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Monday, 20 February 2017

DV #150 Add Some Metal

Our challenge today over at Dream Valley is to add some metal. We are sponsored by Starz Stampz.

DV 150 Add Metal

My metal is in the centre behind my image and started off life as a can of Diet Coke

DV Add metal Can no WM

I carefully cut off the top and bottom of the can. At this stage it is VERY easy to cut yourself so be careful. I then flattened it out under some heavy weights. I actually have a pile of this stuff, cut and flattened and ready for use because I find it takes quite a while to get the curve out of the can.

I diecut an oval to match the coloured matting and then put it through the BigShot with an embossing folder, and finally coloured it with alcohol inks.

My image is from Kenny K, Veruca Venom, and I coloured her skin with copics and the rest of her with polychromos pencils. I also added the clear sakura jelly roll pen to her boots to make them look like patent leather.

DV Add Metal Angle no WM

My patterned paper is the Viola set from WRMK, the bow is from Memory Box and the plain matting papers were from my stash, along with the heart brad and gold tinted centura pearl card I used to create the card base.

I am entering this into:-

A Gem of a Challenge - #188 Your Favourite Colour Combo
Brown Sugar - #238 Birthday
Craft For the Craic - Feb: Something with 2 on It (2 diffrent types of media, paper and metal to create the layers)
Creative Artiste - #23 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - #86 Bodacious Bows
Happy Little Stampers - Feb: Anything Goes With Dies
Hiding In My Craft Room - #289 Embossing
International Art & soul - #2 Recycling (Coke Can)
Moving Along With The Times - #39 For a Man
The Corrosive Challenge - #2 Feb: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp - #58 Sketch and Colour Challenge

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  1. A beautiful card, Lin, and a brilliant bit of recycling!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul for our recycling challenge!

  2. Gorgeous card. A great recycling idea. A lot of different techniques you have used. Well done!!Thank you for sharing your card at Brown Sugar Challenge. Hugs, Camilla (DT)

  3. pretty the coloring.. Thank you for participating in brwon sugar challenege.. good luck
    With love
    Afreen (BSCB DT)

  4. Hi Lin! This is so awesome! I love that you used the recycled can with this beautiful gal, and the bow die cut is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining my Bodacious Bows challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  5. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media, Anything Goes, #23 February Challenge. Good luck! Love Denyse (DT)

  6. Gorgeous card! Great coloring! Love the recycled can you used to make your background! Gorgeous bow too! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with dies!

  7. This is a fab card - love the colours and great design - thank you for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  8. Gorgeous and I just love the colors. Thanks for sharing your talent on International Art & Soul. Good luck and hope to see you again. Maggie, DT


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