PEP tangles - my Zentangle Inspired Art blog

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Embossing With House-Mouse & Animal Antics at Simon Says

front of tag 
(photographed with flash)

close-up of image

back of tag

close-up of flower - the Perfect Pearls shimmer
of the dark green petals is just visible

close-up showing texture of dry embossing
plus shine/sparkle of heat embossed heart edge
(click on images to enlarge)

Some form of embossing is the requirement for House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge 87 & this week Simon Says.....Animal Antics. I have used both dry & heat embossing on my tag & although my mice are somewhat dormant I hope that they still qualify me to enter them for the latter challenge.

The tag was made by sandwiching a length of ribbon (from stash) between two embossed (Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles) labels (Nestabilities Labels 17). The edges were distressed using Pine Needles Distress Ink & some of the embossing on the front also sponged with the same ink.

The image (House-Mouse Designs Spring Crocus JSHM009) was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a smaller size of the die-cut labels & coloured using Derwent Artists Pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor. To produce the shiny sparkly heat embossed edge on the image panel I used Pine Needles for the distressing & VersaFine Olympia Green to anchor the embossing powder (Stampendous Rainbow Crystal) more securely prior to heating.

On the back of the tag the edge of the punched heart (Woodware) was heat embossed in the same way. I had some white flowers in my stash which I coloured with Pine Needles Distress Ink & Perfect Pearls mixed with water & allowed to dry prior to layering with a green spotted flower (Prima) & a brad (Dovecraft).


Louise said...

Oh..this is beautiful Paula :) Love that stamped image :) House mouse you say? Stunning coloring too :)
Ha en bra ny vecka :)

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just gorgeous!!! I so love your image and coloring and the embossing is just gorgeous dear. So much detail dear I love it. I do hope you are feeling better dear. Hugs

Debgem said...

Paula - the house mice are just sooo cute!!! I do like the flowers too. This is such a bright and cheerful tag. I love all the textures in it. It's wonderful.

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely Paula! Such a sweet image too! Your "about me" is very interesting...sounds like a wonderful part of the world! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

America said...

Adorable HM card. Thanks for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog for our embossing challenge. :)

Rica said...

Hi Paula, this is a gorgeous tag and so beautifully done, love your little 'mousies', great colouring and your embossing, both heat and dry are fantabulous.
Thanks for the link by the way, Elaine didn't have it when I checked, she must have got some in since then.

So glad you could join us at both House Mouse & Friends and Simon Says Stamp challenges,
Heather xx

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Amazing tag. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

~ Ali ~ said...

Paula this is beautiful and thanks for yesterdays email :D

Luv Ali x

Lorraine said...

hi huni hope your ok now about this tag OMG I love it loads the stamp is so adorable and wow you have coloured it beautifully and i also love the back and the beautiful flower it all works so well together its so cute xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card PEP. Love the cute image and you have coloured it perfectly. Great idea to colour the white flower to match. Debs xx

weewiccababe said...

beautiful tag Paula it obviously took a lot of time and effort

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow, such beautiful and pretty colours! This is so gorgeous Paula, and all the details on the back of the tag are fantastic.



saturated canary said...

my mom would love this tag!:)...she is a huge mouse fan-- well, not the ones that sneak in her house...but these cuties for sure;)

I love handmade tags. Think I prefer them even to cards...great one!!...Has some of my fave colors!


Rica said...

Me again - I've left you an award on my blog.
Heather xx

Annie said...

how did I miss seeing these Paula?! love the bright colours of spring and the embossing keeps it all so interesting!
enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, Paula this is just adorable!! What a sweet image and I LOVE inked edges and that you even decorated the BACK!!! The embossing is wonderful too!!

Hope all is well with you and Richard. Sending my love!!