June 28, 2011

Great Beginnings-Frosted Designs Reveal

I have been absolutely dying to make one of these layouts with the faux metal look and It only took me a few hours to actually get this one made.. Fasted layout I've made yet..LOL
Everything you see underneath the metal is cut out of chipboard just so it pops off of the layout..
Here is my take on our Sketch:
the story behind the layout is....
My husband opened up his own garage here in Finland specializing in Amercian cars and this corvette is one of the first cars he got to tamper with a few years back.. I printed the photo in Sepia, to match the metal feel and look of the layout, I think my inks might be running low or something, cause it came out awfully red..LOL
and this is my first attempt at this style, so its not perfect just yet..LOL

and here is the sketch that I followed when I created this layout:

I dont' have many close ups, but here are the few that I do have...

and for supplies used:
black cardstock: base
electrical tap
dry wall tape
black craft paint
chipboard sheets
metal art tools by: Walnut Hollow
Tim Holtz Crackle paint: walnut stain
Tim Holtz gears dye cut plate

Cricut Plantin Schoolbook: font
Cricut Indie Art: Wrenches

I seen this amazing faux metal technique video on youtube and thought "how cool is that!"..
Here is the link to her video and just so you know, Its not my video so be kind and leave her some love..

Thats it for the supplies.. wow, what a short list.  LOL
I'm off to enjoy my work day now.. I promised my hubby that I would start putting in more hours at his garage this week, even though I already work a full time job at a grocery store managing the bakery and dairy departments..LOL   hopefully this won't interfere with my crafting, cause that aint' gonna work then..LOL
have a great rest of the week ladies..


  1. wow that is just too cool...love it!!!!!!!!

  2. This is so gorgeous! How did you get the metal look? Looks like a technique I would enjoy doing! ~ Blessings


  3. OMG, Nanne! That is so freakIn' awesome! Just love the look of the finished product! What a fabulous job you did at laying it all out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the video tutorial link. It answered all my questions. I left a comment for her as well. Can't wait to try this! ~ Blessings


  5. WOW Nanne!! This is AWESOME!!! Love the look of this!!! I'll have to check out the video tutorial for sure!! TFS it!!! Hugs!!

  6. Super cool LO!!! love this technique!!

  7. Just love the rugged distressed look of your layout! Simply amazing! I will have to take a look at the video!

  8. Beautiful!!! Great job on the metal. This is one of my favorite classes to teach. I absolutely love the gears!

  9. Hey, Nanne, came to look at your baby mini but can't find a comment link, so I scrolled down ro discover this awesome faux metal project. Great job on both of these. Going to have to try the metal thing but maybe on a smalller scale for my first. Love the mini .. girl, you are rocking and rolling on those!

  10. Wow, oh wow, that is so cool! What a great masculine page!!!