Friday, 25 November 2011

Baby You Can Drive My...

...errrrrm... pick up truck? Well, it started out in my head as a car... but by the time the idea got all that way and onto my desk, it transformed into a pick-up truck. I have had this idea buzzing about for a yonk and a half and have never got around to doing anything about it, so, I decided to take a little time out and sat and got all painty and sticky... and put together my Configurations Pick Up Truck. Ok, so he may be a little rough around the edges... and his wheels may be a little bit too big... but... I rather like him! He obviously needs a name... I was thinking Timmy might be apt seeing as it is a truck and... most of the stashly bits I used on it were from the creative genius that is the one and only Duke of Distress himself, Tim Holtz. Whatcha fink?


I started off by nabbing some of the boxes that go inside the big Configurations boxes and stuck them together to form the base of the truck. I used Matte Multi Medium to glue Crowded Attic paper over the sides of the truck and then glued DM Tissue Paper over that... again using Matte Medium to stick it down. To cover up the snarly edges, I used Tissue Tape... and then gave the whole lot a wash with watered down Espresso Dabber... using a big fat brush to get a streaky and dirty look. **a bit like Ferdy normally looks unless Grim gets him cleaned for me.. which he did last weekend so Ferdy is sparkling like a gem at the moment lol**


The "cab" is made from another of the little boxes... again covered as before but for the front of the cab, I snipped two pics from the Lost & Found Stack and then added more Tissue Tape. The bonnet is made from Grungepaper which was coloured with Vintage Photo DI and folded and stuck under the cab to secure it in place. I stuck the cab to the base using Multi Medium... I had tried hot glue but just a nudge and it fell off... so Multi Medium may take a while to set, but once it is... wow, it is stuck fast!



The wheels... ah yes, the wheels... well, in my head, I needed large Rosettes... so that is what I cut... and assembled... and embellished with metal bits and bobs... but erm... when I came adding them to the truck, I realised that... ahem... they were a smidge on the large size... well, they are monster wheels on a monster truck, which is the look I was after all along (see Hels' nose grow) The "engine" is actually full of beady chain and stuff... but check out the little bonnet prop... how cute is that! I popped an ickle magnet onto the Grungepaper and the prop is part of the same handle thingy that I used on the back... and it has lost part of its circle, which means it fits perfectly on the edge of the box... am happy about that coincidence!



For the "pick up" bit, I added an old metal drawer handle that I got in an Antique Mart near Chesapeake Bay, Maryland... which is why I also scoured those numberplates on the Lost & Found stack to see if I could get a Maryland plate... and huzzah, there was ONE... so that was snipped, popped onto mountboard to make it sturdy and then glued onto the front of the truck... the one on the back... well, there isn't one so... it fell off when a tree brushed against it (tis my story and am sticking to it officer lol) I made a little hooky crane jobby using a Hinge Clip and a DooDah... can't remember the name of those ickle bulldog clips... you know what I mean though....



And... finally... I chucked a load of ickle Christmas trees I bought last year... they were from a model shop and cost me about £15... and they were supposed to be for a "Winter Wonderland" scene I was concocting and never finished... well, they aren't stuck in there so I can always remove them and pop Easter Eggs in when the time comes... see, a truck for all seasons!




Anyways... that's me for today... I have an appointment with Victor Vagabond and a pile of Alterations dies... tis time to finish up the kits of the workshops tomorrow and Sunday... which... BTW, still have two places left for Saturday... so, if you fancy joining me to make a Book of Advent.. which is basically a countdown book for your mantlepiece... CLICK HERE for the deets... Thanks for looking... time to get cutting! TTFN

Hels x

EDIT..... just thought... my pals in the US will think I am deranged... a bonnet? on a car? huh? Tis a hood where you are... I think... **quickly rushes off to ask Ellen lol**

28 comments:

Minxy said...

I fink it is brilliant.. love timmy the truck, hauling xmas trees, its just too darn cute!

Fuchsia said...

omg!
How cool is that truck :0))
I love it

ellen vargo said...

Yes... bonnet = hood! You're an honorary American now! LOVE LOVE LOVE Timmy Truck! Brilliant! xxx

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! Love it!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh yeah!!! How 'cute' is that truck!! :D love it \m/

Jackie x

Sandy said...

Oh hun what a fun idea and brilliant work.
I´ve missed my words. This is outstanding. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend hun. xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

Great truck, love the details like the bonnet prop and the hook at the back! Great timmy is a great truck for all seasons! Trace x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!

Neil said...

Very clever Hels, well done!

Helen said...

Wow, Timmy the Truck looks fab - love his wheels, jumbo sized or not... What a great idea. Love those trees...

Andrea said...

can I borrow him to take my luggage on holiday as our car to small, he is just perfect and love the trees in the back, great idea xx

fatmonica said...

Sooo cool!Just love it to bits!

Laura said...

Hi Hun
Nearly Sunday!
I don't think the wheels are too big at all.
Spooky but I have just posted some things with wheels on my blog, a whole Caravan of wheels. I would love it if you could take a look.
http://ashappyas.blogspot.com/2011/11/stampsmith-new-website.html

khushifairy said...

the pink flower wheels looks tacky with the color scheme. i guess chocolate brown or simple brown would help better.
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Lottie said...

Absolutely brilliant - you managed to get all the details in it too - love all the metalwork especially

craftimamma said...

Oh Wow! Hels, this is such a fabby fun project. Love all your attention to detail. It's brilliant!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Artyjen said...

'Tis a wonderful concoction! Just think of all the fabulous places you could go and the things you could transport in that fantasmagorical truck :)
xoxo Sioux

Alison Horne said...

He's so cool and his bonnet will be just perfect for Easter.xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hels, you have outdone yourself. This is GENIUS!!!

Lynn W. said...

Timmy truck suits it perfectly! It's very clever and I love your attention to detail, like the numberplate and the hook at the back. I think you should show it to Sir Tim himself - he'd love it!

Lynn Wild x

Joanne said...

You gave me a good laugh there. This truck is genious. I reckon Mr Ford should watch out.
Hugs Joanne xx

Dallying Debz said...

Love it Hels!

Shazza said...

this is brilliant Hels, lol at the bonnet/hood comment x

Gillian .... said...

Genius .... how cool is this timmy truck, this is one cool creation hun:) xxx

Julie said...

A truck for hauling your Christmas tree. Very cute. Love the details!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

this is awesome. I love all the embellies!

Marjie Kemper said...

OMG, Hels, this is AMAZING! The rosettes as wheels is absolutely inspired. You clearly had fun with this one, and it's just terrific.

Candy C said...

WHERE DO YOU COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?!?! Your holiday truck is too cute!! I love your use of the configuration box to make this!! Genius girl, GENIUS! <3 Candy

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