Monday, July 21, 2014

LTSCB Challenge 34 "Scheming Crafters"

This time around for our Love To Scrap challenge we want you to use a particular color scheme. It can be anything really-monochromatic, seasonal, duo, ombre, etc. We have two sponsors:

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I chose the image "Steampunk Heart" by Delicious Doodles, which can be purchased at Stitchy Bear. Several years ago I purchased a Library Pocket Book Kit at the Memories Scrapbooking Expo in Columbus Ohio. I was going to turn it into a brag book to hold pics of my grandchildren that I was sure I would have. (My daughter was pregnant at the time.) I got as far as putting the album together and covering the front and back with DP. I then couldn't decide how to decorate it, so I put it up. When I saw this image I thought it would go great with the DP. I have never been into steampunk although I do like the things that I have seen. I did not know what to really do with this image, but it has a lot of elements to it. I decided to try it and grunged it up. I added glimmer mist, Tim Holtz elements, and pearl pen dots.
Here is the original image:
Pretty great huh?! Now here is what I did with it:

I printed the image on grunge paper by Tim Holtz for extra durability. I colored it with Inktense pencils and a water pen. The gray elements were colored using the Inktense metallic pewter pencil. I sprayed the heart with Ritzy Ditz Garnet (no longer available because PK Glitz went out of business). I made my own pearls using a Viva Paper Pen. When they were set I colored them copics. The link chain and gear are Tim Holtz products. The ball chain is just one that I had laying around. It's hard to tell where it came from. The key and two little hearts were made using a product called Mod Melts. It is new to me. We made elements in one of our card classes two weeks ago. It looks like a glue stick. You use a high temp mini glue gun to melt it and it goes into silicone molds. I poked a hole in my key before it set up. Then you paint them and use them. They are kind of neat. I also used stickles on parts of the image. I popped the image using foam squares. This was a must because since I glued on the ball chain in the back and used brads, the image would not lay flat.

I really like how this turned out. My next pictures are the inside of the book. They are pockets that have inserts. You can decorate them however you want. I have only done the first one so far:
This is the book open.

This is the inside cover with the insert in the pocket. You remove it by pulling on the ribbon. I attached the ribbon using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

This is the insert. I decorated it using Distress Inks and sentiment stamp from Close to My Heart. The set is all about Family. I also used smaller images of the Steampunk Heart to cover up the staple on both sides. The insert can be decorated on both sides. Eventually I will hopefully get a current picture of all of my kids, spouses, and granddaughter to put on the other side. I put Cinnamon stickles on the flourishes.

Closer view of the sentiment.
Close up view of the small heart. I used copics and Platinum Stickles. I love how it turned out.

I hope you like the start of my album. I plan on doing another page for our next challenge. Stay tuned to see if it works out.

I hope that you will visit our Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Just click on the pic in my sidebar. We would love to see what you create. Happy Crafting!!

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Shuly said...

waoow!!! very impressive!!! such a fantastic project!! amazing work!! looove the colors and fantastic embellishments!!!

Anonymous said...

wonderful project with great details

Leslie said...

Annette, this is just fabulous! You did a great job with the steampunk image and I love the book! What a keepsake this will be when it's finished!
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Jacqui Robinson said...

An amazing project and great colours Jacqui DT Bearly Mine

Michelle said...

Hi Annette - I think I already mentioned on the LTSCB how amazing this is but I'm just saying it again because it really is :0) Michelle x

Pulsatilla said...

Oh Wow - your book looks amazing!!! Thanks for joining us at Beraly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful project Annette. Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hugs Deb

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Great project..Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx

Jules said...

Very creative and unusual design, thank you for joining us at BMD, good luck xoxoxo

Denise Goeldner said...

Great creation, book looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining us over at Bearly Mine Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Bearly Mine Inspiration & Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Anonymous said...

Very creative, love the colours, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Kezzy said...

Wowser such an amazing creation, love it. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx