Thursday, 30 September 2010


Today I am entering one piece into 2 challenges,
I hope that's OK, It dose fit the criteria for both the
Simon says stamp and show Your Distressed/Sanded Projects!
& the Sunday stampers - Week 122 - Paint It Black
click on there names to find out all the details for each challenge.

I have made the front cover for my journal here it is hope you like it,

I have used ten second studio, copper metal and 2 different moulds & tools,
Tim holtz flourish stamp and paper & idea-logy bits as well as Tim's sander
paper artsy time sentiment (it's stamped into the ferro) & leaves
Wendy Vecchi script stamp,
Terra & ferro, black acrylic paint & cut & dry foam,
a touch of mica sprays in turquoise & copper,
black archival ink pad, jumbo java chalk ink pad,
chip board (for backing & arch)
& from my stash a flower punch, a sentiment magnet,
a piece of swade cord an old watch face & a small padlock key,

I thought I would take some shots
of the work in progress this time as I usually forget,
here is the background to try & show the mica mist etc,

here is the arch, I used Terra & ferro to hide the join where the metal ends,
one is a creamy consistency that bubbles when you heat it,
the other has a more sandy consistency that it perfect for stamping into
(clean stamp strate after use) once they were dry
I covered the whole thing with black acrylic paint then wiped it off
the high points on the metal with a baby wipe,
as I did the boarder at the bottom of the finished piece, I then sprayed it with mica sprays,
I punched 3 flower shapes with gold metal
& covered it with black acrylic paint
when it was almost dry I wiped some off with a baby wipe,
then assembled in the usual way,

before assembling it all together I took Tim's sander
& sanded some of the metal to reveal the silver aluminium underneath,
I also sanded the edges of the background to distress it all,
& went back over the edges with an almost dry foam pad
with black acrylic paint on it to distress it up a bit as it was to white,

here are some dimensional shots,

I have assembled it all with pin flier glue,
Well I think that's everything, hope you like it.

I'm off to link it all up,
Back soon Kat x.
UP DATE: I was picked for top 3 for this over at
simon says stamp and how cool is that!


  1. COR this is UTTERLY divine Kat, love the textures and multi mediums you used... thanks for joinin in with the SUnday sTamper... BTW... did you know you won the Freddie ATC on the Artistic Stamper CT blog??? Please can you mail me your addy hun and I will pop it into the post... cheers! Hels x

  2. Kat, this is WONDERFUL!!!! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog - I'm so glad you continue to play with us!

  3. What a gorgeous work of art you've created here. Love the sparkle and all the texture. Beautiful work!

  4. Beautiful art especially with all that metal work.


    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  6. me again hun... you mailed my old email addy... new one is :O))

  7. wowee, kat! amazing! wonderful techniques and details! thanks so much for sharing and thanks for your sweet comments! have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

  8. Wow, just simply fabulous with all that metal work. What a gorgeous piece of art you have created - I'm drooling all over my keyboard as I am typing - LOL. Totally amazing job on the distress/sand challenge. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  9. Gorgeous!! Many hours went into this project and it shows. Beautiful job....should be winner for sure in my eyes. :-)

  10. Stunning piece of art! Love the metal work. it must have taken ages to finish it.


  11. Kat - hello again from the other KAT... I love this - the Terro and Ferro is wonderful and I love all the textures - thanks for the step by step pictures!

  12. Dear Kat,

    This is a wonderful piece made with so much care...just like the rest of your work. Loved your blog and all your other artwork - I think you very talented indeed - really enjoyed seeing it all and hope you do well! You deserve to.

  13. Wow, wow WOW!! This is absolutely stunning. Gotta pick up my jaw from the floor, LOL! Love the metal touch, and all the intricate details! :)

  14. That is a beautiful piece of artwork.


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