Thursday, June 13, 2013

Somehow It Works!!

This is going to be a quickie post... I have so much to do for the move but I just had to stop organizing and cleaning in order to take part in the new challenges over at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. This week they are challenging us to do some fabulous faux metal!
I am also entering this one into The Octopode Challenge blog - this time the challenge there is Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails and it's all about boys! 

These are two of my favorite stamps/digi stamps and it is just awesome to be able to use them together in one project.

I needed to work fast so I decided to do another 4x6 card for my 7Gypsies tray. 
I started with taping a few strips of metal tape onto scratch paper.

I then ran those through the Sizzix machine using a few Tim Holtz embossing folders.

I used alcohol inks to dab a few colors onto the embossed images and then went over them both with Archival black ink.

I used Tim Holtz distress paints in various colors. I just dabbed them onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and ran the cardstock through. I also used a Tim Holtz stamp and Archival Brilliance ink to stamp onto the background. 

I tore my metal pieces into pieces and adhered them onto the background. Moving them around here and there.

I used a combo of two of my favorite companies for the images..
Octopode Factory and the designs of Lilly Chivers.. I used her Zombie boy and Zombie heart 
and also..
Stampotique Originals - designed by Daniel Torrent and  Jill Penney - I used their Top Knot girl
I colored all three images with copic markers and fussy cut them out
I added metal stitching to the zombie heart and
a little heart charm that I made. I simply wrote my phrase and cut it out. Edged it with Walnut Stain distress ink.

Here are some photos of my finished piece... (some photos look a different color because I took some outside and some inside.)

Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you have a super art-filled day!! 
I always love your comments and feedback, please don't  hesitate to comment :)


  1. Great idea to year the metal pieces and fab images. I love them both. Thanks for joining us over at the octopode factory x

  2. Another great project. You come up with the coolest stuff!

  3. I love that torn metal! It looks SO very cool - I really have to get me some of these stamps, they look like so much fun! Thanks Claudine, as always! xo

  4. Great combo! And love your background! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique DC. XOXO

  5. Combining two worlds into one certainly worked for you, Claudine. I love this precious piece, as it remind me of my husband and me, as I am taller than he! Made me smile! Great work!

  6. It definitely works Claudine! And thanks for the fabulous step by step, lots of ideas for me to squirel away lol. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges. Have a great weekend. Sue xx

  7. This is fab, I'm so glad you showed all the steps too it's fun seeing how you came up with your background. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. x

  8. Wow what a stunning piece! Love the stamps you combined. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  9. This is sooooooo cooooooooooooool! That image is such great fun and I love the alcohol inked embossed folder! Love what happens when you add alcohol to foil! Enjoy!

  10. These techniques are so cool! You rock the steam punk, and add a little funk :)

  11. Well now you have done it... I really can't stop looking at this. Nicely done. x
    Thank you for sharing your creations with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.