Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Chipboard and Metal !

It's time for the next challenge at Frilly and Funkie, and this time the lovely, talented Marjie has chosen the theme of chipboard and metal. Here's what Marjie has to say:

This week we're looking for two elements on the project of your choice.  We want to see chipboard and metal.  It can be purchased, homemade, or faux.  You can use branded chipboard pieces or cut up a cereal box... choose items from the hardware store or simple household metals like staples or paperclips. Ranger's foil sheets would work too. The options are endless! We want you to be creative and can't wait to see what you share with us.

I've made this card for my sister to give to her eldest daughter. I started with the background and blended Milled Lavender DI over white card stock and then stamped an Elusive Images stamp in the same ink. On the piece of Crinoline I used some Crafty Individuals stamps and stamped them using black Archival ink. I used the Tim Holtz text stamp from the Papillon set and blended Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves DI around the edge. The main image is an Indigo Blu stamp and I've stamped it with black Archival ink and cut it out by hand.

The heart is made from chipboard and is from a Chippies set, which I've sanded, painted with white acrylic paint and then stamped with a Katzelkraft text stamp. The gorgeous lock is by Melissa Frances. The dress form is wooden and I've also painted it with white acrylic paint and stamped it with the same text stamp as the heart. I've used Tim Holtz Foil Tape for the zig zag, which is made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I've used alcohol inks, and acrylic paint on it and then rubbed black Stazon ink across the top. The beautiful lace is form Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.


  1. Awesome collage, love all elements and the soft coloring. All fits perfectly together.
    Hugs Anja

  2. This is super gorgeous, and feminine and cute ALL of it!
    Dot x

  3. Gosh Sue this is stunning! So much stamping blended all perfectly together. The subtly varying hues are beautiful. Love this one!

  4. Gorgeous Sue... the layout's so dynamic - perfectly put together for maximum impact, and I love the gentle vintage pinks. And the metallic embossed stitching border is a great touch!
    Alison x

  5. Such beautiful stamping, Sue! Love the way you've tied the words around the dress form. Just gorgeous!

  6. I love it!! The color is perfect. You did a wonderful job creating this piece of art!

  7. Gorgeous Sue. Love all the techniques. TFS Annie x

  8. Oh wow, is this ever gorgeous with all the stamping. The colour goes so nicely with the feminine images - a very girlie card.

  9. So feminine and gorgeous, Sue! Love the images and how clever with the metal zigzag! Have a great evening!

  10. Beautiful Sue, the layers you have created are fabulous. A gorgeous card that will be loved by your niece I am sure.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  11. Fabulous card with great elements. Love the color scheme.

  12. Beautiful Sue - love the shades of pinks and as always your sponging and layering are amazing. Wonderful images too - your neice will love it!


  13. Auch dieses Exemplar ist wieder ganz gro├čartig.
    So zart in den Farben. herrlich!



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