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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Inkspiration


Hello All,..

I should have issued a warning that you may need sunglasses to view!!! LOL.......

Well Inspiration for this project came from so many places!! Firstly reading Hels blog, she inspired a friend Ellen to overcome a lack of mojo by setting a challenge to make a book for crafty ideas.....now I have not followed Hels recipe in the slightest, but I just thought how nice it would be to have a place to jot down crafty thoughts and ideas....it would save them all being jumbled in my head....also I have so many idea's and not enough time....and yet there are times that I sit down to craft I am so overwhelmed I don't know where to start....and I can end up wasting a whole evening..day.. just faffing...the hope it I can look in my crafty little book and it and kick start my creativity!!!

The 2nd place of inspiration came last night when I was blogging, I was leaving a message for a bloggy friend, and noticed that I made a typo and has written INKSPIRATION....I laughed to myself as I thought how appropriate!!!....I did correct the spelling, but thought it would make a great title for my book......I plan to keep it almost as an art journal...do it will be full of ideas but I can experiment with various techniques too!

The Final source of inspiration was my fab new Leanne Ellis stamps arrived today and I just HAD to have a play!!!

I am so proud of myself, because this little book has been made entirely from scrap card...and I got to play with my cinch...it only the 2nd time I have had it out since I rescued it from its unloved state in November!!!..

So I started by pulling out all my Leanne Ellis stamps...and decided I would create a background making a collage effect. I used "Brilliance Inkpad - Graphite Black" and some clear gloss embossing powder....although there is loads of masking it was no too difficult as most of Leanne Ellis Stamps have a lovely border to them..... I then coloured the images using copics....and then I have painted over them using " twinking H2'0s - yellow rose, iridescent gold, sky blue, key lime & pink Azalea. I have inked round the edge with " Distress Ink - aged mahogany"

Most of the text I have done on the computer....and for the INKSPIRATION sentiment I used some " Colorbok" stickers that I have had lying around for ages......The main image comes with the most gorgeous ornate frame...but It didn't look right with all those bright colours.... So I cut out the oval of the image, and created a mat on some "kanban" embossed card to create a mat.

I have just used tons of ribbons, and then created some shrink plastic charms partly cause I thought it would look fab....but also because my shrinkie skill still needs a lot of practice and I really would like to make myself some jewelry from these images.

I love this...but I am not sure what that says about all the craziness in my head!!! LOL...

Wow that's a lot of waffle...thanks for bearing with me

This is my entry for:

Saturday Secret Crafter - Tons of texture...( all images are heat embossed, The main mat is embossed card, then there is the stitching and the ribbon)
Sweet Stamping - New Technique... ( I have never made my own notebook from scratch....I have covered one before, but not built from scraps.......also the entire background is from coloured images)
Paper Cuts - Metel ( metal ring binding....and jump rings for the charm)
Moving Along With The Times - Ring out the Old - ( this is made entirely from scrap card....most of the images are old...apart from 2 that arrived through my door this morning)
Simon Says Stamp and show - Masking
BTC&G - Bling it on (I Have used twinkling H2'os and gemstones)
Ink It Up - Anything Goes....( sorry me again, you guys will think I am stalking you)

As Always Thanks for looking!
Hugs Juls

43 comments:

  1. One word FABULOUS and no sunglasses necessary!!! Absolutely love this Juls and I think we're twins as far as the ideas and faffing goes LOL. I must make one of these immediately but I know it won't be as fantastic as yours. Do you need my address to make me one just like it LOL :D?!! Hugs, Chris x

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  2. wow this is amazing Juls.....
    the idea and the colours are just stunning. You did an a amazing job.

    ;0)
    Hugs Kaylou xxx

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  3. Wow! It's fabulous. You must have so much patience to put together a project like this and the Inkspiration is a brilliant title.
    Beryl xx

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  4. oh wow hun this is really amazing gosh the colrs on this are perfect the images,wow you totally rocked this one hun hugs cheryl xxx

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  5. Hi Juls, Wowee this is wonderful. You are so creative. Love all the gorgeous colours and beautiful images.

