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Friday, 14 January 2011

Stampman Challenge - Distress

Here is a distressed, shabby mini album project, made from C6 envelopes, cut down. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this album, and using many lovely, yummy papers and flowers. I have entered it as my DT piece for the Stampman challenge this time, so why not go over and have a look and a go yourself??!

I made these roses which were introduced to me by Jo from Jozarty. The other flowers are conflations of different types and makes. I made these beads too, and the charms and keys, etc are from Sir Tim.

These hearts above and below, are oozed friendly plastic through angelina fibres... it's a great technique to try.

This is the first page, using papers from a Sir Tim stash, which really matches the colour scheme of my wedding/handfasting. You will notice a tag down the centre here, and on every page in fact. These tags are the hinges of the book.
At the side of each page is the pocket made from the envelope. I have pictures with journaling in each pocket, decorated with flowers.
These other papers are wonderfully evocative and are from PaperArtsy... fabulously yummy!!

Below is another good view of the tag hinges down the centre, holding the pages together. You can use almost any shape here, but a tag seemed most appropriate to match the feeling of the album.

This is the back cover, made from a sheet of coloured sticky back canvas from Claudine Helmuth. It was coloured with colour washes and stairburst stains, similarly to one of the tags of Christmas from Sir Tim. The two hearts are made from friendly plastic, pulled apart whilst hot and sticky, to create the lacey effect. I used the hinges and keys from Sir Tim's alteration dies.

I love thumbing through this album and have already started on another one, using different papers and with a different purpose. I shall put some inspirational sayings in it, in the various psockets, and consult it when I need to... you got any favourites to leave me here??? If so, please leave them in your comment, I will be most grateful

Thanks for looking and reading so far!!
Love and Light


ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous Frankie!!!!!!!!!! Had a look at this on the stampmans blog, am so glad I came over to check it out fully! It's just beautiful. love Elizabeth xxx

Netty said...

Oh wow your album is totally scrummy and so special. Brill work. Annette x

Claire said...

That is a stunning piece of work, really gorgeous.

Christine said...

WOW this is a gorgeous creation Frankie and a wonderful keepsake.
Christine xx

Zoechaos said...

What wonderful wonderful memory book for a very special day. It is beautiful XOXO Zoe

Rainbow Lady said...

Just want to say I love this. Those roses are delightful too but I can't find any mention of them on Jo Artsy blog......would love to know how to do them please xx


This is an amazing project Frankie, and totally beautiful in every way. I found your wonderful blog when you left me a comment today, thank you so much.
Sylvia x

Trish x said...

Another stunning album Frankie, I love it
Trish xx