Hi everyone thanks for stopping by if you have a minute I would love to hear any comments that you have... I am very new to all this so its all a bit hit and miss at the moment, I will get there in the end i'm sure....bye for now Mandy x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Simon says show some Ideaology

Hi There,

Well today i am entering the Simon Says Stamp and show some Idea-Ology. Deets here :http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/02/simon-says-stamp-and-show-idea-ology.html I have not done this challenge for a while as been busy busy busy but its great to join in again......

The funny thing about this challenge is that I was at work all weekend (12 shift 0730-1930 Sat and Sun) with not a lot to do so I came up with doing Tim Holtz book of Compendiums Vol 1 each and every technique. You see i bought this book about 2 years ago but did not have all the products to try the techniques. Alas it does not take long to collect all products and then some !! lol !! Anyway I did all the techniques on Sat and thought that was good what am i going to do with all this stuff i have made now ......hence said configurations box ........box of techniques and Ideology....Perfect for sunday stint at work!! and even more perfect for Simon Says
 So  I used the smallest configurations box and covered it with tissue tape...I actually tried to put lost and found paper stash on the outside but did not like it so covered it completely in tissue tape. The bird and the key and the SIMPLIFY tag were all covered in alcohol inks and adhered to the front of the box.
The bottle is filled with letter dice and a peg .
The second compartment is a collage fragment made and above that is fragments made from paper stash game pieces and dice were added. then on to the next compartment i pushed some craft wire through the top and attached the bird cage at the bottom of this at the top i hooked on a swivel clasp and hung a philosophy tag to (its under the lid ) Below the bird cage is a bottle top with "Oh Happy Days" words and an epoxy sticker i never had any of the type charms but thought this worked just as well.
 On the bottom shelf the background is done using the masking technique and another homemade fragment stuck to the side with a few charms picked up somewhere random. and the last compartment was the Industrial grunge technique done to a cog with a coloured metal flower attached .  I should have bought the big printers tray and i would have been able to fit it all in .......another project maybe as i have another weekend shift coming up.
It is either craft at work or watch mind numbingly boring TV all day as i am stuck in an office by myself. Anyway i have gone on long enough and have to post some art journaling so will leave you for now......
Thanks for stopping by catch up with you soon  Mandy x


  1. This is fantastic! You must love your job!

  2. Great box! Love the way you've colored the Ideology pieces.

  3. Your configuration box is really cute! Great little ephemera pieces stuck inside and I love how you've alcohol inked the Ideaology pieces. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Wowza your configuration box is just great, love all of the little idea-ology pieces and with colors wwowwzaa....Thank you for sharing with the SSS and S DT team....Hugs Terry xxxx

  5. Very kewl! Love the little windows of inspiration! Beautiful project.