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Posted: 3/4/2011 11:04:45 PM
Thanks everyone for playing! It was fun to hear all the details of your creative experience.

To say thanks for playing I drew a random name to receive a small prize...so drumroll time...the winner is FurryPea. Her gallery post can be found here. Furry please peamail me your address and I will put an envie in mail to you tommorrow.
Thanks again for playing!....Jan



3-D flowers are the rage of the season and so I thought it was time to make our own in metal.

Challenge: Create at least 3 layers of metal petals and manipulate the petals to create a dimensional flower. Your project should be newly created for this challenge March 5-13, 2011 and it may be combined with other challenges. Please be sure your posted flower project contains stamping. Examples can be found in the gallery.
Details for this challenge can be found in my 2 pea blog.

Please post any questions you have here...and I am sure someone will have an answer. Also would love to hear about your experience of working with metal. Daniel has played with metal for years I hope he will share some of his sage advice with us.

Remember Winterfest is about having fun!...Jan


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Posted: 3/5/2011 1:41:00 AM
Jan, your samples are beautiful!

I have a question. You say the project must contain stamping. Does that mean the metal flower must be stamped or that there must be stamping somewhere on the finished project, for example, on the background?

Thanks,
Daria

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Posted: 3/5/2011 4:10:50 AM
Thanks Daria for the question. I didn't want to limit folks from being as creative as they want...so stamping anywhere on the metal OR any other part of their finished project works for this challenge.


...Jan
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Posted: 3/5/2011 7:19:44 AM
Cool challenge, Jan! I really like your samples, but even more the way your blog provides info for sourcing beverage cans for metal! WTG!

One thot I've had is to use metal foil for the flowers. I have the usual kitchen foil, as well as some craft foils. I'm thinking of applying pieces of metal foil to my beloved labels' sticky face. That way I can more easily punch &/or cut out my petal sets.

I'm guessing the answer is "Yes", but want to check with you that metal foil is acceptable for the challenge...


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Posted: 3/5/2011 10:18:24 AM
Hi, Jan! Very creative challenge! Thanks for hosting!



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Posted: 3/5/2011 1:14:36 PM
Daniel-of course you are welcome to use any metal you desire (including foil). Have FUN


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Posted: 3/5/2011 9:21:19 PM
I love your flowers !! I am going to find me some tin, and try this out.

Thanks Jan

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Posted: 3/6/2011 9:01:50 AM
Such a fun and creative challenge Jan! I can't wait to try it out. Your sample flowers are so gorgeous, and I bet they look even better in real life.


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Posted: 3/6/2011 9:28:37 AM
Thanx, Jan! The kitchen foil-on-label worked super! While I'm not done with the entire piece (It's a combo), I thot I'd share what I did to make my metal flower--& I like it!

1. Crumpled a piece of kitchen foil & brayered it on the sticky face of two 4X6 shipping labels. Love the texture!

2. I used a large flower punch (Super Giant from McGill) to punch out the 3 layers. I made scissor cuts to separate the petals. I also used a snowflake punch to make the flower center.

3. I used glitter paint (Tulip Crystals) on the flower layers to add both color & glitz. Colored the snowflake center with permanent marker.

4. Assembled the layers with scor tape.

What I love is how I can raise & curve the petals, but still send this (metal) flower in a regular envelope & the recipient can re-curve & raise the petals.

Note: I'm not giving up beverage can metal, but I'm really liking working with foil, too!

Thanks for a challenge that is a great 'nudge' for me...

Will have my piece in the mail soon.


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Posted: 3/6/2011 9:56:41 AM
Oh Daniel your flower sounds fabulous! But what a teaser making us wait LOL!!! I like that your card will be easy to mail. My flowers made with cans are a little too dimensional for regular mailing...but will be great fun for being hand delivered. Sounds like perhaps you have completed the glitter challenge too. Other than glitter glue do you have an inking/coloring method of choice? I like my Sharpie pens...they can color large areas quickly but also do fairly small details too. Ranger's new white enamel is great for crispy white accents...like polka dots.
Thanks for playing my challenge!
Jan

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Posted: 3/6/2011 10:34:09 AM
Not trying to 'tease', Jan--really!

