Friday, August 2, 2013

Those Baby Blues

Frosted Designs has a really good challenge up this time around.  "Emobssing"  I was fairly stumped by this challenge.  I don't have a machine that embosses things or powders to do it with stamps so I bought two sheets of white embossed paper at my local Michael's.  I had an idea in mind yet when I started, the idea just wasn't coming out like I saw it in my head.  Second attempt was to spray the sheet of paper with Heidi Swapp's color shine mists.  While I liked the look of it, it didn't seem to really show that it was embossed.  So I rubbed over the dots with distress inks to try and make the dots more visible.    Seeing how I was running out of embossed paper, I decided I needed to go with this look and make it work!

I punched hearts out of the embossed paper and pushed them around my page.  A lot!  My idea just wasn't working out.  After playing around for quite awhile, I decided to try the negative part of my heart punched paper.  Now we were getting somewhere.  :)  

After much playing around, this is what I came up with........  

In the end, I used both the negative strips from the hearts and the hearts themselves.  I mixed my alpha letters to get my title.  Seems I've had longer titles lately and that is a huge help when not having all the letters needed!  A bit of string, doily, sewing around the edges, and clear drops finishes the page.

I hope you will play along the "Embossing" challenge with us at Frosted Designs.  Make sure you link up your project for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out!  


  1. Lydia, I love this page, and think that you made it work exceptionally well

    1. Thanks Deanna! I appreciate your kind words!


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