I selected my theme based on the past couple of summers we have had here in the UK - which have been far from good. I thought we may do with a bit of "heat" although if we are at present experiencing a heatwave then the theme may prove a little unpopular as the last thing we will all want is to get those heat guns out ...whoops! However I would love to see your heat embossing on your crafty projects......
Our sponsor for the challenge is Stamp Addicts.
Our Guest Designer for this month it is Helene aka 2amscrapper.
We are looking for a new GD for the month of October, if you are interested, please add GDT after your name when taking entry to the challenge.
For my DT project I decided to use the Embossing Powder Technique that Birgit Koopsen used for her project in the July issue of The Craft Stamper Magazine.
I have a collection of Moon Glow embossing powder in quite a lot of colours so I decided to use them on my card.
I started by covering a piece of mountboard with Versamark and sprinkling different coloured powders over it, I also used aged silver Frantage powder around the edges. I melted it with my heat gun but wasn't pleased with the result so I just kept adding more powder until I liked the result. I then stencilled some Versamark through a mask and embossed with white powder, then I stamped the image with black Stazon.
This is the mountboard before I stamped on it.
For the background I used the powders in exactly the same way onto a piece of white card and matted it onto a black card blank, then I adhered the main image and some gems.
I used a PaperArtsy/Lynne Perrella stamp for the main image.
This is a photo of the background. Unfortunately the photo's don't show the glimmer of the mica embossing powders.
I'm entering my card in The Craft Stamper Magazine Take-It-Make-It-Challenge-Three, Embossing Powder Technique.
We had some beautiful entries in Julia's Vintage Stamping challenge, she's going to find it hard to choose her top three.
As usual the DT have made some fabulous samples so why not take a visit to the Craft-Room Challenge to take a look.