Sunday, 3 September 2017

Metal Can Look Pretty!

I'm here with my second project for the Country View Crafts Challenge this month.  You may remember that I chose the topic 'Metal' for the month.  This time I wanted to create a softer project as a contract to my first, and so I altered a wooden board.

I started by covering a board with DecoArt Texture Sand paste.

Next, I blended sections of Moonlight, Egg Plant, Dolly Mix and Sour Grapes PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints

I was really happy with how well the colours blended.

Next, I created a metal flower by die cutting and stamping 3 Paper Artsy flowers then shaping them into a 3D flower.

These were then shaped into a 3D flower.

I added a bead to the centre which I coloured using a metallic Promarker.  The flower was then glued onto the dry board.

To finish I added lots of metal embellishments,  a Tim Holtz metallic quote and a Prima rusted metal butterfly.

The edges of the board were drawn around with a metallic Promarker.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Do make sure that you pop over to the blog  throughout the month to see the gorgeous inspiration from the other design team members.

And a reminder that if you join in with this month's challenge you will be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend at Country View Crafts.

Thanks for looking......

Friday, 1 September 2017

Country View Crafts Challenges - Metal

Hi there,  It's my turn over at Country View Crafts challenges.  For the topic this month I have chosen 'Metal'.  For those of you who visit my blog you may have noticed that I am partial to using metal in my crafting!

My project to launch this month's challenge is an altered 'bits and bobs' box.

The box started out as the container for a mini Camembert.  This was given a coat of chalk  followed by midnight PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint.

Next I embossed foil tape sheets using a Seth Apter embossing folder.  I then rubbed black paint over it to give it some 'tooth'.

Next, I added Rusty Car PaperArtsy Infusions onto the metal, spritzed with water and dried with a heat gun.

I love the effect that this created - like rusty metal!!

I then die cut circles and edges which I adhered to the box by peeling the tape from the back of the metal.

To finish I stamped the wording onto music paper and adhered it to a book plate.  I then had great fun playing and arranging metal cogs, buttons and a crown to finish!

I had great fun creating this little box.

Make sure you pop over to the Country View Crafts Challenge blog to see what the other design team members have created.  And don't forget, that if you enter the challenge you can be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher to spend on the Country View Crafts website.

Thanks for joining me today - I hope myself, along with my team members have inspired you to join in!