Friday, 7 October 2011

A work in progress...

Before I start I would just like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who left lovely comments on my blog . I do apologise if I seem ignorant in not 'replying' but Blogger seems to be playing up a little and my 'comments' keep disappearing so I have no idea if they have been received or even posted twice! Anyway, Thank you all, it is very much appreciated!

I'm just in the process of making a little 'inspirational' book for myself! It will be full of little quotes, images and techniques done just for me to cheer me up when I'm feeling blue or just to look at for a little inspiration now and again when I feel the need.

Now the cover looks decidedly 'naff' at the moment but I'll wait until I have all the pages completed and then I'll finish it off! I want to cut it down a little so that I can show off the 'tabs' on the pages!

Soo....without further are the pages that I have completed so far!

The backing paper is from Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper pad! And all the pages are done using this one 12 x 12 sheet! I used the Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge dies to add 'tabs' to each page!  It's also done using just two colours! Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink!

The topper is just a plain piece of card, torn and distressed, overstamped with a crackle background stamp and then overstamped again with Black Archival ink. The words and phrases are from Chocolate Baroque and a set which I adore and have used on numerous occasions!

The back of the page is just plain and again done using Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy, this time I overstamped the whole page with the crackle stamp to give it a wee bit of 'texture.  The tag was just plain white, again distressed using the same two colours as above, only this time I sprayed some Antique Brown Stain ink and Also some Glimmer Mist, which has picked up the light from the flash and practically obliterated the phrase on the tag!! *sigh* ! Again the words are from Chocolate Baroque . I just added some square gems and a piece of ribbon to finish things off.

THIS page is done using just ONE colour! Fired Brick ! Now be careful with this one because it's such a strong colour and you don't need a LOT of it! I found that out!! lol...anyway it turned out ok so I'm not too bothered really.
The backing is stamped using the crackle background stamp then over stamped with hearts in Black archival ink. The heart image is From Joanna Sheen Victorian Romance cd rom and was left over from the Steampunk Canvas I did earlier. I distress it, overstamped with THAT background stamp lol! 'Swiped' over some Interference Blue ink and then overstamped with words from Chocolate Baroque . The cupid is a Sizzix original diecut (the green one)!

This page is done exactly the same as the previous one. I just added another spare image I had left over from the steampunk project only I cut the edges with the Deckle Edge scissors and distressed it slightly, the Double Heart is again and original Sizzix die, overstamped and distressed, and the words ans hearts are again from Chocolate Baroque.

This is just a quick photo of what the paged looked like BEFORE I got my inky mitts all over them!! lol

I'll keep you updated on how this project progresses as and when I get the other pages done!

Thanks for looking in

Take care

Jackie x


chrissy o said...

loving the book
hugs chrissy x

Rita said...

Loving this Jackie. You have made a wonderful job with all the distressing etc. I just love Tim Holtz too. Hugs Rita xx

nutcake said...

Think your book looks brilliant. Look forward to seeing more pages.