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Sunday, March 03, 2013


I recently took part in a swap where we had to make a mini book from one sheet of A4 paper and this is what I came up with.  I absolutely love this idea.  There are only a couple of pages but they're a perfect size to decorate or put a photo on and they're brilliant for scrapbooking when you need a multi photo layout without cluttering up your page.  All of it was stamped...not a digi image or Promarker in sight, lol.  Any detail painting was done using distress ink.

I don't often give a supply list but I'm going to this time as it's quite extensive for a small project.
I used a double sided paper but actually forgot to write down what it was, lol.  It's plain on one side and striped on the other in shades of brown and cream which is visible inside the pocket and the back.
Other stuff:
Distress Ink Pads 'Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot'
Ranger Archival ink 'Jet Black'
Americana Antique White acrylic paint
Decoart one step crackle.
Tim Holtz...Ideology Chitchat
..................Adage Stickers
..................Salvage Stickers 'Lost and Found'
..................Paper String
..................Custom Fasteners
..................Masks 'Compass and Timeworks'
Crafty Individuals image
River City Rubberworks ~ Zettiology ~ Studio 490 ~ Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz collection) ~ Dylusions ~ Kanban ~ 7 Gypsies ~ Indigo Blu  and Andy Skinner.

After I'd cut and folded the book, I inked every page with the brushed corduroy as the paper was far too pale for what I wanted.  The little crackles on the background are done with an Andy Skinner background stamp, just bending it in my fingers and stamping randomly. The two cogs were painted and crackled and then I basically just got to stamping and sticking.

Entering into:
SO ARTFUL CHALLENGES (March) ~ Shades of brown.
MEMA'S CRAFTS (March) - Anything goes with a pocket twist.
ONE CRAZY STAMPER (March) - Anything goes.
HOTSHOT CRAFT #15 - Anything but a card.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAY # 98 ~ Anything goes.


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful project Ginny x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Lorraine this is just awesome, wow, those pages are full of so much beauty, I totally love the vintage, distressed look, fantastic little book.
lorraine x

Michaela said...

Stunning mini book, Lorraine! Love, love,love the whole feel of it. So many gorgeous elements to look at. Feast for my eyes, that's for sure.
Michaela xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic vintage mini book Lorraine, love all the techniques and colours...superb.


coops said...

wow this is fabulous lorraine.so many stunning details and i love the stamps you have used :D

xx coops xx

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

What a wonderful creation! So much work and creativity involved. Great job.

Mema's Crafts said...

This is a wonderful project and it is something I would love to give a try. Love the details and all the inking. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.


xxxtglxxx said...

Oooh, this looks interestin' Lorraine! :)

Gorgeous ephemera and layout. Love the removeable tags and tiny details too.

Hope you are keeping well hun :)



Tracy said...

Fabulous! LOVE minis!!! All your stamping and inking looks great and I think you've figured out the perfect way to put all those TH stickers and such to use. Wonderful project Lorraine! Hugs!

linda said...

Fabulous book!

Heather said...

A wonderful mini album. I like the vintage look of it. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper for the month of March.

MargeGoh said...

Wow this is wonderful. I like it very much! ~Marge~

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