November 2, 2010

Chunky Funky Mini Book


For the last week or so, I've been working on a mini book, and LOVING it!  I've always loved the look of a chunky, bursting at the seams, really dimensional mini book, but have never made one on my own.  Taking Wendy Vecchi's class recently inspired me to try one myself.  I really had no plan or theme or purpose for this book - just wanted to play and have fun. 

The color scheme fits in with this week's Sunday Stamper theme, which is Autumn; and the "look" fits in with this week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show.... something Shabby challenge!  So I got a two-for-one deal out of my book with no plan --- love it when that happens... :)  Here's the chunky-funky result!

And here's some detail pix of each page.... I won't describe each page, except to say there is LOTS of grunge, LOTS of Maya Road chipboard, LOTS of pigment and distress ink, and I was very glad to have the new Craft Scrubbie by Ranger!  It is miraculous at getting inky stains off your fingers! 

see next page for bird breaking free!

Had a blast making this book - hope you enjoyed taking a look.  Thanks for stopping by!


~ ellen.


Lori said...

Oh man, Ellen, this is totally fabulous! So many little details, it's so Wendy! I just love it! Really, really superb!

Hels Sheridan said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.. and yep... I shouted that hun! LOVE every single page... this has deffo gotta make a trip across the pond cos I bet it looks even more divine in the .. erm.. inky/grungey/chippyness! Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper hun xx

Helen said...

Totally stunning! You are going to get on so well with Hels when you come visit her!! Love this, totally.

Terry said...

Hiya Ellen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show with your AMAZING booklet wohooo totally love all of your fabulous detaills thanks for sharing those amazing flowers Hope to see you soon at another challenge Hugs Terry xxxx

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so fabulous! Awesome job on it!

Trish said...

Wonderful! Such a lot of hard work!

LynneForsythe said...

GIRLIO.....oh the WONDERFULNESS of this Wendy-ish!! Fab job!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog!!!!

email: said...

Wow!! Great book! I love the textures and buttons and every little detail you added - fantastic work!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Nancy said...

AWESOME! Love it, love it, love it!!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Elaine said...

Great book - all those pages and all that detail. Love the colours too!

Val said...

Wow - this is just AMAZING!