Monday, 9 April 2012

A Little Hanging Thingy

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all enjoying the long weekend - crafting and eating chocolate!

This week over at Out of a Hat Creations, the challenge is to "use up some of your stash".  Well, where to start! Lol!

I decided to do something with my craft foam (bought I think from the Poundshop, donkeys ago!).  I did a search on Youtube for inspiration and found this fab video ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7ycZLrOdHk&feature=channel

Basically, she heats the foam with a heat tool then embosses it by pressing a stamp into it and the other technique is just to heat emboss it.  I had a go at both ...



* The large heart is cut with a Sizzix die, heated then stamped into with a large Hero Arts lace stamp. I then inked lightly with Brilliance silver.
* The butterfly was cut with a Tim Holtz movers & shapers die (bought about a month ago, but never out of the packet!) and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer green EP (though it looks more gold).
* Also used is a TH mini rosette die, edged with Dusty Concord and a bit of ribbon from my stash.

Don't quite know what I'll do with it, it could either be a little door hanging or a box topper or something?!

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Crafting!
Suze xx

18 comments:

Victoria said...

I would never in a million years have thought to do something like this. What an amazing idea to do with foam. I think I have some buried deep at the bottom of the drawer - probably also from Poundland! - as I have no idea what to do with it. Now this looks like it could be this week's personal challenge!!

Victoria said...

Hee hee, I think we were just on each other's blogs at the same time!

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, this would be a great door hanging! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

That is amazing and thanks for the link. I'm sure I have some fo as well so must try this.

Thank you for joining us again at Out of a Hat it is lovely to see your art.

Love Chrissie xxx

Sandra's Spot said...

Love Love Love the hanging my favorite colour, heart shape and butterflies. What a fab technique you discovered thanks for sharing and joining the Out of a at Creations challenge.
Hugs Sandra XXX

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Wonderful and so very pretty.
Wishes
Lynne

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is fantastic,love the colour and the butterfly and gorgeous embossing hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

That's gorgeous Suze, love your little hanging, fab technique too:0) I hope you had a great weekend. Gay xxx

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow Susan this is a stunner just love it and I'm sure you'll find a use for it ... if not I'm sure I would hee he x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Hope you had a great Easter. Fabulous project. Did you try inking up and stamping with the embossed foam to print the negative image? These make super tree decorations or toppers. Brilliant idea. TFS with the Hatters and TFS the links.
Regards Florence xx

Strangely creative said...

Suze that is brilliant - you have set my mind in a total wirl with that! An excellent idea and a great project x

baileyrosy said...

Hi Suze thanks for your cheeky comment and it was Gin not wine !!!! How fabulous is this !! As you know I have done a fair bit of embossing in my time but never tried heating the foam. The result is amazing and defo give this a try, clever you !

Marie

Aileen said...

Love your hanging thingy!! The heat embossed foam looks fab. x

Vicky said...

It's fabulous, so creative. Thanks for the video link too :)x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful heart.

Janet said...

Hi Suze,love your heart,the colour is gorgeous.
thanks for joining us at OOAHC
Janet x

lililindsay said...

I, too, have this craft foam in my stash(from the same source , I think). I will use your lovely creation as inspiration to add another medium to my list of "must tries". Lilian

Netty said...

Beautiful little hanging, x