Friday, 27 August 2010

A little bit of metal

In the past week I've completed two projects using metal sheet. I am loving the colours of aluminium sheet from Ten second studio. During a trip to LB crafts in Olney I picked up this very cute bird house, I just had to have it, and I knew Deb would need one too. Once finished I thought this is ideal for The shabby Tea Room challenge number 24 which is called 'a little bit of metal' which requires you to use metal on a layout or project. So here it is;



I have used a sheet of paper by Webster's to cover the wooden box. I put the metal sheets through my die cut machine using a bingo card embossing folder and sanded the top of the metal so the higher parts of the image were revealed by removing the colour. I finished the house off with a metal bird I picked up from a gift shop in Stratford and added some pearls and paper flowers. Is just so cute I just need to find somewhere to keep it.
The second project I have completed is a metal dress makers dummy, using a new mould from Ten second Studios I created the dressmakers dummy in aluminium metal sheet, I aged it slightly by adding and removing some black acyclic paint. The angel wings are by Collection elements, I've covered some in Tim Holtz tissue tape and some are painted and stamped with Tim Holtz stamps. Its fitted on to some Prima Flights of Fancy paper and then into its frame.

Finally the weather is improving here and the sun is out it almost feels like spring
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.



12 comments:

  1. Wow the birdhouse has turned out fantastic,I love all the little details you've added,just gorgeous!!! Can't wait to get mine off you,thanks for thinking of me.
    As you know I just love the dressmakers dummy with wings,it's just perfect!!!!

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  2. This is spectacular; you did an amazing job and the result is breathtaking! Love every detail of it!

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  3. Oh my goodness....that birdhouse is adorable! I love the detail on the roof and the sweet little bird! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  4. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BIRDHOUSE!!!! Oh so clever with the tin roof and I {heart} all the sweet embellies you've added to your design. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing creation with us in the Tea Room :)

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  5. Wow! Very, very cool projects! I just love altered birdhouses, and yours is SO cute. That embossed metal roof is just fabulous. Love your dressmakers form, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

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  6. Congrats on your win!!!!! I'm glad I talked you into it!!!!

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  7. Congrats on your win!!!! I'm glad I talked you into it!!!!

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  8. o this is a beautiful work of "heart" for sure! Love your colours, the bingo roof tiles are amazing!! bx

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  9. WOW, this is amazing! Congratulations on your win at TSTR!

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  10. Hi! I just found your blog!!!! Can't believe I missed it! Great to see you and I adore this bird house you have created - this is just stunning. Adding you to my blog list!

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  11. What exquisite art, and congrats on winning at TSTR!

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