Friday, 17 September 2010

Rusty Challenge Time.....

It is time for some more challenges. I've been working on this frame all week, you know a few minutes here and there, I was very busy at work but managed to squeeze in some crafting before and after work. So I have made this to enter 3 challenges.... first of all The Stampman Challenge where the theme is 'Distress', the Alter it monthly challenge with a 'Rusty' theme and last but not least the 'Distress' Challenge at Sir Stampalot.
I've been wanting to use some of the rusty knobs/keyholes/keys I bought at a market in Spain so I thought I combine them with some faux rust grungeflowers. Not sure you can see the rusty flowers very well in thr picture but they are done with distress embossing powder and then inked with distress inks. Very nice effect. I then went a bit crazy at adding lots of little things like punched flowers from metal sheet that I coloured with alcohol inks. Plenty of dangly bits from chains. Rusty snaps, also from a flea market. Some memo pins filled with beads. Grungepaper leaves, a crackled birdie. I just wanted it to look all old and grungy and rusty. I used a lot of Wendy Vecchi stamps on this, they are just fab for adding a pattern to chipboard and backgrounds.
So there you go..... yet another frame to be put on my living room wall, when the living room is freshly painted that is, my OH is currently re-painting rooms bit by bit.
I better be off to work.... ta da.


  1. thank you so much for linking to us on Alter It Monthly again this month. great rusty piece. love the flowers and lots of great detail.

  2. Hi Anika, WOW WEEE!!!! i love it so much I want to turn that key in the hole and see whats behind it ( I know its only more card and there isnt a real garden but it sure do make you think that way, its inviting us in) I so love the colours that you have used its perfect. hugs chris xx
    oh yes and thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

  3. Gorgeous piece of artwork Anika, brilliant use of colour and texture. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot.

  4. Wow this is outstanding a beautiful creation and work of art thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Lorraine x

  5. Oh wow, this is amazing!
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  6. Hi Anika

    What a fabulous piece of artwork.

    I love all the little elements of interest and the super rich colours.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenges this month and good luck.

    B x

  7. Wow, This is gorgeous!
    great art work!

  8. Oh that is fabulous.. I love the whole thing. thanks so much for playing with the SStampman theme this time

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Lovely piece - very rusty!
    People must think you're mad for buying rusty stuff from a Spanish market - but we understand!

  11. A wonderful creation , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  12. Love all the different elements to this rusty little art piece, thank you for sharing it with us this month.