I have been joining in the weekly Cornish Heritage Farm Summer Challenge and quite a challenge it has turned out to be - for me!
For a start, I hadn't made many cards - and now I am 'forced' to make one each week. I could made an alternative project, but I really haven't had the time.
I was out this morning, and lunch time and early afternoon we had the most horrendous storm again, right over where I live. The power kept going off - and we got hailstones again, and the roof leaked in the conservatory at one end - because they haven't been yet to repair the last damage.
But - I was able to protect the chair and catch the water - so no big deal, nothing got soaked except some towels.
It did give me the opportunity to try out the 'Resist' challenge for this week!
Oh my gosh - did I find it hard! Had several attempts - and this is my final effort.
Using a lace background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm, I stamped in clear ink onto card stock, used clear embossing powder, and heated from the reverse (as per instructions on a tutorial on their site (using different stamps).
I inked over it with Hazelnut, then ironed off the embossing powder. The other two CHF stamps you have seen me use before - and these were stamped in the usual way.
I mounted them all onto a deep purple/maroon card which I had previously stamped with Hazelnut using the Lace background stamp, so the pattern is the reverse to that of the white backing paper. I 'grunged' the little label on the tag I made too.
It is a nice effect in real life.
Looking through some magazines as I was sorting out, I noticed that the 'in thing' seems to be scattering a few petals around your art work - so I scattered all the ones I have - and luckily the colour matched - perhaps it will get my entry noticed for all the right reasons this week. LOL