I got myself a new "stamp"...

YES I have!! Lol. Today's layout is inspired by this beautiful motive that is found in the lotus root. I just love this vegetable :) Let me show you what I have done with it...

Here's a picture of lotus root that has been sliced.

To start, use the lotus root & stamp it on the embossing ink pad. Next pour some embossing powder. Use a heat gun to heat the embossed powder. 

Once I am done with the white embossing powder, I tried on the Mix'd Media Ink embossing powder and I was so in awe!

Here's the after effect, look at the colors... beautiful rite?

After that, I did some stamping using the ruler stamp. 

Here's the completed layout:

I have been struggling with my weight for a very long time. Last year I managed to loose some but guess what I have gained back by year end. Can I blame the yummy food during the festive season? Hehe. So this 2012, I am determine to work out. Get sweat. And my own little word for 2012 is definitely change. I have to change everything... the way I eat & live. I need to get fitter! 

Close-up shots:



Thanks for coming by again!

Supplies list:
DSD Artistic Paper for GCD Studios

DSD Mixed Media Inx Embossing Powder for Clearsnap

DSD Smooch Spritz for Clearsnap

DSD Crafty Chronicle for GCD Studios

DSD Wonderful Wings for Spellbinders

White Embossing Powder by Clearsnap

DSD Corrugated Board for Zutter

DSD stamps for Art Wild Gone

American Crafts Thickers

Papertrey Ink Jute




Danielle said...

That is so cool! Love the effect of your new stamps. Love the ruler stamp as well.

Lynnda said...

Great tute Jess!! Thanks .. Beautifully done .. Hugs xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME Jessy! I loveeeeeeeeeee how you did the background and loving the burlap butterfly!!! And I wish you the best for your goal this year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Wow, I just adore this page, Jessy. That mixed media embossing stuff looks so cool. I love how your page is artsy and has such great techniques, but is not over the top. Best of luck with your goal for the year!

Cheryl Leong said...

ooo.. lotus ones :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO cool, Jessy! And SO beautiful!

jenney said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

What a cool stamping idea! LOVE your page too!

Camilla Ekman said...

WOW!!! It's sooooo cool!!!

Zarah said...

Fantastic job! So creative and it looks FAB!

(So do YOU, by the way. :))

Good luck with yout goal, and remember: it's not about being skinny - it's about being healthy! Have fun loving, pampering and caring for yourself! ♥

BabyBokChoy said...

if only you know how expensive lotus roots are where i live, i can only afford to eat it since it's like once in ten years, lol. Amazing idea though :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Very cool idea! Love how you created a background of your layout with it. And the layout is gorgeous...I need to get in shape with you!

Jona Panesa said...

loved the stamping you did.

Blossom inch said...

love those stamps and awesome page...love it!

Unknown said...

This is BRILLIANT!!! You're making me want to go root around in my fridge (pun intended);)

Marina said...

Great stamping idea Jessy! And all the best with your goals, I know how you feel, I often struggle with trying to have a more 'healthy' and 'fit' lifestyle. Take care!

LG said...

I love the pattern of that vegetable. So cool! I will definitely try that out

Sandy Ang said...

I love lotus root in my soup and now thanks to your tutorial, have a new use for it. Love your cool LO Jessy