11 March 2010

First prompt from class - use up old metal stash

Once I read the prompt I rooted around my stuff and found quite a bit of metal... as you can see. I also found a Papermania acrylic album I had bought ages ago and never knew what to with. It's so small - only 16 cm square so I am not sure how I will get on limiting myself to that size.
Quite a metal brad and eyelet collection came to light plus bits and pieces of stuff including the other butterfly clip from old shoes. It was suggested we used up a paper set too so I am using an 8 x 8 cardstock pad from DCWV called Hippie Chic which is very vibrant!!! I loved it at time I bought it and then was a little afraid to use such an in your face set of paper. But it does seem quite spring like and I do have some alphabet and stickers too in that range.

I think the bracelet has to be my worst idea ever. I found it in my box of random bits and bobs and decided I could make it into a delicate "Life" word. It was hellish to do and then I struggled to stick it to page. I did manage to hook it round the brads and Lens Guy's lent his fingers to hold bits on the page. The journalling describes the fact that spring has sprung and the page is for Shimelle's class. I went over the white card back with oil pastels and smudged with my fingers. I think I used 18 brads and 2 eyelets on page, plus punched flowers, butterfly paper, metal shoe embellishment and that bracelet... which I also had to paint a deeper purple with acrylic paint as it did not stand out. The white painty effect on butterfly paper  looks okay but was a result of my first attempt at sticking down word life going horribly wrong...
The finished page with a sheet of DCWV Hippy Chic cardstock behind which will be another page. Note sure what is going there yet... Close up of that pesky word and the most brads I have ever used on a layout.


  1. I saw this on the class boards and had to come over to your blog and comment!!! GORGEOUS work!!!! I love the colours and all the detail!! Just beautiful!!!

    Enjoy the class!!

  2. Love the colors on your page!