Sunday, 18 January 2009

Ten Seconds of Fun

OK so it was alot longer than that, I'm actually talking Ten Second Studio fun.
If you haven't already guessed Metal is the new Black!
Everywhere you look someones doing something with the fab new {well to me} range of tools and coloured sheets of metal from TSS.
And I'm no exception!!!

Last week I treated myself to the basic tool set and medium eraser set with some xmas money i received. I had brought some sheet metal at one of the craft fairs but forgot all about it really till i started to see metal fab creations everywhere, and i discovered the TSS blog and TACO Tuesday.. wow these ladies are talented, go check out there site if you haven't already.

Anyway i digress..

So i just wanted to have a little play and see what happened.. and here is the results.


The first piece i did was just me messing about really, seeing what each tool did, and also trying one of my fiskers plates with the paper stump. It was ok till i decided to add colour using my alcohol inks... oh my... disaster... i was ready to chuck it in the bin but decided to TRY and salvage it, which is just what i did with the use of my brown stazon.{thank you stazon} The whole thing was bright and vulgar but adding the brown overcoat just dulled it all down and somehow transformed it {really must learn to take in between photo shots so you can see what I'm on about}
I ended up with a frame type shape in the metal and decided to fill it with a swan as i thought my piece had gone from ugly duckling to beautiful swan!! {well kinda pretty at least} and i added the word Beauty to the hand made wire hanger i created {i have some fab shop brought ones from Jennie at The Artistic Stamper} but wanted something a bit bigger so made my own.

I love how it looks so different with just a switch of angle & light.

I will probably send this in for the UK Art Raffle as the theme this month is SHINY, so if you like it, and want a chance to win it pop over to the site and join in the fun.

UK Art Raffle


Now for my other piece...

I used just cuttlebug embossing folders, Black and Brown Stazon and the basic tools i mentioned above.
{oh BTW the hanger on this piece is one of the brought ones to which i added the word Best}

{This piece also looks cool in different lights}

I am 100% happier with the second piece and cant wait to have more time to play again.
Although i think i need to watch a few more TACO Tuesday demos first.
Thanks for stopping by
xx Hugz xx


Anonymous said...

They're both simply amazing Nicky! Know what you mean about metal being the new black! TFS! xx

CraftyC said...

How talented you are Nic, these are gorgeous, make great hangers!

Angelnorth said...

These are fabulous Nicky! Love the textural contrast of the feather on the first one and the sunburst layout of the second looks perfect with all the different textures - great job!

Sarah said...

these are fab - love the hangers (I think your handmade one is nicer than the shop one actually)

I am yet to catch onto this metal craze, knowing me I'll get into it in a year's time when it is "so yesterday, dahlink" :)

looking forward to seeing the first one when it arrives at raffle central :) (I haven't processed your sign up yet, have I, just remembered - sorry, was a hectic weekend!)

cardesque said...

these are totally gorgeous - perfect!
I love how you get them to look different from different angles

Jennie said...

lovely .. me too likes the metal, just wish I had more time to play :(

Linda Elbourne said...

Simply stunning X

Tracey said...

Cor! brill Nicky, think they are fab.

sam21ski said...

WOW these look fantastic, love all the different patterns you've created xxxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your metal creations are fabulous and so inspiring = WOW!!

I am ponky for swans so that particular one REALLY speaks to me, gorgeous work!

Juanita said...

Wow, love it

Hels said...

Fab metal art Minxy, love what you have made hun x

nikki said...

they are gorgeously crafted..i love the embossed designs..and the workmanship is fantastic...these are really unique and very nicely made!!! i wanna try one now! heh ..i have a ton of embossing folders and never use this is very inspiring and gives me a reason to now use my stacks of folders..heh ty!

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