Friday, 30 January 2009

January ATCs- Metal, plus Craft Stamper Blog Challenge



I had fun with these! The backgrounds were experiments in finding different ways to add colour to metal, and to create texture. They started off as an ATC sized piece of Mirri card, then I added random strips of self adhesive metal and embossing powder before running them through the Cuttlebug. The top one was coloured using paint dabbers and glimmer mist, the second one with different colours of Sharpies pens and Stazon (which helps to blend), and the last one was good ol' alcohol inks.

Colour: Paint Dabbers, Glimmer Mist, Sharpies, Stazon, Alcohol inks, Stickles, Distress Stickles, Cosmic Shimmer, Gilt wax, Krylon pen, Sakura Souffle pen (for faces), Distress Ink
Stamps: Elusive Images and Cherry Pie
Other: Vellum, acetate, Silver mirri card and ep, text from the computer

I also had a challenge in mind when I made these; Craft Stamper's blog is running a technique challenge each month, and this month's is to use the Cuttlebug. Isa made a beautiful piece for the mag using a wax-resist technique with the Cuttlebug folders. I have tried this, but my efforts were nowhere near as good as Isa's, so I went back to my favourite metal instead. Hope it's OK!

24 comments:

Paula said...

love the way youve used and changed the look of the Mirri card - the bottom one especially looks like metal...like them all though!!

Moira said...

These are great, love the Klimt especially

cmoh said...

These are absolutely stunning!

I would so love to see a tutorial on these...b/c I want to copy them...

They take my breath away!

LostLuggage said...

These are really pretty, ATC's, Hazel! I love the Goddess background too! Have a great weekend!

Sid said...

Love your cards Hazel, love the embossing with the glitter!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

it's stunning !! wow !!

IsaNorris said...

And your work with metal is truly amazing!! love it!
Thanks for your kind word, but I feel very small when I see artwork like yours
hugs
isa xxx

sam21ski said...

WOW Hazel these are stunning xxxx

Minx said...

Wow, these are impressive, love all the different themes and backgrounds x

Katy - CS Editor said...

Fabulous Hazel - thanks for joining the challenge!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous ATCs Hazel! Hope I get one!

Angelnorth said...

These are lovely, I especially like the warmth of the golden one and the intensity of colour on the peacock one - beautiful!

Hannah - Mary P said...

I love the effects you've used on these cards. Very inspiring.

Lorraine said...

I like the middle one the best..thanks for sharing these techniques Hazel

My name is CINDY...... said...

Hazel I LOOOVE these!! The cuttlebug is great for metal/metalic finishes I think, I have to admit I don't use mine for much else. And 'divine Swirl' is my favourite folder. So Klimt!!

Karen said...

These are gorgeous!!! I sat up in my chair when they appeared on my screen! I would love to see a tutorial on how you did this. Really stunning! :>

Brandy said...

WOW these are amazing. I love the backgrounds.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

CONGRATULATIONS Hazel...I spy with my little eye someones name beginning with H over on the Craft Stamper blog... stunning work.

Von said...

WOW these are just stunning I can see I have a lot to learn :)

petrasart said...

The golden ATC is my winner, too!!! It´s so kingly!!! Wonderful art!!! And the other are greatful with this colours...the first...the cp-lady looks like a photo! * sensationell *

Plastic Cards said...

Your designing and color of cards definitely impress me.First time i have visited your blog so i think you are really hard working,Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie said...

Stunning work love the metal effect you have created by using mirror card and metal. beautiful

Plastic Card said...

This is fine art and the background so for.This is nice collection All the designing as well.Keep it up.

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