To create my series of ATCs I gathered my supplies:
Gibson Girls Plate
Hold Fast to Your Dreams Sentiment
Distress Inks: Broken China and Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Coffee and Black
Glossy Card ATCs
I made my ATC backgrounds using the Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress technique rubbing the two distress inks onto my craft sheet, misting them with water and then pressing the ATCs into the watery ink until I was happy with the look. I love the way the glossy card picks up the ink, quite differently to smooth card. Blending some Vintage Photo around the edges just finishes them off.
So then to the book - inspired by by friend Penny Bennington (A Penny for Your Thoughts). I used some heavy watercolour paper which I bought from my local artshop and tore a strip 21" long and 4" wide (this is the paper they keep in the large drawers in art shops - so don't be afraid to ask!).
I scored it from the right hand side at 4" intervals to make six panels and a 1/2" spine. The cover is embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and to get the lovely vintage look I painted the whole book, both sides, with cold tea.HERE on my blog).
You can click the link HERE where Penny has a detailed tutorial on how to make the book.
I have had a really fantastic time sharing these projects with you and using a selection of Jennie's wonderful stamps. My thanks to Jennie and Emma for inviting me to be here with you this month and thanks to Emma for all her help and guidance. And and big thank you to all of you for looking at my projects and taking the time to write such lovely comments.
Best wishes and happy crafting!