Creativation 2017 : idea-ology 2

1st February, 2017

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last post, I really appreciate it. Today I am back with part 2 of my samples for the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Booth.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017My second sample, a clipboard memo pad, was inspired by the gorgeous new memoranda paper stash and I HAD to use one of the new idea-ology rulers!

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
To begin with, I disassembled an idea-ology mini clipboard. Covered the clip with picket fence distress paint, dried a little and then wiped away the excess with kitchen paper. I repeated this process using evergreen bough distress paint. Finally I dry brushed with tarnished brass distress paint.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
I used the notebook stamp from the Tim Holtz school desk stamp set (CMS057), with jet black archival ink and stamped onto paper from the new memoranda paper stash. I scored a line near the top and punched holes.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
I covered the mini clipboard with paper from the Memoranda Paper Stash, ephemera from the snippets ephemera pack and design tape. I used linen ribbon to hold the memo pad together and adhered it to the clipboard. I added an aged pencil with twine to an adornments index clip which I aged with distress paint.

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
As a final flourish I added one of my new favourite idea-ology items, the adornments stars, which I aged with distress paint and attached with collage glue. …I won’t tell you how many packs of these I have ordered, but I would get in there quickly!

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
I snapped an idea-ology ruler in half, sanded with a sanding block and stained with vintage photo distress stain. The buttons are actual vintage buttons that Paula Cheney kindly sent me from her personal stash, (you should see the collection she has… swoon)!

iGirlZoe: Tim Holtz Creativation 2017
Again, a big thanks to Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi and Paula Cheney for inviting me to be part of this amazing team.

You can pre-order all of the new Tim Holtz products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I’ll be back on Friday with the samples that I made for the Sizzix booth.

Thanks for taking the time…




  1. Fabulous project! Love all the bits and bobs you added, so beautifully put together. The patina tones are brilliant, a great combo of colours and one to remember….

  2. Kaz says:

    Another masterpiece zoe! Totally rockin the Idea-ology xx

  3. Sue says:

    You are an inspiration to us all Zoe. This work of art is also useful 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you make next. LOVE your work.

  4. marci piraro says:

    Beautiful and practical, too!

  5. Gorgeous Zoe, the patina on the clipboard is perfection and love how you layered all of those wonderful Idea-ology embellishments and papers, love it to pieces! Deb xo

  6. Trace metcalfe says:

    This is absolutely stunning xx

  7. Gorgeous project. I LOVE the mini paper pad and pencil on this…fun and functional, and love the vintage touches.

  8. Anne R says:

    Not just beautiful, but practical too, I like that! The papers are beautiful and I just love the new rulers! A truly beautiful project Zoe! xx

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