Monday 11 October 2010

Metally Challenged!

Over on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge blog today the new theme is "Metal". Since I submitted a 10 Seconds Studio metal piece for last weeks "Numbers" challenge, I thought I'd take a different tack with this one.

I stitched across the tag with copper wire (and it was REAL copper wire, not the silver stuff with brown dye on it!) and twisted some of it to make a heart embellishment with a key in the centre. Inevitably, other metal crept into frame too, including the two screw head brads (which I love, and though I have lots of them I'm already worrying about the day they're all gone, lol). The red heart was made with white paper clay which was then coloured.

This is also the first project I've photographed with my new camera and everything seems to be in focus - YAY! :)

I hope you like it :) As ever, click the pics to see a larger view!

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the amazing entries by the rest of the design team? Even better, join in the fun! :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift voucher again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try?


misteejay said...

Great project Dan. Looks like the new camera is doing its job too - have fun.

Toni :o)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love that copper wire stitching!

Great photography ;0)

Artyjen said...

Fab tag :) Know what you mean about the brads!
xoxo Sioux

Dorothy said...

Love it Dan!!

Lori said...

Love it Dan. Also thought your box last week was spectacular, wonderful embossing!

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Very cool tag, Dan!! I'm especially loving the metal stitching...very neat!

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Lynne Forsythe said...

Dan....stitching with copper that tooo cool!! the tag is JUST FAB!!

Terry said...

Hiya Dan....well you allready know it but I will tell you again, I totally love your tag..wowzersss fab colors and the metally detaills are georgous...the same with the wonderfull Terry xxxx

Anonymous said...

Your post title is too funny! Love that much story!

TinaB said...

Fabulous work Dan! Love the stitching Hugs Tina xx

Jester said...

Great tag; love the stitching!

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