Friday, February 22, 2013

I Can See Clearly Now!

OK not really, but at least I can find my glasses case!  For a long time I have wanted to alter the many cases I have and this has laid around with a crackle finish and those Steampunky eyes for several weeks.  Today we decided it would be a good day to finish what was started!
So here is why I did!  I used the SteamPunk and Secretary Pool stamp plates from Artistic Outpost and everything was stamped on tissue paper and cut out, using Archival and heat set!  The block letters are all from one stamp and after I heat set, I colored the reverse side with Distress Markers.  I did give this a quick spray of Matt Sealer to avoid any running once I glued these down with a gel medium.  I was wanting a collage of letters, so these were just randomly placed.  After I was happy, I gave this another coat of gel medium and then a coat of matt varnish!   I am also linking this up to The Cheerful Ink Pad's "Anything But a Card" challenge! 

Remember there is still time to pull out those AO stamps and join in the February Referral Program, so come on and play along.

As always I am thrilled when you stop by and comment.  Hope everyone has a most fabulous weekend! 

28 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your new glasses case, it looks so fab Terry, hugs Annette x

Netty said...

Loving your new glasses case, it looks so fab Terry, hugs Annette x

Dots Dabbles said...

What a great idea Terry! It looks fantastic
Dot x

2amscrapper said...

I bet many of us have eye glass cases and few of us have altered ones--what a fabby idea, Terry. Yours "looks" great. Helene

Ann said...

this is a wonderful idea!!
love what you did!!

Krisha said...

Very cool idea, love the effect you achieved!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great way to keep track of those glasses! How FUN!!!
hugs Lynn

Buttons said...

Great job Terry, you will never lose these now! Hugs, Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

Ha a brilliant title for your post and what a fabulous alteration to your glasses case. I bet you will find it much easier now.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

craftattack said...

Beautiful, this will not easily be overseen. Great idea! Valerie

Karin said...

Wow great idea and it looks fabulous!

Redanne said...

Such a great idea, may just have a go at altering one of mine.....if I can find one! Love yours.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Terry- omg...Awesome idea! love what u have done :)

Meggymay said...

Great alteration, you won't be loosing those specs with them homed in this wonderful case.
Yvonne

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so fabulous Terry, and I must make a glasses case as I am very bad about not putting my glasses away. This is an AO set I really fancy although I am lucky as a certain friend has offered to let me use hers, lol!!

Lucy x

Sandi McLean said...

What fun! And great inspiration to keep the glasses safe!

Michele said...

this is fabulous and with all the old glasses cases i have laying around there is no excuse not to try it! by the way we have an "anything but a card" challenge at the http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/ if you want to link up! xo

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brilliant!
So cool and arty and what I love, practical - such great use of the stamps.
Terry I also have to comment on your glasses as I really like them.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Terry! I love the letters and the tissue paper gives it such a nice look! ~Diane

butterfly said...

Clever stuff... you won't miss that on your desk! Love the stamp combo, and the alphabet all individually cut out - how patient of you!
Alison x

PetraB said...

so cool ... have some of those lying around and never thought of altering them ... thank you for sharing such a clever idea

Linda R said...

How fun is this. What a creative idea. I just love it.

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

Hey Terry, they look just like mine! Can't remember you borrowed them from me, LOL! Love your case, totally creative and artistically made my friend! Hugs, Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Vada said...

Terry, I just love this idea.. Very nicly done little lady.
Lots of Hugs Vada

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's cool, a great idea.

Alexa said...

Great idea Terry and I love your choice of collage pieces! x

Marjie Kemper said...

That is an awesome makeover for your case, girl!

Sandra said...

What a fun thing to alter your glasses case! I'm sure you can find it right away now! Hugs, Sandra

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