I selected my theme based on the past couple of summers we have had here in the UK - which have been far from good. I thought we may do with a bit of "heat" although if we are at present experiencing a heatwave then the theme may prove a little unpopular as the last thing we will all want is to get those heat guns out ...whoops! However I would love to see your heat embossing on your crafty projects......
Now, I will admit to getting my challenges mixed up this fortnight, and actually made the next one instead (so you will now see that in 2 weeks!), so I had to get my skates on. This is what I made/altered:
I used a shabby chic style mdf heart which I picked up as part of a set of two from Dunelm Mill for just £1. I decided that the patterned side would be the back, and I altered the plain white side.
On the actual heart I used Versamark ink to stamp parts of the La Blanche rose around the edge, then embossed with clear ep. Colour was added with alcohol ink mixed with blending solution on my craft mat and stippled on with a stencil brush. I ironed the clear embossing back off to reveal the roses in white. It has a gorgeous, and very shabby, appearance around the edges which happened without me even trying! I'm going back to stock up on these, lol!
The SU sentiment was also stamped in Versamark onto a piece of painted chipboard, then embossed with gold ep. Metallic paste has been used on the edges of both the sentiment panel and the heart itself.
A SU brad was added to embellish, along with a seam binding bow at the top of the heart.
This fortnight we are very kindly sponsored by one of our regular sponsors:
We are also joined by our Guest Designer for July, Helene aka 2am Scrapper - please visit her blog if you haven't already done so, as her creations are fabulous.
For a little more inspiration, please pop over to the challenge to see what the other ladies have created for you - they really are beautiful makes.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and the beautiful weather were having, if you're in the UK.
Thank you for your visit :-)