Monday, 5 July 2010

Something different ........

I started making a tag book a little while back, and have now completed it.  I am not going to show every single page.

The covers are made from thick cardboard, coloured with distress ink, and stamped over with archival ink in coffee with two different stamps.  All the embellishments, made from Wendy Vecchi stamps, are again coloured with distress inks, are made from grunge paper with the exception of the frame, which is chipboard.  There are also a couple of bits of Tim's metal included - the philosophy tag and the corners of the book, and some little pins which have been coloured with alcohol ink.

The inside tags have been inked with distress inks in three colours - old paper or linen, spiced marigold and fired brick.  In some cases they have been sprayed with glimmer mists through masks to add a bit of extra interest.  Most of the words are some favourite Tim Holtz stamps, as resonate well with me at the moment, as are the images.

I am entering this for the Charmisma Cardz challenge, as they are looking for metal on what is entered.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.



  1. Wow Val, this is amazing. It must have taken you ages to make. xx

  2. Gosh, Val what a beautiful piece of work. Must have been a labour of love. I love the colours you have used and the sentiments. Must do something like this myself instead of cards all the time.

    Janet xx

  3. What a work of art Val. I love your colours, they are so bright and full of life and I can see why you love Tim's words. This is a beautiful creation.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Val this is just gorgeous. Right up my street too! I love the colours, quotes, stamps, embellies, in fact everything!

    Lesley Xx

  5. themessycraftroom5 July 2010 at 22:09

    Oh Gorgeous stamping and gorgeous colours. Love everything about it. xxChrisB

  6. Oh my Val! That is absolutely stunning!

  7. Your book is wonderful, Val. I love the vibrant colours and your great stamping.

  8. This is gorgeous, hope I can see it in the flesh soon. When did you start it? It looks fab, you must be so pleased with it


  9. I did this class at LB Crafts yesterday ... it was great! Yours looks fabulous!


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Love and big hugs
Val xx


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