Thursday, March 11, 2010

Heavy Metal - Class Prompt/Assignment


Yesterday was the first day of the online class I'm taking with Shimelle. She challenged us to use some of the metal we have in our current stash so I went looking...


This is the cover for the book that will be completed over the course of this class. Maybe I'm in a rut...but I love the look of Kraft paper and that's what I plan to use throughout my book.

Not too bad...I ended up with 11 brads, a metal arrow, and a book plate on this page. I must say I rarely use metal in my projects, but I really like the look of it and will definitely be using more in the future. Heaven knows I have PLENTY of it to spare.
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My flowers were made by using a punch and pages from an old book I destroyed [re-purposed]. Then I crumpled the flower, flattened it back out, inked it, layered it, stuck a brad in the middle.
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This was fun!
Can't wait to see what Friday's challenge holds!

23 comments:

Liberty :) said...

the page is totally fab and the flowers are awesome! never thought to destroy a book!

humel said...

Deb, this is *beautiful*!! Wow! Stunning! (And other terms of admiration x)

Anesha said...

Really lovely, love the use of the brads on the flowers. Anesha

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks great - if this is what you just throw together with what you have lying around, I am doubly impressed!!!
Best,
Stephanie

The Norman Clan said...

Love the look... I like metal, but don't have any of it... how funny we are opposites.. or should I say "were" since you will be using it more. :-)

I need to look into those online classes... I think it "makes" you get something done.. :-)

Mom said...

Great job! Always an adventure to look at your blog! I love the little flowers!! xo

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is beautiful! I love the kraft with the red and turquoise. And great job using that metal! I found 5 book plates yesterday in my stash! I was shocked by how easy it was to pull together stuff for a mini ablum.
Rinda

Sian said...

I love the look of Kraft, too. That's one trend I don't intend to tire of! It's a fab page..I really like the metal book plate.

Clair said...

Oooh, just my kind of page. I love the look of kraft card, distressed flowers and simple layouts. It looks stunning!

Daniela said...

I love it!

furrypig said...

I love the simplicity of your page and the flowers are great..... I have a couple of books that are falling apart and I plan to 'repurpose' them in a similar way!

melissa kaye said...

Gorgeous. :) Ahh..I really wish I had the time to devote to this class, otherwise I would of signed up with you. It looks like a lot of fun. I guess I'll have to just live vicariously through your work. ;)

Miss ya, Deb!

sharyncarlson said...

Love your usage of the metal, and those flowers are so pretty! I love the look of using text paper for flowers. Beautiful work!

Rhona said...

That's a great cover, love the use of the flourish stamps, flowers and brads plus other metal bits and bobs. Also love the colours you've used. Fantastic!

helena said...

love that your metal page is full of flowers

MarleneMAZ said...

Love this cover of your book !
Still debating if I should take the class or not.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks for taking time to drop by my blog & leave a comment!

I love your cover...I too am a fan of Kraft CS! I love your book page flowers...just as good as any expensive Prima version!!!!

Catch ya later!!!

Nancyroo said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about it.

Amy said...

Deb this is such a fantastic page - by the time yours was up on the forum it was very crowded so I thought I would comment here :-) I love the colours you have chosen ... I'm always partial to kraft!

traci said...

looks great deb. i love the contrast of all the metals with the kraft paper. beautiful. i am hoping to tackle these two challenges this weekend.

Catherine said...

Oh how fabulous that you are taking another class from Shimelle. I would love to but have so many projects that I just can't take on anything else :)
Have fun and your LO is delightful.
Catherine

Jane said...

Stunning cover!!! Love it!!

Ruth said...

I love this!!!

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