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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 227 - Metal (Very Heavy)

Hello Blog Friends

A big welcome to my latest followers, it is lovely to have you along on my crafty journey.  I hope you will find some things of interest along the way.

This week over at the wonderful Hels Sheridan's blog the theme of  Sunday Stampers is Metal, based on one of her favourite rock bands, Judas Priest.  I hope she will forgive me because I have never heard of them but if Hels liked them they must have been good..... she was a rock chick after all.

Hels has requested that we use a small amount of metal (or a whole shed load of the stuff) and some stamping.  Those of you who follow me regularly will, by now, know that I quite like Hallowe'en and I have been using my Tim Holtz skull stamp quite a lot (see my last three posts!).  You may be pleased to know that I have not used the skull on my tag but it is VERY heavy in metal!!  Here it is:






Metal does not like to be photographed but I have done my best.  It reads I Love (Heart) Halloween.  The spider is a special treat for Hels who loves them.

I covered a tag with metal tape (a gift from my friend Mo) and embossed it with Tim's metal embossing folder and then smeared a few drops of Pitch Black Alcohol Ink in a few places.  I then covered the whole of the tag with Black Soot DI and then buffed it up.  I stamped a spider's web (Stampendous) at the top and the bottom of the tag.  I cut the bottom off the tag to make a hinged tag (a trick I learned from Hels and now love) and attached the hinge with four jump rings. 

The heart and arrow are Ranger grungeboard shapes which were already cut and embossed.  On the heart this is covered with Indigo Blu Flitter Glue and then covered with Mega Flakes in Lancashire Rose.   The arrow was covered in black embossing powder and heat set.  The letter 'i ' has been treated in the same way.  The spider (Stampendous)  has been stamped, embossed and carefully cut out.  The word Halloween is from Tim's Apothecary set of stamps and has been stamped onto white card, embossed in black, cut out and then over inked with Black Soot DI.

The ribbon at the top is vintage seam binding, coloured in Rusty Hinge DI and has been tied with a piece of Tim's tinsel ribbon.

If you do visit I hope you will be kind enough to leave me a comment, I love to read them and I always do my best to return the compliment (if I can find you).  Crafty hugs, Anne xx

40 comments:

  1. I loved the "very heavy"!!!! This is a great metal make!!! Love the Halloween theme, and the heart is eye candy! Fun!!!!

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  2. Gosh Anne I find it so difficult to believe that people do actually love spiders? Maybe I got a negative vibe from my Mum at an early age lol.
    I love this heavy metal tag and intrigued about the hinge thingy, never seen that before.
    Cheers, Elaine

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  3. another fab hinged tag, you have rocked the metal technique..i love it..dont you?!
    this is another fab tag Anne, hugs trace x

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  4. ...awesome tag Anne, I do loVe this metal it is so so effective and is so appealing your eye is immediately drawn, loVe the super heart too, fabulous texture throughout...Melx :)

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  5. Wow Anne, this is simply stunning...the metal looks amazing, you've put a lot of work into this and it's worth it! Eeek! Can't believe Hels likes spiders! Hugs, Carole Z X

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  6. Great heavy metal Anne. I love the overstamping - it takes some doing not to smudge/blur/miss bits and this is just perfect. And of course that beautiful heart works so well. Another mini masterpiece. Hugs, Buttons x

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  7. WOW! This looks amazing Anne. Such a wonderful design with brilliant features and I love all the textures

    Hugs Sue

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  8. Gorgeous texture, gorgeous colours, great design!

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  9. ooh F A B !!!! I love that background, looks cool... and Mr Spidey is muchly appreciated, he is just so cute! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  10. WOW this looks fantastic love the texture and the design is fantastic. Caroline xxx

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  11. Great design, lovely textures, wonderful stamping, I love the look of the coloured metal flakes on the heart too. Alexandra x

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  12. I love your tag Anne,love the texture and design.xxx

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  13. I would never have thought you liked Judas Priest, Anne, I can't stop laughing (in a nice way). Rock on my friend.
    Lynn xx

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  14. WOW! Anne, this is amazing. Such a beautiful finish on it too. Michelle x

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  15. fabulous tag Anne - really brilliant - love the metal tape idea - you're so clever! I can remember Judas Priest quite clearly but I can't remember any songs to jog your memory! I was a rock chick too but dare I say it - they weren't a favourite of mine! Ooops! Don't tell! Hugs rachel xx

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  16. Great tag Anne. Love the embossed metal background - think I might have to buy that one!! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog - makes me feel I am not alone!

