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Friday, February 25, 2011


Whew, I am really cutting it close this week! I had to go for a two-fer AGAIN! For Linda's CCC #33, found on page #56 of Tim's book and SSSS challenge themed "Show us some stripes", here is what I came up with. I keep looking at all of the magnificent pieces using metal that all of my dear blog friends have been making and ran out and purchased lots of stuff to try it, yet I still had not given it a go. So for this one, I used a metal sheet and cie-cut the tattered florals and a leaf one called Doo-dads by Magnolia. I fooled around with various wheels and tips to create this version. I was inspired by Lin on her blog (http://yoursartfully.blogspot.com/) by all of her gorgeous metals and several great flowers made by her. For the coloring, I used meadow and citrus for the leaves and purple twilight and sailboat blue for the flowers. I will definately be trying some more metal stuff. What fun! Thought mine turned out pretty good for never trying it before. Gotta get me some of those Big Daddy molds from TenSecondsStudios now. LOL For the Stripes portion, I used some patterned paper that I got eons ago and was so bright. One of those, "what was I thinking packs" so I painted over it with gesso and let it dry. Blended some distress inks around the edges and stamped the verse. Of course I smeared it so had to fix it by making more gessoed paper and die-cutting it with Tim's labels and stamping on this and layering it on top of the smeared mess with pop-dots. No mistakes, just creative opportunities! Embrace imperfection, that's what Tim told me!

14 comments:

Jane said...

Your art is beautiful. I love the bright color you got on your flower and leaves. It's fun to see your entries each week!

Netty said...

Kathy your flowers and leaves are totally gorgeous. Fabulous work. Annette x

Judy Cantrell said...

Very nice, Kathy! Love the flowers!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous. I love the bright flower.

Erika said...

I love it! I "embrace imperfection" as well!

Barbara Mason said...

Love the flower and leaves - and if you didn't say anything, no one would look twice at the booboo.

Lynn Stevens said...

Kathy your metal flower is so yummy, great use of colors and texture!

Terry said...

Wowers on that most stunning flower! Beautiful page and the flower is amazing!!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great page! your flower is just gorgeous and in my favourite colour too!

Lori said...

Eeekkk! That flower is GORGEOUS! Totally love it! The whole piece is wonderful, Kathy, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous creation, love the flower wowwzersss really shines absolutely georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx

Candy C said...

Wow...I am in LOVE with your flower! It is beautiful! The whole card is beatiful but man...that flower just sets everything off! Beautiful job!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Kathy! What a lovely piece! And your altered metal flower is stunning!! :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous purple flower! This is lovely, Kathy-- really elegant and wonderfully shabby-chic! The metal looks amazing-- great use of those dies, girlfriend!-- and the stripy background has a sweet vintage feel. Great job (as always!)