Friday 22 April 2011

Memories Book

HI All. This is scheduled as I am looking after the girls today while their Mum and Dad get on with some decorating. As the weather is so nice I am sure we will be having fun in the garden and round the park.

I showed you the cover of my next memories book this morning and for this second post for me today I would like to show you one of the pages for it.

This has been inspired by the challenge at Linda's Studio 3 blog for the Grungy Monday challenge. Being away has prevented me from entering it for the past couple of weeks but I am here and fully ready to be learning from the master himself again. The challenge this week is to use texture fades and distress. I have used this technique before on a Christmas tag, but it's fabulous to apply it in a diffrent context.

Check for the link to Tim's video to find out how to do this technique.
Would you believe I used 6 different DIs on this?

Here is the piece, now used as a pocket with a tag behind it.

This is the tag - made with an image from the Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper pad. The background is covered in DIs, spritzed with water, heat dried and stamped over.

This shows the finished page and the lace and ribbon provides a place for tags and photo mounts to be inserted.

Supplies used -
TH texture fade - retro circles
DIs - worn lipstick, barn door, dried marigold, tumpled glass, weathred wood, walnut stain
TH rubber stamp - dotted plume
Graphic 45 - le romantique papers
lace, ribbon, pearl gems

This page was also inspired by these challenges -
Sunday Stampers - All you need is love
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Lord Tim of Holtz technique
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Emboss it
Pile It On - Smells like rubber
Drunken Stamper - Technology Sucks

Don't forget to visit these fabulous challenges and to go see Tim's blog too.


luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Gram's Treasures said...

Hmmm, definitely think you are having some fun with this! Love the technique and the colours you've used. Have fun with the kiddies today!
Joyce xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Looks great!

Kathyk said...

Another fab page from you - love that embossing folder - SIX D.I.'s? WOW

Happy Easter from sunny Florida


Lisa Jane said...

Its looking god Brenda - i love the circles
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Brenda...

hugs Vicky xx

Margreet said...

this is breathtaking Brenda....I must find the time to try something like that....I go to look at the TH site now!
xxx Margreet

Pami said...

This is really wonderful Brenda. I hope you had a lovely day in the park and the garden! Pami x

Debs said...

WOWZERS this is awesome!

Zue said...

Lovely work Brenda as ever!
The background is wonderful!
Sue xx

Netty said...

Loving the backgrounds, but then I am a background Can see you have been having loads of fun with the DI's. Have a great Easter weekend Brenda. Annette x

DesignerDiva said...

The inside is every bit as beautiful as the cover - gorgeous
Laurie x

donna said...

Beautiful card. I love how you did the pocket and you did textures are fantastic..Happy Easter..Donna

donna said...

Beautiful card. I love how you did the pocket and you did textures are fantastic..Happy Easter..Donna

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... HAppy Easter xx

cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just lush,the background is just brilliant,oh you are so talented hun just love,it,happy easter hun hugs cherylx

Lorraine A said...

fantastic embossing and colouring Brenda ,, stunning work and I love the vintage look ,,, beautiful ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Helen said...

Beautiful work Brenda - the embossing is fab!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Hello Brenda, I'm nosy at all the blogs from the Divas by Design challenge, I've just become a DT member! Love your work, its beautiful. Sarah


Hi Brenda - love your vintage style and your blog. I'mm very excited to be working with you on Divas by Design!

Sarah said...

Great vintage colours and images - embossing looks fabu1ous!The book will be great!

Candy C said...

Your memory book turned out beautifully! Love the texture fade you used and the G45 Romantique paper images. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful work with that technique. Love the colors you have blended together. Your memory book is really special. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Unknown said...

This is stunning Brenda, love the colours and embossing .. looks fabulous. Hugs xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Just beautiful Brenda, love the colours and layout of it. Please when you get a minute, mail me your address, I still have your pressie here thank Heidi xx

Unknown said...

First can I say thank you Brenda for your get well wishes, ref: my hand Your Book is beautiful chum love you colours technique and gorgeous images a beautiful make I'm sure you had a lovely day with your granddaughters Happy Easter Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Lating Panda said...

Hi Brenda, thanks for hoping to my blog..You have a great crafts here...I love the way how you play you colours...:) I wish i could be good as you...HUGS!!:)

Crystal said...

this is just beautiful! the colors are so amazing & i am loving all your texture too! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

Jane said...

this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda this is so beautiful those colours the design and images are truly super.
Lorraine x