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!