Friday, March 16, 2012

Altered Rolodex Holder

Another lovely challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Why? Because this weeks challenge is "Anything Goes" which was the perfect opportunity for me to work on something I needed and wanted to work on. I recently decided to give altered rolodex cards a try. My wonderful mommy happened to have an old rolodex holder she was no longer using so she said I could have it as storage for any cards I make or collect! It was in quite a sad state (I'll post later on that), but I thought it would be perfect for altering!

Here you can see an over-all shot of the finished rolo holder... The first step in my process was to tear up pages from a real vintage book, distress all the edges, then mod-podge them over the entire cover. After everything had dried I used various stamps from the Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Papillon Stamp set to add the French vintage lettering and butterfly images.




I used a few different items from Tim's idea-ology line to embellish the lid, including these great Hardware Corners and a keyhole from Tim's Locket Keys.

Another idea-ology embellishment... this fabulous Ornate Plate. The inner part was created by stamping in Archival ink, distressing in vintage photo distress ink and going over it with Crackle Accents.

This project took me all week because I kept running into "creative issues", but I'm really pleased with the finished product. Hope you've enjoyed taking a peek! I can't wait to start filling it with little works of art...
As always
Angela

6 comments:

  1. Super cool project! Love the vintage look.

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  2. Wow! It looks authentically vintage Angela. You did a superb job of staining the paper, it looks like it's been dipped in tea. I look forward to sending you a rolo card. :-)

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  3. It is absolutely beautifull! What a wonderfull idea!

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  4. I really love this altered Rolodex holder! Such a beautiful job!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Candy

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  5. This is gorgeous ... I am so pleased we gave you the perfect excuse to get going! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

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  6. It is absolutely beautiful.Thanks for sharing...
    Plastic Cards

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