Friday, August 8, 2014

LFF #78 - Altered Clip Board


Please continue to pray for Hawai'i, they are getting the brunt of the storm right now and it's not getting any weaker.  Please pray that the storm slows down and that everyone stays safe. Mahalo!!

TGIF!  Another long week at work comes to an end, hooray!!  I'm planning on enjoying the time off. Now I don't have any new projects to share, but I do have one that I know I haven't shared. This was from a swap I participated in back in June, I think.  (haha sorry can't remember)  It was an anything goes theme so I wanted to do something out of the ordinary.  This is definitely out of the ordinary for me...  Here's my Lilo's Fun Friday #78 share.. An altered clipboard...

This is an altered clipboard from the $1 section at Target.  I think I could have sold this for more than a $1 right? lol...  Darn I wish I had taken a picture of the clipboard before I altered it so you could see the big transformation.  It was yellow & gray with geometric designs on it and the clip part was also gray.  I used a bunch of Prima, Recollections, Echo Park, Bo Bunny & Viva Decor products here and all were from my supplies.  Well except for the Julie Nutting doll, that was a new purchase at the time.  How about some pictures?

I covered the clip part with Viva Decor 3D Stamp paint in Walnut Brown metallic, which looks so much better than the light gray.  Here you can see some flowers and the pretty black and cream bow.

A close up of the other side featuring more Prima, Recollection and Bo Bunny products, and a peek at Mindy.  How about a closer look at Mindy?


Had a bit of fun coloring her hair with black first and then going in with a dark reddish brown to give her some reddish hair.  Paper pieced her outfit and hairband and used some gray markers to add some shadows. Her skirt was layered with 3-D dots to make it look poofy.  This paper is from Echo Park. 

Here's a shot of the picture frame and other goodies from Prima, Recollections and Bo Bunny.  I used a Sizzix polaroid die for the picture frame with some Prima paper.  Before popping up the frame with 3-D dots I added a clear plastic bag with the open slit on the side in case she wanted to add a picture she could or leave it as is.

A close up of the random flowers and wooden embellishment from Prima & Recollections.  Glad I was able to use up some of these older pieces that I had been hoarding!  (hahaha)

Going to the flip side of the clipboard, I used another piece of Prima cardstock to cover the back and then using the same 3D walnut paint I tried to give it a distressed look.  I went with the more is more concept here... lol!  oh, well at least it's metallic paint so it's nice and shiney. lol

This was actually one of those projects that drains ya... hahaha!  Do any of you have that kind of drain after a stressful project?  Please share!  I stress out with the flower placement and other vintage/shabby chic things.  I'm so not that type of crafter, but I have to say I am super happy with how this turned out and I know that the recipient loved it.  It was really hard to let this one go, but I knew it was going to a nice home.  Okie dokes folks, hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a terrific weekend.  Thanks a lot for stopping by!


aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation,loving the colour combo and super added beauties.xx.♥aNNie

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Rachel Parys said...

Very super cool!!! I love the earthy colors, and the vintage feel!! Fantastic project!!!

eva said...

wow, this is so wonderful! looks like a lot of work and love! have a great weekend.

Denice said...

What a great project, love all the details and the image. Smart and sassy all in one!

Shar said...

Oh my gosh I wanted to try these prima dolls!!! Awesome project as always!!
Love you

eunice said...

OMGOSH, Leanne...this is a TREASURE! Totally enjoyed reading this to see all the steps and DETAILS you put into this amazing project...all the time (but not the stress) you put into this was worth every minute, I'd say your altered dollar clipboard is worth a million...or more! Beautiful job!!!