Monday, July 28, 2014

Who's The Boss?

Hi friends, back again with my second guest design post for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! Have you all moseyed on over there yet?  Yes, awesome! No?  Well hey, what are you waiting for?  Go skedaddle, click the title it'll open in another window so you can peruse here and there at the same time :D  I've been tooting the horn for CHA so that you can dig into that old stash you forgot you had, so get busy :D

This month's second challenge is a salute to embossing. Embossing folders, heat embossing, embossing paste, embossing punches, you get the picture.  I just know you have some kind of embossing something in that outta control stash of yours.  Do a little, do a lot just do it and enter your piece in this challenge, and possibly win a prize :)

My layout features my granddaughter Aelyn when she was a wee little pixie.  Literally, she was a pixie for Halloween in 2006.  I love this pic of her and decided to go to town with the lovely July Swirlydoo's kit of the month, Celestial Summer.  Wow what a kit, it featured Blue Fern Studios gorgeous Ombre Dreams paper line!  Perfect for a dreamy fairy fantasy.  Lovely Petaloo flowers and these adorable resins from Prima.  Off the chain friends!

I've also did a step-out so you can see a bit of the process. Oh, and guess what, my tri-pod has mysteriously returned. I found it in the laundry room, so hopefully soon, I'll be doing videos again.

I really love Lindy's embossing powder.  Their selection is amazing, they have so many colors it's almost too hard to pick just a couple.  After painting my chippies with gesso and spraying with Lindy's mist, I then heat embossed with their powder.  It comes just gorgeous.  What a beautiful effect it gives.  This white powder heats to a clear gloss so your treatment isn't hidden, which I love!

Here is the finished piece -

I used all the flowers from my kit, as well as some from my stash which I embellished a bit more for effect, The chippie title came in from the alpha chippies in the kit. I did the same thing to the alpha as the heart frame.  Gesso, mist then emboss. I used a pretty purple butterfly I bought a couple of years ago at the Scrapbook Expo and the green flourish was bought there too, maybe at the same time!  I had a small piece left over and thought it went perfect there. The little resin fairy I used some purple silks acrylic that was in the kit, then gesso'd then glued the wing tips and dipped in glitter.

After misting my leafy flourish, I then heat embossed it with a beautiful green powder that made such a pretty sheen on it.  The little round dew drops I made myself with my hot glue gun!  Some came in the kit, but I wanted a clear sparkle so I made my own.  I will be doing this some more.  Why spend if ya don't need to?

Product List

Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams Paper - Joyce's Dream, Charlotte's Dream
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page and Corner Punch - Lace
Prima Resin - White Fairies
Alpha Chipboard
Melissa Francis Doilies
Creative Embellishments Chipboard -  Flourish 10, Heart Flourish
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - Tea Pot Purple, Rusty Lantern Green, Steampunk Sepia, Frozen Jack Frost
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Orbit Olive, Magic Moon Pearl
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Pretty Peridot, Purple
Stickles - Eucalyptus, Crystal, Icicle
Petaloo - Botanica Collection
Butterfly - stash
Butterfly Printouts
Queen and Co - Felt Border Flourish Green
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Color Box Pigment Brush Pad - Violet

Well, I hope you like it!  I loved making it, I loved Guest Designing for Gloria's rocking challenge blog and I really hope you go check it out and give it a go!  I'll be guesting again in October my birthday month which is also my big 50, so be ready :D

Thanks for coming by,


  1. I don't like it I love it. It is perfect for a little princess. The step by step is wonderful and I could not agree with you more on the LSG mists. I just got myself a few more today ;) I love them all. Beautiful treatment on the chippies too. Love how you did this.

    1. Why thank you Val :) I can't get enough of Lindy's it's always a chore choosing what to buy!

  2. what a magical and inspired page, its is beautiful. ~Diane

  3. That is one hot and glorious page layout! I enjoyed the tutorial as well. I am in love with the flowers and the sprays and the doilies! You did a wonderful job as our guest dt this month for Craft Hoarders Anonymous! I am so happy to have had you on board!!! Giant hugs! And thank you for your support of the challenge! I appreciate it so much!

    1. It was my pleasure Gloria! Thank you for the op :)

  4. Just magic!! Thanks for being a part of the guest dt this month! xo

  5. Beautiful work. I love seeing how you went about creating. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anon.

  6. This is one amazing layout! I love the shimmery, sparkle goodness of it. Lovely colors! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anmonymous!

    1. Thank you Glenda! I had a blast :)

  7. You sprinkled this lovely layout with fairy dust! It's magical! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!



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