Monday, 11 March 2013

Heat It Up!

Morning folks, we certainly need a bit of heating up this morning as Spring has decided to hide away and I woke up this morning to thick frost, -5 and it's now snowing! Eek! I shall be staying in the warm today I think.
I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm a big fan of Dancing On Ice and was thrilled to bits when Beth won as I've been so fed up with Jason's negative comments about her and I thought her version of Bolero with the lovely Dan so full of emotion (I have to confess it brought tears to my eyes).
Anyway, enough waffle and on to the reason for my post which is to tell you about the new challenge today at Make My Monday which has the theme of Heat Embossing. I have to say I struggled a bit with this one as I couldn't make up my mind what to do and have half done bits all over the place. In the end, I created something quite simple which I hope you like.
We also some some lovely new Design Team members and would like to welcome Jan, Laura and Rosie. You'll need to hop over to the challenge blog to see their gorgeous first creations.

I made the butterfly first by stamping the Hero Arts image on deep red crinkle card with black ink and heat embossing it with clear powder. I then cut it out leaving a narrow border of deep red.
I made the background by stamping the Artistic Outpost text on the top right corner of a square of beige card with VersaFine Crimson Red ink and then stamped the Hero Arts script all around with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink. I inked the edges with brown ink.
I die cut a circle and embossed it with a butterfly folder free with Papercraft Essentials magazine and inked this with Antique Linen Distress ink and sand pigment ink. I added this to a scalloped mat of deep red paper and assembled my card as you see.

I hope you have a great day.
Stay warm!
Fliss xx


brenda said...

Afraid I've missed several of your recent posts Fliss, so just having a quick catch up.

The one with the Inkadinkadoo bird is lovely and especially your use of colour, really like the daisies on the post below and the crisp elegant of this one.

B x

brenda said...

Re- reading the post perhaps it's not an Inkadinkadoo bird Fliss, but so like one I have that is.

B x

Suzi B said...

Fabulou card Fliss, love the colours and the script. i too have the free embossing folder. Know what you mean aboutstruggling with this theme ( even though it was my choice MWM is proving to be a trial!!)
Suzi B xx

Buttons said...

Love this card Fliss - the red/black butterfly looks superb against the background. Oh, and I'm with you on the DOI result! Hugs, Jenny x

Fiona said...

Hi Fliss, great card here and the text background stamp is lovely. Woke up to snow here this morning and have cancelled lunch date with friends in HH as we were all travelling there on public transport and we all know it grinds to a halt after a centimetre of snow!

craftattack said...

Lovely card - I read your sentiment so that the butterfly counts not MOTHS, had to look again to get it right! Valerie

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful design and lovely colours in this,
Rosie x

Claire Phillips said...

Fliss it's the same in Largs ...back to snow and sooooooo cold! Great project, I love the simplicity of it and super vintage colour palette. Cheers Claire x

butterfly said...

One of my favourite quotes, and what an adorable card!
Alison x

Rose said...

Really lovely card Fliss, i love the butterfly and the background script.

Rose x

Mynnette said...

I do love the deep rich tones on the neutral, Fliss! The layout is gorgeous and I especially love that large butterfly! Simply beautiful! :)

Cazro said...

First I have to say how much I fully agree with you about Beth winning DOI, I too thought her Bolero was THE best, a lot of course down to Dan, he is an amazing partner.
Loving your Heat Embossing card, hope your well. Caz

JayBe said...

Hi there teamie!

Love your heat embossed card - it has one of my favourite things on it - butterflies! Lol. The dry embossed butterfly background compliments the large butterfly beautifully.

Thanx for your comments and the welcome to the team, hun.

Hugz, Jan xx