Mar 24, 2010

The Altered Element


 
 This is my first piece as a member of The Altered Element DT. I used 2" chipboard squares which were covered with gorgeous papers from Catherine Moore, sprayed with Cosmic Glimmer mists, and then embellished with metal, stickers, embossing powder, jewels,, and anything else I could lay my hands on. I joined the squares together with jump rings, as it was going to be a sort of hanging - needless to say, it wouldn't hang properly, so I'll probably mount it on some card later on. Other stuff I used includes: Collage paper flowers, German Scrap, Artchix stickers, micro beads, lametta, charms and beads.


This is my favourite square. After covering with paper I sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mists Rich Gold and Bronze Blush (yum), and then added a cut out piece of copper mesh. Copper, black and gold ep was sprinkled over the mesh and heated. The flower bead was added with strong glue, and then I edged the tile with more gold ep.


These two tiles make uses of a swirly stamp I love but have no idea where it came from. The top tile was covered in mulberry paper, stamped and gold embossed.. On the bottom tile, I piled  lots of gold and copper ep on a corner, melted it by holding the gun about 30cms away and slowly moving it closer. As soon as the powder was all melted I stamped the swirl into it, and then left it til it was cold. Also on this tile are the gorgeous sprays, an Artchix Royal Post sticker, and an edging of gold ep. Click on the pictures for a closer view, any questions, please feel free to email me.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely squares. I am going more into the altered things and loving the insperation. Great job they all look fab.
    Love and bugsx

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  2. Very rich, fab textures. Congrats on the Altered Element DT . Will take a look :0)

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  3. Wow - this phenomenal. I love what you've created here. I particularly love the effect of the stamped-into embossing powder. Beautiful.

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  4. Gorgeous, it all looks lovely and textured.

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  5. Love it, love it, love it. Absolutely fabulous, x
    BTW acknowledged your Facebook invite but I don't use it very often so don't be offended if you don't get replies from me, x

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  6. wow - coooool Pen can't wait to see IRL. gorgeous colours. how about hanging some jump rings on the top edge and threading a twig through and then some sort of hanger off that (sort of... LOL)

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  7. absolutely gorgeous Penny - wonderful to look at all the different individual pieces

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  8. wow this is gorgeous, I love the colours and THAT stamp! I would neve have thought of doing this with some 'boring' old squares!
    Love it

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  9. This is gorgeous, Pen. Love the rich colours and all the different textures.

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  10. Wow! Fabulous artwork Penny! So much inspiration!
    Love your new look too! ;o) x

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  11. completely bowled over by this fantastic piece of art.

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  12. Glorious, stop showing me up! Not sure I can live up to the amazing people on this DT,

    Lucy x

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  13. Ooh I love the colours in this, great idea to do a wall hanging! :)

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  14. Penny I am so sorry I missed this. What a piece of artwork - outstanding. Lynne M x

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  15. Gorgeous Penny, love all the lovely texture

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