Thursday, February 10

Rusted Enamel

This tag started out as a piece of rusted enamel for the latest Compendium of Curiosities challenge (page 41 if you need the 'how to' details). My 1st time at rusted enamel and as Miranda's mum would say "Such fun!" My 2nd rusted enamel project, a little box frame, is already on the way.
I've stamped and cut out Girls Paperie patterned paper using the stamp from this month's Craft Stamper. Then layered up the flowers using ideas from the magazine and finishing with some little flower buttons. I did make some far more elaborate flowers but decided they weren't right for this project, so I have them in hand for something else. The dress form is a Glitz stamp and the leaves are a Sizzix die-cut. I finished off the whole thing with a sticker cut from a Brenda Pinnick pack and mounted on the reverse of the same patterned paper I had already used.

Here's a close-up of the rusted enamel effect.
Challenges:
Studio L3 #31 - Rusted enamel
Fab 'n' Funky #59 - Tempting Texture
Altered Alice #1 - Dress form (does this count as altering, I'm not sure?)
** Kate **

14 comments:

Beckie Dreyer said...

Hi Kate
Thanks for the comment on my blog, glad you like stopping by! I'm so shocking at updating!! Love the flowers on this wee tag xxxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that fab.. i love the dress form
Lisa ;)

Anesha said...

Really pretty, lovely colours!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! I love your flowers!!

Meggymay said...

Super tag,very pretty dress

Lynne Phelps said...

Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! The tag is lovely and that rusted metal background is fabulous. No worries, your item does not need to be "altered" to play in our challenges! Great tag!

Jolanda said...

a very pretty tag - I love the colours and the flowers are stunning!

Linda S. said...

I think your Rusted Enamel technique turned out as one of the best I have seen. Lots of rust showing on your beautiful tag. Good Luck in the challenge.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Kate, this is sensational! You did an amazing job on the rusted enamel (and took a great photo of it, too!), and your design is so sweet and pretty. That Girls Paperie paper is fabulous, isn't it?? I love those cool, mod flowers, too.

Nancy said...

Great tag!!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Scrap Vamp said...

Lovely tag! Love the distressing and dress form!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous project, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Sharon x

Erin said...

Great take on the dress form challenge. Thanks for joining us at The Altered Alice.

BarbaraW said...

Love your dress form. Cool tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Altered Alice.