Frilly & Funkie Challenge: Altered Metals

MelanieF&FLOWe’re in the second week of our Altered Metals challenge at Frilly and Funkie. There’s a $25 store gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a random winner, and a blog badge for the design team favorite.  All you need to do is alter something metal in any way you choose.

I’ve used Ranger’s metal foil tape and a Sizzix frame die on this layout featuring my sweet niece when she was a wee one.  Now she’s all grown up and an accomplished violinist. I used Tim’s Wordplay die to spell out her name, and embossed the letters with a Sizzix texture fade for added texture. The vines are a Martha Stewart border punch. It’s hard to see the black on black in the photo but in real life they run straight up the page and the B on B looks pretty cool.

I used alcohol inks on the metal frame  and some torn Rusty Pickle text paper that came close to the photo background. Another touch of metal is the filigree corner (altered with black paint).

Hope you’ll join us this week and check out all the other DT samples as well… there’s always a great variety in our frilly and funkie styles!


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  5. Gorgeous layout Marjie ! I love the colour palette and the frame really sets off the beautiful photo of your niece. Sue C x

  6. Oh how fabulous. Marjie! Your neutrals color palette is terrific – love the black on black. Your altered metal frame is wonderful – I always love using the metal foil tape with alcohol inks. What a precious picture of your niece, definite a layout to be treasured! Such a wonderful take on the altered metal challenge.

  7. Lovely Marjie! That frame looks super awesome!!

  8. Beautiful piece, Marije… (I’m so sorry, I somehow missed it as I bloghopped my way round the F&F DT projects – brainstorm, I guess.) Love the script background and the gorgeous, dramatic framing echoing the colour of your niece’s lovely hair. Thank you so much for your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures. I’m following you right back – so many super projects here. Look forward to seeing you over at Artistic Stamper too – congratulations on the Guest Designer spot!
    Alison x

  9. Stunning piece! Love it! You have such a pretty and adorable niece!

  10. Hi
    Such a beautiful photograph Marjie.
    The use of metal is wonderful and I do like the frame you created for the photograph and the painted metal corner.
    I wonder, are you sending this to your niece?

  11. A wonderful card, lovely little lady.

  12. Gorgeous project for a gorgeous niece!!! I love that metal frame!

  13. This is such a strong layout Marjie, a dynamic composition and such a cute photo. Love it.
    Hope you had a great holiday.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. Beautiful LO, love the embossed frame x

  15. Lovely piece, your niece looks so cute! Valerie

  16. Love the way you have done the frame, it really stands out and the colour shows up too. The background it beautiful, love the black details. A x

  17. Love the way you have done the frame, it really stands out and the colour shows up too. The background is beautiful, love the black details. A x

  18. A great make, lovethe look of the frame! Trace x

  19. Melanie is so cute and the frame around her is stunning! Such a great layout! Hope you are all caught up with the laundry! Happy Wednesday!