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Friday, 30 April 2010

Altered Tag Book Complete

Hi I showed you the first photos Yesterday of this book. I have had the most lovely time playing with this I really felt my mojo running away with me (don't you just get SO excited when you get this way) Any way I have to reshow some photos as The Craft Barn Is running a competition which finishes on the 15th May So you still have time to enter. They have asked that you follow 9 sketches (I will put a link in my side bar too!) I didn't know what the prize was, but get this a £30 bag of goodies based on your style of book! (I may have to make another!lol) What a great prize! So be prepared lots of photo's to follow I will put some of the items used at the bottom if your interested. This is the cover, page 1


I have to say I used some friendly Plastic and a moult to make my Eiffel Tower and I crushed my bottle top put a vintage photo in (Crafty Individuals) and some glossy accents to get this effect (one of my fave pages) lol this is page 3.

Loving Oxford impressions I have a couple of sets of theirs now and YUMMY or what? And if your interested LB Crafts have them. The only UK supplyer (they're not on the web site but if you phone they will take yr order) I only put links of shops I know to do good service, products and delivery (You know that)



Now if you have been visiting you know I am a huge lover of anything French (Paris imparticular) this is constantly on my mind as I want to get there this year for a few days with hubby, I have used the fabby Tim Holtz Die here used french type stamp inked and stamps onto the flower which is made from some scrap material (you can't see this very well as the ink is so light on the material, shucks! it looks yummy I can tell you lol)  I have love how linen frays, it's also inked with the fabby TH DI (I have all the new ones now and I love this Victorian Velvet swoon) page 5& 6


More yummy Tim Holtz inks & Stamps here I love the clear EP technique where you stamp add colour then iron off the CEP so effective I amusing this for a challenge too! Tag Tuesday Louise wants to see Glitter this week, And I have managed to catch the angle right I soaked this with 'Rock Candy' lol not sos you would notice but I wanted a subtle look on top of the map. Page 7


I wish I would of had more travel stamps for this project but London and Paris are very cool, aren't they. I used lots of Crafty Individual stamps here of London I embossed with clear EP and more CI photos and I have to say some fantastic lace (this page) & ribbon (on the next page)sent by my yummy new ATC swapping buddy Petra (Thank you hunny the ATCs are so amazing that you sent, will e-mail you later) Oh this is page 9. But I did a back page too! wanna see?

More of the Yummy Tim Holtz stuff here (You can see the text better on the flower here, as it's dark) You see this leather piece? this was on my bag lol it has the brand name on one side put I thought this would come in handy so I used a very sharp craft knife and sliced down the middle and then embossed the word Journey on to it Page 10 Also entering this tag book for a challenge over at Wednesday stamper They are looking for things using the master Tim Holts on there projects. All too easy he he
So this is my very first mini book and it was great fun I won't be too scared to do one in the future it was very handy to have the sketches to guide me through and it only took a couple of days to make I am really pleased with it I hope you like it too. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- DP K&Co Tim Holts, Grunge board Metal worded tag, fastening, inks. Ribbon, Buttons, stash. Stamps Crafty Individuals, Tim Holtz, Oxford Impressions, Stampin Up and Clear Stamps. Friendly plastic and Moulds, Stamp Bug LTD. Keys, stash. Postage stamp, Stash.Card Stock Stampin Up! Cuttlebug EF. Chip Board Album Maya Road. Glass square Altered Element. Punches Martha Stewart, dove craft & Stampin Up. Jumbo elets SU.

31 comments:

Karen said...

WOW Dawn, this is really special!!! You have used some wonderful techniques (love the Eiffel Tower) to end up with a really gorgeous book. I do hope that you win my lovely XXX

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, and MORE wow, Dawn!!! This is absolutely stunning!! Fantastic work. I LOVE your style, and you have incorporated so many lovely techniques. So very inspirational, thanks for sharing all of it! Beautiful!

Anesha said...

Stunning tag book you created. Keep meaning to do this challenge but just have not got around to it. Well done you for completing yours. Have a great weekend. Anesha

IsaNorris said...

Dawn, this is beautiful !! you did a great job on that!
I love the friendly plastic eiffel tower
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
isa

Jo said...

Well done you, Dawn! You clearly enjoyed doing this - it's a triumph. I love that Eiffel Tower too. I love those linen flowers - so shabby chic. I'm so lucky cos the Craft Barn is only 10 minutes drive from my house (though I think my husband wishes it was a lot further away - ££££££'s!!).

Jo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo your tag book looks brilliant Dawn ... the Paris page with the bottle cap and Eiffel Tower are super ... it's clear you've had fun with each tag!
oxo

PetraB said...

Dawn, this is just such an awesome tag book! I love all the little details especially the idea with the bottlecap this is a.mazing

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is fantastic work just love every page and each detail its just perfection love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Wow, what an amazing project...can't believe it's your first one. I really like the page with the bottle cap on it:)

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is absolutely fabulous, I love it. What a lot of work and different techniques, well worth it though.

Daniele said...

wowzers Dawn what a fabbie tag book just loving all the elements to it I'm still plodding on with my album....should have done smaller pages lol.good luck with the comp.have a great weekend hugs from Daniele

Ali Manning said...

Wow - this is stunning with so many beautiful details! I LOVE it!

Pat Bowman said...

This is fantastic. Now I'm inspired to try something like this!

Wendy said...

Great book. Lovely use of glitter on top of your map, very effective.

coldwaters2 said...

I can see why you got all excited creating this wonderful work of art Dawn I got all excited just looking at the pictures an amazing creation

Hugs
Lorraine x

Suzie said...

Awesome book, love everything you have done, so creative. Your techniques and colors are wonderful love all the textures. Excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

2amscrapper said...

Your first mini book?????? It is incredible. So many details and techniques on each tag. Love it!

itsabrt said...

This is a masterpiece Dawn! Beth

Lynn Stevens said...

Now thats the kind of book I like to read! Fantastic Dawn!

Dawn said...

This is one of the prettiest little books I have ever seen, keeping fingers and toes crossed that you WIN!!
GOOD LUCK!!!

ScrappyPam said...

Your book is wonderful! Great job!

LiveArt said...

Wow, what a gorgeus tag book, so many lovely images and details to look at. I also enjoyed looking at the pictures from you trip, your fairies are gorgeous :)

Linda

stampdiva said...

Stunning. Lynne M

Shar said...

Beautifully done, Dawn! What a gorgeous project!

Kim Dellow said...

Perfect! I love what you have done with the sketches. Totally love! Kim

P'tite Plume said...

Georgous, very great work!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous album, just love all the details you have put in it.

Good luck,

Hugs,

Jo xx

Chris said...

Hiya Dawn! WOW your book is fantastic and so rich with texture and details, I love every page, amazing! So glad you joined in with the competition and good luck. Big hugs, Chris x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

this is a lovely mini book!

Michelle said...

A wonderful mini album Dawn and I just love that you've made a tag book using the sketches. Beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Barn
x Michelle

Kay Carley said...

A great take on our Craft Barn Mini Album challenge. Thanks so much for playing along.
Kay x

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