I tapped into some things I have been holding onto for a while. Sometimes it is so hard to use up some of those special trinkets.
A few of those hard to use pieces were from a typewriter I tore apart. It took me so long, but I was able to harvest some really neat stuff from it. I also added an old grocery store price tag, a random game piece and an old piece of hardware. The clock images throughout were cut from really neat paper from a book making store.
The small amber bottle is filled with a few of the screws left over from the typewriter tear down. I have loads of respect for the craftsmanship that went into making this device. The pendulum is a hand off from my Dad, he deals in antiques and once in a while he is generous with the junk he can't make money on.
In the picture above you can see a bit more of the collaging I did before layering in my junk. I used light bulb cut outs from Retro Cafe Art, a wonderful vendor. Also to add more layers I used images from Alpha Stamps.
The ruler is a color copy of a ruler I found at an estate sale. As I live in Kalamazoo, this was a score. I made several copies of a few rulers to create my own personal scrapbook paper. You can also see an old pencil I tucked up in the corner as well as another really cool typewriter part.
Here you can see that I actually attached the hardware hook to the printer tray structure. I used a few more bits of tiny junk in the upper sections. This time around I tried to edit a bit. I tend to over do it with too many layers of junk.
Speaking of layers, this is the theme for this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show so I am adding this piece to the mix. I recently applied to be on their design team, but I was rejected once again. I was beyond disappointed, but there is always next time I suppose!