18 October 2011

10 minute stripes

Two posts in one day! What a busy bee I am! Joyfully I had an hour to play in my beautiful new Studio last night (guided tours start tomorrow at 8am - form an orderly queue!) and so I thought I'd combine the fabulous Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge of stripes with this week's Grungy Monday challenge of 'Tim in 10' i.e. a Tim Holtz inspired card in just 10 minutes. 
Now the key to this challenge was to think it all through in advance and to have everything to hand! I used one ink pad (Vintage Photo Distress Ink); two pieces of paper (Cosmo Cricket and a scrap bit of Slice paper); two dies (Tag and Sewing Room); 
stamps (Haberdashery and Odds and Ends); piece of stripy sari ribbon and a strip of East of India Tape Measure paper chain. Oh! And a timekeeper - thank you Freya! I rarely send cards, as a folded piece of card but I do send tags as a card so I made a tag (cut 
with my trusty Vagabond!) with the lovely Cosmo Cricket paper. I cut out the dress form using the reverse of the stripy paper and inked the edges and on the tag. I crumbled the paper chain and moulded it around the dress form like a ribbon and glued 
them down. I stamped two cotton reels and a ticket, cut them out and inked the edges. I just about had time to glue everything together! I hadn't really realised how long things took to make and I was very grateful that I'd thought it through otherwise I think I might not have got much further than cutting out the tag! Looking forward to seeing how others have interpreted both challenges! Thank you for stopping by! Gabrielle x


Maggie said...

Great tag

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely collage!

greetings, Alie :-)

Bella said...

Brilliant combo of challenges. I like the fact that you used the inch paper, it goes so well with the dress form concept.

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Gabrielle! Brilliantly put together! x

victoria h said...

super speedy- you are correct the thinking time is often much longer!

fairy thoughts said...

great piece and all in 10 minutes amazing

jmdmoo said...

Super Sweet! I love all the colors!

Sue West said...

Lovely tag the different elements all work so well together.

Anesha said...

Great tag!

Terry said...

Fabulous tag and great background for all the lovely elements!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This "measures up" quite nicely!! ; ) lol...but really - I love it! The different colors are fun and I love the ribbon you used too!

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Sarah said...

Sorry I'm a bit late! This is a great take on the theme and full of colour too! Love that gingham dress form! Hope you are relishing and indulging in your studio - how wonderful. Stay snug and don't forget to feed the family! Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!