Thursday, 17 July 2014

CC3C Trains Planes & Automobiles

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for dropping by today, I have my altered Burlap Panel to show you for the latest CC3C challenge, but firstly I would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone who visited and commented on my last project Missed the Bus. I was overwhelmed by the response by everyone who said they liked it and it got pinned on one of Tim's Pinterest boards too! wow! so proud.  I did have a little help from my best friend  Anne as she posted the project on her facebook page which let it be seen by some who may otherwise have missed it - Thank you Anne.

Back to Linda Ledbetters CC3 challenge 6. This time we are asked to put our own spin on the tutorial on page 37 which is an Altered Burlap Panel.  I can't show you the technique involved as you need to buy Tim's fabulous book for that which you can purchase Here
The Funkie Junkie Boutique is back to sponsor Challenge 6, and owner Linda Coughlin is offering a fabulous $25 shopping spree to one very lucky winner.
A little different to my usual colour scheme, this little panel was named after one of my favourite comedy films Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring John Candy and Steve Martin, as they are the 3 forms of transport featured on this journey (albeit the automobile turned out to be a bus rather than a car).

The Red White & Blue Theme came from the colours of the French Flag as it was soon becoming apparent that our journey was to Grande Paris (Barn Door, Picket Fence and Chipped Sapphire).  The panel was backed with Melange tissue and most of the tickets were taken from the Expedition ephemera pack.

A couple of cogs and spinner were added

plus a wordband and chit chat stickers.  The Eiffel Tower was stamped onto a journalling ticket and cut down to fit  

I wrapped a piece of eclectic elements fabric around a piece of card to give it strength before adding a buckle and an eyelet to secure it

I thought it looked a little like a luggage strap you would wrap around your suitcase when travelling

so I wrapped it around the edges also and secured it with glue
The Hotel Mondia in Paris centre is the final destination lets hope the travellers have a lovely time.
Thank you as always for your visit today.
Mo x


  1. Wonderful Mo , fantastic theme and well put together. Nikkixxx

  2. TOO COOL!!! Love the belt and the position of it! Love many layers to love as well! Thanks so much for playing along on our burlap canvas challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  3. Well Mo, this is one bus you didn't miss! Your panel is fabulous, I love the red, white and blue theme and all the wonderful ephemera you have added - the cogs and strap are fantastic finishing touches too! Congratulations on being pinned by Tim, you really did deserve if for your beautiful piece of work (now proudly displayed at my house!!!). Take care and see you soon. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Beautiful collage and so vintage looking. You would think these are all elements you have had lying around your house for years. Super. Congrats on being pinned you deserved it.
    Julie x

  5. Ooh love this one Mo,especially the strap such a great idea. Thankfully you managed to get this one entered on time :)
    Donna xx

  6. stunning panel and a fabulous little story too Mo - so glad to hear you got pinned with the missed the bus item- congratulations!!! It was fabulous! Big hugs to you! Rachel xx

  7. A fabulous panel Mo, I love all the wonderful ephemera and trinkets you have used and the red, white and blue is very striking xx

  8. Wowzer - that is totally cool, Mo! Love the red, white and blue and the brilliant travel theme... and how you've used the EE fabric for that belt buckle - it's just brilliant!
    Alison xx

  9. Love this gorgeous project!! I must say that something like this would also look brilliant on a travelling journal cover!! Hugs Frea

  10. This is so beautiful Mo. Such a great colour scheme too. Jenny x