Hi, my name is Sue and I live with my partner in a village in Derbyshire. I love all kinds of mixed media crafting and am never happier than when I'm elbow deep in paint ! I hope you enjoy your visit !
The challenge this time over at Frilly & Funkie is one of my favourites and that is altered metals ! The very talented Linda is our host for the next 2 weeks and this is what Linda has to say:
I love using metals in my card making and mixed media. For this
challenge use metals, but you must alter them somehow. You can use
alcohol inks, acrylic paint, embossing powder or any other medium you
choose. You can even dabble in rusting the metals yourself. Have some
fun and let's see your altered metals!
I picked up one of these Triptych's at the local garden centre and decided it was perfect for Linda's challenge. I bought a gorgeous 10 Seconds Studio mould from Lin Brown's shop when it was closing down last year and I'd been itching to give it go. The dress form, flowers and zip are all from the same mould. I've used Alcohol Inks; Caramel, Stream and Wild Plum and then I've gone over the top with white acrylic paint to knock the colours back. The background stamping has all been done with Sepia Archival ink using Tim Holtz's Haberdashery set and Wendy Vecchi's Fashion Style & Art set. I've also used a mask on the centre panel and used Squeezed Lemonade DI.
I've stamped the TH needle book stamp onto some Crinoline and frayed the edges and layered it onto some Burlap. The little cotton reels (which I think are so cute!) have been wrapped with embroidery threads.
For the letter 'S' I've used the fantastic Tim Holtz Wordplay die (love this die!). The panel that I've mounted the letter onto is the centre from one of the frames on the TH Tag and Book Plate die. I scribbled into the metal of the oval panel then I've given both the letter and the panel the same treatment of alcohol ink and acrylic paint, but for the letter I've also used some black acrylic paint for some contrast.
The zip has been mounted onto the TH ruffled ribbon. Both of the side panels have been embossed using the Bubble Texture Fade and I've rubbed some Tea Dye DI over the top. All of the sewing embellishments are from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.