Coloring metal? Yeah. Actually I have some faves when working with BCM (beverage can metal). My BCMs all have a coating of some kind--no idea what it is. That coating often allows me to 'tint' the metal with waterbase markers--Crayola, Marvy, etc. Most times I apply the color directly & let it air dry before applying a 2nd coat if I want a stronger tint.

I really don't work with 'glitter glue'. Tulip paint--including Crystals--lets me have an easier time adding glitz & dimension. Haven't purchased any in years, so not sure what's available.

What I'm still interested in figuring out is how to use crayons to color metal in a way that works for me...


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Posted: 3/6/2011 11:27:48 PM
Daniel, your flower sounds wonderful!

I finished my card, but I can't post it--Gateway Error when I tried to. I'll try again tomorrow. I know they've been having trouble with the gallery all day long.

This is my first challenge, and I'm so happy to have actually completed one. I was beginning to think it was't going to happen. I just keep looking around at all the threads and posts.

Jan, thank you for the challenge. I like the way the the metal flower turned out. I used copper, and it actually lies pretty flat; I could easily mail this if I just put a layer of bubble wrap on top of it.

Daria

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Posted: 3/7/2011 12:15:50 AM
I too have had the same problems with uploading today...and the card I posted last night has never showed up in the gallery today although it is in my album.

I wonder how much force mail sorting machines put on an envelope...I may just try a mail experiment of mailing one to myself.

I hope we can all post tomorrow...looking forward to seeing your results Daria and Daniel!
...Jan

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Posted: 3/7/2011 10:33:55 AM
I'm so happy that the gallery is up and running. I noticed that the cards Nora posted yesterday have reappeared so I hope that means that everyone who managed to post but didn't see their work in the gallery can see them today.

I just posted my copper flower card.

Jan, I thought my first challenge was going to be Deborah's Say What!? Challenge. What could be easier? However, once you said I could use my copper and heat it up, I heard the siren's call.

Thank you,
Daria

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Posted: 3/7/2011 11:16:24 AM
Here is my card for this fun challenge, I used metal tape that my Hubby uses on our air ducts?? I just applied it to cardstock before cutting it with Beautiful blooms #3 dies then I ran the flowers through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder just to add some texture, inked them with my alcohol inks and I am pretty happy with how it turned out.


Metal Flower

Thanks Jan,

Bon



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Posted: 3/7/2011 1:01:45 PM
This is my entry for the challenge. I am using it for 2 challenges ( also for Embossed Resist ). This was fun. I enjoyed making my flower using copper mesh. Thanks!

Stampwilly

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Posted: 3/7/2011 1:11:06 PM
Ok....if I want my metal to look colorful like Jan's....is alcohol ink my only choice?

I don't have copics either. Well I do have 3 of them, but the colors don't go very good together. I knew I should have bought the alcohol ink when I had a 50% coupon!!...lol

Thanks for you assistance.





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Posted: 3/7/2011 8:17:48 PM
Ooh someone mentioned metal mesh .... now where did I put mine? I know I did take it to crop to sell at the second hand table, but I'm not sure whether it sold or not. Hmmm, will have to have a search now. I love the idea of using different materials to make flowers with so I'm going to be giving this challenge a whirl for sure.





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Posted: 3/7/2011 10:11:19 PM
OH I love each and every one of the flowers in the gallery. It is so exciting to see them made out of various materials! How wonderful each of you have made this challenge with your own personal touch. It was a long day at work today but absolutely wonderful to come home to a gallery of flowers.
Many thanks to all who posted today...You made my day!...Jan

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Posted: 3/8/2011 9:27:37 AM
Okay so not found the mesh yet but have found some metal craft sheets I can't remember having! Will make the process a whole lot easier!

And I agree, I love the different styles/materials so far.





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Posted: 3/8/2011 9:39:40 AM
Oh goodie Suzanne...more flowers to look forward to!! And Daniel's too!


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Posted: 3/8/2011 6:25:43 PM
Here is a entry for this challenge. This was fun and I hope to do more with metal

My metal flower



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Posted: 3/9/2011 2:28:56 PM
I am very impressed with your flower and how wonderful it looks! I wish I had a die cut machine to try it out.



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Posted: 3/9/2011 3:18:19 PM
Furry Pea, I have colored on metal buttons with Gelly Roll Glaze Pens. Do you have any Sharpie's? I think those will work. So will Bic Markers; they have a kind of alcohol ink. Prismacolor Markers are also alcohol-based. That said, definitely pick up some alcohol inks with your next coupon! There are so many techniques you can do with them.

