Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Final Challenge?

Its so hard for me to believe that I have completed every challenge in
Tim Holtz's Book
The Compendium-of-Curiosities.
Very special Thanks to Linda over at Studio L3 for pushing us all to challenge ourselves each week with a new creative technique.

Also as I often do I love finding ways to combine this challenge with the one being hosted at
Where this week the challenge was Some Metal.

I made a card using the techniques for each challenge and came up with the following creation.

I embossed and painted over the metal to tone down the shine. Then highlighted some of the embossing with ink. Used some brass brads to add a studded effect. A metal rosette topped with a metal button.

Complete metal overload!!

Close up of the rosette and button.


  1. Wow, this is just stunning! Great job with the metal Stephen.

  2. Zowie, this is jaw droppingly stunning! LOVE all the metal going on here...just fantastic, that rosette really puts it over the top! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

  3. Great project! Absolutely love the rosette in metal! Th embossing is cool too. Thamks for sharing.....

  4. A+++++++ on that metal Rosette! Awesome card!!!

  5. Awesome metal work! Congratulations on completing them all!

  6. Loving that rosette and those brads- just fab!
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge! See you again...

  7. Stephen,
    Very cool! Love the metal rosette.
    Gail in Oklahoma

  8. Metal rosette!!! Who'da thunk? It looks fabulous and I'm simply AMAZED that it actually worked! Clever, indeed! It's always so nice to visit here; I come away with great ideas. :)

  9. Very cool card! I love the metal rosette!

  10. Oh wow its metal mania madness and I adore it. Annette x

  11. I love this so much! I wondered if a metal rosette would work, but not dared try it - amazing job!!

  12. This piece is WONDERFUL! I love how you mixed techniques to bring this metal beauty together! The rosette is stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Beautifully done!

  13. Fabulous project and the rosette in metal - must try it looks fab.

  14. what a fab piece of art and the meatl rosette is awesome

  15. Wow, Stephen! what a spectacular piece!! I LOVE that metal rosette & button center!! :)

  16. Stephen, you've done such an incredible job with the CCC. Everything you create has such class and beauty, and it's always a joy to visit your online home and see what you've been up to!

    This card is spectacular! What a brilliant way to combine the two challenge themes, and the imagery is so, SO cool! I love the way you painted over the metal to give it an antiqued look, and the Design Details elements are perfect.

    Thanks so much for participating, and please come back for the new journey!