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Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Charm and Destiny of Rusted Enamel



'The Charm and Destiny of Rusted Enamel'.......yep am talking about two challenges in one this time.


The CofC Challenge is Rusted Enamel (page 41) hosted by the lovely Linda of Studio L3. Never tried this technique before and can honestly say I love the effect it gives, so much so I have made a large piece of it (in a different colour) for future use. Hope you will be able to see the pitting in the photograph.


Also am entering this into the Gingersnaps Charms Challenge. The charms are made from molds and hopefully they look a bit like wood and bronze which is the effect I was trying to achieve. Hmmm maybe a bit too ambitious of me.........lol


There are loads of wonderful entries for both these challenges, plus great examples from the Design Team; well worth having a look at if you get the time and hope you will join in and have some fun.


Will catch up with you all later as I love seeing your wonderful creations. Take care and have a lovely evening. Annette x

56 comments:

craftattack said...

Great tag and love your head! err...I mean the head on the tag!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Hi Netty, great tag. Just to know I have given you a little award in my blogpost today x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabby tag Hetty - love those charms you created!

Daniele said...

this is so unusual Annette, I love the turquise with the head on it great contrast
hugs

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Oh yeah, the pitting is great. You always use great colors. I guess we have the same favorites.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Annette,I love the head charm.xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Annette, such great use od space, just love the whole thing.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Carol Q said...

fab Netty, love the way the mould stands out so starkly against the background.

Shar said...

Awesome charm, Netty! Love the background look!

Helen said...

What a stunning tag - love your rusted enamel!

Zoechaos said...

Great tag Netty head and earings look fab on the tag which is so well pitted and yummy colour. XOXO Zoe

Maggie said...

ooooooo love this colour Nettie and great technique - in fact it all works like a charm - sorry for the pun couldn't resist!! lol.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Netty! This is a stunning piece! Love your rusted enamel background - gorgeous! And your charms are fabulous!! So primitive looking! <3

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous effect Annette. Love that pitted look and the head is so dramatic off set on the tag.

Edna x

Nan said...

Love the effects you got Netty !
Looks like a piece of verdigris copper....beautiful. :) Nan

Joan said...

This is a fabulous tag Annette, beautiful colour and the contrast is great, you have inspired me to have a go at the technique.

Chrissie said...

Wow that color combo is striking. Your technique turned out perfect!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a project!! I really like the look!

wearestampers said...

Fabulous background! And love the charms you made! They do look like bronze!
Pam

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous creation Nettie! Looks so devine!
Hugs Kristel

Scrap Vamp said...

Very cool! Love the ink color you used and the charm!

Electra said...

This is gorgeous Annette! I hope I can buy some of the clear embossing powder and do one as well!

Yvonne said...

Love the charm and the background is AWESOME!

Jolanda said...

a lovely tag, the rusted enamel has turned out great on your tag. It looks quite thick compared to mine and very effective. The little head and earrings match it perfectly

McCrafty's Cards said...

wow its Gorgeous Annette, I love the colour and the head.
Kevin xx

1CardCreator said...

Awesome tag Annette! I love the look of that enamel technique.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant gosh love,that head it looks so real,brilliant background too hugs cheryl xxxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous tag - love the colour (I'll have to try the technique again!) and the charm is just so perfect.

Meggymay said...

Love your tag Netty, the charm is Fab on the background you created.xx

Andrea C said...

Simply gorgeous tag x

Chris said...

Wow Netty this is stunning! I love rusted enamel technique. The charm face is beautiful and very appropriate for Black history month, we celebrate it here and in the US, I don't know about the UK.
Simply fabulous Art
Hugs, Chris

Wendy said...

Great colours for your rusted enamel. And your charms are wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette. Your rusted tag turned out super! I think I added too much powder to mine because it really was smooth.

Your recent Gingerstamp pieces turned our equally well. Great job.

Mandy said...

Nettie your tag is gorgeous hun, really striking.
Fancy telling me to be sensible, that would be as daft as telling you to my mad friend lol. I will try though just for you, after I've done the housework of course ha ha ha
hugs Mandy xx

Terry said...

Why did I not think to add a charm?? Love this Netty! The background color really sets off that charm!

*jean* said...

oo that background is fabulous!

Linda S. said...

Wow, your piece is striking!! The background pitting is coming through very well on my monitor. The charm looks like it is ages old. Love that little bit of aging you have done to it.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sweet Netty, this is fabulous! I love the multicultural pieces you've been doing-- India last week, Africa now-- FABULOUS always! Your rusted grunge looks awesome, and that mask is so, SO gorgeous.

Oh! I get to say "awesome job" wearing my Gingersnaps hat, too! Beautiful way to incorporate the charm challenge, my dear.

You're wonderful.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How cool is this? Totally fantastic. Love the way you used the charm. And that Rusted Enamel is one of my ultimate favorites - so fun and a really great effect.

Lori said...

Wonderful background Netty, love the color you used! And that face does look like wood, really!

donna said...

Fantastic. I love the colors and your charm is so cool!

Linda R. said...

How cool is this.. I just love all the different art I see when I pop in!! Hope you are having a great week!! Hugs, Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

What a cool charm Netty and that background is beautiful!

Anesha said...

Love the colour your chose, super tag!

Sandy said...

Wow Netty this is very impressive.
Stunning design. I love the face.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear.

Sue West said...

This is just amazing Annette, your background is just the most fabulous colour and the charm looks fantastic against the turqoise.
Sue x

johanna said...

that effect is so great!!!! must give it a try!

Candy C said...

Not too shabby for a first try, Netty! Actually it is PERFECT! :) You did a great job on the enamel technique! Love the color and the simple image you mounted on your tag. Awesome!

Susan Allan said...

I love thia, Netty. It is such a nice, simple and uncluttered design............ gorgeous.
Sue xx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty :D

xx coops xx

Kim said...

The charm is so cool!!! And I love the color of your tag. I think they work perfectly together.

MarleneMAZ said...

Your background is fantastic! Your photo really shows it off well, cannot wait to see what you do with the other piece. Thanks so much for your kind get well comments:)

Julia said...

LOVE This!! What a original art piece this is! The combi with the colors is fantastic!

Piddawinkle said...

Hi Netty, my first visit to you and I love it to pieces, it is fab fab fab. In fact i love it so much i want it for myself, LOL

Linda64 said...

I totally love the color of this.. Gorgeous Netty.. And the charms are just perfect...

Big hugs and thank you for all your sweet comments in my blog...

SmilynStef said...

Love those striking charms ... and the rusted enamel technique is marvelous too ... thanks for getting "charm"ed with us at Gingersnap Creations.