Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bombshell Hop-- Metallica-rt!

Happy Birthday to meeeee.... LOL!

Welcome to my stop on the Bombshell Hop for March! The theme this month was metal, to be interpreted however you want! I chose to actually use metal on my Blog Hop project.

This is one of those inexpensive mirrors from IKEA. This one, lucky for me, was already varnished in red. I snagged that and took it home knowing it would be perfect!!

I sanded some of the varnish away and inked the bare wood with Vivid dye inks, some in yellow and some in blue.

Now for the metal part! I bought a roll of pewter art metal from Hobbycraft and I used a Bombshell stamp of a flame as a pattern for embossing. I stamped the flame on the reverse of the metal in StazOn and went over the outline of the design. Then I flipped it over and went around the outlining again. I just used a wooden tool that looks like a pencil. I used alcohol ink to give it some colour, stamped more flames from the same Bombshell set around the mirror edge and the pewter flames to give it some depth, stamped Hot Stuff with the Tattoo Font and bingo bango, done!

I originally sealed it with varnish but it didn't look right so I went over the varnish with acrylic gel medium and now the finish is matte and even. I'm happy with it.

Here's a detail photo of the bottom where the flames are, so you can have a closer look.

When you're finished, please leave a comment and follow the links below to visit the other Bombshells and see what they've come up with this month!

Now, how do you win this great prize package below....

Well you can win it by having fun Hopping along.
Here is the list of other participants on today's Blog Hop.
Remember every comment gives you another chance at winning the March Prize Package.
Don't forget you can also enter the Sketch Challenge and the Monthly Challenge for
EVEN MORE chances to win!
Crafty Saffy


Stempelientje said...


colleenzzz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You started your day off with a great project. Thanks for the cool ideas!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday Dear Syyyyyy!
Happy Birthday To You!

And what a PHENOMENAL birthday gift to make for yourself!! It's AMAZING!!!!! Super fab inspiring!!!

Britten said...

Jeez...all I made was a crappy card! LOL!! This is totally gorgeous!

Kas said...

That is so cool. I love the metal flames, they look so realistic done that way. Great project. (as usual)

MrsETaylor said...


MrsETaylor said...

and Happy Birthday Sy

Deb on the Web said...

Awesome! I love the direction you took this project- and Happy B-Day!

Tink said...

LOVE it!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Happy Birthday, Sy!! Looks like you have started your day in great style with this fabulous project! Love how you have turned an ordinary mirror into a red hot piece of art ;D

Melissa Melissa said...

burn baby burn disco inferno....I love it.

Shazia Wall said...

I love Ikea. Cool Beans!

Boho Rose said...

Happy Birthday! Your frame is great! We all need a little reminder of how hot we all are ;) (even if we're the only one that thinks so!)

Kathi said...

Oh my heck. That's totally fabulous. I really love the way the flames look!

Great, great work.

Kathi said...

Oops. Happy Birthday. I hope your special day is/has been full of love, laughter, and loads of loot.

mitz said...

oh Happy Day to you...have a great one.. and wtg on you art work.. thanks for the opportunity
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Creative Corazón said...

really great job. The flames look fantastic. can't wait to try it myself! :)

Bombshell Stamps said...
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Bombshell Stamps said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Sy!!! You did an amazing job on that frame and the flames look perfect and professionally done! Hope you were pampered today and may all your birthday wishes come true!

Mary G. said...

Sy, this is fabulous! LOVE the "Hot Stuff"! Thanks for playing along with the challenge!!!Your work is awesome!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fantastic Sy :)