25 June 2018

AALL & Create - Patches by Olga Heldwein

Hi everyone and welcome. Today I have a new project to share with you using stamps and stencils from AALL & Create and Eileen Hull's new Wrapped Journal from Sizzix. They really do make the perfect partners.

Patches by Olga Heldwein

I made a start on this Wrapped Journal at my recent workshop, using Cheddar, Sedona and Turquoise shades of Dina Wakley Media paint to get the initial blended effect. On returning home I added extra white dry brushing, torn painted paper and some of Dina's Washi Tape. At that point it was time to add that all important stamping and stencilling.

I love the combination of linear and circular patterns in the 'Patches' stamp set. For this journal the spherical images were emphasised by re-stamping them on paper painted in a contrasting colour, ready for cutting and layering over the originals. This was combined with stencilling using one of Autour de Mwa's designs. The word Art is also part of the set. I stamped it first directly onto the cover embossing it with white embossing powder. It was then stamped on tissue using black ink so it could be applied over the top with Distress Collage Medium Matte. The addition of a little white ink on the filmstrip lines and inside the word helped make them pop even more.

The closure for this journal was kept simple with a band of coloured elastic joined with twists of wire in an elongated bead shape. By using the same paints on extra paper I was able to create covers for the booklets inside the journal, having been inspired by seeing the amazing Carolyn Lakin do the same at my workshop. The images were stamped again, this time with Garden Patina Archival Ink and contrasting stitching was added around the edges.

Close Ups

Here are some close ups of the finished journal and matching notebooks inside;

You can purchase Olga's stamp set 'Patches' and Autour de Mwa's stencil from AALL & Create HERE and it's also available from many of your favourite retailers across the World (listed on the same page).

Hopefully I've given you more ideas for using the Patches stamp set and Autour de Mwa's stencil. Make sure you check out the AALL& Create page on Facebook to see lots more inspiration from a host of hugely talented designers.

That's it from me for today. Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx

21 June 2018

Tim Holtz Collage Mini Book

Hi everyone and welcome. I'm back with you today to share a new handmade book, created with lots of favourite Tim Holtz goodies. It's a vintage style pocket sized book containing a mix of blank journaling pages and others filled with stamping and collage elements.

The Cover

Let's begin with the cover, which is built around Tim's Baseboards Frames and a fabric sandwich embossed with his new 'Botanical' 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder.

Here's a close up of the detail on the front cover, a collection of Tim's Funky Floral die cuts, Botanical Layers, and an altered Adornment Butterfly.

The Video Flip Through and Tutorial

I've already had lots of question about how the cover was created, so here's a video sharing my 'how to's for the whole book and a flip through inside;

The Collage Pages

Now as promised in the video here are some photos showing the collage pages in more detail;

So there you have it! I hope you've enjoyed seeing and finding out more about this little book. Hopefully you now feel the need to use some of these ideas for your own projects. I think I've covered everything but if you do have any questions please just leave a comment below.

I'm entering this into the Mini Album Makers Challenge - June 2018

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx

Products used in the making of this Collage Mini Book;

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