Friday, January 26, 2007

Close to the metal

Thats what I was like this week with meeting the deadline for Saffa's inspiring dare, doesn't life get in the way of creative stuff sometimes?!

I started a new job yesterday, its a sessional post that came about after the one I didn't get in november, one day a week but really enjoyable. Not crafty but rewarding nevertheless and more good experience of tutoring adults.

Im off out for reasonably priced wedding dress shopping part 2 this morning, exciting stuff, but before I go, here's my take on the fantastic dare Saffa set this week.

HEAVY METAL
Make a card on any theme you like with the rule that it must include something metalic...thats all!
You could use wire, charms, foil or even metalic pens.


I used my Rhonna Farrer flourish stamps, I haven't managed to put them away yet, they just live permanently out and in use! Silver embossing powder for stamping the swirls, the peace and layered a few times onto Cherry Arte chipboard letters. I can't for the life of me remember where I got the little metal frames from, but Ive had them for ages and this was the first Ive used *blush*. Clip, brads and ribbons from stash.

I really wish I was a better photographer and could actually take good shots of my cards, still that would mean having to understand the manual settings of my camera... scary stuff!

18 comments:

Anntaurus said...

Rhi - this is flippin gorgeous!! A beautiful rich colour as well. I love it.

Dollydimps said...

Love that card Rhi-so sumptuous!
Have a fab time dress shopping!
xx

Lythan said...

Oh one of your best yet! And that stamping and embossing is so neat! As in tidy without any extra smudges neat!

Maisymary's Findings said...

Rhi , your creation would be yet another terrific reason to go get anyone started on stamping & embossing ! envious envious me since I am not a stamper yet ! lol - such a timeless classic beauty this one !

hugs , Pearl

Susan said...

I just love this one, Rhi. It's beautiful and scrummy. Those flourish stamps are terrific! Trust you had some success wedding dress shopping too...

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh Wowzers Rhi....... this is completely STUNNING!!!!!!! You have excelled once again... Love it.. I hope you find a dress to twirl in my dear...

Paula said...

Congratulations on the job. It is great to do something you find fulfilling.

Gorgeous card, I love those swirls. they remind me of some handmade paper I saw once, but these are far better. the paper was really washed out, these look like molted lead.

manicstamper said...

Ooooh Rhi it's just lovely. Fab colours and what wicked stamping and embossing.

Sheila-x-

Janine said...

This is so stunning......and effective. It is my fav!!!! Stunning.....

maggie said...

Stunning card Rhi love the way it all comes together i would never think of doing anything like that.

PS i have pm'd you regarding wedding shop.

Kathy said...

I absolutely adore this card Rhi. I had a sneaky peek at it before the blog went live and as soon as I saw it I was blown away by how gorgeous it is.

Lyn Dwyer said...

Hi Rhi.....thanks for popping by my blog. I love what you have done here with ALL your cards.......I'll take up your challenge and make a card using something metalic later today.

I love your banner too.....would love to get to the UK one day.....my son is now in London working as a builder for 2 years on a working visa....might just have to work on getting to the UK....

Bex said...

Hi Rhi
LOVE that card - and those stamps are brilliant. I think I may need them but don't reckon I could achieve that effect!
Good Luck with the wedding dress shopping xx
Love Bex

LisaBabe said...

Love this Rhi, I adore silver with anything, but especially with dark colours.

Hope shopping trip is productive.

xoxo

Lynne.x said...

This is lovely Rhi ..... it's been a while since I embossed, will have to have a go some time soon.x

Debbie said...

Hi Rhi
Thanks for popping by to say Hullo, I'm really looking forward to the upcoming joint dare although I am a little daunted by all the talented cardmakers!
This card is just gorgeous .. so strokable!
Dxxx

Sarah said...

WOW!!! What a scrumptious card Rhi - you are so clever and so neat!

Sarah xx

Tracey said...

Oh Rhi, this is simply gorgeous!