Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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!