Friday, 8 April 2011

AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! (Well, to me anyway!)

Hi there everyone; I told you I had an announcement, didn't I? So, there it is, I was asked by Jill at The Stamp Man a little while ago, if I would consider joining their Design Team; well what's there to consider really?  So of course I said YES and they responded by tossing me in at the deep end by telling me I would start by hosting this weeks challenge! So I am now officially on the design team!
So, here's to working with you guys...... I am looking forward to it and just hope I can keep up!
Onto this week then where we are talking embossing, now I love embossing so had fun with this. I could not make my mind up so I used both dry and triple embossing to alter this memo block, taking it from this.....

to this
Much more ME, don't you agree?

Firstly I took a sheet of paper that I had altered with Moonshadow inks in beautiful gold,walnut and emerald, cut to size and ran through the Tim Holtz Embossing folder (Circles) and attached to the sides.
For the top I stamped the old world globe image onto a piece of the paper and embossed with Hollyberry red embossing powder. I then attached to the lid . All the edges were painted with black acrylic paint and some drybrushed over the raised embossing on the sides.
I then used clear UTEE on the top twice (And on the second one sprinked a bit of the red powder on too)
before stamping the old world stamp into it while still hot.

Don't you just love the texture?
I stamped the ship from the same Nautical set onto frosted clear shrink plastic, lightly coloured with aged mahogony Distress ink and heat shrank it and attached to the front.

So, there's my first piece for The stamp Man, hope it inspires you to emboss and enter the challenge.
The other design team members  have done some amazing work so there's loads to inspire.........
See you there
Be blessed in your art today

19 comments:

Kasey said...

Congratulations Neil, you so deserve it! Oh nice project too. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Bella said...

You so deserve to be on this DT! You rocked this challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with next! But for now I am off to visit Tim himself tomorrow on a convention...packing up a storm!

Meg said...

Congrats! You make me want to emboss!

Artyjen said...

Great texture....much more you indeed :) Huge congrats....your talent shines through
xoxo Sioux

Clarky J said...

This is brilliant Neil fab use of texture and colours def much more you now! Welcome to the team we are going to have fun!

The Stamp Man said...

Fantastic project and a great start on the DT Neil:) Yes, the end result is far more you! There was a lot of pink going on before but there's definitely a lot of masculine texture now, looks really tactile.

Again, welcome on board Neil!

Jill

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Neil, love the texture and colours. Sue C x

Helen said...

Congratulations, very well deserved! Love the project, and yes I think it is more you! Also saw those fab butterflies in the previous post - also really gorgeous!!

Kay Carley said...

Welcome to the team Neil! :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Congrats Neil!! Love the textures you have added to the box!

Netty said...

Congratulations Neil and am sure they will love having you on the DT.
Loving your altered box but its a shame you had to lose the handbag.....lol. Only kidding, have a lovely weekend, Annette x

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Neil - just wanted to drop in and give you my congratulations for joining the DT at The Stamp Man! Awesome 1st project. :)

Cheers,
Susan

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congratulations Neil. Great fun lies ahead so enjoy the trip. Your projects are always beautiful and fun.

Heather said...

Congrats on making the DT Neil, what an incredible compliment & well deserved too.
I love what you have done with this first project.

Good luck,
Heather

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done - much deserved appointment. And I love the new Memo box.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Neil, who would believe that it was paper underneath. Congratulations on joining the DT X

Cheryl Valadez said...

Just had to pop in and comment on this terrific project. No resemblance to it's former self, you have transformed this very simple item into something truly amazing! I love the colors, textures, and richness of this. I am more of card person and am wanting to try my hand at altering dimensional items, so this really caught my eye. Thank you for the inspiration ;D

Alison said...

Congratulations on the DT Neil! Nice to meet you at the show yesterday. Love how you transformed this memo box - great texture!
Alison

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous colours and texture there Neil PLUS well done on getting to DT so very nice to be asked too!
Shaz in oz.x