Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Words to live by

Hello all and thanks for your visit!
I found myself with a few hours to spare and a wonderful vintage paper collection from Indigo Blu, and so I decided to have a play and create a little 4 x 6 book, - always one of my favourite projects to do.....
The book itself is made from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 scrap card and then I covered each page with some of those yummy papers.

I have explained many times in the past how to construct these little books, so I won't go into much detail here. A more extensive step by step can be found HERE
I have kept this one quite simple, as time was limited, below is a quick run down through the pages:
The actual papers are totally vintage, so I have kept this whole project in monochrome. I sanded each paper a bit, to give the shiny surface more bite and then added stencilling and stamping.
I used a variety of stamps from Indigo Blu, La Blanche and Tim Holtz.
Oh the little typewriter is a little prima stamp, and all the words are from the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers.
Here's the next double page, both stamps here are from La Blanche. I used mainly Ground Espresso for both my stenciling and stamping, though a few images were stamped with Archival, either in Black or Coffee.
Here is a close up, I just love this steampunky guy with his butterfly wings.....
By using the same stencils on both sides of the double page, they hang together better I think....
And here is the final double page, this time the main stamps are mostly from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set, though there are also a La Blanch and some Indigo Blu stamps in the background.

Making your book like that also gives you two pockets, so I created a couple of very quick tags....

I made a spine from a spare bit of the papers and made a little tag to enhance the front a bit further. The title was  stamped with a little letter set I happen to have.
Well, that's it, time keeps being short at the moment, so I keep hoping that soon I will have the time to create something a bit more elaborate again.....

Anyway, thanks for your visit like always and look after yourselves!

32 comments:

suzyb said...

Really a great little album! Love how quickly you put it together. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the paper choices and end up putting it down for awhile :) I enjoyed this project! Thanks for sharing.
Victoria BC

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what an amzing art work, again, I love it , great images, great vintage look, great words, SUPER!!
I really love reading your blogposts with you ART, I really admire you!!

Greetings,
Maria

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic book, well done, Wonderful texture and images. Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a gorgeous album here again Astrid. As always you´ve made a little masterpiece here out of yummi stamps and amazing sentiments. One any one would love to flip through any time.
Gorgeous work here as usual and soo well made too.

chrissie said...

I adore these little books Astrid and the clever way they are made with one sheet of paper. The pages on this one are terrific

Love Chrissie xx

Suzi B said...

I love your mini books Astrid, It's on a list of things I want to have a go at.
Suzi B xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an amazing vintage look on this mini booklet.. every page is gorgeous and the tags to it are superb as well...
A wonderful project!
oxo
Susi

Suzanne C said...

Sweet vintage inspired mini book. Lovely smattering of images in the beautiful papers.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful mini book!

Patty O'Malley said...

What a wonderful little album. Love the vintage images.

Dorthe said...

I love your vintage look, and neutrals, and I admire you deeply icreating all this in a few hours. It is beautiful, pages, and stamps, and your front and spine so gorgeous , dear Astrid !!
Hugs ,Dorthe

Marisa Job said...

This is awesome!! Love all the details!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
I love the little books you do - they are always so lovely.

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a lovely little book ! Fab !
Corrie x

Daniele said...

such a lovely mini album, ,love all the stencilling

rachel said...

a really super playtime by the look of things - brilliant!!! Wonderful results Astrid! Hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

This is an amazing little book Astrid, love the vintage papers, stencils and stamping you used.
Yvonne

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous little book, love the collection of vintage images and stencilling, each page is a little treasure on it's own.
Avril xx

Annie said...

Hi Astrid..absolutely adore your little journal book and the wonderful details within. Maybe we can make this when we meet up in the next few weeks xx

TFS Annie xx

butterfly said...

Who needs elaborate when you can have a beautifully created little book like this?! The monochrome palette is perfect to allow the vintage images in the stamping to shine... I really love both "butterfly people" - the man and the woman. Simply lovely.
Alison xx

Georgie C said...

Oh wow what gorgeousness! I love your grungy look you gave this, and the saying live everyday with intention - so true! xxx

Diana Taylor said...

I never fail to be amazed and 'wowed' whenever I visit you and this is no exception - it has to be the most adorable little book I've ever seen - the colours are perfect, I so love neutrals and I love your choice of images. The whole thing is simply stunning.

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this Astrid!!! LOVE each page! LOVE the images and very vintage feel!

Paper Profusion said...

This truly looks wonderful Astrid. A delight from cover to cover. Nicola x

Terry said...

I always enjoy looking at you little books! Astrid as always so inspiring and each page is filled with vintage charm and great images! Love the added tags to fit into the little pockets! Hugs!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Always a fan of monochrome so this appealed to me for that reason and oh so many others. Very beautiful and I like the way you created some tags to add to the pocket of the book.
Wishes
Lynne

JackieP Neal said...

Love this book Astrid! The vintage feel of the book along with your choice of stamps,(i'm really loving that lady stamp!) as well as the other elements you incorporate- everything melds so beautifully! xo

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid, it amazes me how you can create these wonderful little books so quickly and they are always gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it, so inspiring! Deb xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is stunning Astrid! I love the images you have used! I used to love making this style of book, although usually smaller - I will try using 12 x12 next time! Chrisx

Rupa S said...

This is "Vintage Yummy"...loved the monochrome color palette. I have tried your mini book and loved it.

A Pink said...

well Astrid I only wish I was able to create such a Stunning book when I had just a couple of hours to spare! Incredible . You always manage to create so much detail regardless of the size of your page . Absolutely Love your book . xx

Marjie Kemper said...

It's been too long since I've made a mini and you sure are making me want to create one today. Love your colors and choices on stamped images... beautiful!

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