Susan's Saga

Saturday, January 27, 2007

HEAVY METAL

The DCM challenge for the week was...HEAVY METAL!

"..no I don't mean rock music! (Note: I was thankful for that! I am definitely more a classical music type of girl) I would like you to make a card on any theme you like with the rule that it must include something metalic...thats all!You could use wire, charms, foil or even metallic pens.
"

I went fishing today and seriously considered using a fishing hook for this challenge. I have used a hook in the past. I posted the card with a turtle to show you how I've used a fish hook :-)

This new card is a simpler card - it's meant for a 12 year old boy. I used brushed silver metal brads, silver metallic pen, and a soft drink ring pull to make the buckle. I generated the numbers by computer and coloured them in with the gel pen. The doodle rick rack was just a fine tipped black felt pen. I used a die-cut for the oval shape - no freehand this time!











15 comments:

Rhi said...

The ring pull looks great Susan, another fab card :) Thanks for sharing your fish hook one again too, such a clever idea.

I hope being back at work will still let you have a little time for creativity.

Rhi x

Kathy said...

I had to look twice when you said you'd used a ring-pull Susan! What a clever idea - hhmmmm I bet you can use alcohol inks on those too.....

Lythan said...

Oh I love the ring pull idea. And those turtles are so sweet!

Janine said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. LOve your cards great ideas you used on the recent one and the previous ones. Loved reading your essentials list too. That was a fn challenge that one. Oh my at the 499 emails.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Gotta love the recyling thing Susan... I love using ring pulls too..they always catch a bit of attention..esp from non scrappers or cardmakers.. I love them both.. Great work..

Paula said...

Three totally different but all equally fab cards.
I missed my Aezine this week, but as she is penning another book, we can forgive her can't we!!!

Donna said...

I had considered using a drink tab for a buckle for this challenge too - great minds think alike.

I didn't in the end and did this instead.

http://donnascardsnstuff.blogspot.com/


Donna in NZ

Jo said...

That ring pull is a fab idea. Lovely card :)

jo xx

Frog said...

Great card Susan i love the turtle background.

Andrea xx

Tracey said...

Great cards Susan - love them!

Jane said...

love them both Susan - and the ring pull idea is fab, very inspirational !

Saffa said...

OOh Fab card,

The ring pull is such a great idea will have to remember that one, I bet it would be great on layouts too!

xx saffa

Maisymary's Findings said...

Hey Susan

How are you this week ?


I've been a little busier than normal & not been blog visiting as much as I usually do. lol .


Love your metal card ideas ! Great !


smiles, Pearl

Maisymary's Findings said...

Hey Susan

How are you this week ?


I've been a little busier than normal & not been blog visiting as much as I usually do. lol .


Love your metal card ideas ! Great !


smiles, Pearl

Flower said...

Hi! This is my first visit. I love the fishing hook idea! Very clever.