Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.
Today we’re thrilled to welcome – Debby Hughes
Before we show you Debby’s fabulous projects, let’s get to know her a little bit more…
Hi, I’m Debby Hughes, living in Scotland with my husband, I’m a stay at home Mum to our three children. I have a science background but have always been making something in my spare time. My crafty pursuits became a more prominent part of my life after my children were born and I found that creating was a great antidote to running around after little ones all day. Now my children are older and at school my main role seems to be the family taxi service!
I started blogging in 2010 so that I could join in with the card challenges I enjoyed. You can find my blog here (http://limedoodledesign.com). Since those first days, when I wondered if anyone would pop by my blog, it has been a wonderful creative journey involving Challenge Blogs, Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen, Company Design Teams, Online Classes and the thrill of seeing my cards in print. Currently I am on the CASE Study Challenge team (http://casestudychallenge.
I am delighted to be here at Paper Crafter’s Library today! I thought for my projects I’d look at using different heat embossing and colouring methods for my images. My first card uses gold embossing for this wonderful Hero Arts flower from their Pattern Hearts and Flowers set.
After embossing I coloured the flowers with Copics before fussing cutting out and foam mounting onto a card base with the lower third covered with patterned paper and a sentiment strip added above. The sentiment is also heat embossed with white powder. A few gold sequins were the final touch.
Clear Stamps: CL596 Pattern Hearts & Flowers set by Hero Arts, sentiment from Tilted Banner Sayings set by Simon Says Stamp
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko
Card: Neenah solar white, Taffy by Bazzill, Rock Candy by Bazzill
Paper: The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6×6 pad by My Mind’s Eye
Copics: R02, R05, R08, G94, G99, BV00, BV08
Embossing Powder: Super Fine Detail Gold by Ranger
For my second card, I white heat embossed the flowers and leaves from Clearly Besotted Stamps ‘You Are’ set and then stamped the images again onto masking paper and created a negative mask. I placed this over the images and then used a foam applicator and Distress Inks to colour them. Once I removed the mask I used the matching dies to cut them out. I mounted the flowers with leaves tucked under onto a die cut note page, stamped with the matching journaling lines. The little journaling card was clipped to a card base decorated with subtle patterned papers. This time I added a twine tied button and a few enamel dots as a finishing touch.
Clear Stamps: flower and leaves from You Are set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, journaling lines from Notebook Doodles by Lil’ Inker Designs, hello sentiment from Handwritten Sentiments by Simon Says Stamp
Inks: Versafine Onxy Black and Versafine Smokey Gray and Versamark by Tsukineko, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss and Peeled Paint Distress Inks by Ranger
Card: Neenah Solar White, Butter Mints by Bazzill
Dies: You Are set by Clearly Besotted Stamps, notebook by Lil’ Inker Designs
Enamel Dots: The Sweetest Thing Tangerine by My Mind’s Eye
Embossing Powder: White by Hero Arts
Paper Clip: Idea-ology mini paper clips by Tim Holtz
Twine: Harvest collection by Hemptique
I hope I’ve inspired you to get out your heat gun and try heat embossing. It is after all one of those wow techniques; when you see the embossing powder melt and become smooth it really is amazing! Thank you Paper Crafter’s Library for having me join you today 🙂
We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Debby Hughes. Also, be sure to stop by Debby’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).