Saturday, April 17, 2010

Altered Sherlock CD

This one is a little complicated, so I'm going to kind of tell the process and then I will list the challenges with links to click over and see the rest of the amazing talent that participates in all these challenges.
First, I have to give credit to a phone consult with my friend Linda for some jump start ideas on how to do the detective theme. I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since I was a teenager. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were always the quintessential Holmes and Watson, but I think Downey Jr. and Law are going to be good 21st century replacements.
This started out life as a CD. Lined both sides with upholstery cord. Cut my designer paper to correct circle size. Printed the silhouette from Google images cut in oval. Went around the oval with pinking hearts border punch run through the crimper. Mounted the violin sticker on gold paper and cut around. Stamper the watch on gold paper and embossed with black embossing powder, cut it out. Printed the Holmes banner from PrintMaster 11, cut it out. Printed the sentiment in PrintMaster 11 cut it with oval Coluzzle template, matted it on black oval. Attached a tab to the back of the silhouette covered it with a black oval and attached it to the back of the sentiment, creating my mini flap card, used pop dots to raise it off the surface and mounted the 3 accessories around it. Oh, yes, punched the hole in the CD with a leather punch because it was all to fat to get my crop-a-dile to work. Carefully set the eyelet and threaded the ribbon, tied the loop then tied a bow around that. The little glob you see on the inside is a removeable glue dot to hold the flap closed temporarily for photographing and I forgot to remove it when I took a picture of the inside.
Whew, this is the first CD I've ever altered, hope you like my effort.
5 Challenges:
Supplies: Old CD, Papers: Basic Grey pattern paper-boxer, Stampin Up-Whisper White and basic black, gold unknown, Stamp: unmounted clock unknown, Ink: VersaMark Ink, CTMH black embossing powder, Stickopotamus-Vellum Sticker, Fiskars crimper, Stampin Up-Pinking Hearts border punch, ribbon-Hobby Lobby, eyelet-CTMH, pop dots.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 


Lynn said...

I love your card and the rich colours you have chosen..So perfect for Sherlock Holmes.Now where's Watson! (lol) :) Lynn

Unknown said...

WOW this is an incredible project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Raise the Bar this week.

Rein said...

Great project!

Lynda said...

What a brilliant piece of work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Darlene said...

WOW ... this is so creative!! Awesome idea! Thanks for joining us as Raise The Bar!!

Kathy said...

What a fab idea, the silhouette looks great/ Lovely project, Beverly, thanks for sharing with the Daring Cardmakers

Jo said...

This is just fantastic! A brilliant idea :D

jo xx

Linda said...

This turned out AWESOME! I am so in love with this project; the eventual recipient will certainly detect a that a whole lot of loving work went into this card ;-)

Leanne said...

Ooh I love this, its fab!!

Thank you for popping by my blog!

Leanne xx

Julie M said...

This is soooo good, Beverly. I love the Holmes silhouette, and the colours - very Victorian!! Fab card.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Deirdre said...

Fab project - love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge on Paperplay this week. ♥

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, Bev, this is just amazing. My jaw dropped! Very intricate design and just so cool. The only thing it lacks is stiching!

TFS with Creative Inspirations!


~*Joni said...

What an amazing card/cd!! I love the details and all the thought put into it. Wonderful job with all the challenges - Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!