I’ve had some inky time to play at my craft desk today and it’s been all about holidays..Pete and I are off to Turkey in September and whenever we go away I always plan to keep a holiday diary, but never actually do it. BUT…this year I’m planning ahead and have made a little book to take in the hope it might encourage me to stick to it. I was inspired by the challenge over at Blockheads Paper Arts which is to make and bind your own mini book.
I have used a sheet from an atlas as my front cover, and after painting and stamping, used a double sided sticky sheet to stick it to a sheet of acetate for added stability and protection. This also gave me another surface to stamp on, creating a collaged layered look.
I made a couple of pages with acetate pockets to tuck tickets/mementos into – I've tucked a scrap of paper in one to try and show it, but it’s tricky to see on the pic.
I’m sharing this here -
Blockheads Paper Arts – Make a mini book
Anything Goes – Summer Days
Artful Times – Use Acetate
The Artistic Stamper – Holidays
Unruly PaperArts RAQ 1 - Dear Diary
While I still had my holiday/beach themed stamps out I also made a card -
I’ve stamped the sailing boat (Rogue Redhead) and antique map (The Stamp Man) on water colour paper, and used Derwent inktense blocks to paint the images. The little crab is from the same Rogue Redhead set.I’m sharing this card here -
Less is More – tearing
CAS-ual Fridays – Splish-Splash
Rogue Redhead – Shape Up (use at least 1 circle, 1 square and 1 rectangle).
The Craft Barn – Colour technique
Totally Papercrafts – Inspired by a song (we are Sailing)
Apologies for the long post, thanks for visiting…Esther xx