Monday, 14 May 2012

Its a bloke thing: For Calico Crafts

Here is my second "Masculine" themed project for Calico Crafts this month. Focusing on, not just fathers day, but all the men in our lives. Lots of people find male themed things tricky but, with Altered art, I think its much easier than with card making and scrapbooking. I actually prefer it to feminine themes.
this little printers tray was covered  with some lusciously rich looking "vintage decor" papers, then I sanded the papers back a lot to help the piece look aged worn and distressed.  I actually felt reluctant to fill it as it looked so cool with just the distressed paper.

But filling these thing (printers trays, shadow boxes and configuration type items) is the fun part... I used stamped images, primitive labels, apothecary bottles, metal cogs and gears and a few other random bits... the bottles have 7gypsies 'rubbings' as their labels.

Supplies used from Calico Crafts:
7 gypsies shadow tray HERE
Vintage decor paper HERE
glass bottles HERE
7 gypsies hardware gears and cogs HERE
7 gypsies rubbings HERE
7 gypsies paper (for ticket) HERE
primitive labels HERE
the little stamps were cut out from a large sheet of collage paper HERE

Other supplies used:

Stamps By Crafty Individuals
Other hardware from 7 gypsies
metal embellishments from my personal craft stash.


  1. Hi zuzu. This is a fabulous piece with lots to see. I love it all, the colours, stamps, papers and embellishments. Thanks for sharing......crafty hugs Annie :)

  2. Ooh, lovely piece as always with loads of interesting bits and pieces!

  3. Stunning!Love all the wonderful bits and bobs you put into the box and how you altered them. The stamped bits on the edge are great too. Hmmm, I can feel a big order to Callico Crafts coming on....

  4. what a great male inspired printers tray, love the bottle and the other elements.......inspirational

  5. What o wonderful exposition! It looks just stunning.


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