challenge: Metal-ology


This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we are getting into all things metal. That’s right “metal-ology” is the challenge and to join in just create anything with metal, a metallic color, or your take on the idea of metal or metallic anything. Visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as ususal.


Now when I sat down to figure out what to do I quickly decided to go outside the norm of make a project to post, and instead I decided to share with you my top 10 metal products AND  link to some projects I have done in past (personal favorites!) that feature one of more of my favoite metal products. Ready for the list? In no order:
* Tim Holtz Distress Stain
* Idea-ology metals (any metal embellishments really!)
* Distress Stickles in tarnished brass
* Perfect Pearls in copper
* Brads
* Ranger foil sheets
* Ranger dabber acrylic paint in gold
* metallic gelatos by faber castell
* Martha Stewart white gold glitter
* alcohol ink metallic mixatives

That’s my top 10 – and now let me share some links + images featuring (what else?) metal goodness!

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embossed (foil) accent + tag as seen on Sizzix blog

textured foil background tag (with video)

foil snow tag (how-to)

coloring metal with alcohol inks


Love card (with key/metallic distress)

foil ornament

metal heavy “pirate love” layout

stamped with gold paint layout

hawaii layout featuring Tim Holtz product

Happy Crafting everyone – have a great week!

6 thoughts on “challenge: Metal-ology”

  1. What beautiful projects! Love to see your top 10 as it is always good to learn about new toys to play with!

  2. Lovely pieces May, I have to say that fleur de lis is particularly eye catching. Wonderful textural pieces. I also love colouring metal with alcohol inks and its always good to see different ways of using metal especially when used in layouts. Thanks May. Tracy x x

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