Hope you are all feeling splendiferous after your weekends crafting and are all in fine fettle for the week ahead . I myself am feeling somewhat drained , if you read my previous post then you will understand why. I was a woman possessed for a few short hours when a strange inner voice goaded me into creating something with circles which happened to be the next days theme on LIM ! For those of you who have asked for next weeks lottery numbers please send a cheque for 1000 pounds to the following address : Psychics R US , Greece. no refunds given.
So Why am I telling you all this well when the voice ” came through ” I was in the middle of creating a project for this weeks challenge over at Just for Fun, it was a particularly messy and inky project and I abandoned it in favour of ” the voice ” ( well it was very persistent ) After a long lie down and a large G & T I carried on and completed my project this weeks theme being ” Groovy Corrugations ” Check out Just for Fun for all the details. Gosh what a long segway that was !!
Now it has been quite some time since I have made such an inky mess ! there where upturned stamp pads everywhere , lots of the corrugated stuff and very inky hands and clothes! No surface was left untouched even the floor has some lovely DI stains ! I had so much fun and I want to thank Zoe for giving me a push in this direction hope you like the outcome cos I had a ball !
This is my first attempt at a mini book so I don’t want any laughing or pointing of fingers ! It’s supposed to be a bit grungy and distressed a bit like my face was after `I completed it but am having trouble getting there, I did try honest ! As you can see there is no escaping the usual flower but look !! it’s not in the top right hand corner ! the therapy is working maybe by next week I can produce something without a flower on it !
These are a few pages of the book , I wont bore you with all the details just suffice to say, I stamped, dabbed, ripped, painted, distressed more dabbing , gluing, un -gluing, gluing again, and so on and so forth I think you get the gist.
The men in my life quite liked it and thought it was a bit different from my ” Usual stuff ” although I do feel I have a long way to go before I can fully embrace this grungy look.
Please let me know what you think, well not exactly what you think cos that might make me teary eyed just sugar coat it a little bit.
Why not pop over to Just for Fun and see what the Groovy DT have come up with to inspire us all this week. Some fab entries form the faithful followers too !!
I would also like to enter this into the Make my Monday challenge who’s theme this week is Vintage Shabby Chic, torn or crumpled, well it’s certainly torn and crumpled Fliss just don’t know about the Shabby chic part ! This is my first time with these lovely ladies so why don’t you join in too and we can be newbies together ! Thanks Fliss for the tip !
Really impressive! I like seeing different you! Love, Xenia
Lovely little book, with great colours and texture! Hugs, Valerie
Very impressive Marie 🙂 and love the colours too, can see how you managed to get inky lol but so worth it. What did you use to cut the shapes ? don't knock the flowers I'm just as guilty tehe.Thank you for your colourfully contrubition to Just for Fun :)Von xxx
Glorious project! Simply glorious – ENJOYKathyk
Hi Marie. I am proud of you my friend. This is fantastic! So pleased you had fun making this project. It is a fab idea. Florence x
Wonderful if anyone tells you Grungy cannot be pretty tell then they don't know what they are talking about. Give you a challenge Mrs and you have the perfect come back each time love your mini grungy book in all its glory XOXO Zoe Oh yes thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun!
Sorry to hear you had such a struggle with this Marie but it was well worth it as the results are just amazing. If you pop over to my place, you might see that your grungy piece could fit another challenge and it would be great to see you there.Hugs, Fliss xx
Just for Fun?!!! Sounds like it was torture but enjoyable torture in the end! Well worth all the effort Marie as it's amazing. I just don't have the patience to do something like this. xx
Woooow!!!! It is amazing!!! Love it!
It's funky and corrugated,grunge and pretty,and I simple adore it!!!Love love love the flower!Very good job,Marie!
I personally LoVe it, Marie! The fact you used corrugated cardboard is so creative … and isn't getting all inked, glued, stamped, painted and glittered just so much fun! Honestly I make such a mess, sometimes I wonder! Your flower turned out great – you have inspired me to try one out of cardboard. Perhaps this is a new trend? Glad you had fun. xxDonna
I haven't got the nerve to try something like this, but you never know one day, especially if there is a gin and tonic to look foreward too.Brilliant, very well done, go to the top of the class.Kath x
Hi marie!! Whatever you say, i think it is a very nice mini book, as all the other ladies I LOVE IT!! Love the style, grunge….everything. And the flower is your signature. Goodnight, Channa
I THINK it is STUNNING! Who cares if you love flowers on your creations, that's what makes it you. Your flower is fabulous on this project too. Keep up the creativity!
