Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Coining It In

      This time in The Male Room we are looking for creations using metal. Our challenge runs for two weeks, so you have time to make something masculine using metal. It could be a card, a layout or a gift, as long as it fits our theme come and join us.
     For me this theme meant I could use some more of my aluminium tape and as I was given this wooden money box by Aldridge Crafts to decorate, it seemed they were meant to go together.
      The roof has been covered with strips of rosette die card to look like tiles, I have used this before on the haunted house. The numbers and monitory symbols are die cut using Sizzix Thinlits, the pound sign is a #7 upside down with the top of a #2 for the top curve and a dash to finish off.

     The coins are no longer in circulation having been pre-decimal or pre-Euro, so hopefully I shouldn't get into trouble for defacing them, they just seemed right for this project.
     The coins are a little thicker than the die cuts so it was a bit tricky to get the tape around them without tearing, I used a large paper stump for this as it's not as harsh as a metal ball tool. I did use the ball tool to make small dents to look like rivets.
     Once all the tape was on and worked into place I used black acrylic paint to dull the whole thing down. Leaving it for a short while to dry off I then rubbed it with a paper towel to remove some of the paint. Hopefully now it looks like an old silver money box that's seen better days but is still loved.
     Please pop over to The Male Room to see what the DT have come up with, I'm sure it will get you inspired to join us.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Alter It
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles On It
Dragons Lair Design Challenges - Anything BUT A Card
 Altered Eclectics - Anything BUT a Card
Oddball Art Stamps - Lots Of Circles


  1. This is fabulous Rocky - I knew you would do something interesting with that little money box! :-) Jane x

  2. How awesome is this tiny house!! Great job~

  3. Wow! Rocky - this is absolutely fantastic! I love the all the details and the way you've made it look like old, tarnished silver. Brilliant work!!

  4. This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

  5. Fabulous creation and very creative.

  6. Wow this is so creative. Love the metal look, perfect for a guy.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. Truly awesome creation, love all the little details.I never think of altered art for guys but you did! Great job, sorry I'm late visiting too. Normal service will be resumed from now on ;)
    Louise xx

  8. What a fab project.
    Thank you very much for entering the "Dragons Lair Designs" "Anything But A Card" challenge this month. Good luck.
    Gwyneth DT

  9. This is brilliant Rocky. I love the finish you have achieved with the tape. Must have taken you ages to do but time will spent. I have seen others using this tape on projects . You have inspired me to go and buy some for myself now! Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Rocky this is a clever idea to covered the wooden coin looks adorable manly and it use metal yeah you are your project Rocky..I dont have aluminium tape also I join the challenge and using my charms...hope you like to visiting me back..on the challenge gallery my card is # 19 ...see you on my blog soon Rocky...cheers, Monika

  11. lovely idea, i like all of the texture, thanks for taking part on dragons lair

  12. Wow! Amazing :) This is beautiful :) Thank you so much for joining our September challenge over at Craft for the Craic.