Friday, 28 March 2014

Challenge 52 at Artful Times

This fortnight the challenge at Artful Times is to use metals / foils and for mine I have up-cycled kitchen foil and tomato purée tubes, give them a go as the golden inside is wonderful and so easy to emboss.
To make the flowers I covered card with double sided sticky tape and covered it with crumpled kitchen foil before die cutting using the tattered flowers die, these large sizzix die are great for this, as they don't crush the texture like a slimmer die would. I then coloured with A.I inks and picked up the texture with gilding wax, for the stems I rolled a scrunched up a tube from kitchen foil made it into the shape I wanted then an it through the big shot to flatten it and the leaves die cut and embossed from tube



Hope you like my take on the challenge inspired buy the sun shining on the  flower over the last few day but it's back to the rain and cold again !!
Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing things the others have made 



14 comments:

Neet said...

Love those leaves. Isn't it surprising where you can find metal and faux metal? Is this a journal page? Good idea with the stems.
Hugs, Neet x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Creative as every these are very special and very clever. XOXO

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work and a fun challenge! Valerie

chrissies said...

Excellent make Von. Love the flowers and the leaves

Chrissie x

Netty said...

smashing upcycling Von. Annette x

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Meggymay said...

Beautiful project , great ideas and inspiration to make metal flowers.
Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

Love your textured flowers Von, great ideas with the metals.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xx

Craftyfield said...

Crushed foil and steel rule dies... bright idea! Love the embossed leaves too. Gorgeous page.

Suze Bain said...

Fab flowers Von, I love how you've twisted the stems. Xx

Craftychris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The flower and leaves are so pretty! xx

Buttons said...

Some fantastic upcycling here Von. How dramatic! Jenny x

diane hasthorpe said...

Love what you have used for your flowers and leaves... great upcycling. The whole piece looks fantastic. Cheers, Di

Anonymous said...

Hi Von. love what you have done with the tinfoil, clever girl.
Love rose xxx

butterfly said...

Such fantastic texture on these flowers - such a clever technique, and so effective.
Alison x

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