Wednesday, 6 March 2013


For today's project I thought I would use these fabulous stamps from MARLON TEUNISSEN'S COLLECTION to create a PASSPORT cover.

The stamps are available singularly or as a plate here.

The Pilot
Steam Angel

To make this cover I used an empty Cereal box, covered both sides and then used a sewing machine to edge.  Unfortunately I didn't check the stitches before starting so the stitching isn't set on the proper tension but the effect is OK.

I then finished colouring the images and cut the die cut shapes - having another mishap - the die slipped whilst embossing but again I quite liked the effect!

To strengthen the spine I gilded and decorated with PVA glue faux pearls.  I decided not to add too many embellishments as I wanted the cover to remain quite flat.

USED:      Cereal box

Medium:   Copics, Sakura glitter pen, black gel pen, distressing ink, gilding flakes
Papers:    Kanban
Dies used:    Marianne stamp dies, Circle punch, Sizzix corners
Embellishments:  Faux pearls, Epoxy caps

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CraftRoom - From me to you gift
Crazy Amigo - Women
Creative Craft - Mothers day
Loves Rubber stamps - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Use it Tuesdays - use gold - everything else in from hoarded stash
Vickie's Challenge - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything but a card
Craft my life - Anything but a card
Paper playtime - Anything goes
Whoopsi daisy - 2 pattern papers


Zoe Sanderson said...

What a clever idea! and very stylish love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Sanja Grdinić said...

Amazing! Can You make one for me too? :) ... Pretty please?

Scrappy Chick said...

Very cool project! Thank you so much for playing along at Use It Tuesday!
Tracy DT

Heather said...

What a neat thing to make ~ great how your "mistakes" just make it perfect and handmade. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Athina said...

What a great idea and it is recycled also! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Heather B said...

What a creative idea!! Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Dianne said...

GORGEOUS, Miss Sharon,love the recycling too. Hope this means your feeling better, hope so..Thanks for sharing your creativity and have a great day..

Liz said...

Lovely colouring and the deep red is beautiful for it! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime this week :)

Nicole said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Use It Tuesday! Hope you'll play along with a challenge again soon!

Lady Anne said...

Such a clever idea, I wouldn't have thought of this so thank you for the idea and inspiration. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Daisychain said...

Great cover, love the papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs Christine x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

This is a beauty! I adore it! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Rooom this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne xoxo

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunning design. Thank You for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Good Luck, Dangina

sparklingblackrose said...

Sharon this is spectacular! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you enter again soon :-) Elaine-xxx-

Sandra said...

What a nice idea. Liking those stamps too.

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges

SandraT xxx

hazel said...

I love your passport cover - what a great idea. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow what a fantastic altering project! Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you join in again soon! Elaine-xxx-