Monday 15 July 2013

Me(n?)tal Monday

Morning peeps.
It's time for a new challenge over at Smudgy Antics again. This fortnight it's all about showing us your METAL.

Thinking outside the box has been a bit of a problem here in the cubbyhole in the last few weeks. Sorry. The other girls in the team have done wonders though with their Metal Mojo in full swing.

I have only a journal page for you this week. I did have fun though and isn't that the main thing?
I started off with a gelli plate print made using metallic paints - hence the glare.
Then started stamping. Here with the lips and footprints from the rubber prints set and the cog heart from the heart wings set. All Smeared Ink of course. Follow my link if you need these stamps and please say I sent you.
The edges of my journal page were inked using an embossing dauber, then this covered with red frantage embossing enamel. Love the metallic elements in this! This also meant that some of the "lips" stamped images were given a bit of a distressed look.

That image of one of the Angels is from a discontinued set in rubber but still available in digi -the symbology of angels-guide angel
This was stamped on using stazon and the wings painted using silver perfect pearls. A necklace picked up in a clearance sale last year was dismantled and the metal findings holdings the feathers were attached with a brad.
The green writing - that's c/o the sentiments in the Heart Wings set. These were applied with "perfect medium" and dusted with patina perfect pearls. (Mica is metallic). When I got to the stage where I was happy, I attached the sheet to a thicker card stock page in my journal and reinforced  the holes with metal eyelets.

Your turn to surprise us over at Smudgy Antics with your metal creations. See you there. We all appreciate it when you come and show us some love, just as you do, so please go look at my fellow DT members creations. You won't be sorry.

I'd like to enter this AJ page into the challenge at
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes


  1. WoW - this is fabulous Croms :-) At first glance it doesn't look half as complicated but the close-ups show the gorgeous amount of work you put into this. Wonderful :-) LUV the gelli plate backing too :-)
    IKE xxxxxxxxx

  2. WOW! So much work Helen, and the result is beautiful. I'm glad you had fun creating.......You're right, that is the main thing :)

  3. Well it looks like you had enough metal mojo (LOL) to create a fantastic work of art!! I love the colors, stamps and especially that Frantage on the edges! And the feathers give it a soft touch. Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!

    DT Member