Monday, 25 May 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 - Eroded metallic

Hi, all! I would like to share my new card with you today and to welcome my new followers! I was inspired by Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #29 Eroded metallic sponsored by fabulous Inspiration Emporium and started with a piece of cardboard, my brick stencil and Liquitex Light modelling paste. I applied the paste through the stencil randomly and then put one coat of gesso. Then I sprayed it with several different distress stain sprays and I applied Black soot distress ink here and there. I cut the arch from a manila tag (Tim's die) to create my door and I used Tim's Eroded metallic technique (described in Compendium of Curiosities 3, page 44) on there. To add more texture, I embossed it using  one of Tim's embossing folders. Then I cut the frame around the arch from the light weight chipboard, sprayed it with distress stain spray in Old paper and stamped it using one of my Bo Bunny's mixed media stamps and black Archival ink. The edges were distressed with Black soot distress ink. I attached Ideology key hole with fasteners and I used two fasteners to attach the door. The old key from my stash is hanging on a swivel clasp connected to the back side of my card base. For the quote I used a piece of kraft cardstock stamped with Tim's woodgrain stamp and coffee Archival ink. Also, I distressed the edges with Black soot distress ink.

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Stencil it

30 comments:

  1. Hello Branka,
    This looks wonderfuL with all the texture
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Oh Branka this is stunning! The technique at it's best for sure, and such a clever way to put it all together! Love the quote too!! Good luck with the challenge!

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    1. Thank you so very much, dear Astrid, for those kind words! I am always happy to see you here!
      Hugs! xxx

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  3. Holy magnifique!! Excellent job with the eroded metallic effect, love the colours you used! Your brickwork is amazing and I love how you did the door frame! This is like an old dungeon, very damp and dark, what a vision you have created!! big hugs Branka :)

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    1. Thanks so much, hun! I am so happy you like my eroded metallic door and to see you here!
      Hugs :) xxx

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  4. Very cool Branka! I love the door and the way you embossed over the technique piece! Thanks so much for making eroded metallic with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Anita!
      Branka xxx

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  5. Drooling here cause this is amazeballs and so wonderfully wonderful dear Branka! I love the brick, the door, the hinges, the colors, the key, the lock, the arch, the fastener, the textures. Well, I love everything! Awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Awwww, thanks so much, dear Niki! You put a big smile on my face, as usual!
      Big hugs to you :) xxx

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  6. What a cool card, Branka - I love the contrast between the slightly spooky dungeon door, with fab eroded metallic effects, set in the strong stone walls and the positive words offering up a fresh bright future - great!
    Alison xx

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    1. Oh, thank you so very much, Alison, for those kind words! It's a pleasure to see you here!
      Hugs :) xxx

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  7. What a beautiful saying Branka, it's so lovely to read and your card is just one amazing metallic beauty! I adore the brickwork background, with the those stunning colours!! You have such an eye for this style hun!!
    Bigs hugs m'dear
    Georgie xx

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    1. Thanks so much, my dear! You made me so happy with that sweet comment!
      Big hugs :) xxx

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  8. Very Enchanting. I'm diggin' this !

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  9. What an amazing card Branka!!! I love all the texture and such a great choice of colors! The sentiment is so fitting for this creation and that huge key is a fantastic touch! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Have a wonderful day my dear!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, my lovely! You made my day!
      Have a great crafty day!
      Hygs :) xxx

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  10. Hello! LOVING your card! The texture on this is awesome! I really love the eroded metallic technique mixed with embossed backgrounds. It really makes the piece even more dramatic. :) Your card reminds me of a medieval castle. You just need a drawbridge! :) Love the big laid stone exterior of the card and the metallic looking door. Really a neat look! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you so very much, Candy, for those kind words! I am glad you like that card!
      Hugs :) xxx

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  11. Wow! Branka! What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said! I just love your brick wall, so realistic! Can you come brick my home for Halloween this year???? And your eroded metallic door is just fantastic! Great card, with a Branka flair! Hugs!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, my dear! Love to see you here!
      Huge hugs :) xxx

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  12. What an amazing card this is! I can't even believe it's a card. Who wouldn't LOVE to receive this. Such a great realistic look to the brick and your door. Well done on the EM technique. Fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much, Annette, for those kind words! I am really glad you like my EM card!
      xoxo

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  13. Totally in love with you project! I love every little detail! Wonderful work! Barbarayaya

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    1. Molto grazie, Barbara! Those are very kind words! I am so glad you like my project and happy to see you here!
      xxx

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  14. Oh my gosh, I love your door and that funky wall. So very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Marjie, for such kind words! It means much to me!
      xxx

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  15. Beautiful card, Branka! Looks like it came from an old castle and I love your sentiment!!

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  16. Love your card and all the texturing that you combined with the technique...such an authentic metal look on your door. Great sentiment too.

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