There would have been five (5) completed today but one has a coat of Glossy Accents and it needs to dry thoroughly before I can finish it. Tomorrow it will be done.
My goodness, I had no idea that I have accumulated so much cr… er …. stuff. Today has been a little tough, only in corralling my creativity. Today was almost an “Over The Top” kind of day.
The first one I finished this morning took well over two hours. Not because it was hard, but because I kept trying to add more, and more, and more to the Holder. I nearly ran amok 😀
The background paper is from Club Scrap. I have the entire set of papers that is of a sewing theme. I even have a rubber stamp of the dress form and a hemming guide. Plus I have a recent Tim Holtz purchase of the Dress Form die. I also have the “Sew Suite” from Stampin’ Up!.
This poor Holder nearly became a chaotic mess with all the sewing related items I have. A collage would have been more tasteful than what I had just about done. As it is I am very happy with how this turned out.
Club Scrap has a paper set called “I Spy”. A scrap of that is what I’ve used for the “wooden” part of the dress form. A scrap of some other paper, I don’t remember who it is from, and a scrap from the Mariposa paper have made up the dress. This was FUN!!
I have some microbeads, which I’ve had since about 2006. I wanted to make the top part of the “dress” to sparkle but I didn’t want to use glitter. The microbeads give it the shine I wanted but it also does not overpower the beauty of the “dress”…in my humble opinion 🙂
The next Holder I made, the goal was to make it neuter with no gender being dominant. The “Film Strip” is a Sizzix die I’ve had forever, as is the corrugated paper. Both are from around 2006. The photo is a post card from the Bakersfield, California area where we spent quite a bit of the summer this year. The papers, background and Post-It-Note flap are from Club Scrap and are from two different collections.
The rubber stamps are also from Club Scrap. I used Stampin’ Up! Craft White ink to stamp the camera image on black paper then added white embossing powder and heat set the two images. I stamped the quote with Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Black ink on Whisper White card stock.
A PROPER GENTLEMAN:
The next Holder is masculine. The papers are mostly from Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman”. The Post-It-Note flap piece is from Graphic 45’s “Communique” papers. The brown felt ribbon is from Stampin’ Up!, as is the pin stripe background paper. This one was pretty fun to make. Joe’s comment on this one was “This is tasteful and elegant”. Not that I was going for that.
WHAT’S UP DOC?:
The final one I did finish today is a mixture of Tim Holtz stamps and Club Scrap stamps. On the left are Tim Holtz stamps and a Facet Charm of Tim Holtz. Since I had the idea to make this one vision related I thought the Facet would be fun to add to represent eyeglasses :D.
The stamps used on the Post-It-Note flap are from Club Scrap. These two sets have worked well together. The red ribbon is from Stampin’ Up! and is Real Red 1/8″ Gross Grain. I have no idea if this ribbon is still available to purchase or not.
The epoxy sticker is one I’ve had since 2007.
The fifth Holder I’ve been working on today is a die cut from Tim Holtz and is of an old car. I used some black “suede” paper and some gold metallic paper from Club Scrap to make the car. I needed Joe’s help in getting this car to look more like a car and dress it up a bit.
I brought him a bunch of colored pens and markers, mainly because he requested Red. He made photocopies of the Tim Holtz die cut to have something to do a mock up on and work out what it was Joe thought would be suitable.
This one will have to wait until tomorrow to finish. At this point I have a total of 14 finished for Tim and I have about the same amount yet to do. Tomorrow I need to pull more papers and embellishments. Get them put in sleeves for a basic idea of what I’m going to do with them. Then I need to get about 10 more 7″ x 7″ cardboard pieces glued and covered.
We’ll see how long this creative streak lasts. I’m sure having fun with this project and pushing my boundaries. Flowers…you notice there are none today. Still a bit afraid of those buggers.