Saturday, January 16, 2016

New and ombre, hombre!

Here is another little creation from this week:

Supplies and notes:
  • This was one of my very-first-ever experiments with a die-cut/embossing machine (read my post HERE about my gift from Autumn)
  • I used a Darice embossing folder (from Autumn) on a library card with awesome results... I wasn't sure how that would go... well, it went fabulously.
  • I used Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains in a puddle on the craft mat, along with a few squirts of high-quality H20... yummy results
  • The book stamps and the saying are from a Crafty Secrets stamp set (from Autumn) inked in MementoLuxe
  • Once dry, Distress Crackle in Clear Rock Candy was painted over the books.  I decided to do this after multiple craft sessions in which I couldn't decide how I should finish the books.  I chose to use crackle after I had the notion that these old books look like the leather-bound volumes of old. Don't you think they elicit that feeling?  And the clear just accentuates-- it doesn't detract from the color.  I think actually because of the nature of Distress Stains, the Clear Rock Candy brought out a little bit of the color... must investigate this...
  • The ribbon was from the ol' stash
I plan to enter this cutie into the following challenges:


  1. holy ombre guacamole!!! love, love loooooooooooove this! totally need to emboss some library cards RIGHT NOW! (ok, after comments are done, lol!) this is just utterly awesome. awe. some. thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (new!) STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh awesome ombre!! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Something New" challenge!!

  3. Gosh, this is incredible! Looks totally amazing!!! The stacked books really look cool.

  4. Very cool tag! Such a fabulous design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!