Tuesday, 23 June 2009

10 Seconds and counting...

I've had some tools and sheets of metal from Ten Seconds Studio for quite some time, and today I finally got around to having a go with them - well, with the metal at least!

I picked up some cheap frames from Ikea and used cuttlebug embossing folders to apply texture to the silver and copper coloured metal. Finally I painted the whole frame with white acrylic paint and then buffed it with some kitchen paper when dry to reveal the silver and copper on the raised areas.

The frame looked a bit bare with nothing in it, so I rooted around in my box of cast-off project pieces and cut this piece from a stamped and painted Christmas thing I abandoned a year or two ago. I thought the colours were perfect for the frame - I hope you agree! :)

32 comments :

Heather said...

That looks awesome Dan!!!!!! Glad to hear you are using your Cuttlebug!!!!

KimberlyO said...

That turned out great Dan! :) I might have to try something like this.

Dana - angel_raggedy said...

That is Awesome, Dan, what a Great idea...

Fran S said...

You are amazing! Way to come back and really catch our attention! I love to try the new things you design. Hope mine will look as attractive as a fraction of yours. Sure have missed your creative genius lately. Fran in NC

Sharon said...

very nice glad to see you back gragting again

Dorothy said...

Hi Dan!! Nice job!!
Glad to hear from you!
Dorothy

Heather in FL said...

That is a great idea to cover a frame with Cuttlebugged metal. I am so not an out-of-the-box thinker, and I'm always amazed at what people who are come up with. Really nice project, and a great idea that I might need to "borrow". :-)

Jennie said...

cool frame, Dan, hope all is well
Jennie x

Anonymous said...

Dan. Been missing you, but WOW! You are back.... This is great. Hope you don't mind if I "Scraplift" this - I have the perfect frames and pictures for this idea.
Thanks. x HeyJude!

misteejay said...

Oh my, that looks super Dan...and if the piccie is a 'cast-off' I dread to think what wonders you consign to the bin LOL

Toni :o)

DeeDee said...

Very Cool and Creative...great job Dan....I always love your work...

Lyn said...

Amazing - I would never have thought of using the cuttlebug with this and the paint effect over the metal is awesome. I have that folder and not found a use for it yet, but I live in hope! Now all I need is the metal .....

Karen said...

good to see you back Dan,
hope you are feeling better
Hugs
Karen

mudmaven said...

WOW! This is incredible Dan. LOVE IT! ~chris

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is just beautiful!

Angie said...

That frame is AMAZING. Love it so much .... perfect for the picture too.

Mellou said...

very great Dan!!!

thanks for the «step by step»!!

Marg said...

It is lovely. Everything goes so well together. Great idea!

Sheree said...

Just lovely and inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Wow...love it !

AnnS said...

Way cool Dan. It's nice to have you back. My cuttlebug has been sitting in its box for months. You've inspired me to at least take it out. Maybe I'll even use it some day. lol.
AnnS

Trish said...

woohooo - dan's back!!!! great to "see" you :)

Andrea said...

Dan a wonderful piece and the picture completes it perfectly x

Sid said...

Love this frame Dan, metal is definately in !!

Altered Annie said...

Yes, I agree, very lovely - both the picture and the frame!

rhydinhood said...

I love it Dan!
You are so talented!!

Hels said...

Mmmm, yum, love it :O))

Traceyr said...

wow great picture and stunning frame. :)

Sandi said...

Dan

I agree this frame looks great with your stamped art.

You amaze me once again.

Thanks for sharing.

Sandi N.

Cheri said...

I like this frame best of the two you've made so far. Looks awesome.

Helena said...

It's beautiful!

Joy said...

Totally awesome and awe inspiring, I'm so glad you rescued that image it's beautiful xx

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