Picture heavy because, as with all 3-D items, one photo can not capture all the aspects.
This is a duel post for Haunted Design House. Not only have we got a new challenge starting today - produce/make/decorate a chunky ATC but also as part of the team entering the Smeared and Smudged Design Team Throwdown. The challenge/event organised by the clever girls, Terra and Tori, of Smeared Ink. A challenge that was rocked by Glo and Donna last month, beating S&S after a tie breaker, so HDH got to choose the theme for this throwdown. For more info on the Throwdown - get along to the Smeared & Smudged forum. If you are a member of a DT and think you've got what it takes to beat other Design Teams - this is the place to be showing everyone what you can do.
I started off making a box the appropriate size out of thick chipboard. Well five of the six sides were joined, the sixth was to be a door.
A hole was made through the "front" to accommodate the spindle that was essential to make this work.
Various embellishments, charms, chain from an old necklace then glued in place. Some were coloured with alcohol ink because I only had them in silver not a bronze colour.
The back of the door was stamped with a couple of Indigo Blu stamps in my collection and the card sleeve of the cotton reel stand with another clock face stamp. That was coloured with wild honey distress ink before attaching to the cotton reel then painted with rock candy, letting that dry before vintage paper DI was rubbed in.
TH hinges at the ready, coloured with a promarker, a little knob for the door made from watch parts. Nearly there. My biggest failing is impatience waiting for each stage to dry before going on to the next. I'm sure many of you will identify with this.
Are you ready to see where I went with this? OK
Yes it does work and keeps good time.
I'd like to enter this chaunky ATC into the challenge at
Natalie and Amy - Trash to Treasure (old cotton reel and old watch parts and chain)
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes