Friday, August 15, 2008

Rockin' It Heavy-Metal Style

Are you ready to rock? It's time for our August challenge! This month, we challenge you to create a card featuring metal! Lots of metal, the heavier the better. We want to see your most metalicious card creations evuh! Here's our "Heavy Metal" samples to get you going:

Deb's Kickin' It With Heavy Metal!

I have literally dozens of these Rusty Tin-Tiques shapes in my studio ... and I rarely use 'em; wow, that's unusual, huh?!? But, today's the day!

My card was created on Bazzill card stock then matted with designer paper from Making Memories. To create 'waves,' I tore strips of BasicGrey heavy-weight paper, distressing the edges and curling them forward. I stamped my sentiment, from "Healing Expressions Art Stamps", available HERE, using black distress ink. I created my 'sun' with a circle punch, hand-drew and cut-out some pathetic lookin' sea gulls, stuck my rusted tin sailboat between the 'waves' ... and anchor's away!

Julie's Kickin' It With Heavy Metal!

I have to admit, this idea threw me for a loop! I thought I had a ton of ideas and I just kept staring at all my supplies in my stamp room, I came up with a blank every time! So, I emailed my creative genius and bud Deb and said, "Hey, what are you doing for the challenge? I need some help." Well, shortly after came an email with no less than 50 things you can do with metal on a card!! LOL! I am sure she'll email it to you if you are stumped! :-)


I decided to keep it simple and predictable. I used a piece of solid brass. I have no idea why I had this in hand. It is not a stamping grade metal, it is about twice as thick. It was down the wood working aisle at my local craft store. I cut off the size of a card front, ran it through my Wizard with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and called that part good.

The sentiment is actually part of a background stamp from Flourishes that I just inked up one part of and then added the word "Thank You." You can see the set by clicking
HERE. Notch off two corners, add some hot fix nail heads and a piece of black satin ribbon.... and you're done. Pretty easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!!

THE "ROCKIN' HEAVY METAL" DEETS:

We can't wait to see where your rockin' creativity takes you ... whether you kick it with a metal embellishment or rock the card with a whole bunch of heavy metal!

Just remember to get your entries posted on your blog, with a link-up here in the Comments, by September 5th at 11:59 PM. We'll do the rest ... meaning getting your card in the YKYR gallery so everyone can "ooooh and ahhhhh" over it!

If you'd like, you can upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers, keyword YKYR2. If you don't have a blog, but would still like to play, let us know: we'll get your photo into our gallery for you! Click HERE to see the "Rockin' it Heavy Metal Style" entries.

Voting starts September 6th at midnight and the winner will be announced here on the 15th when we kick off a whole new rockin' challenge!!

Finally, please, just one entry per person, per challenge.


LAST MONTH'S WINNER!

Before we go... The votes have been cast, the poll is closed, and congratulations are in order for Kristine B., winner of our first challenge, "Rock the Cover." Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock, Kristine!! Here's a look at Kristine's winning card:


And here's Kristine's inspiration CD:



Kristine, please send us your email address so we can send you a rockin' graphic for your blog. Congrats!


Thanks!

See you back here in blog land because, let's face it - Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock!

~Hugs,
Deb & Julie


39 comments:

Yamil said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kristine!!!!! :-D

Your cards is just amazing! The colors, the embellishments... great job!

Kristine said...

Hi girls!
Thank you so muche to everyone who voted for me!!
My email is kmbiseth@yahoo.no

Hugs
Kristine

Anonymous said...

great work everybody... I enjoyed seeing the inspiration CD and the final work. Excellent. Edelmira.

Margaret said...

The CD cover card was great!!

I'm going to post a card that I made in the end of July for a challenge with the RangerInkLink group at Yahoogroups.

http://margaelinks.blogspot.com/2008/07/whitewashed-challenge-card.html

I made this card as a late anniversary card for my son & daughter-in-law. When they opened the card, my dear d-i-l said, "It's as heavy as a book!!!" The metal background & the notes are very "weighty".

Since this card wasn't made new for this challenge, you can choose not to include it for the challenge. But, it's right up the "metal" line. Thanks for looking.

SmilynStef said...

Here's my Heavy Metal Dragonfly. Thanks for another fun challenge.

Charli said...

Thanks for another great challenge.
Here is my card.
Charli
x

acreativeneed said...

Congratulations to Kristine!! A fabulous card based on that rockin' cover!

I've joined in the fun this month with mine.
http://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/rockin-the-metal/

Thanks for the great challenge!
Deena

Annapurna said...

Deb-
I already told you that you are a super star for creating that scene.
Julie-
your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the gold and that sentiment. Just perfect.

Here is my not so perfect card.

Christine (Craftling) said...

Well, I am loving your blog and the wonderful talent by the artists submitting their entries.. Last month's winner was a corker!! :o)

With some trepidation, I offer my simple card HERE

Mel M. M. M. said...

Congrats Kristine. Gorgeous creation! And thanks for a wicked challenge Deb & Julie! Here's my 5 lbs of heavy metal. :o)

Deb Greenwood said...

The entries are all fabulous!!!

Yamil said...

Beautiful cards girls!!! I love seeing all your creativity! Here's mine:

http://papelitosycuentos.blogspot.com/2008/08/otro-reto-de-you-know-you-rock.html

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Not completely sure I like what I created but we'll let others decide.
http://www.stampndaly.com/?p=853

Deanne Burton said...

Great challenge and I love the cards!!!

Mine can be found here:

http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2008/08/not-christmas-cards-today.html

It's called "Enjoy the Ride"

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

I had so much fun with this challenge! All the entries are so cool! Here's mine!

http://stamps4sanity.blogspot.com

Simon said...

Wow!
What creativity! I am pleasured to have seen it!

Erica B. said...

Ready with #2

My creation

didn't want to miss this one!

Ann said...
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Ann said...

Thanks for an awesome challenge! Here's my card:
http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2008/08/heavy-metal-fab.html

Elena said...

Thank you for your great challenge.
Here is my card: My card for the Challenge

NancyK said...

Here is my entry!! This was a real challenge for me as I've never worked with metal!

http://seasidecreativity.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/thats-why-they-call-it-a-challenge/

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Here's my contribution - rock on girls.

http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/09/heavy-metal-challenge-card.html

Michelle said...

Mine is a birthday card I made last night for a friend of mine who's b-day I totally forgot. Since he's a him, I used some metal embellies. Not a lot but hey - it's what I had on hand for an 11th hour entry. Lots for work and travel this month so craft time has been limited. Thanks for the great chance!

http://ticketbelle.blogspot.com/2008/09/bad-friend.html

Ann said...

I waited until the last minute, hoping inspiration would strike. It didn't, so here's my lame entry:

Curt in Carmel said...

Here's mine! Just made it. According to my clock it is 10:40! Is that close or what?!? LOL Here is my link:
http://curtsplayhouse.blogspot.com/

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Matte said...

Am sorry, am a little bit confused. Where is the Heavy Metal in the cards??? There's nothing, heavy, nothing metal on either card you posted... Am I missing something? What next Viagra cards with no jokes or blue in them?