This was fun! Sian (here) has created a 'metal, mesh and messy' swap, meaning that you have to use metal, mesh and something messy (i.e. inks and paints).
So, I used one of my favourite techniques where you dry brush the card with a couple of coats of acrylic paint (burnt sienna and naples yellow). Once dry, you stamp and emboss with clear embossing powder and cover with another layer of paint (I used gold). Once this has dried again, you put a plain peice of paper over the card and iron with a craft iron to take up the embossing powder and leave the underneath paint showing.
I then covered some metal with various colours of alcohol inks and overstamped the dreamy lady using black stazon. I roughly cut some sequin waste and aged it with brown stazon and stuck this down. I secured the metal to the ATC using brads and then curled the edges.
Finally, I stuck some gems down onto the card and surrounded them with glossy accents to make sure they didn't get knocked off and to add some shininess to the card. It's more shimmery in the flesh than you can see in the photo, as I used gold metallic mixatives in the alcohol inks (I like that stuff!).
My obsession with gold,brown and cream continues, obviously! I've even taking to wearing it! I'm usually a black clothes sort of girl (I decide I'm definitely going to go out and buy coloured clothes and come back with black every time!) but I've started buying cream and white tops, brown bags and boots and belts and jumpers. All very strange. . .
Oh yes, and my hands are suitably messy - I'm covered in alcohol inks and I've got gold acrylic paint all over my nails - so I hope Sian is happy!