Saturday, 3 September 2011

Metal Mania!

Well Mandi and Chrissie over at the Less is More Challenge have certainly had my brain cells working today.

The challenge this week is ...

METALLIC

We'd like to see CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal... 


First I gold embossed hearts .....

 then I silver embossed stars .....

 then I copper embossed leaves ...

all very pretty but the hearts weren't very exciting and the second two don't quite fit the LIM style!

So I got out my alcohol inks and dropped some onto a foil plate, then I cut out with a Tim Holtz die then embossed with various embossing folders ... think this has a bit more impact!

(I'll try and get a better photo in daylight tomorrow)




Mountain Rose & Purple Twilight Inks
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Victorian Fleur, Swiss Dots and a small 'love' Embossing Folders

Thank you all for paying me a wee visit.
Have a great week.
Suze xx

49 comments:

Jenny said...

Definitely more impact...love the colours Suze :)
Really like the love heart centre too :)
Jenny x

Esther said...

WOW - your flower is stunning..love this ! Esther xx

Lynne said...

Love your flower, really striking.
Lynne xxx

craftattack said...

I like all of the cards, the leaves and stars are beautiful, but the flower certainly has the X-Factor! Hugs, Valerie

Ang C said...

I'm loving that metal flower!

Rosemary said...

woweee!! what a cool flower, suze!!! love it!!

Chrissie said...

That's some sumptuous flower Suze... looks fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Definitely has impact. It's gorgeous xx

Fiona said...

Great idea to use AI on foil. Your flower is striking.

Loli said...

Hola Suze, i'm so glad to see you again:D
FAN-TAS-TIC CARD!!!very impactant, great job Suze.
A hug from Palma

Carol said...

Definitely got impact Suze, love it. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

HI sUZI
Gorgeous flower ....stunning....love it
hugs sylvie
xx

GinaA said...

Spectacular flower, very sumptuous, makes a great centre for your card.

Beryl K said...

Fabulous flower, love the colours
Beryl x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is fantastic just love this stunning,hugs cherylx

Toulouse31 said...

Amazing flower, love it!

Mandi said...

WOW Suze that flower is stunning, such rich, gorgeous colours
The other creations re FAB too


Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Stunning flower & card xx Jan

Jenni's Jems said...

Great idea and love the way the colors have all blended together and make the flower stand out!
p.s can't wait to see the crafty purchases from yesterday ! x

Linby said...

I was looking at your first attempts thinking well they all look good to me, then I got to the final submission and WOW- can see why you were aiming for higher things LOL! It is beautiful.
Linbyx

Valérie Perlin Démonstratrice Stampin up ! said...

waaaou great job !

Anne said...

Oh. My. Word. This looks stunning with the alcohol ink, what a fab flower and card!
Anne
x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Suze what a brilliant card, love that gorgeous flower, what impact!!! Love it, Gay xxx

Carol said...

Great card with lovely colors !

Carol W

Sasha said...

Absolutely love your alcohol inked flower! Such a lovely CAS card!

Dianne said...

Wow! Great card Suze, the flower is brilliant!
Dianne.

Viv said...

Great card, I just adore that fab flower too, well done :O) Viv xx

Diane J said...

Such a stunning card, I love your metal flower. Diane x

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a stunning card! I love your colours on the metal flower, hugs meadie x x

Suzilou said...

Very effective and love the colour :)

Heather T said...

Wow, what a clever set of experiments and a dazzling card.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Stunning card. Love the metal flower.
Regards Florence x

Valerie said...

Wow love that flower!
Val x

Andrea said...

Stunning

Aileen said...

You've been busy too this weekend! Love your various attempts and I'm sure they will all make super cards but your flower is a winner. The various inks on the metal are just fab! x

Sarina said...

It is a gorgeous card.You can use the flower as a broche.It's so beautiful.
Very original idea

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
This is such a striking card.
Beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Wishcraft said...

Ooh what a fab idea, your flower looks gorgeous! Lisa x

Hello From Texas said...

Wow Suze your flower turned out so well. Love the colors and textures. Well done!!

Margaret said...

A real WOW card Suze, love it
Margaret x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer - this definitely has impact Suze! Love the hot pink and the touch of orange - superb!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

You're quite right Suze - your wonderful flower really packs a punch! Vx

Craftilicious said...

I think all of them are great, but your right the flower does have the most impact!
Gorgeous!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wow! That flower is simply FABULOUS!

Pauline said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! A stunning centrepiece, it works like a dream! And I like the samples of here's what I made earlier lol! We all have days like that don't we! Smashing!

Jane said...

Stunning card, love the way the you've used the inks on the foil and the embossing.

Sue said...

Ohhhh, how beautiful. It certainly does have impact. Sue.x

Faith A said...

Your creative juices have had a field day with this beautiful set, great ideas.

Mrs.B said...

That foil flower is fantastic, so stunning.
Avril