This is a fab little book, lovely inky pages and you really got the corrugated thing too. I love your flower, its gorgeous
Wow, I love your colors on the corrugated paper… Gorgeous pages!
So how many G&T's did you have after you made this beautiful book Marie…….lolLoving that you made grunge beautiful. xx
This is absolutely wonderful! Love the bright, fun colors and that flower is amazing.
Wow, Marie! Your little book is great. Very impressive. I know what you mean about messy art sessions. I don't know how I get ink all over me. I know some artists come out of an art project with clean hands. About freezer paper: it is sold in the grocery stores/super markets here in the US or at least in the southern part. I rarely use it for freezing meats. I use it for some art things. One side is paper. The slick side is plasticized. If ironed it acts like glue. I used it for a craft work sheet till I bought my real craft sheet. It's fairly cheap and it's disposable.
dear Marie,Incredible piece, you should get inky more often and listen to those voices! The colors and the crackle flowers are my fav. Lots of color depth here.Beautiful…take care, gerri
Hi there, I love the flower on the creation. I want to try one but kinda scared….I need a tutorial…any suggestions. Yours turned out fanastic! Hugs, Kim
It's gorgeous!…I don't know why anyone would laugh with it!!! I absolutely love it and I agree with Kim B, we all need tutorials!…maybe something you ought to think about?!!!! Have a nice day!
Hi Marie this is lovely, I just love the colour and texture you have created in your book. Hope it didnt take to long to clear up the mess LOL. Hugs Sandra XX
I love the colours of this book and would of liked to of seen more of the inside. (I am nosey like that lol) Thanks for joining us over on Make My Monday.Cathx
oh hun this is just brilliant just love all the colors,and brilliant textures on this too hun hugs cheryl xxxx
Wow! I cannot even think where to begin with what you designed! It is a masterpiece. Read your previous post and can relate to your frustration! Glad it all worked out in the end. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it. Look forward to future communications and seeing more of your beautiful art.
This is brilliant and I love the way you've used the corrugated cardboard to such good effect
Well, I think you have found another string to your bow, pretty grunge suits you, I love evrything about your book, the front cover had me, before I even saw more. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, I do hope we see you again. Many thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. Caz
Hello Marie,,,think its fantastic you have joined in with us at Make My Monday. Your book is just out of this world, so much to look at and drool over. FABULOUS!
Gorgeoussss!!!! I so love that the embellishments overhang the pages!
This is so totally gorgeous, Marie!!! I love it!XOCindy
I love your Grungy book. It has the look of someone very experienced with grunge. Don't worry about letting go of the flower. Maybe it is your Muse in disguise. Your projects turn out beautiful no matter what the challenge.hugs..Donna
Hi there Marie, Yup I love it too, each page is lovely and your cover would look amiss without the flower. I tell you it's refreshing to see all the lovely fresh colours on a distressed piece, I think that's where the shabby chic comes in. I enjoy visiting your blog it's always entertaining and I get wonderful creations thrown in, good job:0) Do you blog about your jewellery designs? I'd be very interested to see them, Have a great evening, Gay xxx
Hee hee, what a fun post to read! Love your mini book (I've never made one either) and even though you ended up all messy the book ended up so pretty! Love it. xx
This is gorgeous, fabulous textures and colour!
This is awesome and inspiring! I got a Bind-It-All for my birthday, and I can't wait to break it in! Great mini album!
What a pretty book you have created and doesn't that flower look just perfect sitting there?One of my passions is making books and I hope to see many more coming from your creative corner.Thanks for joining us at Just for Fun – Hugs, Neet x
Wow, your book looks fabulous, are you sure it's your first one ?
wow!!! And this is only your first one? I LOVE the combination of vibrand colours and grunge, so creative!
I love this,it's a fabulous mini book.