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March 18, 2014


Its challenge time at TTT and the challenge this fortnight  is 'Metal - Real or Faux'

We are very lucky to have Care2Stamp sponsoring us this week! 

Tip - There are lots of different mediums out there that enable you to create your own fab faux metal pieces. These range from things like Guilding flakes and waxes, to metalic paints. 
Faux metal creations, can mean you get something just the size or shape you want and the wonderful thing too, is they can be really light compared to real metal, making the weight less likely to effect your card and lowering the cost of postage.

I used an image from TiddlyInks that I have had for some time now as it was perfect for my brother in law who is an avid Fisherman. I spotted a fab creation by Larissa took inspiration and cased her card, this was my take on it (Thanks for the inspiration Larissa :).

I coloured this cute little fella using my Promarkers. I speckled the fish, so that it gave him a bit of texture and hopefully looked more like scales.

That fabby float digi paper was a purchase from the Silhouette online store, it's so fun and colourful don't you think? :)

To make it a little more personal, I popped my brother in laws name in the corner too!

As this challenge is Metal or Faux metal and I loved making the last set of charms I did so much, I thought I would give it another go. This time to match the card, I created some faux metal silver Fishing charms.

I used cut files from the silhouette store to create a fish and a rod charm. Both were cut out numerous times and then glued together to create a thicker shape. They were then painted with silver acrylic paint and left to dry.

I attached them to the card using some brass brads that I had painted green with my perfect pearls, so that they matched everything else better.

The image was matted onto matching green card and stuck on, it was as simple as that :)
I can't wait to see what everyone creates with this theme as its such a fun one.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's projects and tips :) 

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Materials used:
Tiddlyinks image
Digi Paper from silhouette online store
Silver Acrylic Paint
Brads from stash
Green Perfect Pearls
Green and White card from stash

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Sooo Cute..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday

  2. Morning hun fab card love it and ty so much for joining us at Fantastic Tuesday very good luck - have a great day Judith x

  3. Gorgeous card Samantha love the image thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  4. Very cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    DT Member

  5. Cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  6. This card is great and I LOVE the charms you have made they are flipping brilliant! hugs me x

  7. I love your paper choice and embellies, just perfect for this image. What a fab card. Thanks for playing with us at Tiddly Inks x

  8. oooooooohhhhh this is just the bomb!! I love it! that paper and the little embellies are just perfect,
    Thank you so much for sharing it with the Tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou xx

  9. Such a beautiful and sweet card. I love when our Tiddly Inkers get inspiration from the DT and Larissa has some amazing creations out there! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks, Samantha!

  10. Your card is just wonderful and so is your coloring technique. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Tiddly Inks.

  11. Adorable - love the little fishes in the background!!


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