This week the stars aligned with two awesome challenges.....
the first is over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog, where this week's theme is to use embossing...
the second is the Grungy Monday Challenge, where this week's theme is to use grungeboard or grungepaper.... honestly, this has to be one of Tim's best products EVER... be sure to check out his blog HERE for serious inspiration and amazement... he's so flippin' creative...
so... since I *love* both these techniques and products, and I *love* both of these awesome challenge sites, I decided to do both!
I bought this Tim Holtz Alterations cabinet card die a few months ago, and decided it was long over due for a good workout. I decided to make a mini book, with the cabinet card die used as the pages. So I cut the front and back covers out of grungeboard, and embossed the grungeboard with an embossing folder and my Vagabond - challenges satisfied! Here are the covers....
And the back:
All of the stamps used in this book are Studio 490 by Wendy Vecchi (ok... for those eagle eyed stampers out there.... there is *one* stamp by Dyan Reaveley - can you find it?) - these Studio 490 stamps are highly addictive and so versatile - if you haven't checked them out you simply *must* ! Check out Wendy's blog HERE to see all the different ways to use them, along with her other fabulous products.
The pages of my book are made from raw canvas. I cut six pieces from the Cabinet Card Die and sewed them together into 3 pages, front and back. Here are the six sides:
|(*needed that "oops" stamp! - outlining the sentiment and went a little off-course! OOPS!*)|
Once all the pages were completed, I punched holes in each page using my Cinch, and then tied the book together with some ribbon by May Arts. I love their crinkly ribbon! Can't get enough.... :)
Hope you've enjoyed this book - hope to see you around the blog-o-sphere!
Time is drawing very very near!!!! Only THREE DAYS until Dyan Reaveley arrives at The Queens Ink! I'm hyperventilating!!!
See you soon.