Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Artistic Outpost Monthly Blog Hop

Morning all today it is time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost and this month our theme is TRANSPORTATION.
I decided on an altered suitcase/travel case for my piece with a vintage, aged feel using the fabulous HAT'S OFF AND HATS BACKGROUND stamp sets.
I die cut the suitcase from mountboard covered with Core'dinations card stock, sanding the edges to add to the aged feel. I then decorated the front with the Hats Background stamp set, stamping in black Archival Ink and colouring with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and flicking the background with water.
I die cut an oval from white card, coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then stamped the gentleman with black Archival again adding water to the background to give bleached out areas. I also included a  mini top hat and natural twine for added texture and dimension.
I also added a touch of decoration to the inside of my suitcase.

My fellow team members have created fabulous pieces to inspire you along the blog hop journey,please pop along to their blogs.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x 




17 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your transportation make Tracey, a clever idea t do it in the shape of a suitcase, both the in- and the outside looks fantastic! What you did with those hats is so fun!

Sandra said...

This is so much fun! Love the suitcase full of hats! Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Tracy you are really rocking these hats! Love your suitcase and the fun surprise inside with the hats!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love your suitcase idea Tracy, just fabulous and that 3D hat on your twine bow is amazing!! Thanks for letting me know about winning the blog hop! I have already placed my order and can't wait to start creating!! hugs :)

Terry said...

Love, love, love your suitcase! Tracy, my Hat's Off to you with this fabulous project. Love the vintage feel (of course)and all those hats inside. Brilliant!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What an amazing project, and love the hats inside, just too much fun. Clever use of the stamps, and love the top hat on your bow.

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh, Tracy--There's even stuff inside this suitcase?! Oh, that makes me love this even more!! Of course you did something with the inside! :) It's wonderful!!
XOXO-Shari

Redanne said...

The suitcase was such a clever idea Tracy, I love how you decorated it and the hats inside - fantastic! Hugs, Anne xx

TLady said...

I LOOOVE how you've aged the paper for this cute little suite case & when opened, I LOOOOVE the little HATS!!! TOOO CUTE!!!!!!!! ;)

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE all the hats! YUMMY! The vintage, the distress, the images all wonderful!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh gosh this is amazing! I love everything about this ! The background flicked with water is a fantastic look!

butterfly said...

Just love your suitcase full of hats - what a lovely showCASE (!) for the new stamps.
Alison xx

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, Tracy! Love the suitcase for the travel theme, with the added hats inside and the cute hat charm!

Jean Bullock said...

I love this and the inside was a wonderful surprise. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611326048/

Debbie K. said...

Great looking suitcase. LOVE the little hats inside. Very creative:)

Judy said...

Another wonderful project using the suitcase die. Your work is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! Love the little hats inside! xxx