Monday, 27 August 2012

Astrid's Creative Art Thoughts give away number 2

Hello everyone!
Well by now I'm sure you'll all know that we are celebrating this month with fantastic give aways to mark the second anniversary of the creative team blog. All you need to do to win the two stamp sets I have chosen is to leave a comment here or on my own blog here, or both if you want to be in with two chances.
Just as a reminder these are the two stamp sets I have chosen:





This time I am showing you a notebook I made.


I'm sure like many of you passionate about paper crafting, I am always walking about with ideas buzzing around in my heads for projects to make. So often though, I forget them again by the time I get round to actually doing them. Solution? - Create a book with blank pages to keep track of them. The front cover was made by covering a piece of 6 by 81/2" piece of card cut from a cereal pack with a piece of old scrapbook paper from my stash. I covered it with some texture with the help of Viva Terra, corrugated card and some wisps of gauze fabric, using pva glue. Once this had dried I brushed some watered down Gesso over it and then  added some strips of paper which I had previously stamped over with the Ephemera 1 plate. Next I added some thin washes of acrylic paint and then added some more Gesso in places and a bit of random stamping with the Swirls, Splats and Dots plate.   The next step was to stamp the central panel Creative Art Thoughts on a piece a stamping paper with Archival Black inkthen inked over it with 3 colours of Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy, Broken China and Vintage Photo, to match my background colours. Time to embellish:

The heart was created by cutting out a heart from black Fimo and stamping the Calligraphic Mat 12 into it. I made the wings by stamping the wings from the Crowning Glory plate onto Mirri card, cut them out and glued them in place as shown. I added various other embellishments from the  Ideaology Findings range as well as some bits an pieces from my stash. I then sprayed various glimmer mists all over them until I was happy with the result

For the back I used a piece of 7 Dots Studio paper from my stash and stamped stamps from the Journaling Words 3, Artists Dictionary words and Watch Background
Now all that was left to do was making the inside pages and separating them with some file tabs and putting the whole thing together with some book rings.

44 comments:

sandcastle said...

I love it!! So beautiful! I'm going to have a completely inky day tomorrow! New stamps, new inks, day off, even the melt pot is coming out!

Barb King said...

Very nice place to record creative ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

Glennis said...

Fabulous project, and a great 'ideas'book

Tracie Dean said...

Thank you so much for such an awesome opportunity. I love the little journal/art you made. The stamps look amazing and I LOVE those flowers!!!

sharon said...

Love your journal Astrid! Thanks for sharing.....I am always inspired by you!

artyventure said...

Your notebook really looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Happy Days said...

Stunning creation. Thanks for the "how to" as well. x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous!!

Anesha said...

Stunning creation. Great idea as well.

Athanasia said...

Great project! Thank you for the chance to win!

Alle mooie dingen said...

i really love all her work, it's really really great...
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

Dianne said...

I love this book and the idea. It is beautiful.

Dianne.

Joanne said...

I find that type of crativity really amazing. What you have made is superb.
Hugs Joanne xx

Tigs said...

Gorgeous book, I have started keeping an ideas book but yours is much better looking!

Bärbel said...

Die Gestaltung des Buchcovers ist großartig, die Stempel sind toll eingesetzt und das Ergebnis ist eine wunderbare Komposition!

Maryann said...

This notebook is so cool, and also these stampsets are too cool as well, and who wouldn´t love to win them. Thanks so much for the chance and for all your awesome inspiration here always. You just rock lady.

Buttons said...

Just love it completely Astrid. Hugs, Buttons x

Eliza Devine said...

The texture looks even better here.Love the design.

merryb said...

Beautiful work! Love the textures. Must start doing more....

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful notebook Astrid
love everything you used on it.

Greetings Janny

Disco Queen said...

Hi Astrid, Your creative ideas book is gorgeous! I particularly love the fimo heart. I must give this a go. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, DQ

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh so much prettier than the copious post it notes and back of envelopes I have scattered around the house with ideas on them!!

Kyla

Alida said...

Very nice book and great stamping.

Keren Howell said...

Stunning, Astrid, I love it!

Susie Bentz said...

I love this notebook- and the stamps on the back are so cool! Love that you made the heart on the front. Brilliant!

Cafe Artiste said...

Great journal. I'm just in love with the colors and texture of it. Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome stamp set!

Nelly said...

Great stamps!! thanks for offering them in this giveaway. Thanks for the tut too for the journal.

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! It's wonderful. Nice colors.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful notebook!! Love the colors and the flowers are so natural!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is this ?! You've created a wonderful project. Love all the texture on it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

The colors and textures here are gorgeous! Love it!

EvelynJaneThings said...

Lovely journal! The colors work so well together. Love the stamp set.

2amscrapper said...

love the stamps and your beautiful journal!

nichtniedlich said...

What a wonderful notebook - I like the style and the rich adornement. Thanks for he chance to win,
kind regards, serafeena

Cazann49 said...

Hi Astrid, I left a comment on your blog. As I said there---WOW!!!..I love what you've done with this journal!!..Please put me in for a chance to win..:)..love Carole..xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! xx

die amelie said...

Awesome idea to use a cereal box for the cover! I love, what you have made of it!!!! And so much to look at and track - textures, washed fading colours in gorgeous tones! A fabulous piece of artwork!!!!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie

Therese said...

Oh my..... What gorgeous book,,,,,,, LOVE THOSE STAMPS, MY ALL TIME FAVORITE....... WINGS AND CROWNS...... THAT IS MY TRADEMARK...... thank you for sharing.......

Therese said...

Oh my..... What gorgeous book,,,,,,, LOVE THOSE STAMPS, MY ALL TIME FAVORITE....... WINGS AND CROWNS...... THAT IS MY TRADEMARK...... thank you for sharing.......

Rita said...

How fabulous Astrid. I think all artists should have one of your note books. Colours are stunning. Hugs Rita xx

Barbara said...

You always inspire me to work harder at letting my creative juices flow more fully. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art work.

dragonriding said...

Love the Notebook...and would really like the stamp for the ones which I bought recently....

Julia S-W said...

Simply stunning! The colours, the textures and the techniques combine to make this so beautiful! If I could so that with these stamps I'd be over the moon!
Juliaxx

Dawn said...

I thought this was a stunning make love the book you have created xx