I played a bit with metal, embossing folders, distress paints and alcohol inks recently and these are the results. Originally I was going to do this for Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Challenge but just never found the time to sit down and create it in time. One is for a flag challenge for Tim Holtz's recent visit to CT. The theme is 'Happy' and metal makes me happy, sooooo... there you go! The second is a tag I mailed off to a generous and kind artist that I met through the All Things Tim Yahoo Group. She should have received it by now so I can share.
The base of the flag is created from the new Shattered Cardstock from Tim Holtz and Co-ordinations and copper tape sheet that is embossed and painted with MANY layers of distress paint. It started out pink believe it or not and I HATED it so I just kept adding layers of paint and sanding it until I liked it.
The flowers are die cut using the Tattered Florals die. I applied metal tape to kraft cardstock before diecutting then embossed the flower pieces with the new Gears embossing folder from Tim. I colored the flowers with alcohol inks. I colored white Buckram (aka Crinoline in some parts of the country) with distress stains and cut out more floral parts for added layers. I added crystal button and jewelry bits for the centers and stitched them in place with silk ribbon. I love the contrast of the metal, fabric, crystals and silk!
I continued the same technique for the tag.