Thursday, February 3, 2011

Compendium of Curiosities #30

This is my tag for this week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge with the theme of altered metal with paint. While I can't tell you how to do the technique, you'll need to check page 48 for that, I can say that I made my own metal embellishments to alter by die-cutting a copper sheet into flower pieces for dimensional roses and a ribbon slide. My tag background is torn pieces of book text inked with Broken China distress ink, dry brushed with gesso, then overstamped with the Stampers Anonymous flourish that just makes everything look better :-)

10 comments:

stampdiva said...

Those flowers are so cute. Lynne x

Janine said...

I love it, those flowers are great!!!big hug, Janine

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag Penny and loving your fab flowers. Annette x

Lori said...

Lovely tag! Those flowers are just GORGEOUS!

wearestampers said...

Lovely flowers! Great background on the tag!
Pam

Shelann said...

Pretty flowers.The whole tag is great.

2amscrapper said...

wonderful tag!

Barbara Mason said...

The flowers are lovely & the background so elegant!

Julie Forest said...

hi, Penny! Wow! Your metal flowers are fabulous!! Beautiful tag! :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

This is beautiful, Penny, and as soon as I saw the sentiment I started humming "Eidelweiss" ("blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever..."). That made me very happy!

You did a gorgeous job on the paint-altered metal, and the contrast between the flowers and the soft blue background is wonderful. Lovely details with the ribbons and buttons, too.

You know what? That flourish stamp really does make everything better! And this was already sensational.