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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


OK, that turned out sideways even though I rotated it and tried to edit it again but no rotating option there???? I will figure this out and soon I hope! On to the next challenge! As you all know, this is the final episode in the CCC challenge over at StudioL3's blog where linda had us work throught the enite book, Compendium of Curuiosities by Lord Tiom of Holtz. This week is week #35, found on page #67. i combined it with the challenge on Simon says Stamp and Show challenge this week, aka, SSSS, show us some metal. I just tried metals for the first time a week or so ago on my flower and really loved it. last night I ordered several molds from TenSecondsStudio and some more metal sheets. It's really fun. For this one, I just used a silver sheet I got in a starter kit from Walnut Hollow I think. I cut it to size and applied it to white cardstock and die cut it with my old puzzle maker die and then ran it thru my Vagabond in Tim's texture fade. Of course backwards, so my numbers are backwards but it still looks cool and if I hadn't told you, you may not have noticed. LOL I separated each piece and colored with alcohol inks in various mixes and then swiped each of them with black Satyzon to highlight the embossed areas. Piercing the holes on left was a little tricky as I had so many layers so my brads are crooked but that's OK. For my stitching, I used gold thread to match the brads I chose. Background was wrinkle-free distress, using milled lavendar, dusty concord, and chipped sapphire. Added some tisseue tape randomly and stamped some flourushed prior to that and blended dusty concord around the edges. It looks so much better in person that in the picture but metal always does. I am hooked!

19 comments:

Marjie K said...

Sooooo cool. I am off to try my hand at this one. Love how layered yours looks especially with the colors changing on the individual parts. Great job!

Lynn Stevens said...

great use of colors in your wonderful art !
hugs Lynn

Netty said...

Oh wow Kathy your CofC piece is gorgeous and love the puzzle you've made with it, terrific colours as well. Annette x

Anesha said...

Fab creation,love the colours and textures.

Lori said...

Love the colors, and now we have another "metal addict"! lol! This is fab, Kathy! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

donna said...

Wonderful piece Kathy.So much great texture. I agree metal is a really cool material to work with but hard to scan.

Dan said...

What a wonderful creation, I love those rich jewel tones! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Kathy, this is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful metal, and you used the Design Details technique on it perfectly! The puzzle die is such a great idea! The Tissue Tape is a lovely touch, too,

Thank you so much for being part of the CCC. I've looked forward to seeing your wonderful art every week, and hope you'll stick around for the next chapter!

(I don't know why, but Blogger has been randomly rotating photos lately. The only way I've found to correct it is to go to the Picassaweb.com site, which is where Blogger stores all your photos, and use the edit option there to rotate the photo. It's a pain, but it does work!)

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! love the metal piece in there.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is fabulous. I love the puzzle pieces.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Kathy! Wow! this looks fabulous! love the alcohol inks! I just got my first order from TenSecondStudios last week so this was also my first time playing with it. It's so much fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments! Hope your daughter has a terrific birthday! :)

Meggymay said...

This looks fabulous, the colours are awesome.

Bearcrazyman said...

What a cool piece. I love all the color!

Terry said...

And a lovely finishing to the CCC's! Beautiful page and I have loved each and everyone! Another chapter will begin thanks to our fearless leader!

Minxy said...

Looks great, love the use of the jigsaw connections :D
sTAy iNkY
huGs MiNXy

wearestampers said...

Great job with the metal work! The colors are great!
Pam

craftytrog said...

A fabulous colourful piece Kathy! x

Daniele said...

ohhh I'm lovin' all those colours, great piece of art
hugs

minnie_mac said...

Great piece. Love the textures.

Marilyn