Monday, March 11, 2013

Kickin' Back in St. Paddy's Pub....

Being Irish, I am a HUGE fan of St. Patrick's Day, of course!
This year, I wanted to create something to show my love
of the holiday of my heritage, and really let loose and 
have a great time playing with inks, paints and glue!

And so, St. Paddy's Pub was born.....

There is an absolutely stunning line up of Tim Holtz Idea-Ology
products, Ranger and Maya Rd. products on this labor of love,
and I also used one of my favorite stamps from The Rubber Cafe.

Here are some of the details:
Lost & Found Paper pad (all background papers, and March calendar....
which is distressed with Tonic Distress tool), Cash Keys (charm on the
calendar with shamrock sticker inside),Clock Keys (lantern "hanger"),
Corked Vials (small glass jars in small cubby--they are colored with
Adirondack alcohol inks in Meadow and Sunshine), Game Pieces
 (bingo #17 in red), Plaquettes (porcelain looking #17), Tinsel Twine
around the small cubbies, Ornate Plates (in lower cubby with 
Ruler Ribbon inside), Locket Keys (metal piece on Pub Sign under 
shamrock),  Ruler Ribbon (inside ornate plate), Memo Pins (stuck
 into wooden spools lower right cubby) and Hanger Clips (holds
small piece of burlap with shamrock sticker in lower cubby),
Salvage Stickers--Crowded Attic (label on mini vial), Woodlands
Miniatures tree (dyed with re-inker/water in a mini mister and
accented with a Paper Twine bow), and the Mini Lantern
hangs from the clock key....yes it lights up....the battery pack
is attached to the back in a pocket I made to hold it.
 Distressing done with Walnut Stain and Black Soot Ink, and
Tiny Attacher staples hold the calendar in place.  Core d'nations
Cardstock covered the outside of the box (embossed and sanded).
And lastly, Tissue Tape wrapped around toothpicks makes the flag pole.

Here are a few close ups:
 The PUB is from the Lost and Found paper pad, 
glued to chipboard, sanded and inked with Black Soot,
then coated with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.
 Recycled corks come in
 Love those little Woodlands Miniatures trees!

 Ye Olde Lantern....lit up....welcome to the pub!

  Sign detail shot....of that Celtic Rosette Stamp from The Rubber Cafe!

 Maya Rd. stick pins, and mini spools--twined up and dyed 
up using Peeled Paint Distress Stains.  The box was painted
with Adirondack Paint Dauber in Lettuce. 

And one last shot of the finished project:

Thanks for stoppin' by the blog today for a little bit of Irish hospitality!
Be inspired to get out those paints, inks and stamps and play today! 

1 comment:

  1. Just loving this! It is so cute. Thank you for the close ups.