Friday, 10 August 2012

Precious Medals/Metals - Olympics - Gold/Silver/Bronze

Hello all, Angela here. So have you been watching the Olympics? I always love watching the Gymnastics and swimming. How about you? With the Olympics wrapping up in London we thought this challenge would tie in nicely. Our theme this fortnight is going to be "Precious Metals"  as in Gold, Silver, Bronze etc just like those wonderful medals all the Olympians have been winning. 
Any project as long as it includes some type of metal touch. How easy is that right! 
Now before I head off and bring out some inspiration from the design team we have some exciting news to share. 

We are excited to announce that we have 2 new team members on our design team.  Zoe Sanderson and Tony Robson.  They both have different styles as you will see when you visit their blogs and we are looking forward to working with them both. Please do stop by and give them a big welcome shout. 

And now some inspiration from the team:

Angela used:
Black Archival ink

Brenda used -
Mixed papers for pages and front cover
Bind It All
Sizzix dies - Ornate frame back #3, phrase inspire
Chocolate acrylic paint, inka gold
Cracked embossing folder
A selection of masks


Zoe used

Siobhan used :
Tim Holtz stamps from the following plates :
CMS061  Urban Tapestry
CMS064  Mini Ornates
CMS063  Mini Muse
Hero Arts Stamp S5449  Fabulous Flourish
Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Umbrella Man
Stampendous Pirate Gold embossing powder
Aluminium Tape - from hardware store

Tony used;
Frantage glitters in gold halo and bronze
[own silver glitter]
Stampendous stamp LONDON CRW074-R
Tim Holtz sewing room die, tattered banners strip die and wordplay die
pumice stone distress ink
Ranger sticky backed canvas
sizzix texture plate
promarkers ruby and blue
archival inks vermillion, cobalt and black

Kim used

Hero Arts CG288 Leaf Clusters
Distress inks - Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky and Scattered Straw
Woodware JGCL 560 Just to Say
Woodware Dotty Ribbon
Gold Nailheads
Circular Nestabilities
Embossing Powder - Gold, Silver, Copper and clear
Black Versafine
Fine Black Micon Pen
Background Paper from stash


 Sue used:
Tim Holtz stamps - Odds & Ends; French Marketplace; Haberdashery; Fabulous Flourishes
Tim Holtz die -  Elegant Flourishes
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Worn lipstick, Seedless Preserves
Ranger - Metal foil 
 Embossing Folder - Victoria 
Perfect Pearls Mist - Biscotti

Now it's your turn to link up your "precious Metals" project. We cannot wait to see them.  As always one winner will get a £10 voucher for the Stamp Man online store. 




  1. Fabulous inspiration here, love the DT samples. So excited to see that Tony has joined you, his work is wonderful. Good luck to Tony and Zoe xx

  2. Stunning inspiration from the DT. Congrats to Zoe & Tony on your new roles.

  3. Great inspiration from the DT. Love the Olympic metal theme.

  4. thank you for the precious metal challenge...the DT samples are divine!

  5. Love, love, love this challenge theme. I sure hope I'm able to join in the fun. (We're In the midst of remodeling, so life is more crazy than usual. lol) DT, your creations are over-the-top awesome!!! Very inspiring.

  6. Have been watching the closing ceremony as I uploaded my challenge entry and linked it here and am feeling quite emotional! :)

  7. Love this challenge theme!!! Great DT work as well!

  8. stunning DT samples! thank you for the "add metal" challenge!

  9. Thanks for your comments ladies, we so appreciate your support. Xox

  10. Inspiring DT art, great challenge
    Alison x

  11. Stunning gorgeous DT work, just got back off hols so off to try all the frantage I got from Castle Donnington. Mrs Stampman was fantastic and demonstrated everything for me, and gave me a cute bauble she made. Thank you. I have 13 hrs to play so I can enter the challenge lol. Also thank you for choosing me in the top 5 for summer colours I was really honoured to have been chosen. Is there a blinkie I can put on my blog? Kerry xxx

  12. OOps I'm number 44 and I put select on the wrong picture lol instead of the tag I created. Sorry xxx


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