I found some fab stamps by Sheena Douglas at Crafter's companion and just had to make something with them, we all know someone who sometimes needs a kick up the rear to get them motivated for something or just to show them that life is really not that bad and there is always a way to solve problems no matter how big they seem.
I decided to use this stamp first as especially with the dull winter weather it would be so easy to hibernate.
I stamped in versamrk ink and used violet obsidian moonglow embossing powder, it doesn't show very well on the photo but it looks black until it catches the light and then looks purple. I stamped on white card and once I'd embossed the words I used distress inks to create the soft background.
Once the ink had dried learning from my mistake as I tried the next bit before I'd left it long enough and covered the whole thing with the next embossing powder) I used a hero Arts dandelion stamp and stamped again in versamark ink and embossed with stardust embossing powder. It gave such a delicate effect that when I put it in the frame it wasn't really visible. I enhanced the dandelion clocks using another distress ink this time winter spruce and not ever so accurately stamped over the embossed dandelion clocks. I really love how they turned out.
The frame is one I have had for ages from IKEA, it was just plain wood but I used some glitter gel paint for glass to colour it just as an experiment and love the textured look it created with the sparkle too, I finished it with some butterflies I won from squirrels not so random challenge a wee while ago and I think they just add the finishing touch.
Not sure if to keep this myself or give as a gift , guess if I find a friend in need it might be just the thing to help them along to a brighter time.
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-
CASology - encourage
Simply create too - embossing
MAWTT - flowers
Country view - anything goes
QKR -anything goes