Mixing it all up ...!

I suppose I was a little bit of a stamping/inky mess snob as never thought that I would be able to use these crafting styles with dies but I think I have proved myself completely and utterly wrong!

Today, Tonic Studios are introducing a new range of Nuvo ultra fine embossing powders along with some more stamps to add to their expanding Exquisite range over on Create and Craft as the "weekender". I was very lucky to be asked to have a play and this is one of my samples ...

I created the background by stamping a flower design (with versamark) and embossing with Nuvo clear embossing powder. Next using Nuvo pens 461 and 463 from the Natural browns collection, plus a little 449 (Rosy Pinks) with cut'n'dry, I aged the edges and a little of the middle. Next using a Versamark pen, I added "dabs" and covered these with a mixture of Nuvo white and gold embossing powder. Finally I stamped the "Prom princess" image and embossed her with Nuvo gold embossing powder.

I added some colour to her hair, face, arms and back. I die cut the Tonic mannequin tag and aged both pieces using the same technique as above. I layered the images and added some pins and a ribbon rose for add decoration.

I layered the mannequin on to the edge of the "Prom Princess" topper. Now I thought it looked a little bland, so I die cut   frame which I cut in half (diagonally) and added to the top corners.

I layered all of the above on to a piece of distressed card and added some lace as an additional texture. To join the image and the mannequin, I die cut the butterfly header, aged and distressed it as per the other items.

Finally I die cut "MUM" using the Clarice alphabet dies and filled the letters with yummy chocolate glitter. Mounted them on to a cream panel so they "popped" out from the card.

I then added some distress chipboard flowers (in the same way as other items) and a few lickle hearts. Now watch this space as I have a few more samples to share with you over the next few days!

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Products and links:

Art by Miran - anything goes
Craft 4 Eternity - vintage
Sister Act - anything goes
Crafting with attitude - anything goes
7 kids college fund - anything goes
Fab'n'Funky - shabby chic
Fan-tastic Tuesday - anything goes with a twist; feminine