Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #140 - Heavy Metal

This week's Shopping Our Stash challenge is Heavy Metal...so crank up the Motley Crue and get your headbanging craft on!! Click on the link to the blog above for all the details on the challenge and to show my rockin' SOS teammies some crafty love.

I am not exactly sure what this project is...but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Before Christmas I had painted a few 4x4 coasters with chalkboard paint, I am sure I had a plan for them but I have no idea what...so on my desk they sat.

I rubbed the coaster all over with white chalk then wiped off the excess, I wanted it to look like a well worn chalk board. Then I stamped the sentiment in white craft ink and heat set it. 

Next I added the ribbon (ya I hand stitched that!!!) and finally went to town with some metal embellishments. I thought it needed a little something more so I added the button and frayed twine.

4X4 paper coaster
Chalkboard paint (leftover from my cousin's wedding in 2012)
White craft ink (SU)
Metal key & keyhole (Recollections)
Metal cogs, brads and spinners
Black ribbon (Michaels)
White twine
Button (from an old card kit)
Phrases I stamp set (Tim Holtz)


Barbara Godden said...

Great job on the project love all your metal elements.

Chris D. said...

What a great sentiment and your project is awesome Donna! I'd add some more of that black ribbon to the back and hang this bad boy up on the wall!

Leslie Hanna said...

OMG, I just found about 800 of those coasters in a box! WHAT WERE WE THINKING?!?!?! *ahem*

Kudos for the hand-stitching and cool metal dealios. :)

Carol L said...

You are the queen of heavy metal with this amazing creation! I love the chalkboard look with all those metal pieces!

Lindsey said...

I do believe this project is... art. :)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

This is so very cool! Love the gears and key! This is great!

Jessi Fogan said...

So much awesomeness I don't even know where to start! The sentiment, the fun pleated ribbon, ALL THAT METAL! I just love it :)

lauren bergold said...

on the other hand this CARD is both perfect AND wonderful!!! yowza!!! :)