Thursday, February 21, 2008

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! Well, like many other people I know, the flu grabbed me last weekend. Not much goes on when you can't be up for long - KWIM? This cutie-pie book is the other thing that has taken up much of my time. It's a book I want to teach to some friends, so I needed to make sure I could build it myself first. I LOVE IT! It is ubitz-free as I can hardly contain my stunned amazement at that fact!

The cover for this little gem is pretty straight forward. The brads started life as yellow and baby poop brown - not good for a cover - KWIM?! I used alcohol inks on them to colour match with the designer paper a little better and I'm pretty happy with the results.

stamps; Delight in Life, Carte Postale (Stampin' Up!)
paper; very vanilla (Stampin' Up!), Geneva (Bazzill destinations), Wanted (Cosmo Cricket)
ink; Tea Dye, Vintage Photo (Ranger distress Inks), adirondak alcohol inks (Ranger)
accessories; shades of Tuscan silk flowers (Petaloo), Twill Ribbon, nylon ribbons (Martha Stewart), copic markers, copper brad (7gypsies), Chocolate Bodacious Brads (Bo Bunny)

Each page took on a life of its own from day to day. I used Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo along with a little green (old olive, certainly celery or river rock) on each page with pink as the colour to add a little 'pop'. This provides unity for the project. This page is one of my favourites.

stamps; Always, Stem Silhouettes, Love Matters (Stampin' Up!), French Mail (Crafty Secrets)
paper; ivory shimmer
ink; river rock (Stampin' Up!), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks), Versamark (Tsukineko)
accessories; nylon ribbon (Martha Stewart), I Kandee Shimmer Chalk (Pebbles), Stardust Glitter Pen (Sakura), Pearlex, Accents Crackle (Ranger)

stamps; Roses in Winter, Watercolour Minis, Baroque Motifs (Stampin' Up!), Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants)
paper; ivory shimmer
ink; old olive, certainly celery, regal rose, pretty in pink (Stampin' Up!), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, worn lipstick (Ranger Distress Inks), Versamark (Tsukineko)
accessories; nylon ribbon (Martha Stewart), ribbon slot punch (making Memories), Clear detail emboss powder (ranger), Plumeria Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)


stamps; touch of nature, happy harmony (Stampin Up!), Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants), French Mail (Crafty Secrets)
paper; shimmer ivory
ink; old olive (Stampin' Up!), Versamark (Tsukineko), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks)
accessories; pearl copper emboss powder (Ranger), copic markers, fresh mowed grass dew drops (The Robin's Nest)


stamps; happy harmony, watercolour minis (Stampin' Up!), French Mail (Craft Secrets)
paper; shimmer ivory
ink; antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks), certainly celery (Stampin' Up!), petal pink versamagic (Tsukineko)
accessories; cuttlebug, fancy corners embossing folder (Provocraft), nylon ribbon (martha Stewart), ribbon slot punch (Making Memories) brown Jewels (Q&Co.)


stamps; boho backgrounds, embrace life, friendship flowers (Stampin' Up!), French Mail (Crafty Secrets), Flourishes (Gel-a-Tins)
paper; shimmer ivory
ink; antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks), river rock (Stampin' Up!)
accessories; plumeria dew drops (The Robin's Nest), stardust gellyroll pens (Sakura), copic markers

stamps; happy harmony, embrace life, baroque motifs (Stmapin' Up!), leafy backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
paper; ivory shimmer
inks; certainly celery, old olive (Stampin' Up!), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks)
accessories; I Kandee Shimmer Chalks (Pebbles), plumeria dew drops (The Robin's Nest), Prima flowers

stamps; timeworn trim, delight in life, baroque motifs, watercolour minis (Stampin' Up!), Green Thumb (Papertrey)
paper; ivory shimmer
ink; river rock (Stampin' Up!), antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo (Ranger Distress Inks), versamark (Tsukineko)
accessories; pearlex, ribbon slot punch (memory makers), pink velvet ribbon (Basic grey), brown sheer dot (Bazzill), copper micro beads, scotch quick dry glue

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I love your blog...I have added you to my links...if you would like to be removed, please let me know...if not, I will continue to seek inspiration from it. Thanks Lisa

jackiestamps4fun said...

Wow! You should be happy as that is one gorgeous book! It is truly amazing! That must have taken a lot of time!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Alison

stampupwithpam said...

WOW! I am glad I found your blog! what beautiful work you do!! Thanks for sharing! I'll Be back!

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome and gorgeous creation! I stumbled across a card today right after you posted it on SCS and followed it to your blog. I left the first comment on your poppy card and I wanted to see what else a talented artist coulod create. I was not disappointed! Thanks for sharing.

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