Sunday, 24 July 2011

Grungy Monday 16 - Is it really?

Good Afternoon Crafters

I am just about under the wire on my Grungy Monday Challenge this week, but can hardly believe that it is Week 16!!  Wow!!

The Lovely Linda has chosen this week that we include some Grunge Board or Grunge Paper in our challenge this week and this week I have again chosen not to make a tag!!  Eeeek!!  I needed to make a Raffle Prize for next Saturday's Annual Summer Lunch at the Quilting Group I belong to so decided I would make something using my lovely Tim Holtz Sewing Die and Sewing Stamps.  The last couple of years I have made little note books which have been snapped up in no time so this year I have made a book a little bigger....

The covers were made using a mixture of Creative Imaginations paper for the front cover, plain pale green cardstock for the back and Laura Ashley for the inside covers.  They were all inked with Distress Inks and stamped with a plethora of stamps using DIs and Dabber paint. 

I used the technique of painting with Perfect Pearls as we did in an earlier GM Challenge, the buttons were painted with dabber, inked, stamped and triple embossed. The sewing bits were stamped on a mixture of cream and kraft cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Fibres and ribbons were used to make the book closure and decorate the wires.  The whole book was put together with my BIA and brown wires.  

The pages were all stamped with various stamps.  The paper used is watercolour paper so that the receipient can decide how they wish to use the book when they win it.

Off to do some gardening then will be back to look at the other Crafters who have joined in with the Challenge.  If you wish to have a peek then click HERE and you will be taken to the Lovely Linda's blog where you can see the other entrants.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a good week.



DI - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint; Die - Tim Holtz; Stamps - Tim Holtz, Elusive Images, Crafty Individuals, Paperartsy, Boofle; Grungeboard - Ranger;  Dabber - Ranger; Perfect Pearls - Perfect Gold - Ranger; Cardstock - Bazzill; Papers - Creative Imaginations, Laura Ashley;


The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Sam - what an amazingly fabulous book to win! It's just gorgeous.

Gabrielle said...

This is wonderful! The whole project is a delight! Wish I was in the with chance of winning it but am a little quilting-handicapped (well, incapable!). Have a wonderful lunch!

SannaS said...

oh WOW!!! this is gorgeous!! brilliant project!! =)
hugs, SannaS

karen said...

Wow! What a fabulous book you have made! Some lucky raffle winner will be well pleased!