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Friday, 3 October 2014

A Vintage Journey - Heavy Metal!

The wonderfully talented Terry has chosen the challenge theme this time at A Vintage Journey - Heavy Metal !

In Terry's own words 'For this challenge it is not about music, or I suppose it could be.  The challenge is to share your "Heavy Metal" love of Tim and his products and this can be altered or not metal pieces (Idea-ology), foil backed paper, metallic paints or stains.  Pretty much anything with 'metal' in it or any form of.'  

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The challenge for me is not using metal, it is photographing it!  I decided to try to use every medium Terry mentioned (well not the music...) and this is what I created.


The ice skate is one of my all time favourite of Tim's dies and since the skate runners are metal (in real life) it was a perfect choice for me.   But I am jumping ahead here.

The base card is a white 8" x 8" one.  The first layer of matting was coated with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and the edges were roughed up with Tim's Distress tool. Another layer of white card and then a further layer coated  with Brushed Pewter was added.  The blue layer was spritzed with a mix of Broken China Distress Paint and water added to a spritzer bottle.  Once dry the layer was embossed using a Sizzix Embossing folder that resembles cracked ice.

The next layer was cut from Tim's Cameo Frame Movers and Shapers die from white card which was covered with Ranger's Adhesive Backed Foil Tape Sheets.  This was also embossed using a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  I used Distress Paint in Broken China to go over the top.  I let it dry slightly and then rubbed it over with a dry cloth and then sanded the surface to take away some of the shine.


The skates were cut from white card, the heel of the boots are coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Marker with touches of Black Soot to give an aged feel.  The runners on the skates were coloured with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and I lightly rubbed on some White Fire Treasure Gold to make them shine. The boots have been laced up with white twine.  I went around the edges of the boots with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to give them some definition.


The ribbon is dyed with Broken China with a touch of Pumice Stone Distress Paints.  To finish off I added a pearl and an Idea-ology old fashioned ice skate.  The Idea-ology token at the top was coated with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

At A Vintage Journey we hope you will join in Terry's challenge - Heavy Metal, it is always wonderful to see so many different and inspiring entries.  I hope you will pop over and see what my lovely and talented Creative Guide Team Mates have made, I promise you it will be worth it!

Thanks for looking, take care and see you soon, I hope!  Hugs, Anne xx

51 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Anne, who wouldn't love to find this beautiful Christmas Card in their mail box. The colors are simply lovely and the skates are so nicely laced. Just love the entire thing.

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  2. I love the ice skates! Just gorgeous :)

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  3. What a marvelous "METAL" card Anne! Love those skates - all laced up pretty as you please! the silver blades and brown heels look so life-like! And your embossed painted metal Cameo framing is the perfect backdrop for the skates! love that little skate charm too - I bought those and can't wait to use them on something! (maybe THIS challenge!) love the colors you used for this lovely creation!

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  4. In this period I'm always late with the comments and I'm so sorry, you always do wonderful work! This is no exception, I love the ice skates and you've used them wonderfully! BArbarayaya

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  5. This is stunning. I love the ice skates and the way you have added the colour to them looks so realistic. The embossed, textured background looks wonderful and I love the colours too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Fantastic card Anne. Love those Ice Skates and the way you burnished the blades. Beautiful Colours too. Hugs Rita xxx


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  7. Fabulous card Anne. Gorgeous colours & effects & I love that ribbon!
    Amy x

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  8. Love your description of the layers, so perfect for the ice skates to sit on. This is such a beautiful card I'm sure Jane Torvill would love to have.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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  9. Wonderful way to showcase those great skates! Love your card! Great use of the metal aspect, love it!

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  10. This is beautiful Anne ..... love the ice skates. The 'metal' layers look fab and the pretty ribbon bow is the perfect finishing touch. Have a fab weekend ..... are you off to Port Sunlight (or Harrogate) this time? Linda xx

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  11. Gorgeous Anne I do love those skates, haven't given in yet though! Daren't add anything else on to my Port Sunlight list, the carboot's not big enough lol. Elizabeth xxx

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  12. Your "Heavy Metal" piece gave me the chills Anne! but not in a bad way, it is amazing how you have captured the feeling of cold metal and ice with all the products you have used. Your card has a beautiful wintery look and feel. right down to the lovely toning ribbon and embellishments. But the icing on the cake (pardon the pun) or card in this case are those fantastic ice skates! Love it (of course).
    Hugs Lottie x

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  13. Love this Anne, such a brilliant way to incorporate metals into your card. The beautiful layers are the perfect touch for those amazing skates and the ribbon and skate charm finished it off perfectly.
    Have an enjoyable weekend.
    hugs Brenda xx

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  14. Lovely Ann, the embossed metal looks fabulous set against the skates. Beautiful bow and design too. I do love these skates . Tracy x

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  15. Wow Anne, this is fantastic! I know what you mean about photographing metal...or anything with shine or shimmer! I find it very difficult to capture the gleen and sparkle! I love your wintery card, your skates are amazing and the snowflake panel is fabulous! So festive! Happy weekend! hugs :)

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  16. Oh Miss Anne this is GORGEOUSSSSS, all those fantastic layers superb, the skates look real this is a brilliant creation, Mister Tim would be proud of this, thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS ))) my Friend...

