March 11, 2011

metal mania...


this week's challenge over on the simon says stamp and show blog is to use metal...and i had to play along with that theme, right?

i've used 10 seconds studio metal and embossed it by hand, and with folders, i've inked it, stamped it, cut it out, glittered it...accented it with glossy accents and sanded it! i've also used metal tags, metallic glitter and metallic paint...as well as a couple of staples...so i think i've got the metal thing covered... ;)


one of the things i love about metal work is how versatile it is and how much dimension you can get into even a basically flat project...




i was particularly chuffed with how this rose turned out...its cut in metal and alcohol inked, then covered in distress stickles so its all sparkly...very vintage looking :)

ooooh....and i haven't shown you the whole thing...so...can you tell what it is yet??? lol






its a new doorhanger for my craftroom!

12 comments:

Dan said...

Lovely - am really enjoying the aqua tones of this! :)

Terry said...

Hiya Alix, thank you so much for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous doorhanger, wow so much to seee and so many beautifull detaills and colors. love it and thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

Nancy Wethington said...

Such detail! Beautifully done. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Candy C said...

Hey Alix...THIS IS WONDERFUL! I love all the metal and the colors you used are perfect! All the embellishments you used and made are wonderful as well. Love the metal rose! Very nice project! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Great job!

Ali said...

Uhhh... I think you've definitely got the metal requirement covered there! :lol:

Gorgeous project - such rich colours and textures! - and I love the flower!

Ali

My simple life said...

Very very pretty. :) So much detail and hard work obviously gone into it. :)

Handmade Hannah said...

Love all your work Alix, but especially this. Aqua is one of my favourite colours. Can you tell me what kind of metal this is and where I can get some? Thanks xxx

fatmonica said...

It's lovely.The colours are just fabulous!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Stunning metal work Alix, well done

Claireliz said...

That is stunning, love everything about it Alix
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xx

misteejay said...

Okay, how did I manage to miss this - it is fab. Lovely colours.

Toni :o)

Janna Werner said...

Fantastic doorhanger!! Have a great weekend, Janna