D is for Dad – an Embossing Challenge

Hi Stamp n Doodle challenge time again, this week we ask that a form of embossing is used on your creation.  Of course, we would love to see you use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image on your creation, but you are not required to use one to join us. Come have some fun and a chance to win a digi from STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP.
This week I am getting ready for holiday, can’t wait we are jetting of to Spain for the first week of the Easter holiday and soak up some that elusive sun. Also can you believe we are having a couple of days skiing too – in Southern Spain! Seems mad doesn’t it, but apparently the slopes of Granada, Sierra Nevada are worth a visit. I’m a novice myself, so I’m sure I’ll have stories to tell on my return.


So here is my card for this weeks challenge, made very late last night while I was up with my little boy who was coughing all through the night. Of course hearing a toddler cough in bed means that you can’t sleep yourself until they quieten down, unfortunatly last night he only had about 2 hours rest. It was the perfect time to create, strange I really get emersed in crafting at that late hour.
I pleased to say that tonight, he is tucked into bed and I havn’t heard a peep from him, the doctor prescribed something that has obviously done the trick – phew

Card Recipe
Stamp-n-Doodle image – Lonesome cowboy
Art Nouveau Cricut cartridge – pg 44 cut the letter D (font 2) & all associated layers at 5.5″
Decorative papers – My Minds Eye, Complete Boy collection by Jen Wilson
& Core-dinations whitewash (sand colour)
Promarkers – black, warm grey 4, cinnamon, sandstone, Gold, blush, powder blue, ruby
Hero arts alphabet stamps & gold embossing powder
Scrappers floss (tawny)
The image was coloured with promarkers , but to give the clothes of the cowboy that old worn in look the whole image was first coloured in with the sandstone colour (warm grey for the shirt). The shading and extra colours were then added on top and the vibrancy of the colours were muted. I was pleased with the outcome, the more I use Lynnes digi stamps and promarkers to colour them, the more confident I am becoming and getting reasonable results (i think anyway).
I did cut away all the white paper from the image and this has allowed it to blend and bee part of the card, i think giving the illusion he is sitting within the D itself. Also if you look closely i have used a length of scrapping floss, coiled and stuck it over the rope that is being held – adds some dimension to the otherwise flat image.
I have used D, but of course it could have been anything, and would be ideal to personalise with the initial of the recipient.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.


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  • Elaine

    This is FAB Claire well done
    I have been catching up on everyones posts and their older posts , I have had a peek at your blog today and you have been creating some gorgeous things of late
    Well done Hugs Elaine

  • Emma

    Hi Claire

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment over on my blog…it really made my day when I read it!! It always nice to see new faces and hear what they think of my work!

    It's also bought me to your blog and your gorgeous work, which is fabulous!! I'm now following and will definitely be visiting often.
    Hope you have a lovely day…
    Love Emma xxx

  • Joan

    Wonderful card again Claire,I love your use of the Cricut cartridge Art Nouveau for the D. The colouring of the image is great and the floss for the rope is a brilliant idea.

    mum xx