Saturday, 20 December 2008

Mum's Altered Clipboard Notebook

This week's challenge on One Stop Craft Challenge is: 3 is the magic number. I have been working on parts of this project for the last few evenings (largely waiting for bits to dry) and have finally finished it today. I have added 3 flowers to it, so I think it fits the challenge nicely.

I have been wanting to do an altered clipboard for absolutely ages. I have been buying them up from time to time and now have a few to play with. The one I used for this piece started out life looking like this.

Now that I have finished playing it looks like this:

I painted the clip board with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint. Anything by Tim Holtz is now my new 'gotta have'. Once dried, I inked up the edges and crackles with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink: Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick.

For the base of the clipboard, I tore up strips of Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Detention. I inked up the edges with the Distress Inks used before and stuck them to the board. I ran a layer of Ranger ~ Inkssentials Crackle Accents {love this stuff} around the edges of the torn strips and parts of the paper.

The flowers are Prima and the jewelled brads are from my stash. Notice the little dew drop I added to one of the flowers?

The star shaped flower on the bottom left of the clipboard is made from a star cut from Rust Pickle ~ School Daze: Teacher's Pet paper. I cut out the star and stuck it to a piece of Tim Holtz ~ Grunge Board. I then cut out round the star again and applied some Crackle Accents to the triangular parts of the star. I loved the effect of this as the paper curled a little at the edges and the glue cracked as it dried. Once dried, I added a prima flower, and a button with a bit of ribbon threaded through.

For the word 'MUM' I used letters from American Crafts ~ Thickers: Gift Box which I covered with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Powder in Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters. I then inked the edges of each letter with distress inks in the opposite colours and clear embossed. The letters are stuck down on to a Tim Holtz ~ Journalling Ticket which I have inked up with the distress inks.

I made a cover from a piece of SEI cardstock and I added a bit of green colour with the distress inks. The strips of paper are from Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Tardy Bell. Again, I inked the edges with distress inks and added crackle accents. The hexagon shape was made by cutting the shape from Rusty Pickle ~ School Daze: Hall Pass which was then stuck to a piece of grunge board before cutting out and adding the crackle accents.

For the image I used Magnolia ~ Cherry Tilda which I coloured with my Copics. She is sitting on two strips of Basic Grey ribbon.

Finally, I added some fibres in co-ordinating colours to the metal clip at the top.

This in case you haven't guessed, is for my Mum. Hope she likes it!

Thank you for looking!


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Sharon Traynor Designs said...

This is stunning Kat. So much work as gone into it but the result is really outstanding. I'm sure your Mum will love it. Thanks for sharing all the information on items used and how you put this all together and thanks for joining in the One Stop Craft Challenge.

Paula said...

This is so beautiful Kat. Your Mum will love it. Thankyou for taking part in the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Paula xxx

Chris said...

ooooooh Wow! Wow! Wow! Kat this is just absolutely stunning!!
What a wonderful gift to give and so beautfully designed with all of those wonderful details...woweeee I just love everything about it :D
Have a wonderful Christmas hun and hope 2009 brings all good things to you :D
Chris xx

deb said...

WOW! This is just amazing! I love everything about it! I love your distressing, you do a wonderful job! Your mum will love it!

Candy said...

Hi Kat!
This is my first time here. I am stunned by the work you have done on this beautiful gift and just how wonderful it is.!!!!
You mother will absolutley LOVE it.
Thank you for explaining all that you used to make it.

Donna said...

Wow wow wow this is absolutely stunning, so much detail, I love it. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Faye said...

What a work of art!!! This is really beautiful.