Sunday, February 24, 2013


for this week's challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal-ology, i decided to do something a little different… i wanted to decorate a cage that i bought off a craft shop. 
the cage was blank and white and i dabbed it with a variety of alcohol inks to give it a very vintage look…
each side was  then decorated with different embellishments…

the base for this cage was created with ginger, rust, black, caramel, hazelnut, cranberry and terra cotta alcohol inks...
front was decorated with some big flowers and roses, the big flower has a metal sprocket gear attached at the centre. tim's philosophy tag "inspire" was attached after adding some acrylic paint dabber 

the top was decorated with tim's metal tinsel twine and flowers with rinestones  

for one of the sides I added some more sprockets and the small tim's fractured doll after colouring it with alcohol inks and added butterfly wings from grunge board, which was coloured with seedless preserve and some distress stickles….   

the back was covered with several more flowers with rhinestones and roses, the top side i added a gold crown charm 

the final side has a tag that says birthday wishes which i'm planning to fill later… the small corked vile was filled with some pearls and gold beads and a note of love on having the best birthday… 



  1. What a fabulous altered cage, the colours are fabulous and I love all the metal elements. The fractured doll looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. AJ...your metallic cage is amazing! I love the colors you've used to transform the cage you bought into a such a masterpiece! I love the little platform that is inside with Tim's vintage lace die cut around it. This is a wonderful idea to use as a birthday card/present. Love all of the little Ideaology pieces that you've added as well. The vial, the little winged fractured doll, the gear, the philosophy tag...all of it works beautifully together. Nice job! I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Thank you sooo much! And thank you for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy