' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: All packed

Saturday 19 March 2016

All packed

I saw the Vintage Journey latest challenge and had to try their Destination Inspiration Travel Bag made up of cardboard, Lilac colour, rust and metal on a hanging panel:

My substrate is cardboard, from the recycling bin.

The background is a masterboard painted with several layers and colours of Fresco paints (Paper Artsy).
Designs were added with stamping using Snowflake and Blueberry Frescos as well as some stencilling through die-cuts (hexagons and circles, both Papertreyink cover plates).

My focal sentiment is a Paper Artsy stamp from the Hot Pick 1203 set and I used a Martha Stewart corner punch top and bottom.

In the bottom right corner, I used Grunge paste with a brick wall stamp (Katzelkraft Transportation stamp set). When dry I spritzed mica sprays and finished with Treasure Gold.

On to the rust... by far the lengthiest aspect. The key and keyhole are die cuts (Sizzix Hardware findings by Tim Holtz ) from gold coloured metal and painted with acrylic in yellow, red oxide and blue.

A layer of crackle and some more acrylic paint. Blah...

Some alcohol ink in a dark grey, better.

A dash of Treasure gold in Onyxite... not perfect as an imitation rust but I liked the look so I stopped tinkering!

A closer look, in the sun :

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the We Love To Create, Stamplorations, Tando Creative (W2) and the Craft Barn challenges.


  1. Terrific bag with lots of work on it and inspiring ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Great layering of textures and colours Christine and like you a big fan of those reclaimed pieces of cardboard and corrugated.

    B x

  3. Brilliant use of the travel bag contents Chris, you did a great job including them together in your project. Thanks for sharing your fabulous wall hanging at A Vintage Journey. xx

  4. I so love this Chris! Lovely blend of color and the corner detail is AMAZING! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Oooh I think the rusting on the key and keyhole look fabulous and I also love the piece of wall showing at the bottom! A wonderful piece! Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey this month too. Anne xx

  6. C'est assez chouette je trouve, encore une fois très original comme réalisation!...
    Bonne chance pour tous ces challenges Christine (et oui oui, n'hésite pas à nous rejoindre sur Libertyscrap si tu en as envie, le rythme est très cool tu verras, c'est seulement quand on veut et quand on peut, les échanges sont irréguliers mais toujours très sympas). Bises, bonne semaine !

  7. Wonderful use of the contents of the travel bag! Love the rusty lock and key and your brick wall corner . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  8. So many interesting details and textures, Christine! I love that grunge paste brick wall in the lower corner...gorgeous! So happy you could join us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!

  9. Wow this is gorgeous, I love the way you've built up the background and that rust effect looks amazing
    Claire xx

  10. Super background and the rust effect on the key and lock is fabulous.

  11. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tando x

  12. Love how you've combined the contents of the travel bag so cleverly Chris. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia x

  13. Those rusted elements look fantastic - great work combining the contents of the travel bag. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  14. what a lovely hanging - thank you for sharing with us at Tando Creative.

  15. Congrats on your loot at AVJ!!! :)