The brilliant Hels Sheridan and Ellen Vargo have been challenging each other with a list of crafty ingredients and seeing what they can make out of them. The hugely talented Trace Metcalf aka InkyPinkyCraft and myself thought this was a brilliant idea and asked Hels and Ellen if we could filch their idea and come up with some ingredients of our own and challenge each other too. Ellen said go for it! Hels and Ellen may have just started a revolution me thinks!
So last weekend Trace and I had a chin wag and came up with a list of things we didn't have! Not a great start, I did wonder if we were ever gonna find something we both had? After reeling off my crafty stash we eventually hit on something we both had and we came up with the ingredients below:
Paper mache book
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Ranger's Rock Candy
I added a couple of extra bits:
Spare bit of chain & a charm.
Hop along over to Trace's amazing grungy book here.
This is what I knocked up with my ingredients.
I started off gesso-ing my book. Claudine Hellmuth's gesso is the best on the market, I love it's bright whitness.
I used the paint from Espresso & Butterscotch Adirondack dabbers to paint the spine of the book, which gave it an aged effect. I used the mini Time Travel Crafter's workshop stencil with Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the covers. I used the gilding flakes on the raised lines on the spine and on the sides of the book.
I cut 2 Tim Holtz 'On the Edge' dies and used the stencil with structure gel to make the clocks on the die cut edges. When it was dry I painted up the edges with the same Espresso and Butterscotch paint from the dabbers.
Love the aged look from the paint.
I used the Rock Candy on the Alphabet Soup Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters.
I used Eyelets to make holes in each side of the book and used a clasp and chain to be able to fasten the book shut when I want to. I adorned the front eyelet with a Tim Holtz Chain Tassel.
On the front inside is an ATC which fits perfectly on the inside cover. I used distress inks and cut out a butterfly from a TH paper stash sheet. I also used a little piece of TH measuring tape. The little B is from an old collection of embellishments.
On the back inside I used tissue tape to line the box, filled a bottle with Barn Door re-inker and water, and dropped a few pearly beads with eyeballs drawn on them! I cut the 50/ shield from a TH paper stash page and distressed the edges with Broken China. The film strip, coat hanger, bottle, bingo number, token and clock is all TH Idea-ology. The chain and charm is from my stash.
This was a really exciting project and I loved sharing the challenge with Trace.
Thank you Trace xxxxxxx
I've entered this into Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes