Friday, 21 June 2013

Paper Saturdays and more

Hi everybody, it's weekend again, so hopefully time for all to relax and have some fun.
At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge this week is to use craft paper. I have made a note-card tote. The body of the tote has been made from corrugated card, partly peeled, and  then distressed with a thin coat of gesso and DI vintage photo. The image has been stamped (CI) and matted with various scraps and some torn and distressed craft paper. The right side has been covered with molten Utee, into which I have stamped. The handle has been made from 3 layers of craft paper, and trimmed with washi tape before being fixed with copper coloured brads. I made 2 little beads out of some craft scraps for embellishments. 3x3" note cards fit into the tote - they are still in the making.









You can find a template to make this tote at Splitcoast stampers here.
I am also linking to Manon's Paper Saturdays

At the Pan Pastel Challenge Blog the theme is to make a male card, and at FSC something new, and at Out of a Hat, Transport. This card fits all three challenges

I made a lever card for the first time, so called because the front image or sentiment gets levered through the window of the card when it is opened, and lies flat when it is folded. I cut the card from dark grey cardstock, and trimmed it with panels of scrap paper, covered in metal tape, embossed and distressed. For the inside panels I cut a steampunk image into a triptych and mounted the images onto black matting. The front image is from the Graphics Fairy and has been matted to match the other images. This was fun to make, and the instructions can be found again at Splitcoast Stampers here





It was rather difficult to take photos, as we have had heavy storms yesterday and today, and it was dark all day. Some places near here got flooded as an enormous amount of rain and hail stones came down in just a few minutes, and caused streams to overflow. Water ran into subways like a waterfall, and a lot of underground garages turned into ponds.  I am glad we stayed dry!
Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!


36 comments:

  1. A gorgeous bag with fabulous texture and just love that monochrome shaped card.
    Thanks for joining in at FSC too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Fantastic tote Valerie and it looks like leather to me.

    Love the card as well and so pleased you shared it with us at the Hatters for the transport challenge

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  3. Love both pieces, they are so unusual. That card is a real eye catcher! Hugs, sarah

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  4. Hi Valerie, I just love the transport card its brilliant for our OOAH theme this week. The note tote is gorgeous love that vintage style. Hope the rain goes as I type this we have a storm and rain but thankfully no floods. Hugs Sandra X

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  5. Wow! these are really good and so cleverly made.

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  6. Both really fabulous projects, I love the vintage images and gorgeous textures you have used for them both, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

    (prizes now posted only to UK addresses due to rising postage costs)

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  7. beautiful tote and lever card, I've never heard of a lever card before. The flooding is scary, stay safe!

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  8. Fantastic!i love the gold UTEE. Gorgeous!

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  9. What a cool cool hanging! Love the images and the corrugated kraft base! The texture is wonderful and love the paint! The handle is too cool as well! Thank you for krafting with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Love your other card too by the way!

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  10. Adore the tote. Can just imagine you toting all your 3X3 cards all over town showing it off! :o) The card is quite fascinating - you've done a wonderful job. Love the stamps you used. hugs, Donna

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  11. Wow, beide Werke sind total klasse - ich bin begeistert. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  12. Absolutely fabulous projects, love the Vintage feel you made, the texture is absolutely georgous, thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK hugs Terry xxx

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  13. Really wonderful cards, and love that note-card tote, would make a great present! Love what you made for SOC, too! Hugs, Barb

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  14. Your card tote is so cool! Love how you've used the corrugated paper as the body for your tote. All of the layers of paints and inks. I really love the melted metallic UTEE! That splash of shiny color is amazing! Your stamped images are also very pretty and I love the touch of lace you've added. Very textural, interesting piece! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  15. Your tote is wonderful - so much rich texture. Is that Frantage I spy?

    Your lever card is amazing and your use of a car is perfect as it drives through the card. Wonderful work!!!!!
    Sandy

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  16. It's not Frantage it's Utee gold!

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  17. Gorgeous Toto bag, wonderful textures and details. The card looks amazing as well, will be off to visit with yoir link.
    Have a good weekend, hope there is no more storms for you.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Einfach wunderbar..ich bin ganz verliebt in das erste Meisterwerk...das Gold rundet Deine Collage perfect ab!! Und dann die Ziehharmonikakarte...geniale Texturen in silber...einfach toll ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  19. It looks like a great bag. Lots of texture. Great card as well. Have a great Sunday.:)

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  20. Wow Valerie, these are fabulous! SCS has some amazing tutorials and you interpret them incredibly well! Hope your weather clears up soon. Here too, it's been terrible today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :0) Mo

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  21. Yes, they really have good stuff, and you can learn a lot of tricks there!

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  22. Wonderful ! Valerie :) I'm not the biggest fan of the swing style card but this one tells a story to me :) and WOW love your bag :)
    Von ♥

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  23. Great makes Valerie, love your transport card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OOAH
    Janet x

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  24. granatenschön!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! schwärm!

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  25. Valerie, deine U-Seite ist wunderschön geworden! Im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes märchenhaft!
    Auch deine Karten sind mal wieder toll! Eine ganz ladylike, die andere ein echter Männertraum!

    Dein note-card tote (wie nennt man das denn auf deutsch???) ist aber mein persönlicher Favorit. Einfach wunderwunderschön!!!

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  26. The photos look great to me Val! I like all the close-up shots you have done. So the stormy weather didn't have too much of an effect on them and I think it goes well with what you made any way. Happy Paper Saturdays. ManonX

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  27. Wow - fab projects with lots of gorgeous details, textures and colour, love the lever card with the stunning black and white images...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

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  28. Hi Valerie, Two fabulous projects. Love the handbag card with the distressing and gold.
    The lever card looks very interesting and such great images,
    Thanks for joining us again at FSC
    Avril x

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  29. Such a busy girl you are, these are awesome! I love how you use the Utee, it is gorgeous on the stunning tote you made. Great images too! The new lever card is fabulous too what great images you chose and the embossed papers are perfect! I am sure you will swoop up and win both challenges with these beauty's! ~Diane

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  30. Fantastic projects - love them both..Gill x

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  31. Boah beides absolut geniale Hammerwerke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Both projects are great but WOW!!! What a fabulous card. Love that metal tape! I will have to give a lever card a try. Looks really fun.

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  33. Hi Valerie. Great Projects and lots of work went into making them. I am fascinated by the lever card. Love the idea. Will have to give it a go myself. Thanks for the inspiration. Monika xxx

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  34. Hi Valerie! Your lever card is amazing. I would not know where to begin to create one. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC!

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