Saturday, November 7, 2009

My New Passion

These little metal oval tags are compliments of my husband who has had them in his stash for over 45 years!! I asked him tonight if he had any old metal washers or nuts etc and he said he would go and have a look and these little beauties are what he came back with. I am so delighted with them but he only had seven and no more so I have to covet them lol. Are any of you surprised about me coveting things lol?

This is what one looked like after I sanded it back and then alcohol inked it and then stamped on it with Versamark and then embossed it with Copper embossing powder. Man it looks awesome!!

This is another angle of the tag. These are going to go onto mini albums which have become my new passion after seeing u tube videos on some of the swaps that this wonderful group of women are doing in the US. They are stunning!!!

This is an acetate sheet to go into a mini album that I have also alcohol inked and then using black Staz On and SU Barouque Motifs and Friends 24-7 to stamp these images on with. I tried to emboss them and heat them but my heat gun was far too hot and it just distorted them so I guess I have to put a SU heat gun on my wish list hehehe.
All in all though these pics don't do the finished article any justice as the light was getting in the way too much even with the flash off. . . .sorry about that. It is a shame that I only have seven of these little metal tags as I would love to have hundreds of them for sure. Okay that is it until another time.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy


Sherry said...[Reply to comment]

Now to think that Ray has been hiding those from you all this time. Maybe next time he goes looking for something for you ~ you should go with him and see what he has.

They look amazing.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Yep! I agree with Sherry LOL. You never know what guys have been hoarding all these years. These look fantastic Michelle, fab idea! TFS

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

well i sure would hoard them and never let them go!! they are fantastic and you have made them beautiful :0) looking forward to seeing the swap items!!

Patti J said...[Reply to comment]

What a treasure! I'll bet now that he's seen what you did with these, he will go and look for you some other treasures! Great idea Michelle!!! Beautiful!

MicheleV said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle those tags look very beautiful - look forward to seeing your finished album!