Thursday, 7 September 2017

More creatures in metal

Good morning, it's time to share my 2nd "metal" inspiration card for Country view. Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the amazing reception you gave my first card, the metal dragonfly one. I had some really lovely comments left on my post. I also put it on a card site on Facebook and to date it has had over 200 likes..I am truly humbled! If you missed my dragonfly you can see him here
So back to today, remember that you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.
The theme for this month is "metal" and all the details, more inspiration and links are here via this link.
The weather has really changed since last weekend so no sunny dragonfly but something a little more autumnal.
I can see a few changes as I look around my acers are taking on a few autumnal hues
 and as I walked to Dotty's I found my first "treasure" of the season...yes my first conker..always a special moment for me.
So my butterfly card has more autumnal colours. This time I decided to make a "faux" metal background using an embossing plate and some gilding wax.
I embossed some card ...

I also made a metallic stitched border using a gold pen. 
I coloured my butterfly die cuts with autumnal shades of alcohol ink
 and also added some ink to Tim Holtz' bigz bird and branch die cut which was also cut in aluminum, the same way I made my insects.
Then on went my creative hat....and out came my finished card...the sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold...of course.
...I also used metal brads in the centres of my flowers and the butterfly.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Craft stamper Take it make it Anything goes September
The Ribbon Girl 2/3 September any card
Try it on Tuesday 2/3 stitching I have used a faux stitching effect on my sentiment plaque and around the perimeter of my card.
Creative Artiste 1/3 anything mixed media
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 a little rusty
Dies R us diecut flowers
The Artistic stamper take a little colour
Fussy and fancy 1/3 anything mixed media
Crafty card makers 1/3 monochrome

I hope I have given you some ideas to incorporate metal into you crafting and I really hope to see you joining in with the fun over at Country View Challenges here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the lovely comments that you take the time to leave me. I am back again tomorrow as I have an important reminder.....😉

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Another beautiful make Jane! The colours give a different vibe, more Vintage, compared to the Dragonfly card, but it is just as lovely.xx

  2. What a beautiful card....I love all those coppery tones!!
    It certainly looks like autumn here today... but a grey grim version of it. :(
    Have fun my friend,
    V x

  3. Another lovely card, Jane! Those metal embellishments look fabulous against your embossed background, especially the butterfly! While I'm here I'll thank you for sharing your artwork with us at Frilly and Funkie for our A Little Rusty challenge! Hugs!

    PS is a conker a chestnut?

  4. So so beautiful! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  5. This is just beautiful Jane and I love the technique! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Die Cut Handmade Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Such a beautiful card Jane! I am in love with gilding waxes at the moment! I love the autumnal feel to it too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  7. Wow, another home-run on this card. It's really framable and wonderful. Bravo, Jane! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. The background and added elements are beautiful, this is a gorgeous card Jane xxx

  9. Hello Jane,

    Love this cards metallic tones, autumn-ish but not too much so with the beautiful butterfly. Such a lovely creation! And this year's first conker-find, well done you spotting it!

    Happy September days dear friend!


  10. Your card is beautiful and I love the metal of the birds and the butterfly

  11. Stunning card, love all the different elements very creative, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

  12. Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and the copper tones .. beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  13. Wow Jane, this one is gorgeous too! I love the autumnal colors you used!
    xxx Evelyn

  14. A lovely card which smells Autumn yet... The butterfly is beautiful! thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge.

  15. Hi Jane! How excited am I to finally have a few minutes to spend on your blog today! First, what a gorgeous card! I had a look at your dragonfly card and it is beautiful with all of the blues and silver, but I sure do love this one too! Birds and butterflies and flowers, what's not to love! Amazing work with the metal! I can't believe how early autumn is showing through this year! I planted a vine at the base of the tree in the corner of the patio, and even though it's really small right now, the leaves are turning bright red and it's growing little purple berries! In a few years, I hope it will grow all the way up the tree! sending hugs :)

  16. What a beautiful mix of metallics Jane! Love how you've brought the embossing to life on this. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  17. I love this soft fall palette and your use of the EF and pretty die cuts. A lovely make! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie for my A Little Rusty challenge. Hugs, Autumn


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