Monday, 28 July 2014

"J Is For...." ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello everyone...

We have a fun new challenge starting today over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is called ~ "J Is For...."

So, what is J for...will you choose July, jump rings, jewel or journaling. We challenge you to be inspired by the letter J and can't wait to see your interpretation of our theme.

Me? Well, I chose J for...journey and created this passport style card for my project. As always, I hope you love what I've made and can't wait to read all your comments!
...and here's what I did:

To begin with I created this tri fold book card from kraft card and used a corner punch to round off the corners of each tiered section of the card.
I then needed to make my backgrounds, and for this I used Manila card and "swooshed" each piece of card through Tea Dye, Antique Bronze, Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress Stains that I had applied to my craft sheet and spritzed with water. I picked up every last bit of the stain from the sheet to create these gorgeous marbled backgrounds before drying them with a heat tool. I then used Walnut Stain Distress Ink through the Dot Fade Layering Stencil to apply some detail onto each piece of inked card, distressed and inked the edges and then attached them to each of the five pages of the card.
For the cover, I used the Mini Jalopy Die and die cut the car from chipboard before painting it with Black Soot Distress Paint. I added this to the cover with an Artful Arrow, die cut from chipboard covered with metal foil tape and applied various colours of Distress Paint over the top to give a really worn, rusty look but still keeping the shine.
As embellishments, I attached some Film Ribbon tape, Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears and some various nails and washers that I had in my "one day, these will come in useful" box! To complete it, I added some Remnant Rubs and stamped the date and stars.
For the second and third page in the book, I used the Sizzix Gadget Gears die to die cut chipboard, which I then painted with Walnut Stain Distress Paint before embossing each of the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder.
I still needed to get more rust onto each piece and for this, I added small amounts of Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint over the top of the powder.
I attached the gears onto the page, together with some Tissue Tape, various items from the Expedition Ephemera pack and added another Remnant Rub and an Idea-Ology Tab File.

On page four, I added some more Tissue Tape and stamped the word, Miscellaneous.
For the final page in the book, I stamped the Tim Holtz verse onto the centre and doodled a line around the verse. A few Black Soot paint splats and a piece of Tissue Tape completes this page.

To keep the book together, I hand dyed some Crinkle Ribbon using Distress Stains and wrapped it around the two back pages of the book, leaving the front page to fall open. I kept the ribbon in place by attaching a Hinge Clip, aged with Distress Paints, a Swivel Clasp and a Philosophy Tag to hang freely down the side.
So, that's it from me for this week and I really hope you've enjoyed my photo tutorial and loved my project because I had so much fun making this. As always, if you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Thank you so much for all your visits today, I really do appreciate them all and love reading all your comments!!
See you again soon...love Emma xx



Products used:

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamps ~ Live The Life, Script Stars and Miscellaneous
Distress Ink ~ Walnut Stain
Archival Ink ~ Black

26 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

This project is stunning! I love it in all its details, as always fantastic! BArbarayaya

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful Emma, really adore your work. Might be a bit of casing on the way, hope that's ok! (Will reference you of course! ). The little details are great, the arrow, the rusty cogs..... Nikki xxx

Sandra said...

What a beautiful little book! Love the different sizes of the pages, and the vintage look is so pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Emma Williams said...

Thank you for your kind words, Nikki and of course, if you want to case it...then I would be thrilled and honoured that I've inspired you to make your own version!! I'll look forward to seeing it and hope you have as much fun creating it, as I had making mine!! :)

Thanks again... xxx

Redanne said...

Your little book is brilliant Emma, I love the gorgeous backgrounds you created on the pages with the stains, the layout is wonderful and the little jalopy qualifies for a 'j' too. Anne x

Bernie Simmons said...

This is way too clever Emma. xx Very lovely indeed xx

Suzanne C said...

LOVE LOVE the layers in the card. Now my mind is running of different ideas. Beautiful inspiration!

little amanda 7609 said...

You are just talented beyond words - this is amazing

Paula Cheney said...

wonderful, wonderful - just the jump start I needed today Emma. Love all the layers you created with such a simple base.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such an awesome creation for documenting journey. Love the fabulous vintage color scheme. :)

kmonty said...

An amazing project. Would make a special gift for someone! Loved seeing this.

Theresa Pace said...

stunning as usual. it is reminding me of another make of yours but can't remember which. loving colour tones xx

Sara Barker said...

This is a fabulous piece of art. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I love the rusty gears, and have yet to be able to get mine to rust so well. I think this would be a great card idea for graduation for my kiddos. I have a few more years to work on it.

Monica Taylor said...

You inspired me today. I have never made a card like this before. Would love for you to check it out. http://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-impossible-is-often-untried.html

mamablitger said...

Oh gosh... LOVE AND ADORE this fabulous art work. Fantastic details, great tutorial. You are so amazingly talented !! Thanks a lot for sharing !!!
Hugs from SPAIN

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun little trifold Emma! Love the grungy look! Perfectly embellished!

Gio said...

Such gorgeous card! And every page is a little treasure!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a clever idea for a card Emma! Love the construction here and all the inky pages and gears and embellishments.

Shirley Davis said...

I'm late commenting but no less wondering HOW you do it, thinking up so MANY intricate and CLEVER designs. Truly Ah-mazing, Ms Williams xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

An incredible design! I love the inky effects and your details are so brilliant.
Rebecca.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Love this piece, Emma! The dimension is beyond fantastic!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is fabulous, as usual! I especially like how it has three layers. So fun to peek inside at what the next page has to offer. Very cool structure and the attention to detail is exquisite. I especially like the "journey" pennant hanging down off the side!

Naomi said...

Fantastic, wonderful design, love every bit of it.

butterfly said...

What a wonderful layered booklet - so full of vintage detailing and beautifully done!
Alison xx

soapHOUSEmama said...

fabulous as always!!!

Ruth said...

Fabulous card, love all the details.

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