Tuesday, 2 April 2013

In the Craft-Room Library

Hello all - time for another challenge over at Craft-Room and this week Debi has chosen a great theme - 'In the Library'. Like Debi I love books, and loved this theme for which we'd like to see books, stamps of books, mini books, altered books, pages from books, text, script.....need I go on? Rogue Redhead Designs are the sponsors for this challenge and they have some really original and gorgeous stamp designs.
Rogue Redhead Designs specializes in vintage, eclectic
 and modern stamp designs. Pressed into quality red rubber, these highly detailed images are sure to impress. 
I've used stamps from RRD relish reading set on my project which is a Book journal. Now I'm renouned for starting projects with enthusiasm and then not having time to complete or even carry on with them, but this one is something I can just dip in and out of whenever I want. I love reading, and have started this journal to record my thoughts or create some art (or a bit of both) inspired by the books that I read.

I've used a page from an old book I had when doing my Nursery Nurse training  (nearly 25yrs ago - yelp!!), which discusses what books to read wiht children. I've added an additional sheet on the right stamped with Judikins Italian script, inked through a diamond mask and added RRD images and some tissue tape. 
This gorgeous RRD image is coloured with watercolour pencils. The inking is all done with Distress inks.

Over at Craft-Room it's Helene's second week as a Guest Designer, if you'd like to be a Guest Designer with us at Craft Room Challenge, it's easy peasy to apply, just add GDT after your linky name and Mervi will get in touch with you with all the details. So do pay us a visit and I look forward to seeing your book themed creations!

I'm sharing my Book Journal cover here -
Allsorts - Vintage
Anything But a Card - 'Inspired By' (Books inspired me)
Crafty Boots - Diamonds
My Time to Craft - Use an old book
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
So Artful - Shades of Brown
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything but a card
PanPastelUK - Anything Goes
Thanks for coming over - Esther xx


  1. Esther! I love this, so soft and subtle yet inviting! Brilliant job, Debi x

  2. Lovely memo to hold the memories and ideas, so beautiful;-))m

  3. Such a fantastic cover, gorgeous images.

  4. You can never have to many books can you? be they books to read or journals. A personal journal with your own design cover always nice to have. XOXO Zoe

  5. Absolutely stunning! Totally love it!

  6. I think this is a wonderful idea Esther, and your cover is stunning. I like how you've put the images together.

    Maria xxxxx

  7. I love the idea of a journal. I'm admiring the wonderful layering you created on the cover.

  8. This is great and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts for my challenge
    x catherine

  9. What a lovely idea! Great cover too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  10. A wonderful cover for your journal Esther, I love the design and how you've put all the elements together.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Oh wow this looks great, what a lovely use of the newspaper print. Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

  12. lovely journal page, love your subtle use of colour.

  13. Gorgeous journal page. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  14. Hi Esther, what a beautiful project, such a fab idea and I love the focal image with the gorgeous text background. have a good weekend and thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  15. So pretty, I love the colours and layout and the image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  16. Beautiful! I love the idea of a book journal to record my thoughts, and your use of the page and the wonderful literary images makes this the perfect inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  17. Hi Esther, sorry for late comment, I'm just so ready for my holiday at the weekend!! Your project is simply stunning, I love how you have given it a collaged effect, and the colours are just beautiful. Julia xxxxx

  18. What a stunning piece, Esther... I love the delicate text-based pieces you've been creating recently - just enchanting (especially for someone word-mad like me...). Can't believe I wasn't already following, but it's sorted now!
    Alison xx


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