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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Steampunk...

...the last couple of class projects.

Spellbinders do packs of thin metal sheets and this aqua colour is just fabulous. It was run through the rustic wreath embossing folder...
 ...and then rough cut before giving it a light sanding to reveal a little of the silver behind the colour.
The overall detail on this embossing is super but it was still very fiddly trying to identify where to stick the gems to create the holly berries...
 ...but I managed it and the finished card was a simple creation of layered CS and glittered vellum with the wreath mounted on top using 3D foam.
This was Andy's sample for the next project...
...who would think that it started out as a wooden shape covered in strips of thin card with a few jems attached.
This is mine before the assembly...
 ...the bell was painted with silver acrylic paint - dry-brushed with gold to create a bit of tarnish (the others used gold first then silver but I wanted to see what it would look like the other way around) - then it was distressed using black StazOn ink. The poinsettias were cut from silver miri card, coloured with the black StazOn and then gently sanded back.
This was my completed decoration...
 ...I love the grungy metal look that has been created.

We all had a fabulous day but as is always the way when you are having fun - time runs out.

These were two items that we never had time for...

...aren't they cute! The lovely Andy very kindly gave us the templates so we could go away and play if we wanted to.

Next week Andy is having a half-day workshop playing with Pan Pastels (including the new metallic ones) I can't wait............................................................................






7 comments:

MiniOwner said...

Oh my these projects are gorgeous! I just love the hats.
Sue x

Wendy said...

Love those poinsettias :-)

Virginia said...

Ah these are all gorgeous hun!

Claireliz said...

These are fab Toni. Your Christmas countdown gadget is scaring me ***buries head in sand***
C xx

voodoo vixen said...

Oh you are really having some fun with these dies and what some gorgeous cards you are getting out of it!

Anne said...

Love this creations, so inspiering and different. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Woooow! Love all the shiny bits. :D
That flower is so delicate. Beautiful.