those other ones that you've already wrecked. I finished it off with the stack of gears held together with copper craft wire. The whole thing is held together with dimensionals and Scor-Tape.
Be sure to check out these two fun challenge blogs if you haven't already, it will be well worth the visit.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Beverly
Your Technique of painting with embossing powders is amazing, this card looks gorgeous, an advanced technique, as one has to be so careful not to mix up the different EP's. You have made it work because the frame looks great and so rich. Your Bg design compliments the frame wonderfully.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC we are so pleased to see your work.

Linda said...

Fantabulous card (had to make up a word because it is indescribably wonderful!!!!!)

Love the colors and textured background...and the embossing technique came out perfectly ;-)

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Paula said...

Briliant card. I love the colours and different techniques that you have used, especially the cogs in the background. Thank you for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. Please visit us again soon

Lori said...

Your painting with embossing powders is beautiful! (Got to try it.) Love the mesh banner, too! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

A lot of luscious layers here! You did the embossing tech perfect! I love that's it the focal point! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super piece of work here, Beverly! I love the inked embossing folder technique and that technique with the various colors of EP is very cool. What a wonderful effect it creates. So happy that you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!


whoistracy said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Love that embossing. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

Thrift Peddlers said...

Beverly, This is so very cool and it was great that you shared your technique for doing this. Thank you for joining us on Art With No Boundaries. Always a pleasure to come and see your Art.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Ellis said...

Beautiful card and great to hear about the different techniques you've used! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lots of gorgeous layers here, Beverly! Wow! The embossing technique looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner! :)