Friday, 3 February 2017

Creativation 2017: Sizzix Samples Part 2 ~ Metro

Hello friends!

Hope you are all good and had a great week! Thank you so much for all your visits and comments that you left on my previous posts, I really do appreciate each and everyone of you!

Today, I'm sharing part 2 of the samples that I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Booth at Creativation! These samples were so much fun to make and I was in my element using the dies...

For the first sample I used the Metropolis Cityscape die together with the Traveler Words and the Art Deco Alpha Die.

Now as soon as I saw this die, the first thing that sprung to mind was the 1927 film...Metropolis, so I wanted to create a futuristic look for both of these cards and what could be more perfect than to team the dies with some of the Metallic Kraft Cardstock and recreate a futuristic Art Deco style!

The cityscape was die cut from both silver and gold metallic card and then I used Distress Crayons to create a more industrial, grungy look. The roofs are die cut from Classic Kraft card and then layered over the top.

I added these to a background that I built up with Distress Paints and Crayons and also added some clouds that I took from the Snowglobe die set.

Now to use my favourite Alpha die, the Art Deco a huge fan of Art Deco and everything about this era, this is the die I've been waiting for ~ just look at that font, it's to die for (pardon the pun)! Once again, I used Metallic Kraft card and then layered the lettering over Black Soot Kraft Card to create a drop shadow.
Finally, I added a plaque that I created using the Traveler Word set and attached this below my Metropolis scene.
For project number 2, I was inspired by the New York skyline at dusk! You know the time of day, when the lights in all the buildings start to twinkle against a background of a dusky blue sky.
For this card, I used the Cityscape Skyline and once again, I created the background using Distress Paints and Crayons but this time added some texture using the Dot Fade Layering Stencil and dry brushing a small amount of metallic gold paint over the raised surface.

I addd that gold Dimensional Star above my Cityscape Skyline, together with clouds cut from the Snowglobe die.
To complete this card, I used the Discover wording from the Traveler Set and attached the plaque beneath the skyline!
So, I hope you've loved today's projects and all I can say will NEED these dies, they are so much fun to work with and create such wonderful effects! I've already got future plans for them to show you how they can be used in completely different ways to these samples here!

Thanks for stopping by today and see you again Emma xx

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  1. Both cards are fabulous! I see what you mean about the font on that die. The word Metro on the first card looks so elegant.

  2. Hi Emma, I just love how you took the cityscape die and made it your own! Both cards are fantastic!!

  3. These are so amazing ... girlfriend you ROCK the details EVERYTIME what can I say! Those backgrounds... the textures, clouds, the fiber OMG !!!

  4. They're both amazing Emma! I looooove all the metallics, different textures and embellies. Ok my wish list just doubled, lol. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  5. both are fantastic but i am quite partial to the go discover one. one talented lady, hugs xxx

  6. Absolutely fabulous. Cannot wait to get all this wonderful stuff.

  7. Blown away these are Sensational! Emma I LOVE Cityscapes so you sure got my heart with these two stunners as soon as I saw them both here on your blog and at Creativation . Outstanding use of the dies and other TH products- you ROCKed them with style, class and creativity.
    Two absolutes faves to add to my already super long list of 'Emma faves'.
    What a fantstic weekend I have had indulging in your art - Thankyou .
    Big big hugs x

  8. You are so very talented Emma!! These are STUNNING!! The lettering is all amazing with those drop shadows and yes, particularly love that art deco style. Everything is immaculately finished and presented!! Sublime! Nicola x

  9. Pinned... I loved both of these so much! So inspiring!

  10. Im blown away, I would love these in my home


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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