Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Loving the Metal


Sorry been quite for a few weeks, unfortunately I had to have an Op on my wrist and arm which put me out of action for 10 days or so.

I have a few heavy decisions to make over the next couple of weeks and combine this with not being able to craft it was beginning to bring me down.  I needed to loss myself for a while..........

 Never one to let things stop me crafting for that long , where there is a will there is a way

So what got me into the craft room.................. 26th Wedding Anniversary for starters

this was made using one hand, a couple of fingers and elbow and lots of pain killers.  I could not cut the card to make this into an actual card so had to make do with a Tag-card.  Not to shabby for one hand.

 I  then started the next project at the weekend when I had one and half hands ready to go to work.

I have had a dress-form on my desk for months and to be honest didn't really know what I wanted to do with it.  I  also had a package of Ranger metal tape sheets knocking around for a while.   Guess it was time to combined the two with a little help from some other bits and bobs.

 Here she is in all her glory.  The colour is just fab, not sure the photos do it justice to be honest.

Coloured everything with  3 different Alcohol inks.

 But the best bit of the project was this morning when  I tried the master latest tip .............. colouring Clear Rock Candy Glitter using Alcohol Inks. Doing this enable me to have the correct shade of bling for my base, boy did it work.   I combined Sail Boat Blue & Pool and a healthy sprinkling of CRCG  job done.

What did I use to create my Masterpiece

Ranger & Tim Holtz

Alcohol Inks, Sail Boat Blue/Pool/Silver
Paint Dabber - Pitch Black
Metal Sheets
Dry Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Sticky Embossing Powder
Clear Emboss It Dabber
Idea-olgy flowers & brads
Tattered leaves die
Texture Fades (Riveted Metal)

Non Ranger Items

Body Form
Dylusions Paint (skin tone)
an old brooch
metal - chain/ leaf/flowers/arrows
couple of pins
MDF base

I absolutely love it, hope you do too.  Would love you to leave a comment at the top of the page.

Thanks Sue.


  1. Amazing sweetheart - glad your enforced time away from being creative hasnt made you lose your MOJO!! Great job - have to try this metal technique soon as havent had a go yet!! x

  2. This is such a STUNNING piece of heARTistry. I'm absolutely over the mooon in love with it. - I want to try more with this technique now that you shared this.

  3. Sue... you never cease to amaze with your talent... even with a recent operation, that did not stop you... you have knocked this one out of the ball park!!! Beautiful job, color and concept...