21 August 2012

More Quiche Please!!

If you are wondering whether this post title means I have finally lost it (seriously subject to debate that one!) the answer is no, not yet. However, the boys are going to need to eat some quiche soon as the aluminium supplies are running seriously low! The reason for this drought is that my latest tag has used up a substantial amount - I needed to try out Jennie's metal/gesso/alcohol inks technique (over at The Artistic Stamper Challenge blog HERE).
It will also be entered into Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules.


The reason for using quiche tin? It is thick enough not to disintegrate when sanded vigorously. I used a comb of Copper and White mixative - guess they must be thicker in consistency than basic ink as it really took some scrubbing to get back to the bare metal in places!


It's a bit fiddly to cut out but I adore this Stamp Man bee. To make foam pads less obvious I colour the edges of them with Promarkers.


More tin was used for the branch and metal lace edging. Another wee tip - the die cut rose leaf was cut in half at the bottom, with one edge folded over the other to curl the leaf into more of a 3D shape.


This one has a real autumnal feel methinks. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments. No scone piccies I'm afraid as they went so quickly there was no time to whip the camera out! Guessing there needs to be some more baking today! Hugs to you all, Buttons x

25 comments:

Victoria said...

Glad you've got your priorities right, Buttons. Eating for crafting's sake! That flower is a real statement piece - simply marvellous shade against the metal.

anna christensen crafts said...

Eat for Arts sake! Works for me! That bee is a real beauty and I love this tag, it does have a nice feel of Autumn to it. Must see if the daughter fancies quiche tonight!

Bella said...

So beautiful! hugs

Julie Short said...

How happy your kids are going to be! Your tag is delicious (sorry) and yes it does have a lovely autumnal feel to it. Love the bee too!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, this is serious metal work and what a fabulous creation. I love all the elements you have included especially that bee.
Thanks for sharing with the Stamp Man this week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Redanne said...

You have stepped another notch in my book, using quiche tines to create art! Beautiful art it is too, love what you have achieved here.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

TAM said...

Only one word to describe your tag - STUNNING

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning, there is such a deftness of touch, simply wonderful! Thanks for all the lovely comments you have left while we have been away, they mean a lot!trace. X

Aquarius said...

This puts a new slant on metalwork - fabulous piece and I'm sure the family will oblige and eat more quiche or maybe fruit pies? Guess the recycling truck doesn't get to collect much from your place LOL!!

Minxy said...

Super texture and I love how the cogs on the flower give it real dimension :) Hugz Minxy

sam21ski said...

LOve the rubbing back, great textured tag

Come on boys, eat more quiche!!!

Sam xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW glorious your tag is fantastic. Thank you for making it and sharing it with us at The Stamp Man XOXO Zoe

Von said...

This it brilliant I especially like the contrast of the lace and metal :)
Von ♥

Marjie Kemper said...

The texture is AMAZING. Love the look of the lace against it. I'll be by for my slice of quiche soon!

Julia S-W said...

I hate quiche so you can have all mine - except the tin!! If this is what you can do with them then I certainly need to start buying/making it! Gorgeous combination of soft, feminine flowers and industrial metal elements. Love it.
Juliaxx

Alie said...

What a great tag...with a gorgeous flower on it!

greetings, Alie :-)

Kim x said...

Wow Buttons this is just fantastic.
Thanks for the link I will have to give this technique a try.
Thanks for entering the challenge this time at The Stampman and Good Luck.
By the way thanks for all of your wonderful comments, they are so appreciated.
hugs Kimx

lynne said...

LOL what a brilliant title!
Then the tag. That flower is gorgeous against the metallic background. Stunning in fact.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

I've had to steal the kitchen baking tins as well for some crafting...lol! Awesome...just stunning! Love that background and your whole design is wonderful...love the red!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful metallic tag! Lovely use of the embossed surface and teh touches of color! Sweet tag! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

florenceandfreddie said...

Just popped in via Ritas blog. Being a Shropshire lass I just wanted to say Hi. Stunning tag. Fab blog.
Regards Florence x

Kim x said...

Hi Buttons.
I rescued foil pie dishes from the bin last night - how sad am I??
Going to have to give this a go xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful - love the bee too, so sweet & the contrast of the lace & metal is stunning. Great Tag. Sx

Alie said...

Congrats Buttons, with your Top 5 at the Stampman...well deserved!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Barbara said...

This tag is STUNNING, and congratulations on your well-deserved win at the Stampman challenge!!

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