Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Feel the heat

We've had some lovely hot weather over the last week or so and Carol and I decided to take the lead from that and apply some heat to our Tando technique pieces this week with some heat embossing. Do pop over to the Tando blog to see what Carol's been up to, too!

I chose an ATC to work with and used the emboss resist technique.

The sentiment and flowers were embossed with white powder and then I flooded each petal area with watercolour and used a drop of reinker to colour the background before sponging over some sequin waste with a second shade of green. I also "stamped" a couple of leaves by pressing an inked-up skeleton leaf on there.

Stamps:
Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)
Sentiment from CHF (retired)

Paper:
Chipboard ATC from Tando Creative

Ink:
Versamark by Tsukineko
Adirondack by Ranger (Lettuce and Pesto)

Other:
Detail white embossing powder by Stampendous
Pink watercolour pencil
Sequin waste
Skeleton leaf


The beauty of the white lined board for projects like these is that you get a really solid base that doesn't warp at all when you apply heat for the embossing and your colours go on true without any priming - gotta love something that lets you stamp and go!

Thanks for stopping by!

PS - have you seen the new Andy Skinner stamp line? Andy's new to the world of stamp designs and has just had his first sets released by Personal Impressions. There's a competition running on his blog with a fab prize, why not check it out?

10 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

really beautiful

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, I'm a big fan of the whiteboard too xxx

Karen said...

I always forget about this technique. Daft really as it looks so lovely when its done. Gorgeous atc xxx

Carol said...

what gorgeous vibrant colours Joanne - striking ATC there xx

Minxy said...

I love the combo of grungy with pretty :D

Rachelxx said...

Love it!

Sid said...

Fab ATC !!

Hazel said...

Great technique and fab colours x

Traceyr said...

Loving the hot colours Joanne and the trick with the sequin waste is a great one. Thanks.

:)

Gez said...

Great Atc Joanne.. great colour combo :)