Friday, May 13, 2011

What have you got in your handbag?

If you're anything like me it's a load of junk that you shove in your bag (or in your pockets!) to sort out later and then never do until it's overflowing and you can't find anything!

Well lately I've been commuting a lot and my handbag has been filling up with train tickets and coffee cupholders (got to get 'to-go'!) so I decided to do something with them :)

Here are the raw materials:-

I started by coating everything at least twice in white gesso to cover the patterned surface and then used blue and pink Dylusions shades to coat the 5 tickets and the cup-holder, blue on one side and pink on the other. I stamped images on the tickets and cup-holder, using flourish stamps and some main images in black StazOn and green Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I embellished with gold Stickles and also added borders in gold ink to the cards.
I painted an ATC blank purple and folded it in half to fix inside the cupholder so that it would stop the painted cards falling right through.
And there you go! Why not empty out your handbag or your pockets this weekend and see what you can make?
I would love to hear the things you keep with the intention of crafting with them, and what sorts of things you use them for :) comment with your suggestions!

Gayle xx

4 Scrappy thoughts:

Jean said...

So creative! Love those colors.

dianapena8 said...

I like how you reused and recycled :) the little pocket you made to hold the atc's is very creative and the stamping and extra details look wonderful =D

Erica said...

Love the colors. What a great way to recycle the trash!

Gez said...

No way! These are just amazing!!
I have so many train tickets..can't wait to have a play in the morning now..Brilliant.xx