Sunday, February 17, 2013

Heavy Metal Easter

I got a ping from my colleague May Flaum asking if I would contribute to this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. I thought for about 2 seconds before yelling "YES". So this week I am appearing on the blog's Metal-ology Challenge.

And that's not all! Submit your own answer to the Metal Challenge and you could win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. So let's get metalized!

Paper is turned to metal, and metal is turned to paper is this fabulous Easter piece. Just the size for a card for that special Easter someone, or to sit on the shelf for Easter brunch. 

The panels are each 2.5"x3" embossed metal that has been painted, sanded and inked to look like Victorian wallpaper.

Glass Glitter is chunky and comes in beautiful vintage colors. Just the thing to fill a special bottle of Easter joy.

This little chocolate bunny is made from a bit of "Hope" from Authentique Papers. The bunn is edged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and coated in Crystal Fine Glitter. Some vintage tinsel for his bow and he's good enough to eat!

I used lots of different things to link the panels - paper clips, jump rings, paper hinges and twine. Why use the same thing on every hinge? Mixing it up adds lots of interest.

The "copper" letters are not what they appear to be. Curious??
Come back on Wed for the how-tos and what-nots to make your own metal letters and panels.

Are you inspired now??? You better be! Now get your art on, and when you've got something fabulously metallic to share, submit it on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. The Simon Says Stamp Superstore is giving away a $50 voucher to one luck random participant. So what are you waiting for?!

Oh and before you go, don't forget your supplies

Tim Holtz Damask & Regal Flourishes Texture Fades Embossing Folders - SizzixTumbled Glass and Walnut Stain Distress Inks - Ranger
Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber - Ranger
Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels
Hope Collection - Authentique Paper
Glass Glitter - Melissa Frances
Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts
Mini Paper Clips, Jump Rings, Foliage, Game Spinners - Idea-ology by Tim Holtz


  1. Happy to have you Guest Designing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show! what a charming Easter tabletop display! Love your coppery letters and can't wait for the tutorial on Wednesday!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I was very excited to be invited.

  2. Love all the details and creative techniques. I'll be checking back for your tutorial.

  3. This is such a beautiful project, can't wait to see your tutorial, love the "patina" effect on the wording.

  4. What an AWESOME piece of Easter Art!!! This is something to treasure for years and years!!! Love every piece! So glad you are Guesting with us!!!

    1. Thanks Anita! I'm very excited to join you this week.

  5. Gorgeous Easter project!! I love the detailing on each card!! Thanks for guesting on Simon Says Stamp & Show!! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

    1. thanks steph *scmack* i love being a guest!

  6. Gorgeous work and what a grand idea!!

  7. Gorgeous Easter piece of art, love your background and the added little bottle. Lovely design and layout and beautiful details. Great to have you joining us this week . Tracy x

  8. Gorgeous piece! Love the combo of metal and Easter! It's going to look amazing on the table during Easter Brunch! So happy that you are our guest designer this week! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. I LOVE the color you achieved on the metal background's gorgeous!!