Thursday, 29 January 2015

Inspired By Keren Baker

For the second topic of the year Paper Artsy has chosen metal. Another exciting theme for me since I love working with metal.

Keren chose plumber's tape and since I have a large roll, I had to try her ideas... or at least one of them! It will be obvious from the photo that I stuck to Keren's design very closely and only substituted the focal stamp by one from Hot Pick 1206 and added a key/feather motif from a Ten Seconds Studio mold.


I found the embossing quite hard to do since, from the back, I couldn't see very well where to emboss as I had left the paper liner (my tape is adhesive). Alternatively a piece of aluminium (those ready meals in foil dishes for instance) would do the job adequately.

I didn't find a good way to take the photograph of the shiny metal either!

9 comments:

  1. I'm very keen to have a go at this project too. It is a problem photographing shiny things. I think you managed very well. This looks great. xxx

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  2. Lovely what you created and photographed very nicely too!
    Shiny can be tricky to capture on film
    oxo

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  3. Terrific idea to use bright colours on the tape and I love the other piece you worked on with the flower and leaf design

    Chrissie

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  4. Fabulous Christine, I can really imagine just how tactile this is in the flesh.

    B x

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  5. Gorgeous Karen and this works really well with paper clips behind the silver plumbing tape tape.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  6. WOW! This is FAB :) Hugs Bev x

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  7. Wonderful card, beautiful colours and the metals are greatly affected. xx

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  8. Oh,mais j'ai failli louper ├ža!! C'est super beau!!!!! :) Bises

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  9. Wonderful metal embossing, it is tricky to do but well worth the effort. It is quite difficult to photograph metal, maybe a light box made from a large cardboard box could be useful. There are quite a few tutorials how to make one and how to photograph metal out on the www. LOVING your card :-) xxx

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