Steampunk’d VW Bus

I would like to send out a big “Thank You” to Hilary for allowing us to share her adorable shabby chic project with you today.  I highly recommend visiting her site Hilary Scraps.  You will soon be adding Hilary to your favorites.

VW Bus

Hilary used the Kiwi Ink for the image, but decided it was a bit to bright so she distressed it with some Vintage Photo Distressing Ink and added some black pattern paper, an old newspaper clipping, a dipped walnut ink tag, some metal gears and a license plate by Tim Holtz.  Toss on a little ric-rac at the bottom.  Too cute.

Close Up

Don’t you just love the fine details, like the Tim Holtz’s metal gears, that adorable licence plate and the stitching to name a few.



VW Bus Stamp


VIntage Photo Distress Ink Tim Holtz     Kiwi Ink


Tim Holtz Metal Gears     Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers      Dipped Walnut Ink Tags

From Your Stash: old newspaper clipping, black patterned paper, cardstock, ric rac, thread.

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes  to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day.