Thursday, 24 November 2011

Just the ticket

Hi there everyone
Thought I'd squeeze a tiny bit of time from my hectic schedule to enter a challenge as it seems forever since I managed to do that! So I headed over to see what Simon says and he says tickets; so tickets it is! Originally I made this little jar of Forest Moss re-inker and perfect pearls mix to add to my collection of washes (I use the empty jars of rock candy distress crackle for these as I like the fact that they have a brush inside!)
So the green one on the right is the newest on; but when I finished it I kinda thought, perhaps labels are not the same thing in their mind as tickets.......... so I made this ATC instead so now you get a twofa one!
I stamped Tim's Ticket ATC stamp in coffee archival ink onto the ATC and blended Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy distress ink before added a wash of the Forest Moss perfect pearl mixture to it.
I threaded some vintage tape through the buckle (from one of my cats old flea collars!) and glued down. I added some leaves and flowers and micro beads and lastly added two more tickets stamped and cut out and added with 3d foam pads.
It's been a while since I made an ATC so I did enjoy it.
Hope you all have a great and creative afternoon; I need to get all my stuff done for Saturday's fair as I'm teaching at The Craft Barn all day tomorrow so won't feel like doing it after that!
Bless you all.


Laura said...

These are gorgeous

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours you have used for the ATC.

I've spent a fair bit of time browsing your blog and think your work is fantastic!

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful ATC! I love that you attached a sample piece on top of each jar - that is so clever, to see at a glance what your custom color really looks like. TFS that idea!

Candy C said...

Neil...I LOVE your work! The recycled crackle paint jars are FABULOUS!!! THEY ROCK and I am going to have to borrow your idea! :) Love it! Your ATC card is wonderful! Love the stamped tickets on top of the beautiful autumnal background you created. Ingenious use of your cat's discarded flea collar buckle! Very clever! And I love the flowers embellished with the microbeads. Really great projects! Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Gillian .... said...

Two great projects, love the recycled crackle pots.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Neil I do love your tickets and also the very busy post down below - you have some great storage ideas there thanks for sharing - one day will get my crafty space organised!! Shaz in oz.x

Helen said...

These are great - the crackle pots and the ATC. I hd time to do this challenge too, also for the first time for ages! it was fun.