Friday, 10 August 2012

The Stamp Man - Precious Metals

Ooh I'm so excited it's here and now time to share my first Stamp Man DT piece with you all.   I'm still spinning from being invited to join the team, many of whom I know all of whom have been most warm and welcoming thank you Jill and the Girls.

On to the challenge which this fortnight has been set by Angela who says we must use Gold, Silver or Bronze to tie in with that terrific medal haul Team GB have already achieved with 2 more days to go!   Congratulations to all contestants who have given us two weeks of wonderful sport and inspiration.

For my wall hanging I started with a sheet of gold coloured metal and a Stampendous stamp, actually the stamp comes in two parts the frame and the cameo but they do look good together.   Stamped the images and then got to work with my embossing tools.   Some time later, actually the following evening, the embossing was complete and the metal attached to a backing card.   Now the fun started, using a quickie glue pen patterns, lines and swirls were drawn on the metal then sprinked with Shabby Green EP, when that was melted the process was repeated with Aged Wine EP and again with the Shabby Green.   Keeping the ep hot and molten some crushed glass glitter and some mica were added followed by more ep.   Finally satisfied with this layer of colour and texture with metal embossed flowers poking through the panel was allowed to dry.    Gold coloured ribbon attached to frame the piece and provide a hanger.   To finish off a little butterfly stamped onto gold coloured vellum cut out and attached.

Well there you have it, my Stamp Man sample and like all the team I'm eager to see what you all make of the challenge.

I'd like to share this with
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything but a card.
Gingerloft Challenge - Silhouettes
Pile it on - Add metal
Inspire me Fridays - Always anything goes

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece, Zoe, looks really regal! Valerie

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  2. Beautiful, Zoe! Congratulations on your DT position x

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  3. Smashing hanging Zoe and congratulations you lucky girl, xx

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  4. oh wow this looks amazing .. the embossing on the metal is fabulous
    Lisa x

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  5. This is so luxurious Zoe, it's fabulous. Congratulations on your new DT position.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Congratulations on going the Stamp Man DT :-) This is a great first piece for them, Debi x

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  7. Wonderful hanging Zoe. Congratulations on your DT position.
    Yvonne

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  8. Zoe this is an awesome piece. The embossing is just wow!!!

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  9. Congratulations on your piece for The Stamp Man challenges Zoe and it is a terrific piece for sure.Clever use of lots of elements.
    I too have really enjoyed the Olympics what will do after Sunday lol.?

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. i just love how you embossed the metal using the stamp .... very clever idea! i love that cameo stamp too [its discontinued now so hard to find!]. this has all things i like - metal and frantage and butterflies!!
    hope we can be of support to each other in the design team! [im still nervous!!]
    tony x

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  11. Love this Zoe, a wonderful hanging, gorgeous stamp and fab techniques. I particularly love the way you have hung it, great job. So lovely to welcome you to the team, have fun.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  12. Love your wall hanging Zoe
    Thank you for joining in at Ruby's rainbows this time

    Jackie x

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  13. wow! what a work of art! fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  14. This is quite lovely - such a creative project with the silhouette. Thanks so very much for joining us this month at the Gingerloft Challenge.

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  15. Wow Zoe, what a fantastic debut project for the Stamp Man DT. It really stands out. I love it.
    Siobhan x

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  16. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow challenges for our * Anything but a card * challenge

    Hope you will join us again
    Hugs Shaz x

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  17. Awesome and congrats on the design team. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.

    Hugs

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  18. This is a awesome project Zoe, I love it all!! It is one of those projects you just want to reach out and touch, there is so much texture.

    Thank you so much for agreeing to be on our team, your first project is awesome! Sorry I wasn't around for you and Tony for your first challenge but you have both made a fabulous start.

    Jill xx

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  19. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing with us a Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  20. SO BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  21. Whoa!!! What have I missed and how long have I been gone??? It's now 1.40am and I have some me time at last. CONGRATULATIONS Zoe, I am soooo pleased for you. It's a great challenge and you will be a great asset to their design team.

    Your creation is stunning (and it's a hanging - my favourite!). The metal looks fabulous, particularly with the embossing powder. I love this Zoe.

    Maria xxxxx

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  22. Wow, this is just amazing Zoe, you have created a fabulous first piece for the Stamp Man. Well done on being chosen for their DT, well deserved, they are very lucky to have you. Julia xxxx

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