Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lucy in the Sky with Metal

The latest Circle of Friends project is incorporating Metal into an ATC. The metal could be anything and any amount.

My original idea was to do something with the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz but no matter what I did I couldn't get it to look right. So I decided to play with one of my favorite (and first) stamps.

I black embossed the image onto white card stock and used various shades of blue and purple watercolor to color the image. To add the impression of metal I added glitter to the stars. Other touches of "fake" metal include gold Dresden around the edge and a crown that I painted with gold paint. The actual metal that I used is some wire that I twisted to mimic the swirls of the stamp. I topped them with sequin stars.

The Dresden, crown and sequin stars are all from Alpha Stamps


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo thats lurvely :D
Julie xx

Sarah Cooper said...

I left you a wee gift on my Blog. :O)
Thank-You for being an inspiration.

fairyrocks said...

Lovely to meet you Caroline,
Just dropping in from Sarah Coopers pay it forward link.
Your metal work is phenomenal.
Keep smiling and creating

Terri said...

Lovely ATC! I think the theme is fab...and you did a wonderful job with it. Very dramatic.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Just a sweet reminder of the giveaway I posted on the 24th! Come back if you missed it!!! xoox, tracie

Artfully Musing said...

Oooo love this! Laura