Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CCC#31 rusted enamel

Hi my friends. I think with all the cold we've been having even my creative cells are frozen! I've been stuck in no mojo land. I'm teaching a class tomorrow and all three cards are at least partially CASED.

However, I did stamp something today that I'm pretty pleased with. I've been seeing creations made using techniques from Tim Holtz's A Compendium of Curiosities book. I know Tim's style is quite different from my normal style, but I'm still intrigued by everything he creates. I received his book for Christmas, and today was the first time I actually attempted to do one of the techniques.

There is a weekly challenge using a challenge from the book put out by Linda at StudioL3. So this is my entry for this week. You can click on the photos for a closer look.

The technique is called rusted enamel and is found on page 41 of Tim's book. The background piece is a brayered embossing folder. I had a piece left from another project that didn't get used. I embossed a flourish in clear over the rusted enamel. It shows up better in the 2nd photo.

The butterfly is die cut from plastic packaging, inked with alcohol inks and layered on black. I made some paper beads that I colored with Copic markers and then glazed.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Be blessed.



Linda Ledbetter said...

Melody, welcome to the CCC! I'm so glad you joined in, and you did an absolutely amazing job on this technique! The color combination is gorgeous, and the stamping and sweet, glazed butterfly suit it perfectly. The embossed background is great as well. Wow, girl, where have you been hiding?? I hope we see you again next week!

Linda S. said...

Hi Melody, Just wanted to tell you how much I like your lst entry for the CCC over at Linda's. Beautiful work all around. I especially agree with the sentiment!!lol Linda S.

Karen said...

Lovely card, great sentiment!
Especially love your paper beads too.

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card! you did a great job with this technique, hope you will continue with the rest of them.

Starla said...

Great job Melody! The paper beads are a fab final touch!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Card, Melody!! :)