This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show their challenge is metal. Boy, am I obsessed with metal right now. I dream of someday expanding my repertoire of jewelry creation by stepping into metalwork. For now, I just try to incorporate it via mixed media. This time I made a book cover for my various challenge pages. I only recently discovered this crafty online world and when I started doing challenges, I thought to start a chunky book to hold my collection.
The metal foil is from 10 Second Studio, I believe. A lovely crafty pal gifted it to me, so I am not totally sure. I embossed the foil and then sanded. The paper that frames out the metal is from Graphics 45. I added a tiny bit of Tim's newer tissue tape, along with some ink here and there. I also added corner shaped brads that I glued down and then hammered for texture. Grommets were used on the cover as well as on each page to reinforce the holes for the bookbinding rings. I love the fact that this allows me to easily add pages.
The inside cover has a great piece of embossed chipboard. For this I simply inked it up with distress inks and glimmer mists. I clipped another piece I did for a challenge inside. Opposite the inside cover is my very first entry into a SSSSC, which just happened to make top three. What a way to start with this lovely community!
Thanks for stopping by, I really do love to share my inspiration with you!