Friday, 26 April 2013

A Stitch in Time

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting. Astrid here with my second project for April.

Well, before seeing Emma's project two days ago I decided to share a cover of an album I created, using the wonderful new stamp sets by Katie Fox. So, yet another album I'm afraid......

 Here is a list of all the products I used:
Katie Fox Stamps Stitch in Time & Carte Postale
Distress Paints in Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Distress InksVintage Photo, Antique Linen
Archival Ink Jet Black
Graphics 45 French Country Collection 8 x 8 papers
and from my stash: Vintage lace, corrugated card, Kraft Card, flowers and ribbon, Sissix Alterations Tattered Banners die, Book rings.

The background to the cover of this little album was created with Distress Paints liberally spritzst with water to mix the colours. The edges were darkened with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Next I stamped the elements I wanted to use either on white card (the postcard stamp) or on one of the Graphics 45 papers (the various elements from the Stitch in Time set) in Jet Black Archival Ink and cut them out. The Sentiment was stamped on part of a Tattered Banners die. I wound some vintage lace around the little bobbin and added a little flower. I also fussy cut some elements from the G 45 papers to decorate further.
Here are some close ups:




The back cover was created in pretty much the same way, just without the stamped images. The inside pages are Kraft card and I lined the covers with some papers left from a previous project. As you can see I punched holes in each of the pages and used book rings to hold it all together.
The whole book has 12 pages and the plan is to create pockets for each of the pages and store cards for each month of the year.....


Well, hope you like it and see you next time!

11 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow, totally amazing ... such a beautiful keepsake, and that texture is gob-smacklingly beautiful!!

marda said...

Love what you've done to the corrugated cardboard. The whole cover is wonderful.

Paula Whittaker said...

You shouldn't be apologetic about showing us your wonderful take on making an album - it's always fab to see how everyone goes about designing/making them.

Ros Crawford said...

It's fabulous!! Love the textures ...

Rita said...

Wow, what a wonderful album. I've never done anything like this and would certainly love to give it a try. Fabulous album and great tutorial too. Thank-You Astrid. Hugs Rita xx

butterfly said...

It's gorgeous, so much beautiful texture, and your usual glowing colours, Astrid - wonderful!
Alison x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great and beautiful book with great textures ,stamps nd colors.

Greeings Janny

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great and beautiful book with great textures ,stamps nd colors.

Greeings Janny

Annie said...

Truly amazing with gorgeous stamped images. Exquisite work.

Annie x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

I loooove your card ! it is so stunning !!!

Artyjen said...

That looks really cool ;)
xoxo Sioux