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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When Sci-Fi FANDOM meets #Cre8time...
Doctor WHO Envelope Mini Book

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today my latest installment of "Thoughtful Abstractions" column drops today at Unruly PaperArts. This month's theme is FABRIC FRENZY... and this is exactly how my project for this column was born – creating a fandom frenzy.

Anything can be inspiring for creativity! In this particular case - my nerdy sci-fi guilty pleasure... which sent me into a frenzy over a package of Junkitz fabric!!! The planets have aligned - I knew instantly this would become a WHOvian themed project... and already had all the crafty goodness I needed.

I don't know if you are like me, you've got loads of crafty supplies, papers and embellies that sit for ages and you're not even sure what you've got – then one day you unearth something at the perfect moment in time – and the planets align and you are inspired to use it immediately. Right then and there!

I've created this "out-of-the-box" project entirely with items already in my crafty stash to make a mini album to commemorate my WHOvian adventures to the first Annual Time Lord Fest in Tampa, FL last November. This project is a personal labor of love that will take some time to fill completely. I have loads of ideas, photos, tchotchkes and stamps to fill it - and - there's pockets, too!

I spent about an hour and two rolls of 2" photo paper to print out all of my photos and WHOvian inspiration on my Zink Happy printer. This is the first real project that I can use loads of pint-sized images printed directly from my iPhone. I love that it's quick and easy printing straight from the photo album {though there is an app to do all kinds of stuff also} direct to sticky back photo paper... LOVE IT!!!

Please CLICK HERE to jump over to my "Thoughtful Abstractions" column at Unruly PaperArts to see how I created this mini book.

Drop back by a little bit later today
for a few of the details of the interior...
yes... "it's BIGGER on the INSIDE!"


I have a couple illustrations immortalized in rubber at Viva Las VegaStamps! One being the Blue Police Box #19054. This was so popular, it was re-issued on a total WHOvian plate {#925} with more stamps in this genre. I have utilizing these {and more} to embellish the insides of my mini book. Would you love to win this Police Box stamp... how about the entire plate!!? Please see the Rafflecopter below to enter to win.

Please follow the Rafflecopter Giveaway instructions below to earn one or multiple entries enter to win one (1) unmounted WHOvian Plate #925 stamps courtesy of Viva Las VegaStamps! This giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm EST on May 31, 2014 and winner will be announced here in my post for next month's Unruly Paper Arts Reader's Art Quest debut on June 1st. ALLONS-Y! :) Sb

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  1. It's bigger on the inside!!!

    That's a good one . . . and a wonderful piece, Susan!!!!

    (started watching Dr. Who way back in the Tom Baker days!!)

  2. What a fabulous plate for Whovians and I can't wait to see all your inside finished. Dr Who is watched regularly here too. For your prize entry it asked about favorite Sci Fi etc, I have a few oldies Lost in Space, Star Trek and Dr Who.

  3. Susan, your incredible! I really love this project...every great detail! I have a 17 yr. old son, who thinks he IS Dr. Who....(I think he might be) people tell him he looks the part all the time! (from head to toe) LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with the fabric and how you tied it all together with the stamps. Of course I would love a chance to win these fantastic stamps! xo

  4. I love this! My friend is a BIG fan and I would love to make this for her!

  5. Wonderful Fan art. A true 'Dr. Who' did it! I'd love to win these stamps for my British neighbor who stamps and has seen every episode as it aired in England all those years ago and has brought up her kids as true Who fans.

  6. PS my fave si-fi movie is Silent Running Love Huey , Duey and Louie!

  7. This is so cool, a great idea for a place to showcase photos and memorabilia from Armageddon conference for my Whovian daughter

  8. I have never been a fan of sci fi movies or TV shows. I was reading L. Ron Hubbard many years ago, also McCaffery (dragons) but I've gotten away from those too.
    Love that phone booth. I was going to buy that stamp set and then never did it. thanks for remindingme.

  9. I would like to win this plate so I would have the phone booth!

  10. I absolutely in love with this project. I am a proud whovian and love that I can combine my two loves of crafting and Dr. Who. I would absolutely adore this plate. In fact, I want to create that albumn. Thank You for the chance to win!

  11. I freaking LOVE this!!!!!!! I'm a huge Doctor Who nut so this rocks my socks off!!!

  12. I love the Firefly series and the subsequent Serenity movie.

  13. Love It!!! I'm a big Doctor Who fan, but I love all sci-fi. My favorite movie has to be Star Wars. TV show is harder - maybe Quantum Leap, maybe Firefly, maybe Orphan Black, there are so many I love....

  14. Susan...your creativity is infectious; thank you for the "fantastick" opportunity to win the Dr. Who plate...I love Dr. Who, as well as Star Trek. Lately I have been watching episodes of Torchwood and drooling over Captain Jack Harkness. I cannot wait for the Dr. Who to start again in August..but I will miss Matt I did David Tennet and Tom other favorite doctors. With gratitude and joy, Dr. Angi

  15. I just love your Raggety Man project. There's just something about making a Doctor Who project that is inherently FUN!! :-)

  16. I love this fab creation! My fave sci fi of all time is star trek.... My current fav is revolution... Sorta semi sci fi!

  17. You want me to pick a favorite? That's tricky! Dr. Who is definitely right up there! Joined with Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Star Trek.... it's all just fabulous!


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