Saturday, 19 January 2013

Bike on By

It has been awhile since we did some cataloging of the family archives. The Lady Commander of Copics and I descended into the dusty underground caverns where the ancient photographs are stored and found one to add to the dusty tome of our family history. We located one of our lady mother as a young maid on her first bicycle.

There is a lot of...well...just a lot going on here. (Please feel free to [click] on the picture to see it LARGE in all its junky glory) We started by burning the edges of the photo to make it look older than it clearly already is. We also burnt a piece of vellum to add behind the picture. [side note]: vellum REALLY stinks up the crafting chamber when burnt. Make sure you have a window to open. *ahem* anyways...we crumpled some monopoly money to add around the picture, since that game is so old it’s basically vintage. We found some old metal buttons on that oooooooold Woolcrest button holder in our lady mother’s sewing chamber and used both items on the page (if they’ve been in there that long, she won’t miss them now). The name we cut using the Robotz cartridge and embossed the letters with the good ‘ol Swiss Dots folder and the Cuttlebug.

We added a little tag that we procured from the “Everything-For-One-Brass-Coin” stand in the market square and that weird googily eyed pin and thought it was done.....that is until the Lady Commander had the brilliant idea to add the METAL bike ornament that used to adorn my childhood dresser. Let me stress again → Large & METAL. This isn’t some flimsy light thing - it’s got some heft! We had to bust off one of the pedals, handlebars and the kickstand to make it less protrudy, but it was still pretty sticky-outy. At least we gained +300 innovation exp points for adding something completely random to this page.

This archival page will be submitted to the following challenges before being laid to rest in the tome:
A Gem of a Challenge #63: Emboss It
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #29: Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Vintage
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #1: Use Ribbon
Cupcake Craft Challenge #225: Anything But a Card
Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #55: Use Something Recycled (Monopoly’s not really garbage, but it is reused for a different purpose. Also that Woolcrest button holder thing - don’t know what they’re really called as I’m not a seamstress - which is garbage)
Incy Wincy Designs: Tic Tac Toe (wooo hooo - I did two rows {lol}: create anything but a card, embossing, add a tag AND create anything but a card, use hardware or metal, use punches or die cuts)

With that METAL bike on the page, the one handlebar actually poked a little hole in the sheet protector, but the Lady Commander reeeeeally wanted it on the page. This addition to the old tome has added about 5 lbs to the book, and we’ve stored it on a lower shelf this time, lest someone sustain a back injury trying to retrieve it.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


MagsB said...

Fabulous layout - the metal bicycle is gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Faye said...

That bike is a super touch for the wonderful layout. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. X

Molecraft said...

A fantastic layout, so many details...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous vintage and great layout, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Janine said...

Great page - lots of re-purposing going on. Thanks for joining FOSTV again this week.

Delphine said...

Beautiful work! The details are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Becky said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges!
PDE Challenges DT

Gail said...

This is adorable!! Thanks for entering at Friends of Speedy TV - enjoy your day Gail DT

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, just perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Bettina L. said...

Oh I just love your LO design with the vintage look and the bike. Great layering with the money too. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous layout. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x

Amanda said...

Wow! Great LO! The elements match the picture so well! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too!


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