Sunday, 30 March 2014

Worn cover play

Hello everyone, lovely to have you drop by and happy Sunday!
I recently received one of Tim Holtz's Worn Covers and decided to have a play with it.
Here is the result: As you will probably know, these covers are pre printed and look quite gorgeous just as they are, but the great thing is they are designed to be inked and stamped further if wished.
I used one of the new Layering Stencils, this is Lattice works, fast becoming one of my favourites, I also used the new Numbered one. I stenciled with Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. Stamps used were from the Nature Walk and Mercantile sets, my two favourites of the latest Stampers Anonymous release.
Here is that gorgeous feather that you will have seen on Tim's March tag, I stamped it in Timber Brown Stazon.
The hand and text are both from the Mercantile set, also stamped in Stazon.
This little family group is from the Found Relatives. I cut them with one of my Spellbinders circle dies and it fits pretty much exactly inside the pre-printed circle ornament on the cover.

Here is the back:
The guy, the  numbers along the top left and the stars are from the Mercantile set again. I stamped the guy and then masked him and put a background text stamp behind him. I also added some more stenciling as you can see and the word Observations is a Remnant Rub.
I started to do one of the inside pages and plan to do more of course as time goes on. I am going to use this album to just play and try out new techniques and lay outs.

The inside pages are 6 x 9". The background is actually a paper from the Papermania Madame Payrauds collection. I added some stenciling and I think it fits the Tim Holtz products perfectly. The two tags were collaged with various Ideaology bits and pieces.

This one was run through a texture fade first, before inking with Tea Dye, Wild Honey and Festive Berries. I toned it down a bit with Dylusions White Linen, before adding some fussy cut bits from the Wallflower paper collection.
For this tag the background was created with some Madame Payrauds Tissue paper, I then added the image from one of the Found Relatives and added various other bits around him.
This gorgeous bottle is another stamp from the Mercantile set (I know already this is going to be a favourite). I stamped it on smooth stamping paper with a mix of Coffee and Jet Black Archival and then coloured with Antique Linen and  Faded Jeans. I just realized I forgot to add a shadow around the bottle, which makes it look as if it was just plonked on top. So, I will still do that, - it makes it look so much better.....

Here is the back of this page:
I am not going to talk you through all the details, because we are all busy, but as you can see, the vocal image is from the Papillon set of course, and this time I coloured the butterflies with Distress Markers straight onto the stamp, breathed on them and then stamped. This was a technique Tim showed in Creative Chemistry 101.

Well, hope you like what I have done so far, more to follow soon I hope, time allowing.

Hope you will have some creative inky time and thank you for visiting like always!!

47 comments:

  1. Wow. This is perfect! Great job.

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  2. This is really lovely. I love as the elements you've created.

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  3. Wow Astrid , what a great page!!!!I really love all the details of it, great background great photo, it is a stamps, isn't it?? I love the front andI love the background , the two sides are just perfect!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  4. Gorgeous Astrid. I must get some of these new stamps. You've done a beautiful job on this one. Karen.x

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  5. Beautiful work Astrid. I have just received my mercantile set and you have inspired me to play with them. I love the covers and all the tags, so rich in textures, colours and details. Xx

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  6. Beautiful work, the cover looks gorgeous, and you combined those elements to make a great piece. Hugs, Valerie

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  7. hope to see you more playing :)

    and love your colourful tags, so gorgeous

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  8. Beautiful book Astrid, full of gorgeous details as usual. Sue C x

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  9. Gorgeous page Astrid, great photograph and love your fabulous tags...your colours and textures as always are amazing

    Anne

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  10. I love how you finished the cover, it looks amazing and it is a great idea to keep the binder for new techniques. I have the mini set with the Mercantile on it and you have inspired me to finish some of the pages is my little books now. Beautiful work, as ever, Astrid! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Wow they are just beautiful!! both the cover and the pages..can't wait to see the rest x

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  12. Fantastic pages Astrid, love the colourful tags and your choice of elements and techniques. Mo x

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  13. This is gorgeous Astrid - another stunning project! Chris xxx

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  14. Beautiful and gorgeous work as always, I do love the items available from TH range....also thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, and for following me as a member, thankyou ! :) you are an amazing talented creative and look up to you.!! have a great week :)

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  15. this looks gorgeous Astrid - really fabulous - love it all and can't wait to see any more you do with it! Hugs rachel xx

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  16. Astrid, this piece is fantastic! Love the use of the tags inside the cover - I love making tags but never know what to do with them. Using them on another piece of art is a fab idea. Love your work - it's just my style. Can't wait for more inspiration. Thanks. Jean.x

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  17. What a fantastic piece project - love all your work xxx

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  18. My goodness Astrid, you just always deliver, dpon´t you? This is so gorgeous and well made, I´m almost breathless just watching its beauty here. You´re sooo amazing sweet friend.

