Friday 10 August 2012

Stamp Man - Precious Medals/Metals

My 'Precious Metals' DT piece this week for the Stamp Man is a bound journal with the theme of gold to it. I have stayed away from the Olympic medals, just because I didn't have any inspiration for it. But any metals will be fabulous to see on your projects. The lovely Angela is hosting this week so do pop over and see the amazing samples from the team.

The frame on the front of my book was cut from gold metal sheet, put through an embossing folder. painted with brown acrylic paint, sanded down and gold inka gold rubbed into it. I then added some aged gold embossing enamel on the edge and some on the front and back cover too.

The inspire phrase was cut from gold mirri board stuck onto greyboard and die cut.

I found the words to Spandau Ballet's song and printed out onto paper for the opening of the book and of course other gold can be added when the book is made up.

Just some of the pages 

Jill is offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend at the Stamp Man On-line Store, you never know this could be you!

Supplies -
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

Have a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox



Kathyk said...

FABULOUS project - love what you did with the mirri card.

I understand you have now been in to a Michaels too - I hope you had a 40% off voucher!

Have a great weekend


Terry said...

Yes Brenda, this is a wonderful journal and I love it!!! Thank you! Actually, this will be my Summer of 2012 photo journal! Have a wonderful weekend! Big hugs! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I saw this incredible book over at Terry's Blog. There is no doubt she will fill this with special photos and memories of your time together.

Netty said...

Smashing book with great pages Brenda, hope you are having a fab time in the USA, Annette x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow... this is fabulous . I just love the embossed metal on the front.
Lisa x

Martina said...

Dear Brenda, your book is beyond gorgeous!
Fantastic piece of art!

Zoechaos said...

All that sun you must be turning a lovely shade of Gold yourself! This book Brenda is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday XOXO Zoe

Berry said...

Just wonderful Brenda a fab make hugs Rebekah xx

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic Brenda and a stunning piece to put on the front of your book. The pages inside are beautiful and love the words. I so loved the song then and brings memories of those pop days back!!hope you have a good weekend
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous project. Love the golden textured background with inspire on it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Brenda, love the texture and layout. Have a fabulous weekend. Tracy x

Gerri Herbst said...

Spectacular deserve a medal for your work. Hope you are having a great weekend. take care, gerri

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Brenda this is yet another one of your awesome works of art the front of the journal looks amazing and what wonder there is on the inside, amazing creation.
Lorraine x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab; Terry will treasure it. I bet if you were home right now you would defo be in the mood for Gold Medals! Chin-high in removal boxes, got a van this weekend. Look forward to seeing you in our new home,

L x

Kathyk said...

Sorry to hear you didn't find much to attract your credit card in Michaels this trip but pleased to hear you found somewhere else instead.

I buy basics from there (and Joanns) now and find the independent stores more interesting - let me know if you are planning to hit Florida and I'll send you some pointers!


Kim x said...

Hi Brenda,
Fabulous book, I love it.
Hope you are having a great time.
By the way did you get my e-mail?
hugs Kimx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Brenda. I love your journal. What a fantastic gift. I am sure it will be used with love and treasured.
Siobhan x

Shelly said...

Your journal is marvelous!!! I love how you did the cover and the song is perfect for the gold theme.

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous journal Brenda, love the variety of stamped pages that I'm sure Terry will enjoy filling.
Hope you're having a fab time
Avril xx