Friday, October 7, 2011

Heavy Metal

Not a big hair band, although I’ve been known to bang heads with the best of them, ahem.  This time it’s a challenge!
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Silver, gold, copper or bronze, whichever metal you pick, just make it take center stage on your card or creation! FLLCOCT11. Deadline is October 14th at 5 PM Eastern.
I pulled out my Figs and Pomegranate set and stamped the large pomegranate image on Flourishes classic white card stock and colored it with a base of Copics and blended with Prismacolor pencils on top.    After cutting the image with my Spellbinders Standard Circles large die I sponged it with Wheat Ink from a Versa Magic dew drop.
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I used my new Picot Edge Circle die from Spellbinders for the mat.  The paper is a copper metallic card stock that I purchased from my long lost local stamp shop several years ago.  I was so happy to have this as it was a perfect match for my ribbon slider.  I am not sure who makes the foiled card stock but it was a 12x12 sheet.  The strip on the left was a mat piece of cardstock that I sprayed with Chestnut Brown Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels then embossed with a CB folder.   The leaves from the Falling Leaves set were stamped on white card stock and sprayed with both Chestnut Brown and Moss Green Glimmer mist before cutting them out.   Below you can see the shimmer on the leaves and cardstock, as well as the copper picot edge circle mat.  The pomegranates were pained over with Garnet Twinkling H2O paint.   They look so pretty!
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I stamped the sentiment on some twill and added some copper adhesive nail heads.  I curled some different colors of wild wire and used them as accents.  
It’s hard to get the metallic accents to come through in photo’s but in real life it’s sparkly!
Get your dose of inspiration from the amazing designers below then head on over to the Flourishes blog and join in the challenge.  You’ll have a chance at winning the entire October release, and you are going to want these! 
Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Jan Marie Caruso
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle

22 comments:

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork but I wouldn't expect anything less! Very creative to use the H20's for shine! Love the colors, design, textures and I like it too!

Carol Dee said...

Fabulous, I love Copper. It looks reat with the pomegranets. Hugs...

Karen W said...

This is really pretty, can't wait to see the new sets.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you used your slider and the little bits of wire.. Great job. Have a fun weekend.

Cheryl said...

Fab job on the coloring. Love the added glitz. I need to get that SB die--it's beautiful and perfect for this card. This is just plain gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous copper accents, Danielle and your coloring on the pomegranates is fabulous!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card! Love the colouring and copper accents.

Amanda said...

Danielle, you have me swooning over here! And now I have a hole burning in my pocket too! You've just single handedly convinced me that I NEED that Fig and Pomegranate stamp set, now!!
Uh! I can't "see" you anymore - LOL! Sorry :)

I love, love your card by the way, if I wasn't obvious about that ;)

ChristineCreations said...

So beautiful! Those figs look awesome Danielle, I love that pretty DP too.

Barbara said...

Excellent metal work, Danielle! Love that copper!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful fall creations, the copper is wonderful. Your hint of sparkle on the pomegranite is awesome.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is gorgeous Danielle! Love the die cut on this one and it does match the ribbon slider. And I think there are very few out there that could make a stamped image of a pomegranate look so amazing on the front of a card. You really do such beautiful work. Hope you and the family are doing well! Best, Curt

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Danielle,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

calamity jane said...

What a beautiful card!! I have some of that metallic cardstock in several of the colors including the copper. If you're interested, I got mine from Hot Off The Press. I know they still carry it.

Yogi said...

what a beautiful card. Love the die cut, the buckle the background, the little sprigs. The whole thing is a really nice combination.

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely fabulous Danielle!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous details! Fantastic card, Danielle! This is so awesome with the heavy metal and all the shimmer. Love it!

Leslie Turner said...

OMG! This is beautiful, Danielle!

Keva said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you created your own paper. Genius!

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! I love the shimmer on the pomegranates!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful card! I love all the little accents you've used.

Shirley said...

Love the copper with your image. A really lovely card!