Thursday, October 12, 2017

World Traveler

Made this for my sis... hope she'll "make trade" someday!  She is currently in Spain, but already hit London, and will make it to France, I believe, before she comes back to The States.

Speaking of "world travelers," the trunk in the background was my MIL's uncle's-- it's got a few really cool old stickers from different cruise lines, etc.  Then, when my MIL went to college at Michigan, she used it.  It's really fabulous.  The trunk was my first scrapbooking storage and I still use it in the shack.  It has drawers, an I am currently using it for hot glue stuff, non-bulk ribbon, library cards, and full-size chipboard sets.

Supplies and notes:
  • ATC cut from heavy packing kraft and coated with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a The Crafter's Workshop stencil by Rita Palazzari
  • Dried with heat tool and added Distress Paint in Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn
  • Further color added with Distress Crayons in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron, then card wiped with a baby wipe to highlight texture
  • Old compass sticker (almost a decade???) by K & Company (I think...) cut in half and affixed; compass arrow by Tim Holtz added with a brad from my stash
  • Edge of ATC darkened with Distress Crayon in Walnut Stain
  • Tim's Chitchat stickers affixed to an old corrugated cardboard coffee sleeve, snipped to size and affixed to ATC with E-6000 glue
  • Old ticket stamp (no packaging-- I believe this was a dollar-bin find at Michael's) inked with Tim's MM Palette pad in Ground Espresso and stamped at the edge
  • Watered-down Liquitex gesso splattered onto the card.  At first, I couldn't decide if I should use white or black splatter, but I decided on white to bring out the letters of the stickers.  I still think black would have looked good, but for some reason I did not think mixing would look good...
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  1. Love that this atc is personalised just for your sister, great idea. Thanks for playing at HLS atc Challenge.

  2. This is such a beautiful creation! The texture and colors on the background you created are fabulous. :)

  3. Such a gorgeous ATC, love the stunning background with lots of texture and the compass is such a fabulous touch. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Great ATC (your sis will love it) and fun to hear about your vintage trunk. Imagine where it might have been?!

  5. Great ATC card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at HLS ATC Challenge!

  6. Awesome ATC, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS ATC DT

  7. great ATC and hoping you´ll sister will trade back at some point :)!!! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations mixed media challenge!!! :)

  8. Brilliant!!! Thank you for joining the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month. xx Susanne.

  9. I love the compass and the background is so fabulous. The trunk sounds fascinating, special and means so much to you. It's so wonderful to see your submission at STAMPlorations October Mixed Media Challenge Thank you Mimi for playing along with us.
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  10. Great little ATC .... love the texture on there. It sounds as though your sister is having an amazing trip. Thank you for playing along with the HLS ATC Challenge xx

  11. So many texture and so adorable Mimi
    and congrats on your winner...look here
    you won on two chategory wooohooo
    big congrats Mimi my friend