20 July 2013

Another year, another layer

Hi everyone and a massive Happy Birthday to my 'birthday twin' Anne, who should be enjoying a special day out with her beautiful family as I type. I hope you have the most wonderful day Anne - you truly deserve it. Anne has sent me the most beautiful card and a box of goodies, and I've also had a gorgeous card from Rita another from Rosie and a fabulous tag and natural goodies from Annie. If you pop back tomorrow there will be a special post showing you all of these in close up so as to do them justice (and prevent this post from turning into an epic!) A huge thank you too to everyone who has sent best wishes via Facebook. I know not everyone is a fan but it is so special to get 'real time' messages from friends all over the World.


So what's this all about? Remember my Tim Holtz tag book (original post HERE). Well I had intended to just add some journalling pages inside, but then some thick cardboard packaging called to me and I decided to add some chunky pages to give the book more weight and sturdiness. And here's what I did to each of them (bar one, which is a personal 'postcard' to Tim)...


Each piece of cardboard was covered with paper from the TH French Industrial pad and inked in different ways. This was the brayer technique again (which I love) and is one of my favourite 'pages'.


A spot of stamping in the background and Perfect Pearls Forever Red over black cs for my artistic gentleman. The corrugated cogs have been altered with paint, crackle paint and stain, the little heart has been crackled too and the simple sentiment was added to shrink plastic.


Easily the most awkward page, I distressed the photographic advertising cards with inks and added some embossing paste coloured with paint to the background. There's also some embossing and stamping.


This worked rather well too, though it's difficult to see all the layers. Start by stamping cogs with clear ep, then cover the paper with stain (which resists the cogs). Then stamp with Archival ink, and iron over the embossed areas. Cover the whole lot with a layer of Glue n Seal, then blow alcohol ink drops over the top. Then add embellishment and hey presto!


And the final added page, making use of more of that French Industrial paper with the embossed map and a reverse stamped pointing finger. The background paper had a coat of Pewter Stain to ensure the rest of the elements weren't overpowered.
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And so this tag book is finished, in a week which saw me juggling way too much stuff in the heat and paying the price. Now it's the calm after the storm. A chance to enjoy the end of the Tour de France (go Chris Froome!!) and the company of my lovely family. Here's hoping the weekend affords you the chance to chill out and relax too. Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny xxx

33 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, thank you for the birthday wishes and I am sending the very same back to you. BTW, Lindsay Mason also shares our birthday too, she was kind enough to send me her wishes.

    I did not think that you could improve on the amazing booklet that you created for Tim - but you did! Wow, you are so very talented, you have done a brilliant job on this. He is going to be one very lucky and one very happy man! Hugs, Anne x

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  2. Glad you are having such a fab birthday Jenny and am loving your wonderful creation, hugs Annette x

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  3. Amazing work Jennie, I bet Tim will love it, you have put so much into this and the outcome is fantastic!!!

    Happy, happy birthday to you still, I am sorry I forgot to say it on Facebook.... hope you had a wonderful day!!

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  4. The Book has come along a treat Jennie :)
    Hope you have had a fun filled Birthday
    Von ♥♥

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  5. This is so stunning and love all the images and layout to it.
    Happy birthday to you . I have twin girls celebrating theirs tomorrow!
    x catherine

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  6. Aww, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jenny :D I hope you've had a fabulous day :D
    Your creations are incredible and they look like you had lots of fun creating them :0)

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  7. A really fabulous creation Jennie, love all the different elements and layers.

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  8. Happy Birthday Jenny ! I've no idea what I'm doing on FB so apologies for missing you ! Gorgeous book so many techniques and delicious details. Sue C x

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  9. This is incredible! I adore all of the inky details. Wonderful! ....And I love the tag line on your blog....."A place where creativity banishes negativity." How wonderful!

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  10. So many layers and details, great journal. I love that patterned paper, got a pack but haven't used it yet. Barb

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  11. Happy Birthday for yesterday--sounds like you enjoyed it.

