Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Steampunk Debutante

Hello friends!
I have been playing with Graphic 45's new Steampunk Debutante paper line, and this altered suitcase is what I created. This cool line is a combination of Victorian elegance and metal, such as gears and clock faces.

I found the suitcase at Hobby Lobby in their paper mache section. It had a beautiful handle and I knew it would be fun to alter. I covered it with layers of paper and ink.

I found this cool metal piece at a an antique shop a few months ago and was saving it for the perfect project. I added 2 bronze brads and then roughened them up a bit by beating them with a Texture Hammer.

The top of the suitcase has been wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. This cool tape can be inked or altered in many ways and comes in great patterns. I used a song sheet pattern.

When I first received this paper to make samples, for the scrapbook store I work at, I was really stumped by it. It is so cool, but so different from anything else I have ever worked with. I just started cutting and seeing what idea would come to me as I worked. This project was so fun!  This paper line has so many unique designs! I think it would be great for heritage ideas and of course it goes so well with the Tim Holtz grunge style.

I wish you all a day of fun and creativity, Lindsey

Monday, September 6, 2010

Create Banner

Hello friends!
I have finished making a banner for our craft room! I created this banner using sewing machine shaped chipboard, by Maya Road. Maya Road is a great company that creates lots of cool chipboard books and embellishments. I knew as soon as I saw this set, that it had to be made into a banner!

My banner says "CREATE" across the six chipboard pieces. I used the lovely Lost and Found paper pad by Tim Holtz.

I also used lots of Tim Holtz embellishments throughout this banner.

I really loved giving this banner a more grungy, antique feel.

Before I can hang my new banner in our craft room, it must hang at The Scrap Nook, where I work! I make LOTS of samples for the store and I enjoy watching the customers look around at my work!

If you would like a set of these chipboard sewing machines, you can find them it here at Amazon.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend, Lindsey

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Crafty Day

Hello friends!
First, I want to thank everyone that commented on October Afternoon's blog!! I appreciate all your kind words about my Guest Designing work. October Afternoon will now randomly show my other projects throughout the month, so make sure to check back for them!

*UPDATE - New post up at October Afternoon's blog!!!!!! Check it out!

I love living a crafty life! I love getting my hands covered in ink and glitter! Right now my hands are stained a bright shade of red!! It's because I've been playing with this stack of awesome paper!! It's called Lost and Found by Tim Holtz. It's a great set of paper as it includes so many patterns, in a lovely antique style.

I love Tim's grungy, vintage style! So many fun embellishments and techniques to try, when working with his products. I am working on a banner that I can't wait to share!!!

I definitely recommend this paper pad!!! See the clock faces? I cut them out from the paper pad! Aren't they cool?
If you haven't been to Tim's blog, you should! It's filled with great projects and tutorials!

Wishing you all a crafty day, Lindsey

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

TODAY IS THE DAY!!! PLEASE GO to October Afternoon's blog and check out the first of my Guest Design work!!!

I will be guest designing for the entire month of September so please check in and see my projects!!

Wishing you a creative day, Lindsey