I am sharing a little treasure I stumbled across when doing a bit of online shopping.
I found this kit from a class Tim Holtz taught back in 2011. The kit was never used and it was a screaming deal. It has been sitting waiting for me to jump in.
The little suitcase is the perfect size for this ATC booklet. The suitcase was brown and green. I painted it and then sanded it to expose a bit of the original brown. I wanted it to look like it had been carried for many years. The inside was cream colored velvet that I sprayed with Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Oxide Sprays.
This post is super picture heavy, so grab a cookie and get ready to scroll.
The cover is made with grungeboard. Anyone else love the smell of grunge board? I love how it can really take a beating and still look amazing. I painted it black, then ran it through the vagabond using the botanical 3D embossing folder. I spritzed it with several colors of Distress Oxide and then added Distress Crayon in Tarnished Brass.
The pages are a mixture of little pockets made from paper, plastic photo sleeves, and journal tickets.
In a couple of the paper pages I made artist trading coins to fit inside the pocket.
The photo of the couple is the back of the first page holding the trading coin. The little fairy is inside one of the photo sleeves. The small journaling blocks from Tim fit right inside the sleeve.
Lots of paper dolls, clipping stickers, and ephemera in here.
Every page has a bit of gold on it. If you look closely you can see little dots of gold.
Some of the large paper dolls got a snip and I just use their busts on the coins.
I think this little block front and back is my favorite in the bunch. Of course, that could change with the next flip through.
Some of the pictures look cloudy because of the photo sleeves, but in person they are crystal clear.
I cut a little slit and slipped this ticket in his hand. He looks excited to go tot the show.
The best part is because my journal is so chunky I have enough to make a second album. I would just have to track down another suitcase.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on this kit and thanks for looking at all of the photos!
I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- ATC