Monday, May 21, 2012

Use It or Lose It - Volume 1, Issue 4-Metal

This month we are using metal items in our challenge. If you are coming here from Judy Faye's blog, then you are on the right track! Metal is one of my favorite things to work with.  From found hardware, embellishments and sheets there are worlds of things you can do with it.

I have so much fun playing with sheets of metal.  In this layout, I embossed the sheets with the Cuttle Bug embossing folders, then sanded the top to reveal the pattern.  I needed a more distressed look on the gears, so after sanding I rubbed them very lightly with some alcohol ink and got just the look I was after!! The centers of my gears are actually plain brads I covered with scraps from the gears.  For fun I threw on some really old metal numbers from the stash and a ribbon slide.  One of my other favorite techniques that I used on this layout is the fussy cut gears and scallops.  Take a second piece of identical paper, cut out the pattern you want to accent then adhere it to the layout with pop-dots.  I also cut the balloon from a different sheet from this line and pop dotted it over the balloon image on the original piece of paper.....

Thanks for stopping by...now continue on to Tabbi's blog and see what great ideas she has in store for you.

Contributors to this layout:
Pattern Paper - Quick Quotes Tin Type
Ribbon:  Quick Quotes  (Do you see a trend here?)
Chipboard gears:  Quick Quotes
Metal Sheets:  Ten Second Studios
Cuttle Bug Embossing folders
Alcohol Ink:  Ranger
Twine, Metal numbers, ribbon slide from the stash.

13 comments:

Shirley Ross said...

Awesome as always!!

i candy scraps said...

Very nicely done! Love the color combo!!!

Joy said...

neato!

Rachel Ventura said...

Great variety of how to incorporate metal! Love the steampunk loo too :)

tmorrow said...

this page is really cool.....love the metal look with all the embellishments.

Judy Faye Garner said...

Love the colors 8 metal

CraftyGirl said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the way you used the Tin Type line!! Gorgeous! Thanks for taking on the Quick Quotes challenge this month!

Barb ~ QQDT

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this and I was just playing with the Tin Type collection today :) Thanks so much for playing along with the Quick Quotes challenge :)

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Wow! Love the then and now photos in this layout and how you incorporated the metal elements. Fantastic job! So glad you joined us at Quick Quotes this month for our challenge.

mommyof5kidz said...

Fabulous layout! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us! Misty~QQDT

Adora Concepcion said...

awesome use of the paper :). beautiful layout!

Adora
QQ DT

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

I just love that paper line and you've worked with it perfectly for the challenge!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Quick Quotes!!!

~ Rhonda
QQDT

TanishaRenee said...

Love the technique on the gears! Thanks for joining the QQ challenge!

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