Create Yourself - Simply Stamps

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you this altered clip board I made using several of the new idea-olgy releases this year from Tim Holtz along with my personalized stamp "Create Yourself", from Simply Stamps.

As Artists, it sometimes takes us a while to find ourselves. We try all sorts of different mediums until one day it hits us. It may not be overnight, and sometimes it takes a life time, but it is definitely a journey to Create Yourself. 

If you would like to see how I created this Altered Clip Board, I have provided a link to my You Tube channel. 

There is a quote that reads "Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about Creating Yourself." I didn't want the entire quote, only a version of it. I was able to create a custom sentiment over at Simply Stamps, in the font I wanted. 

To begin, I removed the clip from the Clip board using a screw driver.  I then cut out a piece of cardstock the size of my clip board.

Using PPA I adhered my card stock to my clip board. A rubber brayer works great to roll out any excess adhesive. 

I added a little color using some distress ink and a stencil. Then I proceeded to add some washi tape as well as well as some Film Strip Ribbon. 

Now at this point your project can go in any direction, depending on your theme. I wanted to create a theme of growth through years of learning and finding yourself. 

The ephemera I used is called layers as well as Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz new collection.  I also sprayed some wooden gears using tattered angels and glued them to the bottom of the clip board. 

I also added some letters of the alphabet using Alpha Tile Chip board and some metal objects.

I finished off the project by adding a couple of sentiments "Stay Curious" and "Create Yourself" along with some phrases from a set of Remnant rubs.

Thanks for stopping by!

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