Friday, 24 October 2014

Heavy Metal

Hi everybody!

It was another cold and windy day, but stayed mostly dry, so that was something!

At Moo Mania and More the theme this fortnight is metal, so I had fun working some metal foil  I found in one of my many boxes. I embossed it in a TH texture fade folder, and then embossed it with some sparkly hologram EP to give some texture. I added 'foliage' with some gilding flakes. Sorry, the photos are not good, it was dark all day. I decided to try sewing it onto the background, and much to my surprise it actually worked, I haven't tried sewing metal before. I used some golden corrugated card and some animal print for the backing. By the way, if you are heat embossing metal, it's good to remember that it gets hot....





Today I had fun watching the birds. The crow was perhaps on the lookout for some food:


The heron stood like a statue waiting for a fish to swim by:




I love these twisty trees all covered in moss




And the slug was evidently enjoying mushrooms for dinner; it's a nice, large puffball, so should keep it fed for some time.


Have a nice day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

30 comments:

  1. Sehr, sehr schön, liebe Valerie! Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe, gell. Eine tolle Idee, das Metall zu nähen. Wow und der Baum ist auch wunderschön.
    Ich schicke Dir viele liebe Grüße und wünsche ein schönes Wochenende!
    Erika

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  2. Gorgeous metal make Valerie love the texture you have achieved, and your photos always make me smile.
    MaggieH

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  3. Wonderful textures on the photographs--I wanted to touch the bark on the trees.

    Terrific metal piece and the layers come together so well with your neat sewing.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Good morning Val! Love the metal tag, very well made, and sewing too, I am impressed. Great photos, although that fat slug is hard to take in the early morning, but okay, he needs food too! Have a nice weekend, and try to get some rest! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Das ist ja eine fantastische Herbstimpression geworden mit dem Baum und den Flakes als goldenes Herbstlaub - eine echt klasse Idee zu dem Metall! Solche bemoosten Bäume finde ich auch immer toll - danke für die tollen Fotos.
    Hab einen schönen Tag, liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

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  6. Das Tag ist sensationell... ich bin erstaunt wie toll Du die Folie auch genäht gekriegt hast! Super..und diese Metallflocken und alles..superb!
    Herrliche Aufnahmen präsentierst Du uns auch wieder!
    Ich sage Danke im Namen von MOO MANIA & MORE und Danke im Namen von Susi, die Du jeden Tag mit Deiner Kunst und Art begeisterst!
    Schönen Freitag Val!

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    1. Die Folie war ganz weich. Ich hab zuerst probiert auf ein kleines Stückchen, liess sich gut nähen!

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  7. A fabulous metal project - I love the textures and the colours are beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. wow,dein metall tag ist ganz großartig,der baum ist auch wunderschön mit den flakes,absolut klasse.
    schöne bilder wieder,ich mag krähen.
    ich werd nachher auch raus gehen in die natur,das lenkt mich gut ab,habe am montag einen termin beim HNO,hoffe die findet den fehler schnell.
    hab einen schönen tag,liebe valerie.


    knuddel

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    1. Ich halte dir weiterhin die Daumen gedrückt, Süsse, Dir auch einen schöne Tag!

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  9. This is so beautiful Valerie. I love the metal look. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Love your metal piece and the stitching was a brave move that really paid off! Love your pics today! Have a great weekend! hugs :)

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  11. Wonderful autumn colors, I also love your autumnal tree on metal! Exquisite pictures!

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  12. Gorgeous Moo, love the textures! Your photos are always fabulous as well. Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  13. Great idea and love the tag........never knew you could machine through metal......wow, Hugs Annette x

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  14. Wonderful metal art.
    I ishyou a wonderful weekend, Valerie!

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  15. Wow, this looks fab Valerie. Love the stitched metal. Not sure about that slug though, it's so big at first I thought it was a snake! Xx

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    1. It was really a huge slug, not my fave animal or whatever it is!

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  16. Marvelous metal tag, Valerie. You inspire me to dig out some metal and try embossing it. Love what you did for a fall look too. It continues to rain here today and I'm going to lunch with my smaller art group. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. OH my I remember the puffball mushrooms that I picked as a teenager in NY! I would slice them and bread them and then fry them! Your heavy metal project is gorgeous and I do love the stitching on the metal. Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

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  18. What a gorgeous piece you have made! Too bad you burned your finger in the making, but I might say it was worth it for the beautiful piece you have made. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  19. Love how you stitched the metal card, it looks fantastic. Hope your finger is recovering from the heat burn.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Fabulous creation... Love the stitched metal....your photos are beautiful as always.... Hugs May x x

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  21. Superb metal tree, Valerie, you do have arty fun, I like the flakey (not flaky) foliage.
    Quite often when you see a heron it looks like a statue, sometimes they can be approached quite near yet they don't move.
    A nice picture of a slug - thanks - not! Maybe I should buy some mushrooms to distract the slugs from tasty garden vegetables.

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    1. Yes, Herons can stand beautifully on one leg like statues. Slugs are not my faves either, but I didn't want to pick it off the puffball before taking the photo. Today it wasn't there anymore....

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  22. Lovely project and that metal sewing is a brilliant touch. Love your wildlife pictures too. Thanks for joining in with the Moo Mania and More challenge.

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  23. Wonder photos but most if all, your make is out of this world gorgeous!
    Sandy xx

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  24. Enjoying all the beautiful bird pics. The funghi are growing like weed here, too. My Dad loves to collect them and they make for delicious meals. He's very good at recognizing the edible ones. Yum!

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  25. This is really spectacular metal work!

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