Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Journal book!

I have rolled into work with ink stained hands this morning!  They are very colourful!!

Well I turned my hand to making a book as my latest project......

I ahve used scattered straw, brushed corduroy and walnut stain to distress the book cover.  The cover is just made from Ranger manilla cardstock.  Down the bottom I have used Tim Holtz lettering stamps in walnut stain.  The Arc de Triumph is a paper artsy stamp which has been stamped with watercolouring effect in rust hinge.  The french themed are also paperartsy.

The edges have been finished with Tim Holtz stamps in black archival ink and walnut stain.  I have sued perfect pearls on some of the stamping to give it some glam!

Idea-ology pins, spinners, corners and book labels to finish it off and also some shrink plastic.

I even handstitched the paper into the book! Get me working with the needle too!!

I am really chuffed with this book and am dying to get onto the next thing (which has been started but my parcel didn't arrive yesterday which meant that I couldn't finish it! :( )

Anyway, hopefully be back on tomorrow with some more if I get into my crafty room!

Happy inking!

Beth xx

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Taggy Book

First post of creativity!

Here is my first attempt at actually making something!

For this book I used ranger card to create the cover.  I distressed using mulled lavender and water and then built up the layers with dusty concord and chipped sapphire.  The music stamp is a papermania urban stamp realeased in their post Christmas campaign.
Using some Tim Holtz stamps I have stamped the birds with chipped sapphire and then used perfect pearls to accentuate the image.  A couple of phrase stamps from the Tim Holtz range in archival black ink stands out in comparison to the purple background.

For the bird I have distressed a piece of ranger card using the same inks as the colour.  I have stamped the music stamp in chipped sapphire and then the bird on the branch in black soot.  Using a nestabilities die I have cut this and then a piece of core'dinations in dusty concord slightly bigger.  A little bit of sanding and distressing and then it was ready to stick on.

To give the perfect finish to the book I have covered the spine with canvas which has been distressed and then covered the ink splodges inside with core'dinations. 

Cheap value envelopes have been distressed using brushed corduroy and then stuck in an accordian effect using extra strong double sided tape (I did use normal tape but it just was no good!).

So there we have my first creativity post on my new blog! I hope you like my creation!

It would be great to get to know more crafters on here so if you want to get in touch then please....!

I will be back with some more creations soon!

Happy inking!

Beth xx

New Blog....

Hi all!

I decided to finally join the world of blogging after spending lots of time reading others and going through all their crafty makes!

I have been making some bits and bobs over the last week and hopefully will be sharing these with you over the next couple of days.

I'm no pro by all means but enjoy what I do and what I make and just hope that others can appreciate my creations as much as I do!

I'm very excited about getting home tonight because hopefully my order will have arrived from ali craft who stocks most of the Tim Holtz range at a fab price.  I was lucky to join in their workshops at the last craft event at the NEC.

It's pay day tomorrow so I have spent the last few hours looking at what this can be spent on!  After all, in 3 months time this day will mean that I just have to restock on nappies and baby wipes!

Well hopefully I will post some pictures of my makes on here soon!

Happy Inking!

Beth x