    Donna x

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  6. Hi Juls,
    Wow what a gallery of colour and images. This card has just about everything. Wonderfully crafted. I love this busy card.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  7. Really cute and fun!! I love the fun colors and great images!
    Hugs
    Jodi=)

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  8. i wow i love it .. those bright colours and images are so funky. That book is definitely and inkspiration!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

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  9. oops forgot to say thanks for joining su at BTC&G too this month
    Lisa ;)

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  10. wow this really caught me eye when checking the updates of my fave blogs - wonderful work and its a truly inkspirational piece on its own!

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  11. wow , I'm so impressed, so creative, gorgeous bright and girly, you use these stamps so well.
    I saw a challenge the other day for recycling but I can't remember which one.
    janex

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  12. Wow this is fabulous Juls! Love the bright colours and all the stamps you've used, just gorgeous :o) Lisa x

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  13. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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  14. You are too funny!! I see that your brain works like mine. I need to create one of these fabulous books too! Just the front cover will keep anyone INKSPIRED! Hugs, Lisette (Totally Inkspired!)

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  15. You're more than creative, wow ! No words to say that this creation is faaaabulouuus ! You have ideas, it's incredible ! :-)
    Wow !
    xxx

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  16. This certainly stood out on the dashboard Juls. It is FABULOUS. What alot of work and creativity gone into this and so well worth the time. Great job and so useful too.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  17. love the book - came looking for woyww but i am not sure you ar eplaying this week x

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  18. oh wow this is such a fab project...xx

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  19. Fabulous, my sort of colour theme! Love it! Good luck and thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi x

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  20. Wow Juls, what a fabulous creation, really eyecatching and fun.

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  21. This is very very cool and an excellent way to journal your art techniques!

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  22. I love this colorful work of ART! it is just beautiful with all the details.
    love it.
    x

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  23. Great book! So inspiring just to look at! Hope you cram it FULL with ideas! :-)

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  24. Wowzers!
    Such an amazing creation!
    Fabulous work!
    hugs
    kim x

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  25. wow!! this is fantastic juls.i love all the fab images and the colours are absolutely stunning :D

    xx coops xx

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  26. wow i love this little book...all the colours are uplifting and the little charm is cute! xx jo xx

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  27. Hello dear Juls,
    what a wonderful card you have made.
    i love how you have matched all the images!!
    what a wonderful idea! I love all the colors and beautiful ribbons too

    Thank you for taking time to see me today and dropping a kind comment.
    Hope you have a fantastic day
    hugs
    Claudia

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  28. Wow this is gorgeous Juls, love the bright vibrant colours, just what we need to cheer us up on such a dull day :) Donna x

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  29. Hi Juls

    Bright and beautiful .. .. a wonderful project!!

    I must have taken you ages to make this. All of those gorgeous images to colour .. .. lucky you!!

    A great make.

    Love Jules xx

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  30. So nice to see some bright colours not that I have used any recently LOL. Love the title, wonderful happy accident. Very cheery piece and great masking. Tracy Evans x

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  31. fabulous idea and beautifully made :) hugs x

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  32. Your head must be a lot of fun I tell ya!! What a wonderful design, I don't think we need glasses at all, all of those beautiful images and thoughtful details, and great news that you got to use your Cinch too!! Beautiful beautiful!!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  33. Awesome project, so much work. Love It!! Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  34. Very cool,I love it and what a great idea. It's got the look of a retro comic and love the title.

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  35. You should be proud Juls, this is utterly delightful, what a lot of work you put into it, but with stunning results - makes me smile :D xxx

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  36. Hey Juls,
    I have to say I wish I had your email addy...you've been such an ispiration Jules..Since finding you through Kat I have loved visiting your blog, your cards are truly your own own...
    If you fancy mailing me, please do, my addys in the bit about me on my blog

    This card is just another testiment to your talent xxx

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  37. Wow! What an amazing project! Such a clever, original and stunning design - not hard to see the amount of work you have put into this! Really hope to see you again at Sweet Stampin' - thanks for playing this week. Tracey x

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  38. ABSOLUTELY lovin' this creations!!! Bright...cheery and too cute!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

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  39. hei Juls,
    thank you for taking time to see me today xoxoxo
    hugs
    Claudia

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  40. Wow Juls. this is totally gorgeous! I love the colours, the stamps, the ribbons!! Its stunning and its definitely 'inkspired' me
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU,
    Claire xx

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  41. absolutely stunning
    just spotted your news on the Sugar Nellie blog, congratulations
    Debz
    x

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  42. Totally amazing creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

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