Sunday, 3 January 2016

Suitcase is all packed!!

Hello all you lovely crafter's out there!!
Hope you all had a Great Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Wow i can't believe another year has gone and were now in "2016"

So let's kick the New Year off with a new challenge over at That Craft Place

Theme is super easy..... Anything Goes
Winner gets 5 Images of there choice from That Craft Place Etsy Store 

Well i decided to do a Mixed Media project for this challenge.

I have done some step by step photo's & products used to show how i made it so i hope you can follow along with them.

Here's what it looks like before in it's raw MDF state. 

 First you need to glue it altogether as it comes flat packed but it is SUPER EASY to put together & if i can do it then anyone can! lol
( I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue)
Next i sealed all the MDF with Multi Surface Primer so it takes the Paint well.

Now for the bit i absolutely LOVE doing. Rip pieces of crinkly tissue paper it to strips & apply the multi surface primer or pva glue to one side and then stick that to the MDF and while it is still wet start to make creases and folds in the tissue paper. Then apply the primer or pva over the top. I continued until all of the suitcase was covered. It did take along time to do this stage but it is so relaxing and fun to do this.
Here's what it looks like at this stage.

Next i Painted all of the suitcase with Navy Acrylic Paint.
Once dry i dry brushed all of it with a slightly lighter blue trying to just catch all the crinkled parts so they start to stand out from the main suitcase. 
Next dry brush very lightly with White Acrylic Paint so it really highlights those creases and folds in the tissue paper.

A photo of the back of the Suitcase as you can really see all the crease and folds.

The Suitcase straps & corners i added some dry brushing in Gold Lime Shimmer Paint by Cosmic Shimmer ( this is so Lush)

Next i used a wooden postage frame from DoCrafts Christmas Basics.
Painted it in Black Acrylic Paint, once dry i dry brushed with the Lime Shimmer Paint. I added a piece of travel paper to the back of the frame what i found in my own stash once i had aged it with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans & Brushed Corduroy. 
The small wood suitcase again from my stash was covered with Ranger Emboss It Dauber and sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer UTE Crystals in Vintage Metal & while still hot and sticky i added some Vintage Silver UTE Crystals.

I made 2 Luggage Tags out of chipboard & Stamped with a Mixture of Tim Holtz & Graphic 45 & again aged with the same Tim Holtz Ink Pads used above.
 The word FLY is a stencil from That Craft Place Ltd 

Here it is all Finished!!
I used some Silver Metal Washers on the straps. You can also see the Gold Lime Shimmer Paint on the straps & corners. 

Here's a side view as you can see the crinkles and folds of the tissue in this photo.

Here is my Suitcase all Packed!! 
Shame it's not a real one and packed for a Holiday somewhere nice! lol
But it was perfect though for storing all my different Glues!

Well that is all and i do hope i haven't bored you with the photo's and step by step instructions.

All items are from That Craft Place Ltd - Facebook.
That Craft Place  - Facebook Natter & Chatter group.
That Craft Place Ltd  - Etsy Store for Digi Images. 

Thank you for looking how i created the Suitcase.
Hugs Amanda xx


  1. Wow! what an amazing project. I'm writing to let you know that you were one of our top 3 entries at Digital Delights by Louby Loo Monthly challenge #5. We would like to invite you to be one of our guest designers for March 31st post. Please email me for all the details and congratulations.
    Lsuesart @ aol . com (no spaces)
    Digital Delights Challenge coordinator

  2. A brilliant project. I love it. Well done on making a fab and useful creation. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Happy New Year. Elaine

  3. This is brilliant, love your step by step photos :)

  4. Wow this is amazing. The way you have created the 'weathered' look to this project is fantastic and one I must try for myself. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at Creative Artitses this month.
    Hugs Sheryl, DT member xx

  5. What a fun project! Love that you used blue and the great little cluster of goodies. Beautiful!

  6. Lovely project, thanks for sharing with us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  7. Love your project. Very nicely done. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work at our February challenge. Judy DT

  8. That's clever Amanda! Super way to store your glues too! Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this January.

  9. Oh my! Another must make! This is fabulous and loving the blue! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  10. Lovely fun and functional project you have created well done... Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog... Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda Alman xx

  11. Very different I have not see a MDF suitcase before, you have done a great job with it.. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Beautifully altered piece!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Stamper.

  13. I love this
    that looks fantastic
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Creative Artisite Mix Media blog
    Debbie DT