Sunday 5 September 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 12 Chipped Enamel

What a strange Sunday it is, bits of rain, then the sun tries to break through, high cloud, heavy cloud and humid in a way, but not hot.Well that's the English weather for you.

I have at last made my piece for the CCC at Studio L3, and Linda is now 1/3 of the way through the series, can you believe it?

This is a book cover for a notebook I am making for my daughters 30th birthday this week - (I can't believe my baby is this age already...... makes me feel so old.....). Anyhow I can only show you the cover at the moment as the rest is still to finish. I have the back cover made and the owire cut, but I want to make something of the inside covers and add a grungepaper tag to it. So still some to do.

For this particular challenge though I only need to show you this part, as it's the chipped enamel technique that this shows with the letter M. I have a tin of metal items from We R Memory Keepers and this was an ideal piece to experiment on. If you would like to know how to do it, turn to page 44 of The Compendium of Curiosities, Tim's book, it's a great one to try, so simple yet so effective to create some dimension.

I covered the boards with a DP from a stack, used DIs over the edges and then stamped in some places. I added a strip down the side with grunged edges and made a tag holder. I used a free image of an angel from the Graphic Fairy, cos that's what Maddie is. I used techniques I practised at Hel's workshop last week on the tag and added some buttons and stars, cos again that's what she is. A little bit of music paper and a little bit of sparkle and now I am happy with it.

I will show you the finished book later in the week, but for now enjoy the rest of Sunday and have a fun week.

Luv B xxxx

Challenges to have fun with -
Studio L3 - Chipped enamel
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Vintage
Think Ink 28 - Distressed out
Donna's Den - Layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Layers
The Creative Cottage - Celebrations
Stampavie - Anything but a card
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Birthday
Crazy 4 challenge - Books
Our Creative Corner - Letters or numbers
Stamptacular Sunday - Distress it


Georgie Hughes said...

Another gorgeous project Brenda, I love the vintage look and you have put everything together so well.I love how you have personalised it,the M is really effective. I have the Tim Holtz book,bought from Create and Craft with a box full of his goodies. I haven't tried any of the techniques yet but find the reading very interesting.

Kathyk said...

A super project from you Brenda - loving the chipped enamel look


Robin said...

This is so cool! Love everything about it.. such a great gift! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Love crafts forever said...

Ah Brenda. You are an amazing crafter, You'r amazing me every day more and more. Hugs, Nataliya.

Unknown said...

Beautiful project, wonderful work as always, love Jo xxx

Netty said...

Where do you find so many challenges from, you amaze me...
The front cover you have created is beautiful and love your enamel. Your daughter will love it. x

Lynne Forsythe said...

OH Brenda....what a WONDERFUL little ditty!! LOVE IT!
thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Juls said...

stunning, love all the techniques you have used on this one! especially love the button detail! Hugs Juls

Zoechaos said...

This is a wonderful cover the book will be a real treasure. Those We R Memory Keepers letters are fab arn't they? LOL xx Zoe

JR Creations said...

Wow, wouldn't mind getting one of them of my Mum but she doesn't "get" the whole distressed thing. Poor thing. Cool idea on the chipped enamel, gotta love Tim. Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime!

Jenny T.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun she will just love this it really is stunning hun gosh super detail hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Brenda, this is gorgeous, and you daughter will certainly be thrilled with it! The design is stunning, and the image is so powerful!

You did a fabulous job with the chipped enamel technique, and the colors you used throughout the piece are great-- really soft and elegant. It's easy to see that you put a great deal of care into this, with all its perfect details. It's a wonderful work of art!

Jayne said...

Brenda, this book is going to be awesome......your daughter will love it I'm sure, and thank you so much for your kind words of welcome.

Jackie said...

this is fabulous, your daughter will love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Pennys this week x

Sue West said...

What a beautiful book cover Brenda. It's lovely, and that enameled M is a great embellishment.
Sue xxx

Junibears said...

I can only say WOW!!
I wouldn't know where to start for this Brenda. Lovely work, fabulous.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Brenda this is so lovely. I really adore the beautiful image and the faux enamel technique you used. Beautifu !!
have a great week
hugs June xxxx

mueppi said...

Wow....... Brenda
what a wonderful project!
I`m shure; your daughter will love it!!!!!!!!!
Hugs from germany Gisela

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the look its fab!
hugs shell xx

Tracy said...

such a beautiful project,love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, hope to see you next time, Tracy x

Zue said...

I love the colours you have used here, they really sing and didn't that Bind-it-all come in handy. I know your daughter will be pleased, I know I would.
Best wishes

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, ooooooooo love your book cover, so gorgeous! Great colours and that image is beautiful! I really do neglect my bind it all, must find it and go play, you have inspired me again!

Have a lovely day, hugs Heidi xx

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


Unknown said...

You are the queen of distressing and vintage Brenda, this is awesome!

Unknown said...

Brenda, this is brilliant, I love the vintage look, your daughter will be very lucky to receive this. x

chris said...

Hi Brenda, this is so very gorgeous, I love the different texture and the bind it all holes and love the way you have written her name, and what a nice name it is.
don't know if you have guessed or not but I love it. hugs chris xx

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Tammy said...

Having a hard time leaving a comment today....but hopefully you will get this one. You are a very talented lady making such a lovely cover for a journal. Your daughter is sure to love it and treasure it always. Have a wonderful week.

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Absolutely beautiful - your vintage projects are awesome
Debbie x

Davi said...

Awesome cover!! Love all the dimension and the wonderful grunge makes it such a vintage look. Im sure that your daughter will love it!

Lynne Phelps said...

Lovely cover, your daughter will be so pleased to have a wonderful personalized gift like this! The M is very interesting and I like the way the rest of the name is spelled out with individual letters. Wish I had this book so I could play along, it is on my list for sure!

email: said...

Cool star button!! I love the letters for "Maddie" too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!


Leonie said...

Wow this looks great!! Fantastic job with that big 'M'. Tim does some wonderful stuff and glad he inspired you to do that cause it looks amazing! thanks for joining us this week at SSC for our distressing challenge.
Hugs Leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

This is just beautiful! I love the layout and the colors! It's all so perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot