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Saturday, March 12, 2011

CR84FN19 - Faux Metal

The  CR84FN19 challenge this week is lovely aqua, steel blue and gray.


I started with the main image from Class Act Chapel Road Artstamps. The set is called Butterfly Square. I thought it would look beautiful in  faux metal.   To create the faux metal: Ink up white cardstock using Versamark Watermark ink. Heat emboss with silver embossing powder (Judikins). Repeat four times until a thick coat of silver is on the cardstock. Ink up stamp with Versamark watermark. Heat embossing powder background until liquid. Place stamp into warm embossing powder and press down hard.  Let sit in embossing powder for a minute until cool.  Add a little touch of the alcohol inks to the embossed image.

The background was created using glossy cardstock, Ranger Alcohol Inks (Aqua, Stonewashed, Blending solution). Drip three drops of color and add three drops of blending solution. Smear on background. Repeat multiple times. 

Here is the wonderful inspiration photo: 



For all the details on the challenge this week go to the CR84FN blog.

For more inspiration go visit the CR84FN Design Team:

Deborah Frings * Sue Lelli * Meredith MacRitchie * Andrea Matthews *  Stephanie Kraft * Suzanne Czosek (me)  *  Heather Jensen * Mona Pendleton  * Lisa Somerville

And our wonderful guest designer:  Deb Hickman .

A special birthday wish to Lisa Somerville! Her birthday is this week! Happy Birthday Lisa!  

Have a blessed Sunday!

Suzz

31 comments:

  1. love the faux metal look Suzz. I haven't done it for quite some time... will have to try it again. Like the touch of alcohol ink on it.

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  2. So beautiful and artistic Suzanne! Love the faux metal and the marble looking BG! So creative and artistic!

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  3. Your background is so neat! I love how much work went into this card - it's a piece of art! :)

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  4. This is amazing. I love the faux metal technique and your butterfly looks stunning. The marbled background looks so rich and you've done a brilliant bow!! It's wonderful!

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  5. You knocked me off my socks with this card. Well it's not just a crd; it's ART! This is stunning!

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  6. A fab technique, and an amazing effect, a gorgeous card.

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  7. ooh, doesn't that technique work beautifully Suzz? the blues make a gorgeous background too.

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  8. Stunning card, I love your thick embossing technique, the butterfly square looks fab.xxx

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  9. this is so neat, Sue! wonderful technique and very pretty effect. love the elegant design, too. gorgeous card!

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  10. Stunning! Love the butterfly!

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  11. That's gorgeous Suzanne. The background really sets off your faux metal. Beautiful!

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  12. Wow! What a great technique Suzanne. You did a wonderful job. I am always amazed at the things you come up with. You are one crafty girl. :)
    Hugs~

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  13. This card is just beautiful! I love the technique. Thanks for sharing how to do it...now I have to go try! :o)

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  14. Absolutely AMAZING Suzanne!!! Love the faux metal! What a beautiful card!!! That bow is gorgeous too!!! Fabulous take on the challenge colors!

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  15. Suzanne, this is amazing! The faux metal image and design is STUNNING! Beautifully done!

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  16. Wonderful creation, I love the faux metal, very effective, as is the background. Tracy Evans x

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  17. Great faux metal card, and thanks for the how to's, I've never tried it this way.

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  18. Some of these color challenges look 'challenging' indeed, but you make them look so beautiful and effortless! Love the look of the white ribbon against the other colors!

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  19. WOW.. This looks amazing. You rock this color challenge. I think it would be pretty tough to create with those colors but you make it look so easy.. Love it..

    Hugs, Linda

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  20. Suz I've always Loved this technique, Your card is Gorgeous!!!

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Sue! I love the faux metal panel and the alcohol ink bg is so pretty!

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  22. Totally stunning card Sue. The alcohol ink colours are gorgeous and the faux metal image looks beautiful and such a perfect impression.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  23. The faux metal looks fabulous! I've only done this technique with clear ep, I will have to give it a try with other colours!

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  24. Simply stunning! Love the Faux metal and the beautiful AI background! Thanks for the BD Wishes!

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  25. GORGEOUS card, Suzanne! LOVE the faux metal butterfly and the alcohol ink background! This card is just STUNNING!

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  26. Wow look at this ... How unique and what a great technique.. I will have to try that..Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  27. Fabulous card! Love your beautiful background and the faux metal butterfly is stunning!

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  28. Oh my gosh. This is so awesome! Your butterfly piece does look like metal! That is so cool, I will have to ty that. Thanks for giving the instructions. I love the background, too.

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  29. This is so like you!! Beautiful and creative!!

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  30. Your faux metal is so special - looks so real!

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  31. I love the image in the faux metal! Beautiful card.

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