Friday 3 October 2014

Heavy Metal @A Vintage Journey

Hi friends..........It's Heavy Metal at A Vintage Journey this fortnight and the lovely Terry is our host for this challenge.

In Terry's words here are the challenge details:
"This challenge is to share your "Heavy Metal" love of Tim and his products and this can be altered or not i.e metal pieces ( Idea-ology), foiled back paper, metallic paints or stains. Pretty much anything with "metal"in it or any form of."

As always our regular sponsor is Country View Crafts who are offering a gift voucher to the winner of the challenge and we also have our very commendable Pinworthy's, who receive a badge for their blog.

I have to say that I really enjoyed making my project for this challenge as I love Tim's faux metal techniques, particularly the ones from his Compendium of Curiosities 2.

And here is the finished project:

I am really enjoying Tim's Postage Stamp Bigz Die............ and Mr Mojo has returned so that's always a positive too :-)

The Recipe :

First of all I covered card in metal foil tape from my stash, placing it on my card. I then           brayered over it to make sure that it was properly adhered. 

I then took the  Tim Holtz Postage Stamp die and ran it through my big shot. I did this several times, cutting out the centre piece, enabling me to layer it up. The foiled covered die cuts were placed in Tim's Riveted Industrial embossing folder and then inked with Alcohol Inks as per Tim's Instructions, which you can find on page 57 of  his CC2.
The die cut layers were then pieced together using foam tape to add some dimension as I wanted to create a frame.

The butterflies were cut from metal ( I cut the metal from a can of coke using Tim's scissors ) and then embossed using one of Tim's embossing folders. The faux enamelled technique was applied and the outcome was fabulous.  I will certainly use this technique again and again. You can find the  faux enamel technique on page 56 of CC2.

I then took another of Tim's Bigz dies ( Holly Branch) and once die cut I inked it with Walnut Stain DI, applied some glue and covered in some flower soft that I had in my stash for many years. Idea-ology mini cogs were then adhered to the branches with Glossy Accents. Cool flowers !!
I also used the GA to attach the butterflies and Metal Idea-ology bird to the frame.

Looking forward to  viewing your entries and seeing what you all come up with for this fabulous challenge. For more inspiration you can view the entries of the other Creative Guides HERE

My craft room is now in turmoil and my hands very inky ..but I really did have a wonderful time making this project. Now its your turn and I hope you have lots of fun !!!!

Crafty Hugs

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  1. Great piece and wonderful tutorial Annie. I love the colors and the bird in the center. The placement of the gears is great and the entire thing looks very "Heavy Metal" with the special butterflies.

  2. Came here to post about another project but I was blown away by this one so I had to comment here as well. This is absolutely lovely Annie - your talent just shines through! Going to miss you, my sweet teamie, but you certainly deserve all your recent accomplishments <3 xoxo Christi

  3. Good Morning Annie. Your love of all things Tim has certainly shone with this excellent Heavy Metal piece of Art. So well executed in every way, the details are exemplary for all to see. Love the frame and the way you have given it the burnished look. Great exhibit for this fabulous challenge. Have a Good Day. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  4. I simply cannot take my eyes off those gorgeous butterflies Annie, that is such a fabulous technique. I love the frame you created and the tree looks beautiful with the flower soft. This is such a great challenge and I too have loved seeing what everyone has done. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Wow, Annie this is a wonderful example of using the riveted metal technique and the butterflies look amazing with the frame. Your tree is incredible with the contrast of softness and bright colours with the hardness of the cogs and grungy colours, so clever.
    Have an enjoyable weekend.
    hugs Brenda xx

  6. First of all I just want to say...HOLY CRUD...that's gorgeous!! Secondly, your desk has me so very intrigued. It looks like a fabulous work space. :) Thirdly...WOW!! What you created is such a metal masterpiece. I love the mix of machinery and nature together and your technique looks superb.
    Happy Weekend Annie and hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  7. I can't decide what I love more, Annie! Love the metal postage frame and background, the coke can butterflies (I will have to save some cans), but that tree just steels (meant that word) the show! How clever to use the flower soft (mine also sits unused and loved), but the cogs for flowers, is so clever! Love this! Have a great weekend. Hugs!

  8. Just catching up - your last creations are wonderful. Congrats on your new design team position :)

  9. Great minds!!! Adore this Annie - really do. Such a clever use of all things metal with some added textural contrast with the tree too. Inspired use of cogs! Nikki xxx

  10. Fabulous make Annie, funny how Nikki and you had the same idea and yet the out come is so different.... Love the textural elements on your piece, the wonderful butterflies and amazing tree, - so clever!

  11. Love this project, the metal work looks great, hard to believe it started out with metal tape.

  12. Wow! Love the frame and all the texture. The tree is awesome!

  13. Fantastic rivet detail on your frame and fabulous butterflies
    Love your tree with the cogs

    Jools x

  14. So cool, Annie! Love that you gave the heavy metal a soft touch with that gorgeous blooming tree! Hugs, Sandra

  15. That dang Mr. Mojo...drives me crazy!!! LOVE the tree inside the stamp! The texture and color on the branches is wonderful, as are the gears!

  16. So imaginative Annie! Love the cog tree and altered butterflies in particular. Jenny x

  17. Anonymous10/04/2014

    Annie, I can certainly see why this technique is a favourite because it is sensational. I like that you transformed your tree into a cog tree as the focal on this very cool project.

  18. Gorgeous metal design, thanks for sharing how you created your artwork. I have metal tape somewhere in my stash (I hope I still have it), I'll have to dig it out! Take care, Shirleyxx

  19. Fabulous project Annie love this technique always wows me, also love all the details within your design.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment

  20. wow Annie - this is awesome - I love it to bits! Thanks for your kind words too! Hugs rachel x

  21. The postage stamp makes such a cool frame, especially with your industrial metal treatment - very cool! Love the tree!
    Alison xx

  22. Super juxtaposition of industry and nature Annie - this is a wonderful make and terrifically TH. I hope that your Dad's op has gone very well today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Nicola x

  23. I really like that metallic composition and layout. What fascinates me the most about it is the richness of the colours in the part of the design that focuses on natural themes. Everything appears cohesive when it catches your eye. However, the rich shades make you appreciate the natural elements distinctly from the metallic looking sections, which have their own allure.

    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising


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