Happy April!! This week‘s Designer Challenge: Focus on Technique - dry embossing.
This is my step DD the year she turned 18. From being a very natural girl without a hint of make up, the photographer turned her into a lovely enchanting young woman. Just like a butterfly sprung from its chrysalis. The journaling is a verse from an Indian-American poem about the transformation into young womanhood.
As I don't own any embossing templates, I went for the other kind of embossing with heatgun. Inspired by the bangle I added flecks and splashes of gold here and there.
Black cardstock, b&w backing pp is Crate, stitching inspired by the boots of course. Thanks to Helen Tilbury I printed the photo in an unusally large format, I really like it. Cream floral pp, newspaper print and all 3 horizonal strips are MME Lost & Found.
The silver glittery thickers and the Prima Sultans are inspired by the bejewelled buckle. White small doilies are a gift from fabulously talented Leeann Pearce (thanks mate!). I chalked the DA leave first in brown, Stickled it in cinnamon and then heat embossed in gold. The butterflies were originally white but I chalked them in black and then Stickled them in Diamond.
Chalked here and there in 3 different hues of tan and brown. The white silk fabric bloom and the one in cardboard are from Precocious Paper's Etsy shop, the creamy tan silk dito is cut-off from a Prima ribbon. That's about it folks, thank you ladies for wanting to have a peek and for any comments you may want to leave! Happy Easter to all of you! xx
Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world! My name is Eila Sandberg and I live in Sweden's capital called Stockholm on the east coast by the Baltic Sea. My family is a small one; it's me and my very supportive and patient husband and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa. I have a grown-up stepdaughter. My friends kindly let me scrap their children if I need willing guinea pigs for a layout. My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden. I am an Anglofile and love everything beautiful, London is my favourite city in the whole world. I've been sort of dabbling with scrapping since 2009 but more seriously so since 2010. Scrapping is a wonderful way for me to gain balance and happiness in my otherwise very stressful office life, I scrap mainly 12 x 12 layouts. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your comments make me very happy!
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