Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 33 : Altered Metal Alcohol Inks


Amazing -  it is yet again another week and another Challenge over on Linda's blog Studio L3.  This week the technique is Altered Metal with Alcohol Inks.  With no actual metal items to alter and a time limit of 45 minutes (!!!!!!!!) I just had to use what was to hand.

So ....... the Cuttlebug was out, as was the Tattered Floral Die.  I took the first embossing folder which came to hand and cut and embossed some craft metal in minutes.  I used Sunset Orange and Cranberry AI on the flower (it is a very grey day here and I needed cheering up!) and layered the flower using foam pads.   The rest of the tag was put together from bits lying within the vicinty of my desk and yes ... I made the tag in less than 45 minutes.  Not my best by any stretch of the imagination, but I've managed to complete the Challenge and get it posted before getting packed up and going away for a few days to a family wedding in Exeter (which is a long trip from Shetland!).

Do take some time to look at the wonderfully inspirational entries over on Linda's blog:  Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 33.  Linda's own work is wonderfully inspiring and her altered metal flower for this challenge is absolutely gorgeous.   As usual I cannot explain the technique, but you can find it on page 56 of the Compendium of Curiosities Book.

So off to pack .............. have a fun week everyone!

11 comments:

Netty said...

Have a great time away Jenny. Loving your tag, your flower is oh so gorgeous. Annette x

Terry said...

I came over here to congratulate you as one of the new Ginger Gems! Your CCC#33 is a stunner also! Love your metal flower! Happy to follow you!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jennie, you made this in 45 minutes?! WOW! Impressive! It's absolutely stunning, and your altered metal flower is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. The entire design is just great-- vintage and feminine and lovely.

You have a fun week, too! :-)

Lori said...

This is awesome! Love that flower, and all the ephemera is wonderful!

Meggymay said...

Love your tag, the flower is stunning.

Plume said...

Your flower is fabulous!

Tracey said...

Wow that flower turned out stunning, fantastic job on the challenge, I keep meaning to have a look at these challenges as they seem so much fun xxx

donna said...

Your flower is beautiful and I love all the elements you have used for your tag.

Maggie said...

wish I could craft like this in 45mins Jennie well done indeed. Love the flower

Maggie x

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Gorgeous flower.

Marilyn

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Jennie, thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. So pleased I came over to visit. Your blog is so amzing, full of different ideas, techniques and inspiration. I have signed up as a follower and look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations. Sue x