Embossing with Ranger Distress Stains + Giveaway Winner



My new article is up over at Unruly Paper Arts today.  The theme this month is Embossing & Other Powders, and as you can see, I used lots of Ranger’s Distress Stains on my project.  I’ve written it as a tutorial with several step-out photos on the UPA blog.

And hey…. will I see you a week from today at The Ink Pad in New York City when I teach my Tantalizing Techniques Assemblage class?  Hope so!

The winner of the StencilGirl stencil from this post is:

[July 26, 2013 ~ Redanne says:  Your journal pages are beautiful Marjie, I love the colours you used, especially the blue of the stencilling – it really does look like nail heads – love the stencil in your give-away too. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it! Hugs, Anne x]

Anne, please send me your mailing address and I’ll send the stencil off to you.

Thanks very much for visiting today.  Hope you’ll visit Unruly Paper Arts for the project details, and have a wonderful weekend!


Linking to Creative Every Day and Artists in Blogland.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Can’t backtrack beyond this post Marjie as there is no comment box popping up any longer on any previous posts…

  2. This is too beautiful! WOW!! The black embossing looks so wonderful with all the bright colours!!!

  3. I’m here this time from Artists in Blogland Show and Tell Saturday. I can’t tell you how much I wish I could take one of your classes. You work is spectacular.

  4. Lynne Williams says:

    This is a beautiful tag!!! I have not seen that stamp before. Is it new? Do you happen to have the brand/name? Thanks! Lynne

  5. This is gorgeous Marjie! I love the mix of DS colors and the bold graphic embossing seems to just pop off the page. Another ocular delight! 🙂


  6. Love the background colors on this project. Those Distress Stains are gorgeous! Beautiful tag!

  7. wonderful !! I like very much Marjie

  8. Gorgeous

  9. I love embossing powders and I love this travel tag, GF! Stunning colors! Enjoy your evening, Hugs!

  10. Gorgeous, Marjie!


  11. Just loved your tutorial. Looks incredible and easy. I must give it a go! A beautiful journal cover, Marjie.

  12. Congrats to Anne! Of to check out Unruly Marjie!!

  13. Absolutely wonderful – the colours glorious and not at all muddy.
    Congratulations to Anne – she will have so much fun.

  14. Such fabulous vibrancy to this wonderful tag book, love it. Congrats to Anne on her win.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  15. How totally wonderful and congrats to your winner! You work becomes more amazing each day. be proud of this you should be
    susan s

  16. Gorgeous project! Were your ears burning today? We were talking about you in a class, everyone agreed on how great your work is! Hugs~ Renee

  17. Love all that fabulous colour…a wonderful project Marjie!
    Congrats to Anne!

  18. Your tag book looks fantastic. Great bright colors. Congrats to Anne.

  19. Love everything about this!

  20. This is really beautiful Marjie!! Amazing color

  21. Congrats to Redanne! Now I’m off to check out your article!

  22. Fabulous looking make – off to check it out – and yay Anne!!
    Alison x

  23. That looks gorgeous, off to Unruly Paper Arts to look. Congrats to Redanne!

  24. Gorgeous project, Marjie!

  25. How lucky am I, I have just seen your gorgeous travel booklet over at Unruly and came over here to say how much I loved it and – I won the stencil!! Thank you so much Marjie – I am very lucky. Not sure if you still have my address but if not I can send it again. Thank you again! Hugs, Anne x

  26. Congrats to Redanne!!! LOVING your page!!! I love love love love those colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the clocks!!!!

  27. Nice, colorful cover. Enjoy teaching your next class. It sounds like alot of fun and with you teaching I know your student will have a blast. xox

  28. This is just stunning!! A true Marjie Masterpiece. It jumped off the page at me. Off over to Unruly now to have a look at your article,

    Lucy x

  29. Thrilled silly that Anne has won!!!! I’m off to check out this project as it is truly stunning. Hugs, Jenny x