Friday, 4 May 2012

Ranger gifts.

Good morning everyone.
I'm not really here; I'm soaking up the Magic in my happy place but since I can't blog while I'm in America I'm scheduling these for your delight and delectation while I'm away!
Today I thought I'd share these little gifts I made for the rest of the Ranger Uni delegates in my class!
 So here are the ATC's I've made for everyone using cosmic shimmer mists, Dyan Reavely masks, Tim Holtz stamps, vintage tape and Tim's word stickers.
 They go inside these little shopping bags made with the Tim Holtz die, Impression Obsession stamp and a little glossy accented butterfly...... I thought they came out well though it is SOOOOOOOOOO time consuming to do 48 handles!
 Inside each bag goes the ATC along with this little journal which I made for them. I call them "springboard" journals; the idea behind them is that everyone can personalise them to document their Ranger Uni experience; or use them as an address book; whatever they like really so I hope they like them. The cover has a shrink plastic sentiment; one of my favourite quotes " Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life"
To give you an idea; this is what my journal looks like now. So I've overstamped the cover, added a vintage tape hitch fastener and a philosophy tag.....
 Inside I've inked and gessoed pages, made pockets and stamped tags ready to document my experience!

I'll add stamping etc either while I'm there or when I get home; This little book along with black and white pens is going on the plane with me and will stay by my side at all times!

So, I'm going to be having a grand time today and I do hope you are going to too!


Joanne said...

Neil, you have no need for Ranger U, but they need you. What genius. These will go down a treat. so clever and so thoughtful of you.
Enjoy. can't wait to hear all about it.
hugs Joanne xx

Rita said...

Waiting with baited breath for you to come back and deliver all the things you have learned. I love the idea of the little journals Neil. I bet they go down a treat with everyone. Enjoy your classes. Hugs Rita xx

Helen said...

What amazing gifts you're taking!! I wish I could go.... your journal looks great, I can't wait to see it develop as you study. Enjoy.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what an amazing treat, a post full of amazing eye candy...super super work Neil & a wonderful heart felt little bag of you for your fellow class mates...awesome inspiring stuff...Mel :)

mark gould said...

Great idea Neil, I love the atc's. very thoughtful and they have turned out brilliantly.

Kim x said...

Wow Neil, this really is dedication, but they are stunning.
Hope you have a great trip.
hugs Kimx

nikkib said...

By now you'll be having a fantastic time at Ranger Uni, Mario is keeping us up to date BTS on FB.... loving the ATC's, Journals and Bags I am sure your classmates will love them... need to get myself booked onto one of your classes at the craft barn soon ..... looking fwd to hearing all about your experience when you get back, safe journey...

Annie said...

Hi Neil how thoughtful to make everyone gifts. They will appreciate and treasure them I am sure, as crafters they will know the time given making them. Hope you had a ball ar Ranger U and like everyone else I can't wait to hear about it and view the inspirational pieces you can't wait to create.....Annie :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a delightful post. Lots of lucky people to receive some great art.
I really love how your journal turned out, you've been super busy!!
Hope your trip back is great and I hope you truly enjoyed the US.
Thanks for sharing your treasures.

BJ said...

Everything you made is adorable and your favoutite quote is FAB - BJ