Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Craft-Room Challenge - For a Man

About 30 years ago my x had a second hand book shop, he used to get all sorts of things including this lovely old ledger recording the account of Joseph Hawley Bart.'s horses and carriage stabling and maintenance 1863 - 1869.   Every so often on the pages there is an Inland Revenue stamp to the value of 1d.

When the water colour board was finished seemed keeping it in the book was a fun idea.

The water colour board was first sprayed with Glimmer Mist Marshmallow (white).    Indigo Blu stamps for the Man, the quote and domed tower, the zeppelin is by Creative Expression and the Ravens from an un-named set.    All were stamped in black or different shades of gray.   Blue/Gray distress stain, Weathered Wood, highlights the quote.   The man stamped again onto Glossy card as were the birds both raised off the board with silicon glue.

Clearly the man is a traveler who has collected  souvenir's and is keeping them in a safe place.   Part of the book has been hollowed out the page edges wrapped with tissue tape and the board stuck behind.   Embellished with film strip, two metal charms and a piece of sea glass.    All of these are shades of gray.

At Craft-Room Challenge this week Mervi has asked us to make something for a man, the team as always have produced fabulous samples please do check them out.   Have you seen our great Treasure Hunt its easy to join in and there is a great rubber stamp plate to be won

Also entering this into
Gingersnaps - Black and Grays
Crafting when we can - Halloween and/or anything but a card
Kraftin Kimmie - Monochromatic
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Monochromatic
Moving along with the Times - No Girls Allowed

17 comments:

  1. oh zoe just love this,adore the layout and images you have on this just perfect,hugs cherylxxx

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  2. Great piece, and that old ledger is just perfect! Valerie

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  3. This is the kind of project that makes me love blogland ! I would have never thought of something like this, let alone have a chance to see one without all the wonderful blogs ! This is certainly a very special treat Thank you for sharing with us and with Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

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  4. Ths is great, Zoe and what a treasure you have in that ledger! Wow, lucky you!

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  5. Wow there's so lot to adore in this creation -
    and I surely do;-))m

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  6. This is fabulous Zoe! I love the thought in it, and all the elements. Beautiful. Maria x

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  7. A fabulous piece Zoe, I love the old ledger - wish I could find something like that.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Great job Zoe, love those stamps and all the little details, being a family history freak ;) I'm wondering if anyone knows the realtives of the owner of the ledger- wow what a treasure trove of info x Debi x

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  9. Wonderful Zoe, I do love those IndigoBlu stamps, in fact I love all the IndgoBlu Stamps lol. You are so lucky to have the ledger, it must make interesting reading. Fabulous creation, your imagination is endless. Love Julia xxxx

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  10. what a wonderful male project
    thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  11. Beautiful Zoe! I just love that old ledger, think I'll trawl some second hand bookshops in search of one!
    hugs Joy xx

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  12. Hi Zoe had to zoom in to see all the fantastic details on this one ! Lucky you to have the ledger in your possession , you obviously don't throw anything away, lucky for us.

    Marie

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  13. Great job and thanks so much for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

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  14. Love this one! Absolutely stunning!

    Thanks for inspiring us at SSDS this week! Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  15. Great piece and what a beautiful book!Thanks for joining us at gingers.

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  16. Fabulous piece and a fantastic old book to keep it in!

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  17. This is a wonderful piece. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

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