The image above is a piece I did a couple of weeks ago. I have tried many embossing powders and love them but UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) is wonderful. It's new to me and this is my first attempt with it.
The background fabric is painted with the distress inks. I also painted Lutrador with the distress inks and added some Stewart Gill embossing powders, heated with the heat gun before stitching it in place. I melted the UTEE and stamped it with an unmounted stamp. I added some accent beads. The UTEE has still to be stitched down, it's glued at the moment. I used up some of my painted and embossed art straws and wrapped them with some lovely textured threads. The background is free motion quilted and then I added some irridescent Markal (Shiva) paint.
The colours are very pink in the pictures in reality they are darker and more brown, in keeping with my "fragments" and crumbled stonework theme for this piece based on my trip to Lindisfarne last year.