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Offline Far North

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INK15-Warm-up Activity
« on: October 15, 2015, 11:44:09 PM »
Timing of actual challenge Noon Friday 10/16/15-TO Noon Saturday 10/17/15.

Focus: Embossing  Powder

Prep Before starting challenge: 
1.  Gather the materials you traditionally use for Heat Embossing.

2. For this challenge pull together into 1 group the embossing powders that you will consider using on winter holiday cards.  If this group includes a variety of types of EP sort into the following sub-groups such as:.

Basics: white, black, clear fine and regular
Metallic:  silver, gold, copper, verdigris, liquid platinum
Sparkle:  tinsel, holographic, sparkling colors
Basic colors
Enamels/Pearl/other specialty powders
*Distress Powder and UTEE will not be used in this challenge

3.  Once you have completed tasks 1 and 2 please count how many bottles of embossing powders you have for winter holiday projects. Please post that total here.  Remember: More is not always best.

Starting this challenge:  When you are ready to spend up to 30 minutes of “uninterrupted” time on the challenge come back and leave a note on this thread of what time you are beginning this challenge (must be between the hours posted at top). When you are finished take photos, post in the gallery and shareyour link on this discussion thread.  As well please describe what you learned that could be used on future cards.  If you want to be included in the random drawing for a small surprise post your photos  in the gallery by Sat Oct 17 at noon your time.

Warm-up instructions: Here is a link to the instructions on my blog.
Thanks for playing!...Jan
« Last Edit: December 06, 2015, 03:40:36 PM by Far North »

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 09:41:59 AM »
Looks like I have 8.

Basic:
White, clear
Metallic:
Gold, silver and champagne
Sparkle:
Clear Sparkle, Gold Tinsel
Specialty:
Verdigris

I have one home (not very) sick today, so I am not quite ready to start (Plus it is too early anyhow), but I wanted to at least get the counting done and posted.  I will be back later!
~~Heidi~~

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 01:12:59 PM »
Heidi, thanks for preparing to play!  The pulling of a winter collection of EP from our total stash was very helpful when we did it with the 2P masterboards.  I am planning to keep this collection together during my holiday card making. I have many pots of EP that get ignored...so hoping this will encourage all of us to emboss a little more.

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 04:33:09 PM »
Basics - white, black and clear
Metallic - gold, silver, copper, gold tinsel, enchanted gold
Sparkle -- Red dragon, iridescent ice and rainbow sparkle
Basic -- leaf (very little) and red

now off to your blog to check that out

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 04:35:59 PM »
Ok I am going to start now

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2015, 05:25:14 PM »
Done, I will have to say I tried all new to me techniques in that half hour, the glue dots melted really bad, so I ended up adding more embossing powder to them while they were hot.   I forgot to use my embossing buddy and was working quickly so I see I had a lot of extra embossing powder all over. I wanted to use my clear embossing pen but couldn't find it so I used the Zig which I hadn't used before either and I don't know that I like the color you could see under the embossing.  As you can tell I am not an artist, when I went to go over the lines again before I embossed the leaves I didn't quite get on the same lines so that doesn't look good, I was worried it wasn't wet enough to stick the embossing powder but it probably was, never thought of using a quickie pen to emboss.

Thanks for the challenge, it made me try the things I always was curious about :)

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?pid=2027&message_id=54cef9b7493cee7e6ab21b96a58282be&message_icon=info#cpgMessageBlock

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 08:59:59 PM »
Connie- wow you are a fast experimenter!! So glad you had fun!  I tried this myself and I sure couldn't get them all done LOL.  But that is the fun part...everyone does things in a different way.  Funny I too forgot to use my embossing buddy even though it was only inches from my hand!  I am not sure caused you  Zig pen was showing under the embossing...did you use a EP with a clear base?  My attempts with metallic colors don't show any glue.  I used small glue dots and I had to push the EP into the surface a few times.
Thanks for playing and sharing!...Jan

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 09:16:40 PM »
Ok I took a little looky at the embossing powder drawer and came up with quite a few. 

Basics
White
Clear
Fine line clear
superfine white
superfine clear
fine line white.
black
fine line black

Metalic:
Fine line gold
ancient gold
romain gold
silver
gold

Sparkle:
Rainbow sparkle
Red sparkle
green sparkle

Basic colors:
a little of each basic color, I bought a Stampendous assortment in these tiny little bottles of 14 colors.

16 + 14 equals= 30 different ones that could be used for Christmas

Ok off to look at the blog in a minute, I need to check something first.......
You know it's been a good day when I haven't released the flying monkeys.......

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 09:27:05 PM »
I am ready to start.
~~Heidi~~

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 09:28:59 PM »
I think I am ready to start too......
You know it's been a good day when I haven't released the flying monkeys.......

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 09:55:00 PM »
Wow Heidi and Sadie funny how close you started. I am glad this is not a real race I would not know which on too root for! 
Have lots of fun ladies!...Jan

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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 09:59:54 PM »
Wow, I have to say I was really impressed with the quickie glue pen.  And that is good because it is kindof dark in the room and I cannot find my Versamark pen right now.  Cool!

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=2030#top_display_media

I also tried something that I saw on a Gina K videos (possibly) years ago. 

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=2031#top_display_media

And the thing that I think is the most useful is to use the tinsel embossing powder (I think Jan RAKed this to me a while ago, and I do not love it for many stamped images) with tape to look like glitter tape. Cool!

http://www.duhnproductions.com/Pics/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=2032#top_display_media

Am going to post photos and link them here...  I did not complete a project, just messed around.

Thanks for the fun warm up, Jan!
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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2015, 10:03:53 PM »
Alright I am now done.  Here is my little piece of embossing goodness.
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Re: PLEASE READ NOW--Challenge Prep pior to starting INK15-Warm-up Activity
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2015, 10:26:25 AM »
So my first thought was clear, gold, and silver.  But I figured I should actually look at my stash and perhaps pull out some of the neglected powders I have.  So here's the list:

Basics: white and clear
Metallic:  silver and gold
Sparkle:  silver tinsel, red tinsel and mahogany tinsel
Basic colors: red
Enamels: aged scarlet, aged hunter, aged silver, and aged gold

And I'm going to go start now, since I should just have enough time.
Sarah

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