Monday, 30 July 2012

DT Project #1 by Astrid

Featuring Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe"

Hello dear Snazzys visitors, this is Astrid here with my first project using the wonderful Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers from Graphic 45. If you have seen all the wonderful projects my teamies have created already, I hope that by now you will be as addicted to these papers as I am; they are just stunning, fun, quirky and beautiful all at the same time!!

When I first saw these papers, my first thought was to create a little shadow box curiosity shoppe, but hey, great minds think alike and Lesley did something very similar already. So change of plan, houses was my next thought, and so instead I created an "Olde Curiosity Street".
This is how I went about it:
First I drew and then cut out some different houses out of plain chip board

Next came the fun bit, covering them with a variety of the papers and then decorating them with some of the elements, fussy cut from other papers. I wanted my street to be colourful, so I went for the brightly coloured papers. So much fun and so many possibilities!

Here I used one of the stamps that come with the papers, there are 3 sets in all, I used set 2.





Now for to create a background for my houses. My plan was to use one of the papers in the set, but not having thought ahead, I found that my four houses were too wide for the 8 x 8 papers. it really needed a 12 x 12" sheet. So I took one from my stash, it's a Tim Holtz paper showing some house plans in a suitably muted colour. I cut it to 12 x 6" and then created a frame from bits of old card I had flying around. For the fancy bit at the top I cut a template first, by drawing one half, folding over and then tracing the other half to be an exact mirror. I then painted the frame black with acrylic paint.


Now for embellishing the frame. I generated the title Curiosity Street on my PC using a similar font to the ones used on the papers. I cut a piece of 12 x 12 G45 paper from an old collection I had in my stash (Botanica Bella) to A4 size and printed it onto that. The great thing with Graphics 45 papers is that no matter what collection you use, they usually match!. The rest was embellished with bits and pieces from my stash, mostly Tim Holtz Ideaology, one of the Chipboard tags that come with the collection and some more fussy cut bits from the papers. The three little bottles in the right hand bottom corner are made by stamping the bottle stamps from the Cling Stampset 2 onto white Shrink Plastic.





Well, I hope you enjoyed my first project, I'll be back later in the week to show you more. Bye for now.


16 comments:

craftimamma said...

Did I enjoy your first project? Boy did I! It's a stunner Astrid and so much fun. I could keep going backwards and forwards through these photos for ages and still find something new each time. Brilliant use of these fab papers and all the accessories to create your Street of Curiosities. Oooh, I sure would like to see this irl.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

LOVE your Olde Curiosity Streete!! What a brilliant way to show off these fabulous papers - and I love the frame too.
Alison x

rachel said...

this is fabulous - and has given me so many ideas about how to do somethin that I wanted to try - thankyou xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous project Astrid, I love house motifs and love what you have made here. Full of interest and a brilliant use of these gorgeous papers. Snazzy's sure do have some talented ladies on the DT, I feel very inspired. Elaine x

Gillian .... said...

Fab project Astrid, love how you have used these papers to create a street of curiosities, like Lesley said so much detail to take in. x

Minxy said...

I just had a delightful walk down your curiosity street, I met some interesting peeps and nearly got lost but everyone was so friendly, they offered me a bottle of something or another and b4 I knew it time had got away with me.
Thanks for the tour x hehehe

snazzyoriginal said...

I just love your Olde Curiosity Street, such lovely rich colours and so much to see xx

Marisa Job said...

What an amazing project! Great details!!!

Ephemera said...

Another who enjoyed your first project a real beauty, and so striking, sumptuous colours. xx

busymartha said...

Great tutorial and wonderful project Astrid! This paper is a must! Thanks, Marilyn.

Buttons said...

Oh yes, a fab piece this Astrid. Reminds me of the toymaker's shop in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for some reason. So much to look at. Love your attention to detail. Hugs, Buttons x

Annie said...

What fabulous papers. This is a stunning creation Astrid. I love the way you have used these fabulous papers.right up my street. TFS.....Annie x

Rea' said...

WOW... this is amazing, you rocked this !! Love that paper I have some but need more!!

Craftychris said...

What a fab street - its amazing. I love the papers - those butterflies are gorgeous! xx

HappyScrappin said...

What a wonderful creative idea!! You gave me an inspiration for a possible layout I was thinking about. Doubt I could even come close to anything like this.....but I can think of the possibilities thanks to you!!

Sheila A. said...

Love this project, Astrid! I sure do!!