Monday, June 16, 2014

Glasses/key Holder for Father's Day

Compendium of Curiosities 3 (Tim Holtz) Challenge 4:

Dear scrappers,

I got a perfume kit in this great and realized it was the perfect size and shape to create a glasses/key holder for my husband for Father's Day. I got many Tim Holtz products to cover this box and make it an upcycling project :-)
I got inspired my the great Tim and his Compendium of Curiosities 4. Thus, I decided to use the texturing paste and my new stencils for this challenge at Linda Ledbetter's blog:

The CC3 challenge 4

Here is the final product and how is hanging at our hall/ home organization area...

I used the acrylic plastic from the packaging to make the inserts/dividers and covered them using more of the original package. I loved the finish of thus glossy card stock and wanted to incorporate it as it was in the final box. However, I can image some sponging with alcohol inks would be great too...

I used some chocolate card stock (CTMH) for covering the back too.

I used the texturing paste and stencils to embellish the wood letters and the main backdrop for hanging the keys. I stained the letters with walnut stain (Ranger) before applying the texturing paste. Then, I used metallic rubs for giving the paste some extra interest...

For the background I used this interesting craft paper pre-embossed and used many distressing inks to highlight the oceans and continents... Then, I applied the paste with the stencils and distressed them with more metallic rubs (I had those since ~10+ years)...

I added some brads in form of safety pins to attach the box to the wall and used Tim's door knob for holding the keys and two small hooks I found at a local store. I stained the brads (originally purple) and the metallic hooks using the distressing stain in tarnished brass.

I covered the rest of the box and added some distressing stain to the box edges and papers as well as the spines of the dividers to make them blend better with the background.

Here more details and pictures:

This was a great challenge and techniques...

CTMH Chocolate card stock
Assorted brads
Door knob (TH)
Embossed craft paper (TH)
Liquid Glass (CTMH)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Distress Inks (Ranger)
Veneer wood letters and Glasses
Metallic rub
Old perfume gift set packaging...

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Vicky Tovar

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bye the Sea altered Book, part 2

Dear scrappers,

I saw this challenge:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 9: Fold it

And decided I have the perfect project for it, my ongoing altered book project with friend, Ann, By the Sea:

I used many folding techniques for making the pocket pages/ dividers and even though Ann bought new papers for this altered book project, the distress inks, paints, etc are from my stash...

Preparing the first pocket:

Details of inside cover:

The pocket finally made:

We used the Graphic 45 number stickers for the pocket pages:

Filler pages. Day 1 before altering:

We decided to keep most of the beautiful graphics in this page and include one of the large photos across both pages

We decided to skip some pages I between and attached them together...

Second pocket:

We weren't in love with the diver, thus we covered it and used a burlap mat for the main picture.

We have enjoy every slow (mostly because of our cramped schedules) step of this ongoing project and plan to incorporate more fun techniques for the remaining pages... To follow in further posts ;-)

I hope you enjoy it,



Some of my hoarding:

By the Sea papers, stickers, number stickers, and chipboard elements (Graphic 45)
Liquid Glass (CTMH)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Distress Inks (Ranger)
Baker twines (My Mind Eye, Recollections)
Ink pads (CTMH)
Journaling spots (Graphic 45)

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Vicky Tovar

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CC3 Challenge 3: Avonlea Bookmark

Compendium of Curiosities 3 (Tim Holtz) Challenge 3:

Dear scrappers,

I got inspired my the great Tim and his Compendium of Curiosities 3 and his faux tea roses challenge at Linda Ledbetter's blog:

The CC3 challenge 3

I decided to use this cute technique for my next class: CTMH bookmark mini book.

I used some bassil papers for the roses and CTMH Avonlea and solids paper pack for the rest of the book:

I distressed the tea roses using ranger's distress inks and metallic rubons...

They were easy to make and look so awesome.

I also got to use my new toy: the Cricut Explorer and make these fotomats in no time:

I hope my students enjoy this fun project and can learn this useful technique :-)


CTMH Avonlea papers
Brocade Assortment (CTMH)
Stamps (Avonlea WOTG and various other CTMH)
Liquid Glass (CTMH)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Distress Inks (Ranger)
Tattered Pinecone die (TH Alterations)
Festive Greenery die (TH Alterations)
Postal Frame die (Spellbinders)
Butterfly punch (MS)
Flower punch (EK success)
Baker twines (My Mind Eye, Recollections)
Ribbons (Celebrate it)
Cricut Explorer, metallic blue marker, and Anna Griffin cricut cartridge (Provocraft)
Ink pads (CTMH)
Journaling spots (Heide Swap)
Glitter flourish and tags (Color Boek)
Rhine stone flourish (Recollections)

Wow a long list, I guess I was gathering supplies for a while for this class...

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Vicky Tovar