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  17. Anne, those ice skates are show-stoppers all hung up! I love the frosty silver layers and texture you added and how wonderful is the bow with the skate charm. Love this! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

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  18. Love those oh so realistic ice skates and your colour combinations with the icy blue, white and silver is fab. A great card!

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  19. Beautiful card Anne! Love your interpretation of the theme and the cool colours are fabulous! Sue C x

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  20. My favorite colors for a winter card and those Skates are fabulous! I love the technique behind the skates and the embossing behind that, layers of gorgeousness!
    Have a great day,
    Love Kelly

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  21. Oh Anne, yet again a fabulous creation full of attention to detail and technique. I love that you included all of Terry's suggestions! Such a treat to see. Jenny xxx

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  22. Can you ice skate Anne? I sure can't but I love to watch it on TV. Your card is really stunning with all those layers. I especially like the layer underneath your skates which looks so real! Beautiful color combination for winter ice. Well done Sugar!
    Sandy xx

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  23. I love this card Anne and your background is fantastic. Wonderful layered detail and I love the metal embossed die cut. The skates are stunning and look so real....I agree it's a fabulous die.

    TFS and have a great weekend
    Hugs Annie x

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  24. Exquisite design, layout and idea! I just adore everything about this. Nikki xx

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  25. Another stunner. You really splashed it all out with metals...and I LOVE it. Those skates are so antique looking with the techniques you've used, and the pewter on the background looked very realistic as metal materials too. That snowflake is wonderful with the way you handled it. Liked the embossing on the blue layer too. You have the most creative & artistic mind! Impressive. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs.

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  26. What a beautiful piece Anne! You've really nailed the theme and I still have a gorgeous card with these very same skates on! Gorgeous layers and so many details - wonderful.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Juliaxx

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  27. This is beautiful, Anne. You have certainly captured the "metal" theme but without overdoing it. The skates are gorgeous, and the little vintage skate charm is the perfect finishing touch.

    Shoshi

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  28. Ahh I love this die too and what you've done with it is lovely. I like your take with heavy metal and using the skates. Beautiful card xx

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  29. The skates look so real! What a great idea to use them for this theme. And I love all the layered pieces behind the main panel.

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  30. Beautiful Anne, just beautiful! The colour is erfect for an 'ice' themed card, a gorgeous shade of blue ((hugs)) xox

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  31. Such a fun card, Anne!! Love your 'heavy metal' layers and the embossed snowflake background--I can feel the wintery chill in the air now :) Your skates are wonderful and look ready to hit the ice! Fabulous inspiration for AVJ!! XOXO-Shari

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  32. Stunning card Anne! I love that skate die and you've really done it justice! Have a lovely weekend, Claire x

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  33. Hi Anne, this is terrific beyond my words ... I absolutely love and adore this ♥ Have a great weekend, hugs, Suzanne xx

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  34. Maybe heavy metal... but so delicate in your hands. It's a beautiful card with great winter colours and metal layers perfectly set!

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  35. Gorgeous so elegant! Love those icy blues and silver pewter tones
    Lovely metallic details and the skates are fabulous

    Jools x

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  36. Sorry, I'm just seeing this, Annie! It's fantastical in every way!! I love those skates and how you've framed them. The bow and charm are the perfect finishing touches!!

    (BTW, I saw that video of your Tim on FB that Lottie shared. OMG, I LOVE HIM NOW, TOO! I always thought he must be a really nice guy because I see pictures of him with bloggers on side bars all over Blogland, but it's the first time I've heard him speak, and he totally stole my heart. I just want to claim that he's my son! Same as a million other women, huh? Now I get it!! I'm still not going to get INTO it, but now I get IT!)

    You take care! I'll miss you! I'm taking my laptop, but I'm not sure how much online time I will have. Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  37. Beautiful! LOVE the ice skates and blue!

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  38. Just beautiful, love the colors, the layers, the textures ... just gorgeous !!

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  39. This is stunning! There is so much detail. I love those skates and the colours and textures. It's just fabulous! xxx

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  40. Hi Anne! Your card is fantastic! Love the ice skates and the distressed look is just fabulous! Love your work! xxx

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  41. Gorgeous card Anne, you always manage to find something different to do with these skates and this is no exception. Every layer just works. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  42. HI Anne, this is a stunning card...I love this die too and will soon be using it again for sure! Hugs Carole Z X

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous! The skates look so beautiful and I love your colour scheme.
    Rebecca.

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  44. And a very beautiful creation indeed Anne. How you have made those skates look so real is amazing. Fabby background which they are sitting on.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  45. Thank you so much for your sweet comments today, Anne! Much appreciated! Big hugs, Ingrid xx

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  46. Gorgeous creation Anne, I adore the skate die, Love the background & colours....Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x

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  47. Great Creation Anne! Love the skates... use to love to skate when a few years younger... love the color you chose to use too... great card... Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

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  48. such a wonderful card Anne - I adore this die - its one for the wishlist for sure. The colours are so pretty too - and thanks so much for your well wishes! Hugs Rachel xx

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  49. Gorgeous metal work, Anne - the blades of the skates look amazing, perfect for skimming across the ice, and the background snowflake panel is so cool. A beauty!
    Alison xx

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  50. This is super Anne - the colours are perfect to give a feel of cold & ice...love it.
    Toni xx

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  51. What a beautiful background those skates are on! I would have never thought of diluting the Distress paints! Duh! And I love that little skate embellishment...haven't seen that! This is just one gorgeous creation!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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