Wednesday, March 6, 2013


For today's project I thought I would use these fabulous stamps from MARLON TEUNISSEN'S COLLECTION to create a PASSPORT cover.

The stamps are available singularly or as a plate here.

The Pilot
Steam Angel

To make this cover I used an empty Cereal box, covered both sides and then used a sewing machine to edge.  Unfortunately I didn't check the stitches before starting so the stitching isn't set on the proper tension but the effect is OK.

I then finished colouring the images and cut the die cut shapes - having another mishap - the die slipped whilst embossing but again I quite liked the effect!

To strengthen the spine I gilded and decorated with PVA glue faux pearls.  I decided not to add too many embellishments as I wanted the cover to remain quite flat.

Further details can be found on my blog here.

Best wishes,


  1. What a nifty idea cover a passport! I never thought of it but you can be sure my passport will not look so ugly and bare in future.
    I like the look you've gotten with these pretty images.

  2. Beautiful!!! Love the colors you have used, and your coloring!

  3. My Lord! How gorgeous and creative. What a beautiful project. Don't you just love to use empty Boxes??? stop by at my blog and see what i made with Boxes for today.
    Hugs Nat

  4. What a wonderful idea to make a cover for the passport. Those images are perfect for. Looks so great, Sharon!
    Hugs, Karina

  5. Wow, stunning work Sharon. I love how you combined these two images together, the look great on this project.

  6. What a lovely idea! This is soooo pretty. The colors are stunning!

  7. This is fabulous! What a clever idea! I love your colouring on the images and the whole steampunk style.. ooh and I've just realised I think I have those very same papers! :D