Sunday, April 24, 2011

My bag is packed...I'm ready to go...

leavin' on a jet plane....  Oh you so don't want me to sing this out loud.  I won't even sing in the shower - lol!

With a few hours to spare I finally got my  TH Technique entry finished for the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog - whew!  Tim has so many really cool techniques it was hard to choose just one so I opted for two.  The first is Shabby Chic (grungeboard map)which can be found on pg. 49 of the Compendium of Curiosities book.  The second (suitcase) is from his video using the Texture Fades and Distress Inks.

I started off with a chipboard purse and wrapped kitchen twine around the handle to resemble a vintage suitcase.  Using a Provo Craft Mesh embossing folder I created the suitcase covering...looks (kind of) like leather. 

Ingredients:  Tim Holtz 'Art Travel' stamps, Adage ticket, word token, Film Strip Ribbon, photos from 'Lost & Found' paper stash; Wendy Vecchi 'Gentleman's Art' stamp set - grungepaper belt; Ranger Distress Inks (Weathered Wood, browns & blacke embossing), Lake Mist, Pebble Paint Dabbers, clear embossing powder

Handy tip:  if you don't have a brushed silver brad from Tim, you can take a shiny silver one, scratch the surface with his sanding grip, then smoosh the brad into Jet Black Archival Ink and quickly wipe it off.  The black will remain in the grooves from the sanding block.    IRL it's a perfect match!  I haven't tried it on a gold or copper brad but guessing they'll work the same. 

I really don't like the verticalness of the filmstrip ribbon but once you put it down with Glossy Accents on the're done.  Sigh.


  1. Hey there Susan, thank you for sharing your fab project with the Simon Says Stamp and Show DT.....before your leaving on a jet....hehehe I am allmost getting jealous LOL.....I hope you will have lots of fun and thank you for sharing Hugs TErry xxxx

  2. This is so cool, Susan! I love this idea, that belt looks so real! Fantastic! And...thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Great ideas and gorgeous presentation. Hope you have a good trip.

  4. I will be singing that song all night now. Darling tag. It really does look like an old fashioned suitcase.