Friday, 2 September 2011

Back to School

It's Anything Goes over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog hop and challenge this week, so in keeping with the time of year I have made a little folded pocket book to hold some vintage school type ephemera (instructions for making these can be found in Mr Tim Holtz's first ever book 'distressables', published way back in 2005).


Next I die cut a few mini tags, which are inked and stamped using only Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans Distress Inks and Tim Holtz Mini Muse Stamps, and tucked the two larger ones into a front and back pocket. The tiny tag (the all important bus ticket to get to school) and a type charm are attached to the pocket book with a mini fastener.  The ruler and times table are Ideology stickers stuck to Grungeboard and then distressed and inked again with Vintage Photo DI. Tucked into the right hand pocket is a certificate of attendance from my Crowded Attic paperstash.
I have just realized that there are quite a lot of numbers on this, so I am also entering this months Artistic Stamper Challenge which is Numbers.

12 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Sue
That was quick off the mark. Another great vintage feel creation. Fantastic!

Helen said...

Susan, this is fab; love all the accents. Sometimes (but only on bad days!) I wish I was back at school rather than working...

Netty said...

Loving this its terrific Sue. I must look out that book as I was lucky enough to buy one in a charity shop in Oundle for a pound...... Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Candy C said...

HI Sue. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I really appreciate that. Thought I'd check out your blog and I'm so glad that I did! I LOVE your very vintage folded pocket book. I have some of Tim's distressables!!! LOVE THEM! Love the way you finished your folded book. It is absolutely darling! Just full of Tim-ish goodness!!! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely piece of art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.<3 Candy

Sarah said...

This is so full of vintagey goodness. I love all of the little tags and trinkets that you have tucked in here and there. Your color combination of VP and FJ is one of my favorites. Beautifully done!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your older pocket book Sue, love the vintage photo and all the vintage elements. Lovely piece. Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous folded book Sue full of wonderful vintage goodness. I love the elements you have used and the theme is delightful.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda] xoxox

Artyjen said...

I loved school...just like I love your vintage pocket book ;)
Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper Sue :)
xoxo Sioux

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a sensational vintage pocket book you have created! I really love all the tags and how they are tucked in so many different places. All the vintage ephemera are totally wonderful too - terrific job on the distressing. So happy you joined in the fun with the Simon Says teams on our Stamptember blog hop. Good luck with the prize drawings.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fabulous piece, great elements.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic piece of vintage artwork Sue! I remember that project of Tim's! Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper challenge!
Alison x

Debbie said...

Fabulous art project! Love the vintage feel of it and all your details! I have that book. Must look this one up!