Friday, 10 May 2013

Voyage tableau by Chris W

Those of you that are kind enough to follow me know that I just love doing tableaus so it won't come as any surprise to see another. This one is inspired by the fabulous Compass Texture Fades embossing folder, Clipboard and Cameo Frame dies all by Tim Holtz.

The clipboard dies can be used in several ways but the most obvious is using it to hold a photo'. I've used the cameo frame and cut one end off to make this clipboard which is decorated with decorative photo' corners and a small length of miniature bead chain.

Using Core'dinations card and sanding it gives this lovely worn effect and a sense of age.

The addition of lace (this is from a roll of adhesive lace with the shine sanded off of it), a word sticker and charms on a chain balances the composition and adds interest. Of course, it all has to be distressed with ink, lol.

If you'd like to read, print or download the instructions to make it please click HERE.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and thank you for taking the time to stop by.


  1. a really great make, love the use of the cameo die for a clipboard and love that embossed panel ..looks amazing! hugs trace x

  2. Hi Chris
    this is a great project I love how you have used the clipbaord die for holding the photo. Great distressing making it all feel very aged

  3. I love that texture fade folder and the clip board die and you have certainly put then to good use on this wonderful tableau Chris. Love the layers and the gorgeous embellies you have added. A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Great colours and elements together Chris.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

  5. Stunning card, with beautiful use of embossing with the texture fades and so many delicious details. xx

  6. What a great tableau Chris. Love that embossed piece and the way you've 'captured' the photo. Hugs, Jenny x