The Before ........
& the After ........
I knew I needed to do more with this side (which I decided would be the back) but I decided to leave it a while and focus on the front.
With the front I decided to use papers and chose some lovely ones from Prima Marketing. I cut some strips from 12 x 12 sheets to the correct depth for the mats and then tore them down to leave a slightly tattered rough edge which I inked with distress stains and then stuck to the mats. I stamped a collage stamp with a Penny Farthing onto one side using Stampin Up in Soft Suede. I also made a little pocket from matching paper for a little stamped tag and ticket, and added a little 'Dream' cabochon as well.
Then back to the back! I stamped a Tim Holtz sentiment and a little light-bulb onto some light yellow card-stock using Stampin Up - Chocolate Chip again tearing around the edges and staining with distress ink. To finish them off, I added a little key and some washi-tape.
I have decided to also enter these into the following challenges:
Tando Creative Challenge Blog ~ Incorporate a Key ~ here http://www.tando-creative-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/may-challenge.html?m=1 ;
Rhedd's Creative Challenge ~ Altered Art Challenge ~ here http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/may-challenge.html ;
and Altered Eclectics ~ Anything Goes ~ here http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/1st-of-may-omw.html ;
Thanks for reading :o)