Friday, 21 March 2014

It's All About Words …...


We were all bowled over by the amazing response to our first challenge at A Vintage Journey and what fabulous pieces have been entered!  Today we start another challenge which is being hosted by Alison (aka Butterfly) of Words and Pictures:


Say It With Words


Tim Holtz makes it so easy to say it with words - 
sentiment stamps, chit chat stickers, Alphas, 
alphabet stamps, grungeboard letters ……. 
So whatever you pick let words be at the 
heart of your project.




I decided to make a little book of useful sentiments using a single sheet of 12 x 12 card stock and following Tim's Valentine book tutorial which you can find HERE

I should warn you that this is a very heavy photo post!!



This was the finished book before decoration. I decided to leave some of my pages open for some tags.


I had great fun decorating the outside - I made the flower from the Tattered Pinecone Die and some sandable Co-ordinations card stock.


The flower and the butterfly frame are holding the dyed ribbon in place.


I had these tags left over from demonstrating Distress Inks at a workshop last year, so I thought I would use these for decoration. I am sure you can recognise quite a number of different inking techniques!

I gathered a number of sentiment stamps which I hope will act as reminders to me over the next few months when I feel challenged. I then just got stuck in using a number of scraps lying around the craft table as well! 









I do hope you will join us in this challenge.  
All the details are HERE as well as some great pieces from my fellow Creative Guides.

I am also entering my little words book into the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge as this month is Letters, Words and Numbers - all very appropriate!

Thank you for joining me today!

Jennie x

23 comments:

Candy C said...

Hi Jennie. Your mini book is so sweet. I love these little books! Yours is your signature style of feminine...vintage but with a shabby flair. Love the soft colors and the designs on each page! <3 Candy

Sue Kendrick said...

Jennie, I love your book! I like how you left the pages open, and the colors are beautiful.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Jennie, this is a perfect case of "great minds" lol. You will see I used the same tutorial and link but our little books just demonstrate how Tim's inspiration can be interpreted in such different ways! I just adore your vintage shabby feminine version with those gorgeous soft colours! Each of the little tags is so beautiful too! LOVE your little book!!!

Chris Warner said...

What a stunning little book Jennie! Beautiful colour work and fab composition! Chris xxx

Annie said...

A stunning book Jennie x wonderful details....and so inspiring. Loving the tag too

Hugs Annie x

Rita said...

What a fabulous little book Jennie. The colours are lovely and well put together. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Artyjen said...

ooh! So fancy joining in...it's finding the time at the minute!!! Your little book is very inspiring ;)
xoxo Sioux

rachel said...

stunning little book Jennie - I love the colours and all the life advice contained - fabulous xx

Terry said...

Jennie, I just love the softness and pretty colors of your little book! What a great way to showcase all those positive sentiment and words! Each little ticket pocket is a lovely treat! I am so inspired by my DT sisters to make a book! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

Redanne said...

How wonderful Jennie, you always manage to show how Tim's things can look wonderful in feminine form. This is a beautiful shabby chic little book, I love the colours, the tags and the very inspirational words. Anne xx

butterfly said...

So, so lovely, Jennie - such exquisite work, in such a pretty feminine style. The colours are so delicate, and the tiny tags and pockets are wonderful. I love interactive albums, so this is a delight! Beautiful!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

There, you see... I got so carried away, I forgot to say thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper with this beauty!
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Sweet is the word that comes to mind when I see your darling mini book. So well done and the flowers are lovely.

Aspiring crafter said...

This is a beautiful little book Jennie,
Love the colours you have used .
It's a long time since I made a little book and you have now inspired me t!
Thanks for sharing
XRuth

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This is gorgeous and lovely. Just brilliant, love it

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful book Jennie, I love how it holds those gorgeous little tags and the delicate lilac colours are so pretty, especially with your wonderful flowers xx

Margaret said...

Such an amazing album and the hidden tags look as fantastic as the pages. I love the distressed flower embellishing the cover!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful and so softly and delicately coloured piece x a beautiful make x hugs x

butterfly said...

Back to say: Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper with this beauty!
Alison xx

barbarayaya62 said...

What a wonderful color palette you've used !!! So soft !!! Beautiful project!!! BArbarayaya

diane hasthorpe said...

This is such a delightfully feminine book. I love how you have used your tags and the inspirational quotes throughout. Gorgeous work, as always.Cheers, Di.

Buttons said...

A genius way of using those demo tags and a beautiful book Jennie. I love the embossing, the distressing, the inking and the gentle colours for this. Jenny x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous mini book Jenny I love this style have made many with photos of my grandson they are such great keepsakes.

MaggieH