Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Panic over.......

Phew I nearly went into melt down when I opened my melt pot yesterday (pardon the pun) I wasn't expecting it to have a european plug on it,so after searching for a new plug I snipped the original one off and rewired it .....I know I'm not a qualified electrician but I remember from school brown to the right and blue to left and the other one straight up, my son did help a smidge, well I let him for a treat....lol, ok the plugs on and its cooking away, and I poured some gold into my little eiffel tower mould I've had for a while, I dusted the mould with rust perfect pearls and then rubbed some gold wax on parts of it for highlights.....I'm thrilled to bits with the result so I made 6.....well it a nice round number, I know you'll get fed up seeing these charms on everything but I'm lovin' them, I also had a go at moulding my own.......its the pink rose, this time I used pearl utee and again dusted it in rust which is more pink than rusty looking......I've started off small but I'm going to play again and try stamping into utee the next time.
I'm not sure what todays project is going to end up a.......might be an album cover or a card. The background paper is from craft works, the stamps used are from crafty Individuals and the sentiment .....which is so apt for me as I can never work out when to stop putting embellishments on and the french clothing label under the eiffel tower are from Paperartsy. I used a Kabuka mold for the dress form which I then alcohol inked. I have inset the charm as its the challenge over at Lindas Grungy Monday, if you want the deets click here, I didn't have any foam so I used a piece of corrugated card......my bit of recycling for the week.


Challenges
Simon says stamp and show .....some buttons.
Grungy Monday.......A new Dimension.
Moving along with the times.....recycle (corrugated card for the background),
Lets Ink It Up....stitching, the buttons are stitched onto the cards.
Have a great day
hugs

32 comments:

Chrissie said...

Just gorgeous Daniele!
I love the look of the melt pot but I can just imagine the mess I'd get into if I was allowed one lol!
lol Chrissie xx

sasa said...

Another true beauty Daniele! The mannequin looks very elegant and well-dressed! Lovely design and attention to detail! Thanks for entering the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show!
Sarah

Sue said...

Fantastic card just love it sorry not been around not been able to get on the internet till now Luv Sue x

Pami said...

I love this card Daniele, it is stunning, gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, see you again soon. Pami x

Helen said...

Love this, Daniele. Glad you joined Studio L3.

PepPop said...

Mmmm very cool. Love the Eiffel tower. Think I might need to price a melting pot kit :) Jaqui x

Dawn said...

So yummy and I will not get sick of seeing these lush Eiffel's

Love Dawn xx

Julie said...

The dimension of the shawl and dress form is wonderful. The soft colors evoke so much emotion. Love this!

Sue West said...

This is gorgeous Daniele. Really lovely card. The lace shawl around the mannequin is the perfect finishing touch.
Sue x

Rachelle said...

Love your charms. They truly look like real metal, you chose the perfect dusting for them. And it looks perfect in the niche.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Daniele. Love how you did the mannequin, your charm is brilliant. Me thinks I might get the meltpot out again.
Yvonne xx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love all the different elements
Thanks for joining in my recycled challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Candy C said...

Hello Daniele! LOVE your entry into this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Love the metal dress form from Ten Seconds and all the other lovely detail you did in this piece. It's wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the challenge! <3 Candy

Netty said...

Oh wow you actually used yours...woo hoo and didn't you make some fab stuff Danielle...brill
Everything about this piece is gorgeous. Annette x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Daniele
Love all the techniques used and the design is beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck
{{Debs}} xx

Nancy Y said...

this turned out just beautiful. And thanks for the idea with the corragated cardboard!

Julie said...

Oh how beautiful Daniele!! Love it - and well done you on your wiring skills!! Juliexx

Plume said...

WOW! I am impressed with all your moldings! I love the design of your pice, the colors, the details...Everything is perfect!

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous projects Danielle, I love how you have used the moulds and the designs are amazing..
Glad you could recycle that cardboard for Earth Day and join in our challenge at MAWTT as well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa said...

This is really lovely. The colors are beautiful together and the Eiffel Tower was the perfect choice.

Annie said...

what a stunning project Daniele and fabulous fun with the melt pot!
hugs, annie x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My I love this its stunning. Thanks for joining in on our Recycle Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

minnie_mac said...

A fabulous piece. So much beautiful detail.

Marilyn

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm in love with this, Daniele! Such a beautiful color palette you put together and that dress form is magnificent. And your charm and rose you made with your melt pot - I'm very impressed. I have used my melt pot twice and haven't ventured to molds yet. I'd love it if you have inspired me to pull it out and dust it off. Anyway, just wanted to say your work is awesome! So happy you could join in our fun with buttons this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Jane said...

Your card is fabulous! I love all the details. The dress form is so pretty, and the lace shawl...oh my. Ok - I love it all.

Claire said...

Wow gorgeous card, so much detail and i love your charms! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Very cute card!

craftytrog said...

Totally stunning! Love the shawl on your dressform! x

Fliss said...

Wow Daniele! I have to say my jaw dropped when I saw this. The dress form is stunning and the other elements all look so fabulous together.
Must dust off my melt pot!
Thanks so much for joining in with Lets Ink It Up's Stitching challenge and hope you can join in again.
Fliss x

Minxy said...

Delightful and elegant, I love the shawl

fairy thoughts said...

This is gorgeous and very feminine, who says grunge has to be grungy. . . if you know what i mean.

Gerri Herbst said...

This is the prettiest thing ever. I adore the eiffel tower shadow box and that mannequin dress is to die for. Magnificent!