TV Time

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Is this a fun photo, or what?
I've been wanting to scrap this for ages.  When I heard that Tick Tock was this weeks theme for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, I knew that this was the time to do it.
My Great, Great Aunt Lala took this photo in 1965.  She was a creative soul who dressed department store windows and wore pants during an era when "proper" women didn't do that. She often photographed odd things. She would have LOVED Instagram. ;)
Time flies, doesn't it?
I took my time and created many of my own elements for this layout.
I'm not cheap, but I am frugal...and I like to use my craft supplies in creative, yet cost-effective ways. Stencils and stamps are always a good buy. For this layout, I used my Tim Holtz Clockwork stencil as a template to create my own faux die cut. No machine necessary. I love that! (I try to use stencil patterns like this one, that won't show mistakes from my arthritic fingers.) I also used this fabulous PaperArtsy rubber stamp to make some fun embellishments. I colored them to match my paper and added a bit of Diamond Glaze to the top to create a bit of texture and shine. Another good buy was the Apha Die from Avery Elle. I used it to create title letters in coordinating patterned paper. I purchased this recently and I can see myself using it for years.

Tick Tock  Link up your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and you could win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our designer spotlight.


24 comments:

  1. hey...that looks like our t.v...what a great way to portray an old memory..and now I have to get me some t!m stencils...I love how you used your exacto knife to make your own...I have been doing that myself this past week so I know how painful it can be...ha ha!!! I al ove the little addition of time pieces in the corner...

    Hugs
    Nancy T.

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  2. I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING that you used that old photo she took and loving the clocks!!

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  3. That is a wonderful photo!! And your layout showcases it perfectly. Love your clever use of the stencil, the effect from all that cutting is really cool.

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  4. Love the photo and that you scrapped it! The cut out stencils are gorgeous! The whole layout is retro cool!

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  5. Fabulous retro piece and inspired use of the stencil Michelle. I love the photo and you have showcased it beautifully. Tracy x

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  6. Great fun and perhaps the first scrapbook page ever to honor a television set! Your hand-made stencil isn't just frugal, it's a one-of-a-kind original with more charm than anything store-bought IMHO (sorry Simon).

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  7. cant believe you cut that stencil out with a craft knife ~ wow!!! Looks awesome and yes I agree the photo is awesome:):) Love your take on the challenge!!!

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  8. Wow.. what a precious photo! Michelle. I love the the layers of embellishments you created especially the cut out patterns. All the elements are fabulous. Wonderful layout. :)

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  9. I'll join with the others: a most precious photo to scrap, and such a treasured memory about your aunt to keep. Love that she was a bit of a rebel! The TV looks like one we used to have and you're right: time flies!! Your layout and elements: fabulous! Perfect for the challenge and especially for showcasing your amazing creativity!
    c

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  10. Great, great photo and piece. Just love it!!!

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  11. What a fun piece of nostalgia! I'm so glad your great great aunt took it :) I love the way you embellished the page!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. Love this...almost as much as I'm sure I would love Aunt Lala!!!

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  13. This is AMAZING...your Aunt Lala sounds spectacular!

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  14. Fantastic project Michelle! Love the story behind it! The intricate cut clock piece looks amazing!

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  15. Wow, very craftily done!

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  16. Fantastic project Michelle and I love all the embellishments and layers you've used to showcase the photo you've used for this wonderful page! :)

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  17. I LOVE your Aunt Lala!! What a visionary to have seen beauty in that sweet old TV set! That is such a piece of retro goodness! It would seem that having an artistic eye runs in your genes because you totally nailed this one. I always appreciate how you not only create beauty, but preserve history. Kudos, kudos to everything on this piece, including your "frugal brilliance" with the clock stencil!

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  18. Beautiful piece! Your work with the stencil and your tutorials are absolutely beautiful and a source of inspiration for everyone! BArbarayaya

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  19. Gorgeous, Michelle! Love that you've used a stencil as a template to make your own die cut! So cool! Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Amazing! you invested so much time to make it!

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  21. I love your fantastic handcut clocks - they're a brilliant feature in this wonderful retro layout. What a great photo to start with, and the little golden PaperArtsy inches are a fantastic touch.
    Alison xx

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  22. Holy time consuming batman! Wow, the outcome is brilliant and worth it. i love the old TV. You are amazing!

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