Saturday, April 21, 2012

Metal Shroom & Breena Stitching

I've finally got around to making some more journal pages and I'm happy to share one with you today.  :D  This is for the Make it Colourful challenge this week which is to practice color metals, specifically to color copper!  Think you can handle that?  Well, it's pretty simple and we even give you a couple color combinations to try out.  Come on over and check out the MiC Gallery!


 For my project I used the Metal Shrooms from Make it Crafty with some Dragonfly chippies then paired it with Breena Stitching from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The corduroy buttons are from Stampin' Up and the metal embellishment sentiment is from Tim Holtz.  I don't remember where the paper came from but the ribbon was something I picked up at the local scrapbook store.  Other than the cheesecloth, I think that pretty much covers all the supplies.


Now down to the metal coloring part and for my image I experimented with copper, brass and steel.  A little back history... when I was a wee kid, I used to help my Father when he was making repairs.  I might have been in the way a little more than I knew but I always felt like the important assistant holding the tools and passing along the wrenches.  Anyway, we'd work a lot with copper, new and aged, so my color combination came from my memories of what copper looks like.


The colors I used for the copper is E13, E93, E95, E97 and E99 then for the aged look I added BG93 and BG96.   I put the BG color near seams and places water might frequently drip down.  I think it would be great to have more of a shine but sometimes copper has a dull finish to it so I guess it's still acceptable.   


The fairy I used was already colored and I thought would be fun to pair up with the shrooms.  Of course, fairies and mushrooms are always a great combination but the contrast between soft textiles (the thread) and the metal was an interesting combination that I wanted to explore.  Actually, I had both images colored up and on the side of my desk so it felt good to get some of those used. 


That's about it... come on over and play this week at Make it Colourful and let's see what color combinations you use!  By the way, this is my last page in my journal book and I'm excited to start a new one!!  LOL  Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend.  :D

6 comments:

  1. Wow what a masterpiece you put together here. Love all the fabulous colouring. Stunning journal page.

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  2. Goodness Barbara - this is just fabulous. I love all your journal pages and they all usually render me speechless.

    Hugs, Mette

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  3. Wow absolutely stunning. It's perfect.

    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  4. What a fabulous creation, Barbara! The scene is amazing and so is your coloring! Love this!

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Welcome to my gallery and thanks for your comments! :-D I love reading each one of them.