Wednesday, 12 February 2014

How do I love thee...let me count the ways .

Well it is time for me to post another make and this time I have gone for a little ATC book, made from scratch using Tim dies and tissue tape...along with lots more distress goodness. I have filled my little book full of hearts each using a different technique but this could be filled in all sorts of ways. So here my make and how I created it.


and open...


So I started by cutting 12 ATC die cuts from ivory cardstock and tow from grey board ( for the cover ). I glued a piece of card onto each side of the two grey board covers and also glued all the ATC die cuts in pairs to give a double thickness. (Hope that make sense?) . I then added colour using distress paints on my craft sheet, lots of smooshing and drying later they had a base of colour.

Then I attached each page together using Tim Holtz tissue tape together  on each side...make sure you leave a tiny gap between the pieces so that they can fold shut ..


Now for the background stamping on the pages... I used soft colours and a variety of stamps for this stage ...staring with lighter coloured distress inks  ( here using Halloween script stamp, I also used pumice stone for some numbers ...


And completed the book by stamping the flourish in black soot distress ink.When dry I edged the pages in aged mahogany.

Now for the hearts ...I went a bit mad and decided to create each of my hearts using a different Tim technique/product but really you could add whatever you like and then selected chit chat stickers that said what I wanted... so here is a whistle stop tour of the hearts ...

here I used a mosaic technique and picket fence resist.
(edging hearts in black soot distress ink really gives them a lift)


shattered stains and  an embossed heart 


embossed metal technique and shabby chic technique from Creative Chemistry 102


Wendy vecchi paste through stencil and some distress glitter coloured up with stains


Stamping and inking and then Wendy Vecchi paste layered thick and coloured when dry with Distress


An old book page and rock candy glitter coloured with distress stain


and altogether...


all tied together with seam binding dyed with distress stain :


well hope you like my jam packed little make ...maybe you will be inspired to make one for a special occasions...if you do let me know I would love to see!

keep those fingers inky 
Trace x 

44 comments:

  1. Stunning Trace! So love the idea of this and it's so cleverly put together! Great techniques on the hearts too! A wonderful gift for someone very special, - love it!!

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  2. Fabulous! I do like the way you've put it together with tape.

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  3. This is gorgeous Trace and you have used some wonderful techniques on those hearts too! Love this. Anne xx

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  4. This is a gorgeous project Trace and I love the way you used the tape. And what wonderful techniques on the hearts. Just fabulous! Jennie x

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  5. WOW, loving all the different techniques you showcased in your Tag book and the colour palette of your backgrounds really highlights them.

    A genius piece of ArTwork :-) xxx

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  6. This looks fab. Love all the different techniques on the hearts.

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  7. This is a beautiful little ATC booklet full of love. I like that each heart is a different technique. A perfect Valentines present to give to the one you love. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Its absolutely gorgeous Trace - no wonder it's been pinned by Tim! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/240661173812037569/ Nicola x

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  9. What a great way of showing all these techniques in one beautiful package! Fantastic project Trace. Jenny x

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  10. Awesome book! Love all the different techniques!

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  11. Massive congrats on your well deserved Blogworthy link for this! Jenny x

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  12. Hi Trace. Love it, just brilliant. Take care.

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  13. Huge congratulations on being one of Tim's Blogworthy Links Trace!! Anne x

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  14. Congratulations on being on Tim's Blogworthy list! Well deserved! Jennie x

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  15. Yay Trace - a fabulous project and a brilliant Blogworthy - congratulations xxx

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  16. Love it, and how fab to get a blogworthy mention from Tim.

    Kyla

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  17. Simply brilliant, Trace... see, and I hadn't even had time to visit this one myself yet and you're already Blogworthy!!
    Alison xx

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  18. Trace...this little ATC album is absolutely darling! I love this idea and how you bonded them all together with the tissue tape. Love the random stamping and the various textured and techniques used on each of the hearts! Congrats on your being named among Tim's Blogworthy Links! Very well deserved honor! <3 Candy

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  19. And how did I miss this "Blogworthy" project! I can certainly see why you made the list with this ATC album. Love all the stamping, texture and arrangement of hearts! Congratulations! Hugs!

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  20. Your book is truly spectacular! There's something to look at on every page! Congratulations on your "Blogworthy" project!

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  21. Gorgeous project - love it!!

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  22. Absolutely perfect full of vintage inspired LOVE!!!

    Leann

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  23. So many wonderful techniques in such a small space, and beautiful too! So glad Tim selected your ATC album as Blogworthy so I could see it. Congrats!

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  24. Fantastic project, thank you for the tutorial, I'm going to give this a go I think? X Zoe x

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  25. What a lovely project, thanks for sharing.
    Normajean Brevik

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  26. Oh, I do like this and am glad it was shared on Tim's blog.

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  27. I was drooling over this when I was having my breakfast this morning so I am not at all surprised to see your name as one of Tim's Blogworthy links, congratulations! This is a fabulous project x

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  28. Congratulations Trace on being chosen for Tim's Blog Worthy List. Well Done. Karen.x

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  29. This is gorgeous!! I love the texture of the hearts!! Congrats on being a Blogworthy Link!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. Wonderful talent to make this and to share with us too. Thanks, Blessings and smiles, Emilou :_)

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  31. adorable book and most excellent idea!

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  32. hello Trace,

    I love your book because it's made from scratch and you added color and images yourself :)
    Great idea to make the hearts each with a different technique: makes them interesting to see ànd a reminder for you to use these techniques on other projects every time you look in the book !

    greetings from Belgium
    Inge

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  33. Stunning little book made with so much love...Fabulous tutorial... Hugs May x x x

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  34. This is wonderful! I love that you stuffed so many techniques into it.

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  35. Just wonderful how you have done all the hearts in so many different techniques.. so beautiful..
    Sandy :)

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  37. This is an amazing and beautiful project - thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. Congratulations on your blogworthy link. Your project is beautiful I love the different techniques you've used for each heart. :)

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  39. Super project! And undoubtedly 'blogworthy'! Woohoo and CONGRATS!

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