Thursday, July 31, 2014

Metal Playtime!~CC3 Challenge #7~Mixed Media Monthly

Hello Again!

Well so much for getting things done early! the second of my posts in one day, yay! So many fun projects to inspire and play all fell in line at the same time! It is great, crazy busy is satisfying:)

Among my favorite places to play is the Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 Challenge hosted by the amazing Linda Ledbetter and her Curiosity Crew all so talented and amazing. Make sure you check out all the INCREDIBLE works submitted by sooo many talented people HERE, all the Challenge rules can be found there too:)  This is Challenge #7: Painted Industrial, all the wonderful ODD numbers are sponsored with a generous gift from Inspiration Emporium! Is good to be odd :)

A super new and fun place to play is at Mixed Media Monthly's New Challenge! This theme this month is Around the House! There are prizes to be won HERE too, please go take a look-see!

Onwards! I had so soooooo much fun with this project and poured as much as I could into it and here it is!

I used metal foil, embossed, alcohol inked, attached and arranged away. I used some old picture frames and stuck them together to make my own deep shadow box. The blue "vase" is an old salt shaker. The netting in wonderful white and red is from the Baby Cheese packs, lovingly stashed aside, "really mom, what do you need those for...." quiet reply, bashfully, "dunno, something somewhen....."

Here is my mini gallery, enjoy your viewing!

Full view, please click each image to see them bigger:) I included an extra photo that looks the same since well my camera(most likely the photographer) is red challenged! My paper tattered roses are a bright red and well I really wanted to make sure they stood out:) In so doing the metaliciousness kinda got blown out....

Across the top, sentiment stamped onto tissue then added to the polka dotted die cut. The Crescent Moon popped up on foamy dots for dimension. My magical planets! some really humble buttons wanted to join this party!

I am very very happy with Mr. Bird! He watches over it all and is dreaming of being a butterfly I think. And of course, the key to open your heart and mind.

Again two angles to show the yummy texture.

If you are reading at this point, I thank you ever so much for staying and joining this amazing journey into Industrial Paint and Humble Household Stuffs!

This is humbly submitted to the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3 Challenge:Painted Industrial sponsored with a generous gift from Inspiration Emporium and a Crew's Choice gift provided by Tim Holtz.

Also, submitted to the Mixed Media Monthly July Challenge with 2 wonderful gifts provided by Die Cuts With A View.

I would be very happy if you have a moment to leave a comment:)

Have a super day!


  1. Your piece if beautiful!! I love the pop of red, turquoise , and yellow. Great art piece!!!

  2. This is really amazing! I love all the details and it's so creative how you put two frames together to make a shadow box!! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. wow, so much detail ... a veritable feast for the eyes... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

    1. Thanks for looking and commenting, I appreciate it:)

  4. Kim...WOW, WOW, WOW! I love all of the painted industrial pieces that you've collaged together to create such a very very cool shadow box! That pop of color from the flower and the vase....well, that is so effective! And the other splashes of color mixed within the painted industrial really rocks. Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  5. Wow! Great techniques in this. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. what an amazing project! i love all the household stuffs you got in there, it is really pretty :) Thank you so much for playing Around the House with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    1. Thank you Rachel! The household stuffs is a great all-the-time prompt!

  7. Wow, such a wonderful industrial creation. You've got it all going on here. I love the touch of red from the roses. Really great contrast. Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge.

  8. Gorgeous project! LOVE all the metal and pops of color! Great project for our items from around the house challenge! Thanks for joining us in our Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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