Monday, January 23, 2012

My fantastic new Cargo Case

I just picked up my new Tim Holtz cargo case on Saturday from Scraptivate, and I must say I LOVE IT!
I decided to attack it right away before packing it full of my supplies.

 Front view with 10 little collection chipboard houses.

 Back view, this side has 11 little houses on it

 Detail view

 More houses!

 All a little bit different.

 I just love this little guy!

 Side view

Side detail.

I have used Kaiser Craft paper to cover the case , from the Peachy Keen Collection. The chipboard pieces are from 2 Crafty, 3 Strips  in  "Wrought iron" design and the 2 end pieces are called "Arlenes corners". All the chippy pieces have been painted brown and glued down with Mod Podge. 

If you haven't thought to get one of these Cargo cases, dont hesitate, you need one!
Run in to Scraptivate NOW! You can get everything you need there.

Oh and tell them I said hi!

Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Printers Tray from Collections

We are well into January now and I can't believe how quickly the time has flown. The holiday season seems to be just a memory! I have enjoyed several weeks off work and put the time to good use by having a huge clean-up in my studio space.

I did find a bit of creative time too! I will say i really enjoyed putting together one of the collections printers trays. I decided to start with a dark background, so I painted the whole piece in black gesso before using golden fluid acrylic paints to colour up each compartment.

I am really pleased with the end result and I think it looks a little different as I have not used any patterned papers.

 I have used goodies that I  had put aside for a "special" project! Now instead of sitting in a drawer or a box, they are on display.

 here I have used a Tim Holtz fractured Doll dressed up with some paint and a pair of brass charm wings.

Brass charm painted brown and cobalt turquois( golden fluid colour and my favorite!),  then rubbed back to give an aged effect.

 I love these little music paper rolls! Especially with the pen nib.

 Detail on the 7 Gypsy vials 

 Little bits of colour.

This is  a collections key lock in chipboard and a couple of seed pods.

 Watch parts and a collections butterfly.

Other than the collectable bits and pieces, you can get all these goodies from Scraptivate, my printers tray is there on display too so stop in and say hi to Natalie.