Monday, 7 January 2013

Golden Peacock

Good morning folks, today's the day for the first Make My Monday challenge of 2013 and we have a bit of out with the old and in with the new as this year we decided to change from our monthly theme and take it in turns to choose the challenge themes each week instead.
This week, the hostess with the mostest is Suzi B and she would like to see your creations with
Dry Embossing
I'm sure you know how much I love texture so I really enjoyed making my inspiration for this challenge. My creation was inspired by an interior design magazine cover which featured some distressed frames with filigree ornaments including the most beautiful peacock. Cue rather a lot of gold embossing!

This was really hard to photograph and I had to get my hubby to do it in the end as my camera couldn't cope. The actual thing is rather better!
I stamped the peacock (from a Kanban set) 3 times with Versamark ink and embossed the images with gold detail powder. I cut out one whole image and parts of the others for a 3D effect and assembled the image with foam tape.
I embossed a scrap of decorated paper with a Papermania embossing folder and swiped the raised areas with a Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad. I added this to a mat of gold linen card and stuck the panel to a card blank.
I stamped the Hobby Art sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with the gold powder then die cut with a Papermania die.

I'd like to say a huge thanks here for all your much appreciated good wishes and can say that I'm slowly getting there, still coughing but feeling a bit better every day so will hopefully be round to see you all very soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx


brenda said...

Belated happy New Year to you Fliss - I took a bit of a break over the holiday period.

What a great card to kickstart 2013 and such yummy colours.

B x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, so glad to hear that you are slowing starting to get better (hugs). Love the card you have made, the background is a gorgeous backdrop for the peacock!
Dot x

Daniele said...

just loving this Fliss
hugs and best wishes for the new year

Paper Profusion said...

This looks wonderful Fliss - love the embossing. Hope you are back to full energy very soon. Nicola x

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous, Fliss! LOVE that beautiful peacock and the dry embossed background is divine! HUGS to you and yours! :)

Julia S-W said...

Happy New Year Fliss! This is so lovely and that peacock is perfect! I love embossing of any kind so I will have to try and get my thinking cap on for this one - time just seems to run out though doesn't it? Hope you are well.

Deborah said...

So elegant, Fliss. And welcome to That's Crafty!I look forward to seeing lots of embossing ideas cos I have a lot of folders and rarely use them.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely peacock.