Monday, 4 June 2012

Buttoned-up Metal


A new month means a new challenge on ArtWithNoBoundaries!

The theme for the first fortnight is : Anything Goes Heavy Metal.

Yes, it's a double challenge again! You can enter any of your fabulous new projects or take part in the Bonus Round and follow the theme. This put you in line for a unique sentiment from CSDesigns.

My creation evolved from the image I started with: Solitaire Heavy Metal. I foiled the screws on the images. That was how the faux metal idea started. I played around with some of the other images, but couldn't really decide what to use. Then I coloured Solitaire and 3D'd her. Things started to take form. I layered her on black and orange cardstock that I dabbed with some black. The kraft card I wanted to use looked, ummhh boring. Out comes my inks and paints and stamppads and some sponge.

10 minutes later and on the second card, and I think it looks rather metally, rusty yes, but like metal....

Solitaire is added to the card, together with a bronze metallic ribbon. But something is missing. I go through some stuff and find what my card need, 3 metal buttons with an interesting pattern. I think they are a perfect fit and finish.

Here is Solitaire with her faux and real metal:

From another angle:

A bit closer:

The buttons:

Well, I hope you liked my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

If you did, go and find a bit of metal, in your man's toolbox, or as a last resort, your sewing box. Then join our challenge.

While you are there, have a look around and be sure to visit the blogs of the others on the Design Team. We have 3 new team members : Bonnie, Lori & Paula! You'll love their fabulous creations too, I'm sure!


  1. Steampunk Solitaire turned out beautiful. I really like the foiled screws and that background is so rich and definitely metallic-looking. The buttons and bronze ribbon are wonderful embellishments for this card. Very creative.

  2. The three buttons are a perfect fit and finish! Your image is wonderful with the popped up portion and the background is really cool!

  3. Wow, great job with all those inks that card really looks like an old piece of metal. Your coloring of the digi goes perfect.

  4. I love the effect on the background, it looks just like metal. Solitaire's colours compliment it perfectly. The three buttons as you said just finish it. Lovely

  5. Awesome card! You faux metal is fabulous and I love your card desgin!

  6. Wow! I love all the detail you put into your pieces, really beautiful. I also wanted to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Bx

  7. Wonderful card you've made and great idea to raise up a part of the image! The buttons look great, I think I have some buttonbrads that I can use in afuture project, thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs, Elenor


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