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Sunday, 21 April 2013

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Hello and welcome to our new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping, and this time we are getting 'Sentimental'
For this fortnight we also a a fabulous Guest Designer joining us, so please pop over to the main blog and prepared to be inspired by Suzanne and the rest of the Team.  And don't forget we are again sponsored by Leo of Flonzcraft, who is offering one lucky random winner a $20  gift certificate to spend in the online craft store.

For my piece I chose to make a little book, and although at the moment there are only the 2 pages, I will add more.  I have used 'Elizabeth Bennett' from IndigoBlu, and as she has such a dreamy look about her, the sentiments, from  Inkylicious, just seemed to be the right ones.  I have used pencils, as I wanted a very soft look and all  distressing was done with Iced Spruce, Tumbled glass and Vintage Photo to tone with the cover.

My cover......I have been wanting to try this technique since seeing my DT sisters Terry and Dot make pieces following this video tutorial.  As Terry said, it does get a bit ugly in the process, but the end result is amazing. The photos don't really do it justice.  I just wish I had been brave enough to do a bigger piece, this is only 4" x 4"- so watch this space for a larger version.

I am entering this at:
  Craft Room Challenge - So Sentimental
  Allsorts - A Passion for Flowers
  Eclecticpaperie - Flowers
  Crafts4Eternity - April Showers bring May Flowers (lots of flowers)
  Just Add Ink - New technique (cover)
  Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Anything but a card
  Artistic Stamper - Texture
  Cards Galore - Vintage

Thats it from me, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Avril xx


Basslady said...

this is totally stylish and cool!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pia S said...

WOW! I'm so impressed by the fabulous metallic look you've created for the book cover! And I think you've got to a great start making beautiful pages for it too!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous and Fabulous are the first words that came to mind when I saw the cover, the page is beautiful as well, will have to go find this tutorial I think.
Yvonne x

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, that's incredibly rich and totally fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us at eclectic Paperie!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, Avril, this is amazing!! You clever, talented lady! Wonderful work!

Fliss said...

So beautiful Avril and I adore that image too, a fave of mine as well. A lovely sentiment and the most amazing cover (must check out that video).
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

A superb cover and a wonderful start to the pages of your book Avril. I love the image and sentiment you have chosen and the texture and depth of the cover is amazing.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a wonderful piece of art - so many fantastic details.

butterfly said...

Oh, this is stunning, Avril... both the inside with the deliciously delicate tinting of the Elizabeth Bennet image, and the cover is simply gorgeous - sooo worth persevering with!
Alison x

Claire said...

Wow this is a beautiful project, the cover of your little book is stunning - so rich and opulent. I love your focal image too, one of my favourite stamps. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx


Avril, this is fabulous - the book cover technique is stunning. Can't wait to see the next one!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sarah said...

This is beautiful Avril, just love the detail and colour of the cover. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Passion for Flowers challenge this week x

Zoe said...

Well Avril! Wow wow wow! I love it, thank you for joining in Cards Galore, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...I am soooo glad that you had fun with the cover! And the page is beautiful...I love this image and the sentiment perfect! The whole project is absolutely stunning!!!!
Dot x

brenda said...

Loving this with the IB image Avril, one of my current favourites. That corner element looks amazing so off to check out the tutorial.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Buttons said...

Avril this is just stunning! Can't wait to see more as you do larger pieces. Hugs, Jenny x

Christine L said...

Ooooh Avril.... the book cover is soo fabulous... I'm going to pop over and have a look at the technique... I like to get messy every now and again! Love the fabulous image and sentiment inside too... perfect delicate colouring.

Christine x

Terry said...

This is incedible. The image is beautifully colored and amazing is all that texture. Big wow factor on doing that technique and I just love this. Thank you for the mention. Enjoy the week. Hugs.

Terry said...

This is incedible. The image is beautifully colored and amazing is all that texture. Big wow factor on doing that technique and I just love this. Thank you for the mention. Enjoy the week. Hugs.

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment! beautiful texture too!

Debi said...

what a totally gorgeous creation!!! love it all, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!! I just had to become a follower. And I'm going to have to go and check out the awesome video!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, what an amazing creative little book. Just love your page not to speak of that awesome cover. Just love it.
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Artyjen said...

Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month with your fabulous art ;)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

Wonderful project. Thank you for sharing at Dutch Dare

Hugs Helen xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Ooh wow fabulous creation, love the stamp, text and gorgeous covers!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

Ephemera said...

AMAZING Avril, just love this such luscious effects. May just have to pack away my sewing machine and give this ago as it is so gorgeous. X

Micki said...

WOW, I haven't watched the tutorial yet, but I'm intriqued. I love how this turned out and I think it's stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with the eTeam.

Evie said...

Gorgeous card and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hope to see you again next week.

DT. member.

Tracy said...

Wow Avril....totally stunning art inside and out...inspirational!!
Thank you for joining us all over at eclectic Paperie.

Jo Channon said...

Now this is crafting at its very best. I LOVE it and am going over to the video as I NEED to make this!! Thankyou so much for sharing this with us at the Allsorts Challenge Jo x

Esther said...

Avril, your little book is just gorgeous - as you say such a dreamy image and you coloured her beautifully, perfect sentiment too..Thank you for sharing with us at Crat-room...Esther xx

butterfly said...

My apologies... I should also have said thank you so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie with this beauty!
Alison xx

Alexa said...

The cover is amazing on this book - looks incredible! x

Shirley Chillman said...

One of my fave things that you have made Avril. Words really can't describe how stunning it is.

Hugs Shirley x x