Sunday, 20 June 2010

SCD blue & white with an acrobatic twist!

Question......What is blue and white?

Answer.........My Skinnie (5x3)!

Now for some odd reason I don't seem to have much in the way of blue colours in ink....can't think why as I do like blue!....I used Adirondack dimensional acrylic straight from the bottle to write with and stamped the Crafty Individuals door onto some pearlescent turquoise card.
Now if you look closely you will notice that the background is one of the
T!m embossing folders swiped with some DI Faded Jeans.......however it does not show up well because....urm.....
...I think I've taken leave of my senses as I don't own an embossing machine or die cutter!!!
I did read somewhere once that you could use a rolling pin to achieve the embossing effect so gave it a go..........You'll laugh at this honest you will
.......picture me as I tried and tried to get enough weight behind the rolling pin but not succeeding much I put the folder on the floor and actually put my whole weight on the rolling pin by standing on it!!!!!! LOL It sort of worked :)
I've now taken the decision to treat myself and get the new die machine coming soon from
T!m....'cos I can't afford to be breaking my leg any day soon!
An acrobat I was not destined to be!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for looking and happy stamping


  1. oh wow hun love this,fab design love that door and the writing is just so effective he he can see you standing on that rolling,pin,hugs cheryl xxx

  2. Now that sounds like a sensible idea! a fabulous design despite all that
    x Michelle

  3. Great Skinnie, fab alternative embossing !!

  4. How ingenious is that!! Think you definately took the right decision to get a machine though for next time, lol! Can see you rolling around your craft room trying to balance on a rolling pin, how funny!

  5. A fantastic creation sweetie, lol at your circus act... so glad to hear that you have treated yourself to a die machine.. xxxx

  6. Fantastic skinni and what troubles you go through for your Art! Could just about image you standing on a rolling pin trying to emboss this, so funny. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs Anesha

  7. ROFL LOL it worked! but yes a machine will be a little easier not as much fun for the rest of us maybe but its risky doing it your way without the proper safty equipment!

    Fabulous results lovin' the idea of your entire piece. XX Zoe

  8. It's lovely. Glad you didn't hurt yourself!

  9. Hi,

    Like your funny story!!!...have fun with the new die cutting machine when it arrives! I love the colours, and the little door is just so magical looking! fab project! Hugs Juls

  10. Great skinnie! Fab embossing!

  11. another fab skinny. Great work

  12. Truly a fantastic skinni design and you risked life and limb to make it LOL.I love the blog.

  13. Great Skinni. Positive make and very telling. The door is there to be opened!

  14. rofl can just imagine you standing on a rolling pin - a new die cut machine sounds a much better plan!! lol could you have rubbed a paper stump over it like metal?

    FAB piece, as always - very neat writing out of a tube too...

    Thank you for joining us xx

  15. Ohh thats so tactile and so magical.
    love this piece
    hugs June xxxx

  16. Your must must must have an embossing/die cutting machine, they're the best thing since sliced bread, especially now there's all these lovely new TH goodies to use with them.
    You got a good impression with your rolling pin though!!!
    Gorgeous little card.
    Hugs Lisax

  17. Oh wonderful I just love that door! I've had my eye on that stamp for ages but seeing what you have done with it makes me want to have it even more LOL! Kim

  18. I can so imagine this lol and I am so happy your going to get a Die Machine but which one? I know Tim is bringing a new electric one that looks like a suit case looks like fun! I have a CB and they work great for Embossing so although I know I will love Tims new one I will have to be good and stay well cear of that little number ha ha.

    Finally getting to yr project yummy and it was worth the effort so glad you didn't do a back flip over the rolling pin (the things we do for out art lol)

    Love Dawn xx


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