Monday, 22 August 2011

A Trip To London For Simon Says

Another Monday, another challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show and this weeks theme is TRAVEL.

As soon as I saw the theme was travel for this weeks challenge I thought of family trips to London and as soon as I found a small case in my crafty goodies that's where my creativity began. The small case has been decorated with crumpled tissue paper and coloured with Distress Stain Vintage Photo, perfect for that aged leather look. The top has been adorned with Tim's Old Jalopy die, coloured with black Adirondack Paint Dabber and Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  The case has been embellished inside and out with stamps from Tim's Collection Mini Muse and Artistic Outpost Loverly London and London Underground.
"The Journey awakens the Soul" is from Tim's Mini Muse set and has been stamped onto Grungepaper, cut out and coloured with Vintage Photo.  I have added a photo of my daughter Laura and my son Ryan to the windows, they love their annual trip to London. "LONDON" is from the Artistic Outpost sets highlighted above.
The inside of my case has been coloured in the same way and has images from the Artistic Outpost sets added.  The flag has been coloured with Distress Stains Faded Jeans and Fired Brick.  I have added old stamps, rusty key, crown and Tim's Film Strip Ribbon to embellish the inside.
JOURNEY has been added to the top, adding letters to Memo Pins adhered with Glossy Accents.
I found an old lock and key, saved from a Christmas cracker which I coloured with Alcohol Ink Espresso and added a small London charm.
Old stamps have been added to the sides of my box along with stamping from the Artistic Outpost set.
I'm so pleased I saved these stamps, I have had them for years and never used them, I love it when I can use something in my creations that I have not used from my crafty stash.  All my elements have been adhered using Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matt.

Pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.
More exciting news too, for the second year in a row, Simon Says Stamp and Show and The Simon Says Stamp Challenge are joining forces to bring you a SUPER hop and treasure hunt to celebrate the approaching fall and winter holidays. Be sure to come back on 31st August to start the hop. It will run through until 5th September. Simon Says Stamp is offering some great prize packages, and there will be other opportunities to win some blog candy too!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.  Tracy x x

26 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Tracy what a wonderful art.
This is amazing. Lov all the little details.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Love the effect the tissue paper has given to the exterior, fab addition of the pics of your kidlets on their way to London :)
...but my fave part has to be the interior..Adore the little collage :)
Jan x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

how cool is this?! love it and all the ownderful elements
xx

Suzi B said...

fabulous case Tracey Lokks like it was a good trip ;)
Sue x

Helen said...

Fantastic Tracy! Love all the little nick-nacks you found for your case. Perfect.

Barb Cady said...

This is brilliant. Love the way you have given the suitcase the aged look and how you have used the stamps inside. Fab idea!

Paula said...

what a wonderful project.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow Tracy this is fabulous, so much going on there, I just keep looking at the photos, it's wonderful xx

Dragon said...

Lovely lovely lovely... everything about this is so interesting, Tracy... spookily it's travel at DragonsDream TIO and Stampman this week, so this type of suitcase might just make an appearance elsewhere!! tee hee
Frankie
xx

Candy C said...

Tracy I love your suitcase! You always pay such attention to detail and this piece is no exception! Love all the stamped images and all the techniques you used to colorize everything. <3 Candy

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered suitcase - love all the added details!

Artyjen said...

Ooh! I want a suitcase just like that for my holidays ;)
Gorgeous details
xoxo Sioux

Gerri Herbst said...

This case is amazing..love all your incredible details on this project. It is simply amazing! take care, gerri

Jingle said...

This is such a wonderful piece! I love it!

Lori said...

Wow! This is WONDERFUL! Just love what you've done with that little case! Total creativity!

Martina2801 said...

WOW...this is awesome...gorgeous work !!!!!!!!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a beautiful trunk, Tracy! I especially love the way the pins spell out "London" on the inside and the stamps you used to embellish on the outside.

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally cool project, Tracy! I really like the way you used the tissue paper to add texture and aging to the case. And so many interesting elements - love the postage stamps and destinations you adhered to the sides! Definitely a fun project!

sasa said...

A fabulous DT project and travel idea. Your suitcase is wonderful and looks amazing - a real aged and vintage beauty. These stamps are just great aren't they? Perfectly stamped and placed Tracy - love how the blue and browns work together! Have a good week and wishing you lots more inspiration!

Emma said...

One word...FABULOUS!! :)
There is just so much detail to love on this piece of artwork!! It's gorgeous, Tracy!
Love Emma xx

Gillian .... said...

Such a cool project Tracy, love love love your vintage case and all its memorabilia ... fab x

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE your box, so clever and interesting, a treasure in itself. Love all the AO elements and the embellishments, you have used them in such an interesting way, like the journey pins! Wonderful!

Lynne Phelps said...

Forgot to say my PanPastels are ordered, but not yet on their way. Can't wait!

Suzanne C said...

Another wowzers from you! This is so fun and you open it up and all the details are even more wow!

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous case!!!!! I'm drooling over here!
hugs Lynn

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A very cool suitcase. Love your use of the AO stamps. Great detail.