This week our challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is 'Embrace the old'. It's a fun and broad topic: use your favourite old supply or technique, make something look old, be inspired by something old etc. I love old things and I had a project featuring vintage vehicles in my head for a while.
I love these vintage train, ship and car stamp sets by Tim Holtz and wanted to do a piece showcasing them. It ended up being a wall-hanging inspired by old post cards. Manila cardstock colored with Distress Stains (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Brushed Pewter) forms the base. When dry, I stamped the large Folded Paper Background stamp by Stamper's Anonymous with Pumice Stone ink. I've used this stamp before to frame mini-book pages, and thought it would be perfect here. I cleaned the stamp and inked it up unevenly with Archival Jet Black ink and stamped it on top of the Pumice Stone impression.
word band was attached to each panel with brads. I also used some game spinners and all the edges were distressed.
Sprocket Gears and jump rings. I thought it was a pretty fun way of binding the wall-hanging together.
Join us this week and show your interpretation of 'embracing the old', as always our fabulous sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
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Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Folded Paper Background, Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Postcards, On the Railroad, Artful Voyage, Road Trip, Postcards, Warehouse District; Graphic 45 Antique Typewriter Wood stamp set
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black, Vermillion; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Barn Door
Stain: Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Brushed Pewter
Paint: Adirondack Pitch Black, Silver
Embossing powder: Adirondack Cranberry
Surfaces: Ranger Manila Cardstock
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners, Word Bands, Jump Rings, Brads; We R Memory Keepers eyelets