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  19. Astrid....this is absolutely stunning! I really love everything about the way you have altered the cover of this book! You are right ...the covers are amazing as they are but you have used so many Tim elements to further enhance those covers. Love your stamp and stencil selections! Your inside page that you have completed is truly a work of art. So much detail! I am loving the tags you have made and how you have fused them into the page. I can just imagine how gorgeous this finished book will be! X, Candy

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  20. Oh my goodness such wonderful pieces of art ... I look at these and can hardly believe that they started off a simple pieces of paper ... Love the colours in your Paris tag and your photos and stencilling look amazing! I'm in awe! Happy Mothers Day to you!

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  21. I LOVE this, Astrid! The covers are fantastic and the pages you've done are too! You've used some of my favorite of the new stamps and stencils! Just a wonderful journal! Have a great Sunday!

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  22. It's gorgeous Astrid, the cover is fab. Looking forward to seeing more as it's done. Elizabeth xxx

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  23. Your work is always magical!

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  24. Such beautiful artwork, Love the cover and the collage of images. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

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  25. Gorgeous transformation of the Worn Cover. I agree that the Lattice stencil is a favorite as are so many of the new stamp releases! So much fabulous details on the pages and tags! Love this much! Hugs!

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  26. Well I did not think it was possible but you have made Tim's worn cover even better and starts the wheels in my head just churning!
    I do love what you are doing with the inside of this delightful book. That is how I feel about the grunge book I am making now. I can never get too many great ideas from you gals -- love it!!
    Sandy xx

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  27. Wow, Astrid, this is a gorgeous page, with so many details. Amazing, as always

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  28. Beautiful project Astrid. Annette x

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  29. You've excelled yourself yet again. That is utterly gorgeous.

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  30. Oh, how lovely, Astrid... such subtle augmentation of the Worn Cover, and I love the use of that vintage grouping in the circle frame. The pages you've already created are glorious - love those double tags on side one, and beautiful Papillons on the reverse. Another astoundingly gorgeous album/journal on the road... your studio must be full of them!!
    Alison xx

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  31. Hi Astrid. This is such a beautiful project! There are some wonderful techniques and gorgeous layering. I love that feather!!!
    Dot x

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  32. Awesome project, super techniques, and fantastic things to look at.
    Yvpnne

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  33. Stunning, The covers & pages are fabulous....the textures & techniques are Fantastic... Love it all... Hugs May x x

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  34. Missing words again - another outstanding project.

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  35. I´ve been so very busy, that I had no time to comment here, but I saw all the great projects you did last time. And this album is fabulous, dear Astrid! I always love the colors you chose and always there is something new to learn from you. Thank you <3!
    Have a nice week!
    xxx Evelyn

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  37. Just gorgeous, like everything else you create. I come here every week but somehow haven't commented often although I drool over every detail of your creations. Oh, please do tell us all the details that you can, I always have time to read/watch/learn from you :) Thanks for constant inspiration.

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  38. Holy cow, two comments in one day from me! I just noticed the amazing detail of the butterfly tag. It's like light is shining onto the middle of the tag, wonderful effect.

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  39. Seriously stunning Astrid. I loved the cover and then to see those pages inside - goodness how gorgeous!!! Love those tags especially. This will be such a treasure when completed.

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  41. A new wonderful album start, dear Astrid,-looking wonderful on the cover with the kids from long ago, and your stamped adds. And the fantastic tags inside -oh -46- is fabolous and so is the butterfly page.You will have so much fun adding to your new journal.
    Dorthe
    xoxo

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  42. What a beautiful album, I haven't seen this covers before
    Just checked them out and what's you have done is lovely
    The size is great, perfect for your stunning tag pages

    Brilliant, thank you for inspiring me again

    Jools x

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  43. This cover never looked so good! Love the stencilling and stamping over it. And then even more eye candy inside. This is going to become a joy to look through as you build your collection of pages. Jenny x

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  44. Wow! Amazing! You are so very talented!!!

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  45. Wow! I cannot believe how long it's been since I last visited here, I have missed quite a few of your projects. Been a bit overwhelmed with family stuff and my blog visits have been a bit sporadic but hopefully everything will soon straighten itself out. You know of course that I love this piece, Astrid!! I always love everything you do. This little booklet is heavenly. You always use just the right colour combinations and the stamps are delightful!! Oh how I wish I could take some lessons from you. Can't wait to see more of this little album Astrid, it is absolutely stunning!! ox

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