Saturday, 28 December 2013

CD Revival

I've been playing around with a couple of old Cd's.

I cut the first one into sections and stamped on the shiny side of each one using black stazon. If you're going to try this, you need to slightly heat the cd before you cut it or it will just crack!!

I added sail boat and lemonade alcohol inks which mixed and made the green. The circle in the middle of the face is my camera reflecting!!

This piece was coloured with sunset orange alcohol inks and some smaller pieces coloured in lemonade.

I didn't add anything to this piece, just the stamping.  For the background I scrunched up a piece of sticky silver foil and stuck in onto a piece of card and coloured with black soot alcohol ink.

For the background I heat embossed flourishes and script with white wow powder and coloured with shades of blue and silver pan pastels. I coloured the stamped cd piece with juniper alcohol ink and mounted on a piece of frayed fabric.

And the idea for my final piece was inspired by Jo's first project over on the PA blog.  I haven't used any of the materials she did, just the idea she used of lining up her moths. I took some pieces of cd, left a gap between each piece and stamped two of T!m's butterflies.

For the second cd I decided to colour each of the pieces this time before I stamped on them.

I stamped with black stazon directly onto each piece of the cd. I much prefer the pieces that I completely coloured as opposed to the partly coloured ones.

Background for this one is coloured with portfolio pastels and I added a gem to they eye as I didn't like the placement of it over the alcohol ink.

Background is coloured in pan pastels, a piece of tulle was anchored under the eyelets and then using the heat gun, shrivelled and burnt. Rock star was added in seedless preserve distress ink.

Oooh for this one I used my new pan pastel metallics, the pewter and the silver really compliment each other. Stamping added in black stazon along with sticky silver embossed panel and wire.

Using shades of green distress ink and Dina Wakely stamps I created the background with the grunge trees stamped in black archival.

And finally copper embossed script coloured with a blend of copper and bronze metallic pan pastels. Eyelets added to attach the cd piece each with a strip of  melted organza.


Helen said...

Golly, you have been busy!! You've got some great looks here.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! They look amazing. I think 'Remorse' is my favourite, but I love all of them.

Darcy UK said...

wow you have been busy, these are all kinds of awesome!

Chris said...

Oh wow, this brings back memories! They are all fabulous, Sam. You must have had a busy day :)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Chris xx

craftimamma said...

Wow! What a fab post Sam! These are great and your stamping of those less-than-easy images onto a difficult surface is very skilled.

Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous idea, beautiful cards.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Great project Sam! Fab use of CDs. xx

massofhair said...

Really appreciate how hard you have worked on all these projects Sam!

They are all wonderful and very different, if i had to choose a favourite i would choose the butterflies as i like the mosaic look :-)

chrissies said...

I am wondering when you fit in any sleep Sam lol. These are all amazing makes and such a great way to use old CDs.

I love the one like a broken mirror effect.

Love Chrissie xx

Janet said...

great way to use old cd's Sam, love them all

Julie Bell said...

Oh wow these are amazing I think I am going to have to steal this idea to make wall hanging to sell for friends charity. Hope that's ok? X

Marianne said...

Oh my, what a fab collection. You have been busy. Great ideas!!
xxx Marianne

Sid said...

Some brilliant effects there !!

Sarah B said...

wow San you have been busy - I love all these, especially the silver one that loks like a mirror. Fantastic idea! x

Deborah said...

What a great idea, Sam - and the resulting art looks so cool!

Carol Q said...

you've been having fun Sam. there's some really interesting designs and great ideas there.

Corrie Herriman said...

What a great idea ! Love them ! Never thought of using old CD's like that.

Sandy said...

Talk about clever and original and wonderful!!! Bravo!!

Lin said...

haven't you been a bust little bee!! haven't used cd's for ages!! they are great Sam xx

Burnice said...

Impressive Sam, but then they always are!

butterfly said...

Very cool idea!
Alison x

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