Thursday, 19 September 2013

A little book full of forgotten things....

Hello everyone, thank you for dropping by!
It's been rather quiet here this week but I have been busy elsewhere, both at work and with DT projects coming your way in the next two weeks or so.....
Anyway, yesterday evening I had a little play time for myself, so made this little tag book, full of forgotten things as a) I wanted to ink up some stamps that had not seen the light of day (or ink for that matter) for ages, and b) I wanted to play in the Our Creative Corner Forgotten Things Challenge.

I started by gluing two tags together (Prima Mixed Media tags, I had quite forgotten I had a pack of 48 of these) They are quite thick and gluing two together made for a sturdy book cover. I created the outside with the help of all sorts of sprays, inks and paints and then used a number of forgotten stamps (including the little Craft Stamper one that I stamped on tissue paper). As you can see I also embossed a corner with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Texture Fade folder.
The little crown embellishment I picked up during the summer while visiting a fab little scrapbook shop in the Netherlands called Scrap Delight They make their own resin embellishments very much like the Melissa Francis or Prima ones but at a fraction of the price and I got quite a few of them, and then of course promptly forgot I had them lol...
The inside pages were made by cutting a strip of the Tim Holtz French Industrial pad, inking it with various Distress Inks and then decorating it with all sorts of old and forgotten stamps. I am sorry but as I have had these for years and before I joined design teams never took much note of the companies that made them, I really can't tell you who made them.... So here are the inside pages:
I know the pens on the left are from Indigo Blue.
 The photo here is from the Tim Holtz paper collection. The Eifel Tower might be Oxfort Expressions, the ephemera bits are Tim Holtz and G45.
 Here I have no idea about the vocal stamps, the clock on the right hand page is Indigo Blue.

The words are Tim Holtz chit chat stickers. There is of course a little story behind the images, it's of a dapper gentleman travelling to Paris, meeting the love of his life and after many years they produced a pair of twins whose favourite past time was to sit together on a swing.... I leave you to imagine the rest.

Before gluing the inside pages to the cover, I tucked some hand died seam binding behind the back page and looped another bit through the front cover so the booklet can be tied shut. Like I said I am putting this for the Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner

Hope you like it and thank you for visiting like always!

Hope you'll all have a good weekend when it comes

50 comments:

  1. Lovely booklet and I like the story :-)
    Hope you find more forgotten stamps because the creation is fabulous.
    xxx Marianne

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  2. Charming booklet! Forgotten treasures are such fun to rediscover!

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  3. It's like unmasking a little treasure trove when old supplies are suddenly found. Love what you did with them all. Fabulous stamping and collage pages.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. This tag book is beautiful! I love the cover and the story accompanying the images inside is enchanting. I wonder how the twins turned out!!! They sound like they are lovely children! Beautiful make, Astrid!

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  5. You certainly made excellent use of the time you had to yourself to make this gorgeous tag book. Such a great idea to combine so many forgotten things - I'm sure we are all guilty of buying things, putting them away and promptly forgetting (or in my case sometimes losing) them!! Just right for the challenge.

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  6. Love your little tag book Astrid. Very creative use of your goodies. I, too, have so many forgotten parts and pieces and you've inspired me to pay more attention to them. xxoo

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  7. your tag book is so gorgeous and inspiring, Astrid. Thank you for sharing

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  8. What a beautiful little book Astrid. I love the vintage look that all your forgotten things have brought to your pages. Fantastic design. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. What a gorgeous little book Astrid, so pretty. Love the colour on the cover, you do the inking and the stamping so beautifully. Gorgeous pages inside too and what a lovely story about the stamps. I bet you had a wonderful time creating this, it is stunning!! ox

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  10. You tag booklet is gorgeous. You always do such wonderful artsy things, and I have seen these tags books done before, but you have really inspired me to pull out some tags (forgotten ones, of course) and make my own little tag book. Love your cute story to go along. TFS

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  11. So pretty, Astrid! I especially like the "Paris" page.

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  12. I find "new" things in my studio all the time. I wonder why I thought I needed that so much but didn't ever use it, lol. I love your little book and I am crazy over that cover with all of the layers of paint, very pretty!

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  13. What a great little tag booklet and story! Each page is filled with so much detail and the forgotten items blended so perfectly! Love this! I have so much forgotten and unused stamps and items! Enjoy the day, hugs!

