Friday, 22 June 2012

A Little Book


Over at Out of a Hat Creations they are asking for a little book.  The actual brief that was plucked out of the hat was a domino book, but as some people don't have any dominoes they just went for a book no larger than 3" square.  Even though I have dominoes I chose not to use them as my Stampotique cutie was too big to fit on in his entirety.


I used the spring, summer and winter distress ink sets to colour a 12" x 2.5" strip of cream card.


I used the Crafter's Workshop stencils mini circle explosion and mini punchinella with phthalo blue (560.5) and violet shade (470.3) pan pastels.


I stamped images in black stazon from various T!m Holtz plates and the Stampotique hanging hearts stamp.


I then creased the 12" strip every 1.5" to create 8 sections.  I concertinaed these up to make the book.


The front and back panel which the character is adhered to was coloured with Artbars.


The Stampotique charatcters were stamped in black stazon on a separate piece of card, coloured with OHP pens, cut out and stuck onto the front and back panel of the book.


Finally I took a white pen and hi-lighted some of the stamped images.


19 comments:

chrissies said...

Sam that is just brilliant. The stamp is lovely and I am not surprised that you wanted to use it for a little book. So many techniques and interesting things to look at in such a small space.

Thanks for joining is again at Out of a Hat

Love Chrissie xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Sam, Fabulous concertina book. Love how you have created the background. Thanks for sharing with the Hatters.
Regards Florence x

Neet said...

Sam, I love this - you have done a fabulous job with it. I do like the white highlighting - something I always forget about.
Those two little fellas you have used are brilliant and I really like the stamps used inside.
A bright book which has certainly brightened my otherwise dull (weather!!!) day.
Thanks - Hugs, Neet xx

Jenny Potter said...

So stinking cute Sam! Love the colours, AND THAT STAMP!
Smiles
Jen

Von said...

Neat little Sam super and bright :)
Von x☻x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Sam this is just loVely...the candy colours are super and your inky work is just superb, I loVe the funky characters (would like those stamps myself)...fabby work Sam!...Mel :)

Deborah said...

Those limited edition inks really go well together. A fab little book!

Marianne said...

Beautiful little booklet!! What a great colouring and masking, stamping and highlighting. This is a great piece! Very cheerful even though the little guy says otherwise :-)
Hugs,
Marianne

Paula Whittaker said...

this is stunning sam...wonderful ink work.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Sam. great stamping and colouring.

Jacqui said...

This is fab!!

Janet said...

Hi Sam,I love your little book & Stampotique cutie,gorgeous colours.Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
Janet x
PS have a look at this link
http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ "Twins"

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Sam just love your little concertina book such a funky background and stamps used. super! thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat Creations. Hugs Sandra XXX

Buttons said...

So clever Sam. What a perfect way to make a little book. Love the mixed colours and the highlighting. Hugs, Buttons x

Sue said...

This is a fabulous mini book Sam, I love your background and those gorgeous bright colours x

Rita said...

What a cute little book Sam. I love it and all the bright and cheerful colours you have used makes it more interesting too. Hugs Rita xx

monikaskinner said...

Hi Sam. Great book, love the detail in the stamping and colours. Monika x

Shairon said...

Great mini book and really inventive backgrounds, Sam!xx

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful colours, Sam - must admit, I do like those ink colours x

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