Iara, you don't need a die-cut. Just draw a flower with some petals free-hand. It doesn't have to be perfect--the funkier the better. Plus you'll have three layers so you can play with them to place them the way they look best to you.

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Posted: 3/10/2011 12:03:59 AM
Thanks Daria...I had forgotten about the sharpies. I do have some. My backup plan was to emboss the flower petals and try to rub Staz-on on them. I will try the sharpies first.





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Posted: 3/10/2011 1:59:23 AM
Fury- Yes,I hope you are able do try the sharpies...they are the best ink for me when I want to do detail coloring on metal. I also like them on acetate. Lookin forward to seeing your flower!
...Jan

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Posted: 3/12/2011 3:56:54 AM
My flower is under construction Jan! Hopefully I will finish it in time. So happy to be stamping!


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Posted: 3/12/2011 8:35:16 AM
I finished my flower! I became so dimensional that I decided to place it on a little canvas so that it can hang on the wall.

I had so much fun making my mixed-metal flower. Thank you so much for hosting this super fun challenge Jan! And thank you for the copper mesh that I used as one of the layers of the flower.

Metallic flower canvas


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Posted: 3/12/2011 12:11:44 PM
Anna-Karin So glad you could manage to complete a challenge or 2 during Winterfest. So glad you worked with mult-metals...what a terrific combination to use the mesh along with the sold metals!


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Posted: 3/12/2011 6:17:43 PM
Anna-Karin...I think a REAL challenge for you would be to create something that is ugly. I love *everything* you make. That project is fabulous!


Here is my metal flower:

Congrats


I was actually not interested in trying this again because I had concern for cutting my fingers, and all the little slivers I had left over, but after reading AK's description it looks like she used aluminum tape. I don't know whether to find that, but I bet I could adhere some foil to cardstock and do it that way.





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Posted: 3/12/2011 7:59:15 PM
Furry, so glad your flower came out so beautiful! Yes, foil can work wonderfully. Also folks buy the aluminum tape in the plumbing section of a hardware. As for the slivers, I work over a piece of newspaper and throw it away immediately. Thanks for playing!


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Posted: 3/13/2011 1:31:15 AM
Thanks Jan and Furry! I had a great time making my flower.

Furry, foil glued onto cardstock work very well too. I've tried it in the past and adhered it using a glue stick then, but you can probably do it other ways too.

I was also careful with the slivers. I often drop lots of things on the floor when I craft, but these went carefully directly into the rubbish bin.


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Posted: 3/13/2011 10:15:55 PM
Here is my card. Thanks for the fun and challenging challenge. Metallic Flower Card


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Posted: 3/14/2011 12:13:29 AM
Neyw-Thanks for creating a foil flower and taking the challenge!


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Posted: 3/14/2011 9:09:23 AM
Congrats, Furrypea!


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Posted: 3/14/2011 9:17:16 AM
Congratulations, FurryPea! Wooo-hooo!

And thanks, Jan, for hosting!



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Posted: 3/14/2011 11:06:32 AM
Congratulations !!! FurryPea

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Posted: 3/14/2011 1:12:28 PM
Congrats FurryPea!

And thank you again for this challenge Jan! My flower canvas is standing on a shelf just above my desk.


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Posted: 3/14/2011 1:19:32 PM
Congratulations, Maria!!! It's your lucky day!

Jan, I loved this challenge and all the beautiful flowers people posted. It's so much fun to play with metal.

Thank you,
Daria

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Posted: 3/14/2011 3:44:41 PM
Thanks Jan and everyone!

I had a really good time with all the challenges. Thanks for hosting this one Jan.





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Posted: 3/14/2011 5:07:31 PM
Yay, FurryPea! Gongrats!!



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Posted: 3/19/2011 12:19:24 PM
I loved playing with your challenge, Jan!

Daria very graciously scanned my entry, but my kitchen foil flower goes flat. That said, it can be easily fluffed (back me up, Daria?)

The petal layers were made from crumpled foil applied to a label--then punched & cut. The flower center is a snowflake punch. The flower was colored with glitter paint & the center was colored with permanent marker.

Recently purchased an orchid stamp & gonna try the metal flower with it soon!

Thanx for a great challenge, Jan!

kitchen foil flower


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