8 June 2012

More repurposing!?

Hello out there. Have you got that Friday feeling? Sometimes it seems to be a day to breathe a sigh of relief that you have made it through another week. Other times (like half-term holidays) it is a rude reminder that next week is coming faster than you expected and you didn't get to complete all those plans you had! Whichever applies to you I hope you have a good one.("Enough philosophy woman and get on with it"!)

So here I am with the next instalment of the OH's birthday/inspiration ATC set. This one needed to be a Krafty recycling backup plan (see last post) with the addition of a spot of twine and will be entered into the Frilly and Funkie 'Kraft and Twine' Challenge. If you haven't seen this blog it is a MUST. Unbelievably talented design team members doin' their thang.


Where to start? The beginning methinks. So the paper at the back was scrunched up, reflattened and then had Memento Tuxedo Black ink applied DTP lightly over the raised bits. Next, a greaseproof paper stamped tape measure (Andy Skinner) with silver pen on the 'metal' end at the bottom, followed by a filmstrip (Dimension Fourth - stamped onto acetate packaging with Black Archival on one side along with a Kanban heart, Butterscotch Alcohol ink splodged onto the reverse and the whole lot given a quick blast with the heat gun to buckle it slightly.


The SB silver swirl die cut was overstamped with the same heart in Black Archival so that the image wasn't lost. Really proud of the charm - it was cut twice using a SB die from one of my quiche tin remnants (man, they are stretching a long way!) and had an embossed piece of acetate packaging (TH Texture Fades) coloured with the Butterscotch/White Mixative Alcohol inks, glued inside. To complete it I used a black Promarker and some steel wool (see TH's CC2).


The top section included more 'repurposing': twine, with a touch of DI Walnut Stain in water; a ticket made from that acetate packaging embossed again (same TH folder) with Copper Mixative Alcohol ink on the reverse and Black Archival ink on the front (rough it up a bit to make this adhere more); a small CS Bright Gold embossed heart on black card; a piece of K&Co paper from the Life's Journey collection, mounted on corrugated card, edged with Mementon Desert Sand and highlighted with Crackle and Glossy Accents to make the sentiment stand out; a small acetate star (same folder as above/Copper Mixative), two buttons from my stash and a screwhead stamped onto yellow gold card. And breath...!

Sorry if I've gone on a bit but I have been asked for the recipe/techniques fo many times before it seems sensible just to dish 'em out up front. I know that 's what interests me as much as the piccies on everyone else's blogs (learning for free! can't beat it!!) and you can always just look at the photos if you want. Right, time to shut up and feed the family, if I can stop the ideas from swirling around in my head for a mo'. Thanks for all the lovely comments. Soooo appreciated. Hugs, Buttons x

P.S. Ooops, almost forgot!! Those Sam Poole 'Arty Phrases' and 'Arty Sayings' stamp sets arrived yesterday (hoorah!) so I could finish the OH's Union Jack ATC...


Who knew you could stamp on black card with Picket Fence distress marker and it would look like those lovely 'pub menu' signs? Well not me until I tried, obviously!! That really is all folks! B x

15 comments:

  1. There is so much eye candy here! Holy moley... the charm and swirl are my favorites but it's so hard to narrow down with all the goodies you've loaded on this one. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week!

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  2. Hi Buttons. This is another fabulous piece as part of the OH birthday tags.. Thanks for sharing the recipe too. Like Marjie, I agree there is so much to see. Absolutely gorgeous!! Have a good weekend too : ) x

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  3. Your ATC is just wonderful Buttons and I love the pub sign style sentiment. The other piece is like a treasure trove - I particularly like your quiche tin charm! Vicky x

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  4. Gosh you've certainly managed to incorporate a load of details on this ATC - brilliant addition to the collection.

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  5. Ha! Never mind the Frilly and Funky design team being brilliant (yes they are) but methinks the way you are going, they will be asking you to join them! Your ATC is just amazing and love the new stamp from Sam (love her stuff) is brilliant too. A x

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  6. Wow Buttons, amazing how much you've created on an ATC ! Love all the repurposing and your charm is stunning ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog. Sue C x

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  7. I cannot believe there is so much on this ATC!!! WOW! It's loaded up with fab layers and embellies, and plain charm! It's the little gift that keeps on giving...pure eye candy! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!!

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  8. I was going to read this quickly Buttons so I can finish what I am doing before tomorrow but there is so much crafty goodness here I slowed right down and enjoyed all of your details. Mind you I am a bit mlah!!! now as I really want to try a few things you have talked about. Love the stamping with the distress stain - it does look like a pub menu!
    How wonderful by the way were all the celebrations over your way. You sure know how to put on a party!
    Now with dallying I am back to the boring.... Serves me right really as I wiped out a third of my website with one click in a wildly delusional moment! Not lol!

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  9. Oh Oh I'm back --- but not stalking you. I just got the biggest buzz when I saw my blog as one of your favourites.
    Thank you and I am sending you a cyber hug!

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  10. wow, these are both amazing...so many wonderful elements and details...I for one like the philosophy...I am on vacation for two weeks so life is very good...hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  11. These are absolutely amazing, so many lovely details and things to see x

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  12. ...WOW is a good place to start! your ATC is just incredible, so many techniques & elements crammed most beautifully together on this tiny square, loVe loVe loVe it! & your Union Jack how yummy is that...your one talented lady Buttons & I'm so glad I found your amazing blog...Mel :)

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  13. Sensational! So many wonderful crafty embellishments, all layered up in a yummy array. But I was a trifle frustrated because I wanted to see close ups and I clicked and clicked but your pictures don't get bigger - darn! I really wanted to see the close up deets from your amazing eye candy! No matter, I really enjoyed looking at your artwork and thank you for your kind words about our Frilly and Funkie designers. I agree that they are extraordinary! So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this fortnight at Frilly and Funkie! Hope you'll be back again for the next challenge.

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  14. Wow! So many luscious layers of texture and interest! Where to begin would be hard, but I love it all! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and for all your support!

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  15. Great projects! You have added some awesome details! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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