Tuesday, November 14, 2017

let's go!

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "transportation" so we'd love to see projects that involve a conveyance of any kind: cars, trains, planes, boats, campers, hot air balloons, bicycles, or, if you're deeply in xmas card mode, how about a sleigh?! i have been slightly obsessed with making collages from a book i got last spring at a garage sale called, "illustrated motor cars of the world" so as soon as i saw this week's theme, i knew exactly what i wanted to make:

beautiful, two-toned, 1959 trabant from "illustrated motor cars of the world"; various bits of vintage text paper, map and charts from my stash; ledgery butterfly stickers: well hoarded studio calico from 4 or 5 years ago that i still love; rub-on transfers: october afternoon, pink paislee; rubber stamps: cherry pie (crackle) rubber stampede (foliage); washi tape: little b, love my tapes; spiral wire and binding machine: zutter bind-it-all; ink: ranger archival; adhesives: scotch brand gluestick, 3m foam tape

if you follow my instagram or catch the sketchbook round-up posts i do here periodically, you'll know that for the last couple of months i've been playing around with the combination of rubber stamps (and/or ancient rub-on transfers) washi tape and vintage paper collage... in my own messy/grungy style, o'course! and i feel like all of that practice is starting to pay off now.

this time my car collage is on the front cover of a little (3.25 x 3.5") spiral bound blank book i'm adding to my etsy shop, just enough stuff. i've been on a roll making little books, actually, so i'll have a few more to show off very soon! of course i had to add coordinating vintage paper for the inside cover, and take the overall design to the back of the book, as well.

meanwhile, you have until next monday night to link up a transportational project with us at shopping our stash. be sure to check out the DT examples for loads more inspiration! ♥


  1. As always your project is awesome. Love the design, and it's so nice to see the book open.

  2. Lovely little travel book. My sister has a book which she keeps lists of stuff to take on vacation with her this would be perfect. 😊

  3. So cool... And so cute! That little car is the cutest! Your collage skills are awesome-- I love seeing your work on Insta.

  4. Wow this is so beautiful!!
    Amazing collage!!
    Fab job teammie!!

  5. oh this is darling Lauren, love seeing how your wonderfully creative mind works.

  6. Oh Lauren, as always, your projects are amazing. Love the idea of a traveling book to keep pictures and notes of places you visit.
    Love your "messy, grungy style" like you call it, it's beautiful and so is that amazing looking car.


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