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  14. Loving your beautiful tag book, Annette x

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  15. I love how you used all those forgotten things and made them into a stunning tag book. Each page is so beautiful and I love your little story too. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

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  16. I love the little book of forgotten items! When I first started ATC's and collages I bought stamps that were discounted and now are forgotten! Great idea!!

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  17. wow - such a fantastic tag-book - great artwork!

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  18. great that you undusted These stamps

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  19. Gorgeous little book...The pages are Beautiful full of wonderful images...& A great story... Hugs May x x x

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  20. Ich bin so begeistert von diesen tollen Stempeln und der Gestaltung des wunderbaren Buches.

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  21. Loving your re-found images. Great idea to get them out and give them new inking. Its a fantastic tag book.
    Yvonne x

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  22. It's such a beautiful make, Astrid - and I love that so many forgotten stamps and other bits got to come out and play in order to make it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx

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  23. Astrid, you come up with some amazing ideas and its wonderful to use older stash items ... this is a really gorgeous little tag book, and as always, in awe of your beautiful colouring, and stamping.

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  24. Astrid playtime for yourself is wonderful and so relaxing plus to find forgotten goodies is such pure joy. Your first page of the little tag book is mesmerizing, when opened such an array of goodies to feast the eye on. May you have more playtime's.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  26. A very beautiful little book with some really special things inside

    Love Chrissie x

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  27. Everything you create is so beautiful!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Susan

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  28. Incredible booklet Astrid,,I am falling in lovew with your cover,,,, really love it,,,,,,wow,woww.

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  29. Dear Astrid, I knew I missed this post ,and therefore took time to read, study, and smile reading your words, ..they are alwayes with a hint ,here and there, and a smile in your eyes, and that I love.
    Yout dearest tag-book shoving a sweet family album.. having good time together, while the kids swing happily in the snow -:-) is absolutely gorgeous.. you made me both smile and then highly admire your creativeness - it is a beautiful little album, with so many details, making every page a story in it self!!
    Beautiful Astrid..it will be loved in :The Forgotten Things Challenge!!!
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  30. Beautiful little book ... I love the pages!

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  31. Completely enchanting creation Astrid! I adore all the lovely little touches and elements - like a magical mystery tour of the past. Nicola x

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  32. Such a sweet little tag book! So many pages of beautiful details.

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  33. Such a beautiful and lovely little book!! I love the idea, the blue colour and the beautiful pages!!

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  34. Sooooo adorable, Astrid! I love your booklets and this one is once again a real treasure and so full of lovely detail and vintage delicacy!

    Thank you also for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  35. That cover begs to be opened so we can take a peek at what we know will be delights within and you did not disappoint.
    A beautiful collection of stamped images.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Astrid, I am now having issues with my e-mail account which I am unable to access - not sure when it will be resolved as I have so little faith in AOL!

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  36. What a good idea Astrid!! It is an awesome book!! Such pretty bits in there! Love it!
    xxDaniella

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  37. Gorgeous booklet, so pretty & full of lovely images.

    I have just blogged a card I have made (half digitally, half hybrid) & it features one of your free paper designs. Thank you for sharing them. I have discovered I can use them in my silhouette cameo software. :0)

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  38. I love your book, Astrid, I think it is a lovely idea
    Rosie x

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  39. Stunning album Astrid...I love the front cover and the wonderful layers on the inside......x

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  41. What a beautiful little book. I love little books but I've never made one from a tag, I shall have to have a go. i love the blue cover and the stamps you have used.

    Dianne.

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  42. Love every single project you create and this one is another beauty!!

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  43. Love the contrast in colours on these pages and the attention to detail lavished on every one. Another accomplished piece from you Astrid. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

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  44. That's a wonderful idea, a great project with fabulous details.

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  46. Oh Astrid, as with all your creations, I just sigh & wish (so So Much) that I could do what you do!!
    Didn't even know tags came this size, such a wonderful idea & so beautifully done. Love the blues & image & corner of cover. The inside pages are a delight of nostalgic images & detail. Fantastic!! :))

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  48. Astrid...I'm loving your Things Forgotten book. Such a sweet little thing, just full of beautiful stamped images. As always, your work is so beautifully done. <3 Candy

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  49. Just been having a quick catch up, fabulous images in this little book.
    Avril xx

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