Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mini Clipboard, courtesy of the hardware store

I debated sharing this on my blog, because it's old, as in 2011 old.  :-)  I made this mini clipboard as a magazine submission, but it was not chosen, and I've long since mailed it to a friend.


I used a small sample of kitchen/bathroom countertop material that you find at your hardware store as my base, and covered it with papers and die cuts.


The shiny binder clip from Staples was soaked in saltwater for a few days until it developed this beautiful patina.  I tied on a couple of ribbon and lace scraps.


The ephemera is pretty much just from ColorBok's Flea Market collection, and a few bits from K & Co.

Thanks for letting me share this oldie-but-goodie with you!



Paper: Flea Market - Colorbok; Very Vanilla - SU  Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap - Ranger Fibers: assorted ribbon scraps Accessories & Tools: die cuts - Flea Market / Colorbok; egg die cut, gold clear corner die cut - K & Co.; Dotted Scallop punch - EK Success; binder clip - Staples; typewriter letter stickers

17 comments:

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

This clipboard is absolutely gorgeous Colleen! I love the beautiful layering and all the chipboard elements...I'm especially falling for that binder clip! LOVVEEEEE that beautiful patina effect...stunning. Thanks for sharing this:)

Hussena said...

Oh Wow !! This one is simply gorgeous Colleen ..You have used all the elements so beautifully ..Totally totally love this its so perfect !!!

Shani Thomas said...

Yes, indeed, an oldie but goodie. I love its vintage charm.

Jessi Fogan said...

ANd it hangs right above my desk where I can see it all the time :) It is absolutely stunning, every teensy bit of it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

An oldie but still a gorgeous one!! LOVEEEEEEEEEE this!!!

Benzi said...

I made one of those once and they really are fun. I like the patina you got on the clip and you know I love the bird. I'm sure your friend is enjoying it.

Lisa said...

Thanks for deciding to share it with us, what a treat for the eyes!! You have the perfect mix of elements, very cute!!

E.T. said...

I think it looks gorgeous! Love the vintage feel.

Bonnie said...

So pretty! What a great idea!

Leslie Miller said...

Some things just never lose their appeal. This is as beautiful now as it was in 2011. LOVE the patina on the clip. Got to remember that soaking in salt water. Fabulous!

Stella said...

I am glad you shared it; why hide a gem as pretty as this clipboard? The idea is lovely; the mix of papers and embellishments is so pretty!
XX

Vicki Dutcher said...

Old or not it is still quite fabulous! Love the details and the soaking of the clip - I am so trying that! I love the end result~

Ann Schach said...

What an awesome project! I LOVE the clip. The patina is gorgeous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I don't know why it was not picked, this is adroable, I love everything about it.

Sue Lelli said...

Seriously a GREAT idea and so Pretty, Colleen! LOVE it!

Emily Keaton said...

Awwww . . .this is super cute!! Delightful, Col!

Shirley said...

Their loss and your lucky friend's gain! That clip you soaked is priceless. I really love how it turned out. Your deco corner and the whole board are are really wonderful!

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