Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fasten Your Seat Belts........

.....'cause we are gonna ROCK YOUR CRAFTING WORLD!!!

Are you ready to take a RIDE? An E-TICKET RIDE? It's eclectic and will be THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!! Join me now for a paper-crafting adventure with eclectic Paperie!!

Joining in this endeavor, along with Daisy Sparks, owner of eclectic Paperie, are:

The first stop along your way is the eclectic Paperie Blog, where you’ll find a video introduction of the E-Team Designers (thanks to special agents Samantha and Alayna!)

Your final stops will be the Designers’ blogs to see what they have each posted today. It’s a small glimpse of what to expect from the E-Team including different techniques, different products and different styles.


Hey Peoples!! I'm super psyched to be a member of the E Team!! When Daisy called me this past holiday weekend to ask me to join in this new adventure, there was NO WAY that I could say no!!

Now, being that I jumped onto this ride a tad late, I don't have a new project to share with you. But I did want to share a previous project that I had done using a new artistic medium that I have been exploring recently. METAL. For those of you who have been here before, remember this frame that I altered?

And more specifically this?

This rose embellishment was made from TenSeconds Studio metal that is colored aluminum on one side and silver on the back side. Using alcohol inks I colored the plain aluminum side. I then used T!m Holtz's Tattered Floral die and after debossing the front of the metal with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, I followed this tutorial to put together my rose. The leaves were hand drawn on some scrap plain aluminum metal and again colored using alcohol inks. If you would like a more detailed outline on how I made this, please refer back to the original post which can be found HERE.

eclectic Paperie has a special coupon to celebrate the E-Team debut. With the E-Team sharing their favorite techniques, we'll help a bit in offering some savings in order to stock up on favorite tools, papers, stamps, and all things paper crafts. Use coupon code HAPPYDAY and you will receive 10% off your entire order(min $10 order) at eclectic Paperie. Coupon code good Thursday, Sept 9th thru Sunday Sept 12th

Here are the direct links for product used that can be found on eclectic Paperie:

TenSeconds Studio Metal Sheets
T!m Holtz Alterations Flourishes
T!m Holtz Tattered Florals
Ranger Alcohol Inks (application tools and blending solution can also be found here)
Terrifically Tacky Tape

I have really been enjoying learning how to use metal in different ways on my cards and other projects these past few months. You can expect to see more projects (with planned step by step instructions) in the near future!!

Thanks for joining the E Team today!! I hope you'll get back in line for another go on the ride as this is gonna be ROCKIN' FUN!!

Till then.........


Joan B said...

congrats and I love that flower. you rock.

Beate said...

Starla, how fun is that? Congratulations on being on the E-team! Your rose looks marvelous. Beautiful card.

Hugs and smiles

kathy/North Carolina said...

That metal art is unbelievable! I've worked with metal just a little, and it is challenging...but fun. Thanks for the inspiration!


As usual your use of the metal just blows me away! You will do well with the E-Team. congratulations going out to you!

Broni said...

I LOVE this metal flower, Starla! I see I have a lot to learn from ALL the members of the E-Team. This will be such a FUN RIDE!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Congrats, girl. Wonderful project.

Daisy said...

Holy schomley! That metal rose is amazing! So happy to have you on this wild ride with us.

Terry said...

Congratulations! Your piece is fabulous and I love that rose!

Sherry Cheever said...

i'm so glad you said YES and that we are going to share this ride together!!!!

KAT said...

Starla - A HUGE congrats to you!!! Enjoy the ride and love the metal rose that you created!!!

Micki said...

OMG, girl and you said your brain was mush trying to write up your post. LOVE your write up.... mine was .....well my brain was non-existent, lol.

I LOVE the metal rose and love playing with metal. I love it! I can't wait to get to know you better and yes, this is going to be some rockin fun!


Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome metal flowers! congrats on making the E team!

Latrice said...

ok...that rose is amazing!! You did a great job on this frame. I love every piece of it.

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh wow! congrats on being on this team! I look forward to reading your adventures!

Anonymous said...

Starla, I LOVE your rose... and I'm so glad you joined the E-Team. What a ride, what a ride. Like I said, I'm glad you are on the west coast, when everyone else is in bed, at least you and I can work together on our blog posts... but wait, I'm not that good at computer stuff, so I will just depend on you ;) Hugs Linda Duke

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouuu, wow!

Love metal work, and yours is especially gorgeous!