Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Showing Some Love With Painted Metal

Wow, it's getting harder and harder to be clever combining the weekly challenges into a snappy blog title. 

So, the Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Tim's altered metal with paint technique, and over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, the topic is LOVE.  That's it.  Just  LOVE

If you read my pal Lori's blog (she's on the Simon Says design team) you know that she struggled with the topic.  We share the same aversion to things that are too pink, too girly, too lovey dovey.  But I think I managed to circumvent all that with my own interpretation of the theme.   But enough about that.  Here's my piece.....a mini magnet board with an altered metal with paint frame.  The purpose of this board, which sits on an easel, is to hold your love letters and other expressions of adoration.  See how I managed to make it fit the theme?  I'm not sure how Director Linda E. and Co. will feel about it, but I say it does.  That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.


The frame measures 5"x7" and I used Ten Seconds Studio rock star black metal to make it.  It was cut and embossed with a stunning Cuttlebug folder called Brocade Window.  I glued it onto a piece of magnet board, and then attached the whole thing to chipboard (covered with nice paper so the back looks finished).

Here's a bit of a close up so you can see how cool the paint looks on the metal:

                                                       
The paint I used for the technique is Lake Mist (an Adirondack paint dabber).  I also used the technique on the little binder clip, the word sticks, and the embossed heart (also TSS metal), though on those I used Snow Cap and Red Pepper dabbers.

Oh, and to answer your unasked question, yes, there is an actual love letter in that tiny envelope.  Yep.  Sure is.  Prove otherwise.

And, if you haven't already visited my OWOH blog post, please do, leave a comment and maybe win something.  And that does it for the self  promotion portion of this program.  LOL!  (If I have a mission in this stage of my life, it's a two-fold one.  First, to not take myself too seriously, and second, to encourage the same in everyone else).



34 comments:

Jolene said...

That is very cool..and I believe you about the love letter..

sopranoannie said...

Absolutely stunning! I love working with metal and have embossed it many times with the folders from Cuttlebug and QuicKutz. My next step is to paint the pieces. Your creation inspires me!

Ann

Dorothy said...

Fabulous Eileen!!!

Kelly said...

Hey, I love that little envelope! It is awesome. Very nice!

SusanK said...

Clever!!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

I am pretty sure there IS a love leter in there. LOL I am on the hubt for that folder. Haven't found it yet but was impressed with it the very first time I saw something made from it and this one is even better.

Linda Cain said...

Oh, you know I"m lovin' this!!! Fantastic!

~Linda

Tammy D said...

Looks great Eileen.

Alicia said...

Looks Amazingly Lovely Eileen! *Hugs*

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I LOVE this ... get it ... LOVE? No really, it's adorable.

Yelowflower said...

awesome project...and I'm Sure it fits the challenge...lol

Helen said...

Love your interpretation of this theme... may well be struggling myself with this one! (for Simon Says)
If you say there is a letter inside, I believe you - it's too far to come to check, lol!

Vic said...

It's just lain-pay lovely!! LOL

Plume said...

Gorgeous and Fun!

Karen said...

First time I've seen that Brocade Window used with metal: It's a stunning look. Love it.

Marjie K said...

Love this piece, and the different embossing on the heart is a nice touch to make it stand out.

Ziggyeor said...

Very nice! I'm not a huge fan of the overly pink and lovely dovey either.

I believe you that there's a love 'letter' it's just the letter L isn't it ;)

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love (oops there's that word again) this. And I can totally see this being used to hold love notes - yup, I do! All kidding aside, wonderful job and thanks for the chuckle today.
Stay safe and warm and don't venture out unless you have to!

Elaine Allen

Lori said...

Crap. Now there's another folder I NEED. lol! This is a REALLY stunning piece, LOVE it! Pun totally intended. And I believe you about the love letter. How did I overlook the KISS word stick in my stash? Must be pushed in the back...lol...

Lori said...

And thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

This looks really really cool! Love all the technique. You did a beautiful job!

craftytrog said...

Your love frame looks great! x

Diann said...

I'm loving your Love with the painted metal work of ART! I can always count on coming here and feeling the creativity abound! Diann

Patzee said...

You have created a stunning piece of art. Clearly love is in the air. Love of clever use of materials, that is! Now I'm on a hunt for that Cuttlebug folder. Thanks for the inspiration.

Elena said...

Beautiful Eileen!!! I am not so fond of the lovey dovey mushy stuff myself but this is very cool!! Works for ME!

Wanda H said...

This is awesome, Eileen!!!!

Terry said...

Hiya Eileen, my goodness your piece of ART is stunning..wowzerss love all the pieces you have used, think I am still missing lots of stuff in my stash ehehhhe...Thank you for sharing your wonderfull creation with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

Nancy said...

This is a wonderful piece, Eileen!!

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful. That frame is gorgeous.

Marilyn

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Love it, Eileen!!! :)

Shelann said...

Stunning is a great word for this beauty. The cuddlebug folder on that color of metal is just perfecto!

Barbara Mason said...

Miss Eileen - you did a grand job here-not too girly or mushy at all...of course I can't see what is in that envelope! how true about taking ourselves toooo seriously!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Your blog titles are ALWAYS clever, girl! Plus, your art is always extraordinary, and this is proof of that. What a COOL magnet board. The paint-altered metal looks sensational, and I really would like to read that tiny letter...

Beautiful, my dear. Absolutely beautiful!

Julie Forest said...

OMGosh!! I'm absolutely in love with this!! I think I may have to get my hands on that Ten Second Studio stuff and craft a fabulous metal frame! (they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!) Absolutely stunning piece!! :)