Monday 9 January 2012


Well its been a whole week since i managed to create anything.... that is technically not true as i have made my DT piece i'm now going to show you.....but it is a week since i blogged anything... its now time for a new challenge at MACABRE MONDAY.....
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that uses, includes, or depicts metal in some way. You can go very literal with metal embellishments or metallic papers.Or you can use the Metal music genre for your muse, or maybe some industrial H.R. Giger type stuff.Make it dark if you dare!!We like things a bit more on the spooky side here in 'da house!
So METAL it is.....
I had a lot of fun with a digi stamp from my fellow minion IKE.... its on sale in her shop....!__digital-art-stamps/productsstackergalleryv20=7 and traced really well on to some black coated metal. I embossed the image into the metal, then etched the details in. I matted it onto silver card then onto a black card base.
I used a MS punch on both edges of a strip of silver mirri card and added a piece of black velvet ribbon.
Yep....i made a card.... but my cards are nothing to write home about so i thought i'd also make a pendent.... i used the same black metal.....but a much smaller image....

i did exactly the same as i did for the larger image on the card.... once finished i adhered it to a pendant blank, took my time making sure all the edges were neatly folded then with metal working tools made a pattern around the edge and onto the front around the RAVEN image. I have just threaded through some double sided jewelry quality velvet..... hopefully making it into a very wearable Gothic inspired necklace.

I hope you'll have time this week to play along with us minions.

I shall enter this project into the following challenges....

Thanks for visiting me.... love lynx


  1. Stunning ! Always a pleasure to see your amazing work lots of fantastic techniques on here and the detail is just amazing both the card and pendant are glorious.


  2. Oh wow, this is amazing!! You do absolutely beautiful work!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

  3. Love what you have done here with the metal it almost as if it was poured rather than embossed. Love both the card and the pendant. Happy New Year XOXO Zoe

  4. Wow...this is AMAZING! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM; the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  5. Oh my these are just stunning. I love the texture you've created on the ravens they look amazing. I like the elegant simplicity of the card layout, I think that the embossed image makes such a dramatic statement.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Wow, that's cool, the bird looks fantastic.

  7. Awesome stuff as usual hun!! xxx

  8. This is stunning. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers. Hugs Kimx

  9. So original!! I love the metal work, this makes a stunning card. Thank you for entering into our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - good luck!


  10. Wow! This is amazing!!! LOVE the work you've put into it--this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  11. OH MY WOW!! Love the embossing and etching! This looks like you spent hours creating it!!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!!

  12. OH.....MY.....GOODNESS...... I am totally speechless...... This is just truly outstanding.. what awesome pieces :-D I had NO idea you were into metal work too... a woman of many, many talents. The card is stunning and the necklace is divine. You make too light of yourself - both these pieces are genius and I would scratch someone's eyes out to get these in a sale. !!!!!!!
    (Oh, and thank you for using my design :-D huggies xxxx)

  13. make me feel so inferior. I bow once again to your crafting genius, my friend. I wish I had an ounce of your talent! Your card is amazing and your pendant is completely over the top fabulous! I need lessons.

  14. what a great special card ! saw you on mim ! great result, lovely details
    greetings, martina

  15. Hi gorgeous
    Lovin your metalwork... on a card???? lol. Your pendant is pretty spectacular and you've given me a great idea for some belt buckles I have which are almost the same shape!
    Hope you had a good Christmas Lyn and here's hoping for a better year
    Much Love
    x Michelle

  16. wow amazing project, thanks for joining in at the CBN challenge xx

  17. Gorgeous artwork again!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  18. Fabulous card and necklace. I love what you did with both of them.

  19. This is amazing! Really gorgeous work!:)

  20. Beautiful!!! you are sooo very talented.......yes I'm very envious.
    Stunning work as always :)

  21. Striking it the only word I can think of.. no Amazing

  22. Wow, saw this on MIM and just had to pop by and take a peek! Your card is stunning and sooo different! Love it

    Debs X

  23. wow that is a fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and hope to see you again soon.