Hello hello! How’s your weekend going so far? I’ve been creating up a storm with Scrapmatts’ gorgeous Telephone Box (CB7012) chipboard set and I’m so excited to share it with you. Grab a cuppa and I’ll walk you through my telephone booth.
Does it seem familiar to you? If it is, then you must be a Dr. Who fan! It’s very much inspired by the infamous Tardis. It may not be labeled as “Police Box”, but the colors and elements on this telephone booth are all Tardis inspired.
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Telephone Box 01 (CB7012), Telephone Dial (CB5115), Circles 02 (CB5152), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Gears 03 (CB1075)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Bubbles (ST5001)
I like how the door is actually designed to open, and the hinges are actually provided for you.
I’ve painted all chipboard parts with Tattered Angels’ Navy High Impact Paint, then added layers of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists and other mediums to add some contrasting blue color and texture. Check out the great range of Tattered Angels Paints HERE.
I’ve added some Gears chipboard on some sides of the telephone booth, keeping to the Tardis theme.
At the back I’ve stenciled some black gesso to the Bubbles Stencil to surround the awesome Circles and Gears chipboards.
I went for a mechanical galaxy look and feel throughout the telephone booth, as I’ve mentioned having Dr. Who’s Tardis as the main inspiration.
You may wonder, where is the top cover of this telephone booth? This gorgeous set of chipboard actually does not come with a top cover, because it comes with 4 chipboard tags that you can easily slip in and out from the opening.
In this project I’ve used 3 instead of 4 chipboard tags, which means I’ve got a spare tag left for creating. These tags are also available to purchase separately from the Scrapmatts shop.
I’ve trimmed 2 of the tags smaller to get different lengths, and used the same paint to color the base of the chipboards tags.
Scrapmatts Chipboards: String Circles 07 (CB4071), Sticks 02 (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words 24 (CB1238)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Splatter (ST5010), Circle Stains (ST5009), Paint Drips (ST1009)
I then added some stains and drips stenciling on each tag to go with the masculine colors and theme.
The String Circles chipboards enhanced the tags’ galaxy theme, along with the versatile Sticks chipboard. The Burnt Cream Scrap Words were the perfect finishing touch to the each tag, and some extra splattering on top. I just couldn’t resist :).
How good do the tags look inside the telephone booth?
I really enjoyed creating this Tardis inspired Telephone booth…it’s masculine, mechanical and galaxy theme altogether with splashes of bright color. It also gave me a wee break from using flowers and I always feel a crafty accomplishment whenever I create a masculine project.
Now I’m ready to give this to my friend who absolutely looooooves Dr. Who. I hope she likes it as much as I do. The show has such a clever idea of having a police box that transports you in different places and time.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed looking through my Tardis inspired Telephone Booth. Check out the selection of Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils HERE.