    Fabulous work on the pages and such amazing ideas for all of them

    Love Chrissie x

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  12. Gosh this is even more fabulous than it was before - so much going on and it must be even better in real life. Have a great birthday.

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  13. Oh Jenny, I haven't been on FB for eons and missed your birthday, I am sooo sorry and sooo sad:( I hope you had a wonderful day and wishing you many happy returns.
    I just adore your little book, you have filled it with such wonderful treasures, each page magnificent and full of detailed eye candy. Tim will love it I am sure.
    I hope you are being spoilt this weekend, enjoy.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  14. Happy belated birthday Jenny! I hope the celebrations continue for at least one more day. You have developed your already gorgeous book into an even more fabulous piece. So full of scrummy detail, I'm sure Tim will be bowled over . Have a happy day, love Toni xx

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  15. Beautiful Jenny. We are definitely going to have to have a 'I'll show you mine if your show me yours day'.
    Hope you had a great birthday
    Rosie x

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  16. Such a lovely addition to already beautiful book - I love it, Jenny! And once again - happy birthday lovely Lady! xx

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  17. Happy birthday again! Didn't know it was Anne's too. Love how you altered the tag book...sometimes our old projects just need more! It's gorgeous! Love the textured cover and warm colors! Thanks for going green with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  18. Unbelievable... this is totally breathtaking, Jenny. I've been studying each page, and there's just so much to love and admire. Wow.
    Huge and heartfelt birthday greetings!
    Alison xx

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  19. Wow this so awesome - my favourite part was the "negative image" of the steampunky guy!. Totally amazing!

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  20. Belated happy birthday to you, Jenny!!!!

    And gosh - what a brilliant, brilliant make!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  21. interesting way to recyle and treat pages. I will check the original out.

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  22. Belated Happy Birthday Jenny - I wasn't online yesterday at all so didn't know. I hope you are having a truly brilliant birdthday weekend. Sorry for absence lately I've been melting and going slightly brown!

    Well you are going to be Teacher's pet for sure at the workshop! He will be bowled over by this fabulous creation - oodles of techniques and ideas have been wonderfully incorporated.

    Very Happy Birthday weekend Jenny. Nicola x

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  23. Such stunning pages Jenny and so many fab techniques. Tim will just love it.

    Have a great week

    Annie x

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  24. So sorry I'm late. Happy belated birthday wishes, hope you've had a wonderful day.
    Your book looks wonderful, so many fantastic details.

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  25. So many fabulous techniques! I just love this tag book. Hope you had a wonderful weekend with family! Hugs!

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  26. Good Morning Jenny,
    So sorry I missed your actual Birthday. However I send you buckets full of late Birthday Wishes and Hugs xx
    As usual your project is absolutely amazing as always. Another "Work of Art" I just LOVE all those wonderful pages.
    My goodness Tim will be bowled over when he sees you creation.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

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  27. Gorgeous project Jenny! Wonderful layers and details. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  28. Happy belated Birthday, Jenny ! Hope you had a wonderful day! And wow, this tag book turned out even better! What a great way to enhance it! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  29. Wow Jenny this is amazing, I don't know how you can bare to give it away lol. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and maybe now you can put your feet up :-) xx

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  30. Wow, just when you think it can't get any better...your improvements are amazing, Jenny! Totally loving every square inch of all these sensational pages. You have really outdone yourself. And a belated Happy Birthday to you. Hope it was a sensational one!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  31. Jenny, I am breathless! This is just breathtaking. Bravo!

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  32. I am very impressed with your blog and your cover sheet or whatever its called..sorry...i'm not blog savy...but i would like to learn how to blog very soon. I love your work so i just thought i'd let you know! Have a great week!:)

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  33. Gorgeous creation, loving all those layers and details to look at... Happy Belated Birthday, sorry I am so late visitin! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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