Thursday, September 12, 2013

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 116: TRY SOMETHING NEW (TO YOU)!

I know, I know...it's Thursday, but some things take time!  The Stampotique Designers' Challenge was posted yesterday, but only today did I have time to play with something that I bought recently.  I realize that embossing paste is not new to many, but it is to me!  I recently took a class from Ranger's Signature Designer Wendy Vecchi, watched her demo embossing paste and was immediately hooked!  That day, I bought Wendy's Studio 490 embossing paste...today I used it for the first time.

What I am showing you here is part of a larger project (soon to be revealed), so, although it may look a bit sparse, it will all come together soon!  I used a Dylusions small stencil (DYS34230) and "pushed" the embossing paste through it with an old credit card.  My intention was to colorize the paste with a bit of soft orange ink after the paste had dried, but, since I had not properly cleaned my stencil the last time I used it, the paint on the stencil colored the paste for me!  Not exactly the color I would have chosen, but at least it wasn't purple!!



The Stampotique image I have used is called Relaxin', and she just perfectly supports my quote by Lee Damsky.  If you would like to participate in this month's Stampotique Designers' Challenge, check out the details here.  Two lucky contributors will win a $30 gift certificate from Stampotique Originals at the end of this period.  You are not required to use Stampotique stamps, but, if you have them, you are encouraged to do so.

Thanks for visiting today.  Both your visits and your comments mean a lot to me!

Cheers!




26 comments:

  1. Your project is very cool so far. Great stamp and quote! So I have a question-the embossing paste is it different than molding paste or is it easier to use?

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    1. I don't know, Katy, because I don't have molding paste. But, I can tell you Wendy's embossing paste is creamy and smooth. It literally goes onto the stencil like butter on warm toast! I just love it.

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  2. Ohhhh Kay!!! I LOVE that image -- so so cute! I LOVE that quote -- so so fun! But mostly I love that your stencil wasn't fully cleaned and it coloured your paste with that gorgeous blush-red colour that complements the paper you uses -- serendipity ROCKS! It ALL looks great and makes me smile so!! Nice job. (((hugs)))

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    1. Thanks, Von! I love your comment, "serendipity ROCKS!" Yes, it does--especially since the coloring process was going to be new to me, too, and I wasn't at all sure how to do it and not get ink on everything else! ;-)

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  3. love this image and your new technique :)

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  4. Too cool Kay! Can't wait to see the rest of your project. How awesome to take a class by Wendy, herself! Have a great weekend.

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  5. Nice page Kay! and Quote is inspiring !

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  6. This is starting to look really cool Kay! Can't wait to see the end project! Is embossing paste the same as gesso paste? Love the diamond stencil! ;-)

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  7. This is so cool! and the 'happy accident' colour is fabulous! xx

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  8. Your project is looking good, and I like your 'technique' of colouring your paste - must try it. The paste I have goes on white but dries clear so I need to add colour to it, and this may work very well.

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  9. I really like it so far, can't wait to see the rest ! That quote is awesome !

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  10. I absolutely love this Kay, and don't worry, I was a day late posting too as my computer needed a new hard disk!!!! A great sentiment and very true Kay, big hugs from Poppy and me always, wishing you a great weekend xxx

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  11. So fab Kay.....the strong black, the diamond patterns, yummie!!! xox

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  12. Love this Kay! I like the text incorporated into the project. Relaxin' is one of my favorite images too.

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  13. I love Relaxin' too, and your page (or large card?) is really beautiful. Well done day, the whole things are really gorgeous ! Coco xx

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  14. Fab quote, background and your use of the torn paper. Love it

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  15. This is so beautiful Kay. Love your background and as always love your choice of words! Thank you for joining the Stampotique DC

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  16. Wow such a gorgeous piece of art. Love the quote and how beautifully you write too. Looking forward to seeing the reveal of the larger project :) Px

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  17. Yet another creation that I love. I've been wanting to try some of that embossing paste, can't wait to order some.

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  18. Oooh I love this Kay, great stencilling and I love the torn book print. I can't wait to see the whole piece! Thanks for joining in with us again at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

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  19. That looks promising!!! Love the torn book page pieces and the "accident" with the colour - and that stamp is just brilliant!

    Happy crafting!

    Claudia x

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  20. Love this Kay. Great job with the paste. I love the printed paper touches and the stamp. If you leave the stencil in place when you ink your paste you won't get the colour everywhere. Although I think your happy accident did an excellent colouring job......

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Will definitely try this again, so your advice is appreciated!!

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  21. Fabulous Kay! Thank you for joining us again at Stampotique Designer's challenge. Gez

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  22. I think the stencil color came out great, even though it was not what you were going for. I love those "accidents" that come into play during creation! Love the newsprint bits & I look forward to seeing the rest of the project! xo

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  23. Awesome work here, Kay! Love your artsy side!

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