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  17. WoW! Fab-u-lous Anne, I love it. The metal background is amazing. I'm with Elaine, I might have to get that one! See you're costing me money again - gonna have to stop coming here (only joking!)
    Love the heart done with the gilding flakes, really stands out. Great tag! xx

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  18. I'm so behind on my blog-visiting - but I'm finally catching up! Love everything about this tag, Anne... the riveted background looks fabulous, spider and webs are great against it, and the heart is a glorious focal point - love it!
    Alison x

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  19. Terrific tag as usual Anne, I love the background, what a great present to receive

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  20. (something happened to end of msg!) ...metal tape from your friend! Great tag x

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  21. Gorgeous tag Anne, Love that background, I've been having a play with metal flowers not quite finished yet!!!! This is a wonderful gift for your friend to receive.. Hugs May x x x

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  22. that rocks...like it really rocks heavy. Cool tag.

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  23. A rockin' good tag! Hels will love it too xx

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  24. This is fab Anne. All the different techniques you use are always to such great effect :0)
    I nipped over to Almo, to say hi to my namesake. She too does beautiful work :0)

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  25. Yes I am jumping up from my chair and visiting the shop because you have just sold the embossing folder to me Anne. I love todays tag with all the terrific techniques you have used.

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  26. Love what you've done with the metal, Anne! That riveted look is so cool. I haven't tried the metal tape, but I've done some experimenting with flattened out drink cans - they emboss through the cuttlebug beautifully - I've got a folder that makes a pattern like on those metal floors and steps - really authentic! Love the inking and buffing idea. The hinge at the bottom is cool, too.

    Must get back into the steam punk/grunge look again!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I'm really pleased with how my page turned out. I love working with inks, stencils, layering things... Hundreds more pages to fill!

    Shoshi

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  27. I love your tag Anne, that embossing is awesome! You always do such a great job! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  28. I really like the use of the metal tape, Anne! Love this piece so much. I never get tired of seeing your adorable designs! xo's Pam

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  29. This is fabulous, Anne. I love the metal background with the spider web stamped onto. Brilliant!

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  30. Hi
    It may be tape but in your hands this actually looks like metal and that spider's web is very menacing.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  31. Fabulous tag!! I love the effect of the spider web stamping on the embossed metal!!!

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  32. It's a shame you didn't use the skull stamp :-) I just love it and your ways/ideas to use it ...
    The metal background is smashing, love the idea with the splashes of AAI, makes it look even more real and dimensional. I also love spiders :-) and the heart is a beautifully done eye catcher. Great piece, Anne.
    Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  33. Superb, Annie! I can't believe that's not a real metal piece! It's just stunning with the hinge and the web and the spider. And that heart, brilliant!!

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  34. This looks fantastic! Love the treatment of the metal and the stamping... it's a killer!

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  35. Hmmmm ... - metal tape. I don't know what that is but I definitely have to look for some. Fangdangtastic - how sweet of you to teach me how to do this. Anne, do you have any idea how creative and talented you are!!
    Sandy

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  36. Hi Anne - you might want to check out my blog - there's something on it for you! Hugs rachel xx

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  37. This is truly awesome. Reading your description, it was quite labor intensive as well. You paid such attention to detail, and it certainly shows. The little hinged Halloween adds so much to your metal tag. It truly did look made from metal, and had I not read about the fussy cut on the lettering, would never have guessed it was a cutout. Perfection! This is just a stunning piece of art. I didn't know what a lot of the supplies were, but they certaily sounded interesting! TFS your creation, Hugs

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  38. This is wonderful - isn't that embossing folder wonderful? Love what you've done with it for Halloween, spider and all

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  39. Hi Anne, I love this tag! I never thought to stamp on the metal. The spider web looks great that way!

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  40. I seem to be on a catch up with you Anne - sorry! You've been really creative of late (not that you aren't usually of course!!!) and I love this tag. All my favourite things are here: metal tape, stamping, the stunning gilded heart and wonderful pops of colour. Gorgeousness Anne!!
    Juliaxx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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