Sunday, 24 January 2010

On the Wings of Love.....


... know it was a song... know the next line.. (only the 2 of us together flying high) and the darn music has just been going round and round in my head the entire time I have been making this - but can't for the life of me remember who sang it.... will have to google it! (Wouldn't mind but I wasn't fussed on the song when it was released, so will someone please tell me why I remember it????!!)

Anyway - spent some time today finishing this - I decided a couple of weeks ago that I needed to practice more with metal so I suppose this might have been a bit ambitious - but - 14th Feb is fast approaching and although OH and I don't celebrate Valentines, it is OH's birthday! And this year is a huge milestone.... massive milestone.... gi-normous milestone... LOL

So to show him that I still think he is the best thing since sliced bread despite the fact that come the 14th he will be officially 'middle aged' - I thought I should practice my metalwork on this little frame to mark the momentous occasion!

Frame painted with Prussian Blue acylic paint. Blue metal put through the Sissix with the Swiss dots folder then sanded for the silver to show through and attached to frame, script printed onto pale grey paper. I didn't have any red metal to use for the heart so instead just embossed some thick card and coloured it with a red promarker and ran some black paint over it with my fingertip to tone it down a bit. I then edged it with a silver Krylon pen. The wings (a paperartsy stamp) were stamped onto the metal, the edges embossed with the herringbone tool and then shaped to mimic flight. The metal 'Love' charm I have had in my stash for ever and I just added some metal hearts into the corners of the frame.
Not bad, but more practice needed!

The Gingersnap Creations team has a challenge on a metallic theme this month so this is duly submitted!

6 comments:

  1. Good one Viv - is it for OH or what??

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  2. Now I'm trying to work out what officially 'middle age' is - I've a feeling I could be joining him this year? Your metal work is looking good Viv - especially those wings!

    I used to love that song, but not any more - it was Jeffrey Osborne who had a hit with it (must admit though I couldn't remember either and had to Google it!)

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  3. Ilove it Viv! Your work with metal is excellent!

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  4. WOW...Great metal work.
    Beautiful card.

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  5. Beautifully done! Very pretty! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Metallic Challenge!

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