Monday, 4 April 2011

Time for Simon Says Stamp and Show!

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is "anything but a card". Some of you may be aware that I'm battling to reduce the ever-growing pile of patterned cardstock in my craft room.  I'm making progress, slowly but surely, and this project takes me one step further in the fight! LOL  Having said that, I seem to only be reducing my pile of the Lost and Found stack, which I will be replacing when it's gone, so perhaps I'm not making as much progress as I thought!

I started with a cheap supermarket paper pad and removed the cover and separated the pages and back.  I cut a new cover from Lost and Found card and stamped the wings onto it with Versafine ink.  I then coloured the wings with a paint marker and then embellished it with the clock image and metal parts.  The "TIME" also came from the Lost and Found pad.  Finally I bound the pad together with the Bind-it-all and finished the whole thing off with some Tim Holtz Idea-ology charms.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)



20 comments :

Sid said...

Great little transformed pad !!

misteejay said...

Beautiful note pad Dan. It's the sort of thing I love to have but can't use in case I spoil...LOL (hence the stacks of pretty notebooks dotted around the house)

Toni :o)

Gabby said...

Nice project! I especially like the wings! :)

sasa said...

I know the love me/use me thing with papers too! Love this piece and the way you highlighted the wings - just great...

Sarah

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Much better looking that the original pad Dan, great work :@)

Jules said...

Love it Dan! I'll be getting a BIA for my birthday (woo!) so I'll add this to my list of potential projects...!

Dorothy said...

Love it Dan!!!

Candy C said...

Dan...this is magic! I love the altered shopping pad! Who'd a thought of that one?! :) I love everything about your project... the metal elements added to the pad are just perfect! <3 Candy

Becky Brombley said...

I'm a newly qualified teacher and if I was ever given something half as beautiful as this, I'd be a very happy lady! Love, love, love it!

Anonymous said...

Love it!
Sue from Colorado, USA

Lori said...

Love it! Perfect with the wings!

Glen said...

Cute Dan. I love the little bird and the wings. TFS. ~Glen~

Kaz said...

This is pretty clever! If only ASDA could see what a transformation you have done with this......I just wish they sold yours I would be buying a few!!
kazxx

Jenny said...

Great idea to re-vamp a dull notebook, I love the dangling charm.
Jennie X

Sue in CT said...

That is one great pad! Then again you make a garbage bag look fantastic and turn it into a work of art.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a cool pad you've created, Dan! Such a nice grunge feel to it. It will make the perfect pad to keep by your computer and to enjoy using! Great take on this week's challenge.

Gillian said...

Wow, this is superb transformation from the supermarket cover, love the theme you have chosen, and theose wings are cool.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow. Dan! What a cool shopping list pad! I especially like the wing and bird hanging off the side :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Catherine said...

I like the before and after pics, very inspiring, it's amazing what a little imagination can do eh? Great work as usual Dan :)

glitterangel said...

Love it! Especially the wings.

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