Friday, 7 September 2012

Altered notebook for Crafty Individuals

I would like to share this altered notebook which uses a new stamp from Crafty Individuals 
(CI 357).


I made the background using distress inks and masks ............



...... then when dry I painted a thin layer of gesso over it to take out the depth of colour otherwise it 'argued' with the focal image, which was coloured with prismacolor pencils. 


Diecuts by CI and memorybox and I finished off with some lace and a button.


This little flower was made with the MBox Fancy Blossoms die and paper from Crafty Individuals background papers Book 1.


Do pop over to the Crafty Individuals blog where Jean has also made a fabulous card with this stamp using Transfer Artist Paper (TAP).

BUT ALSO there is 
BLOG CANDY from Jean 
with over £70 worth of Crafty Individuals goodies 
and will be given to one lucky person who leaves a comment on her post before the end of next Tuesday and if you can post it on your side-bar even better.



Good Luck.


hugs {brenda} xox


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24 comments:

butterfly said...

Oh, lovely - I was just admiring this over at CI... it's great to see it in close up. Gorgeous text background shimmering in and out of those lovely colours!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lucy x

Terry said...

Totally stunning, Brenda! Love the stamped and colored images! Have fun! Hugs!

Dots Dabbles said...

Love the image Brenda...the background is perfect!
Dot x

maria's knutselplezier said...

So beautifull, such a terrific background, so much details, I just love the whole thing, Great job!!!

Greetings
Maria

Claire said...

What a beauty Brenda, love the background and that stamp is so pretty with that dainty little bird.
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

thi is such a beautiful piece and i love the way you have softened the background colour to allow the image to the fore , another beautiful make ! trace x

Karin said...

a gorgeous tag, love the stamp you used! Have a nice weekend!

Debbie said...

What a stunning creation Brenda.Anyone would treasure such an arty gift.Hugs Debbie x

Cath Wilson said...

Love those muted colours - wonderful work and another lovely stamp x

Samantha Read said...

Simply gorgeous, I love that stamp! Looking forward to seeing more of your Crafty Individual creations Brenda. Wishing you a lovely weekend, Sam xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda, love it. Also appreciate your tutorial on how you achieved the wonderful background. Will give it a try ! Happy Weekend, Shirley

Martina2801 said...

Oh Brenda, you have again made quite fantastic artwork! Really great tag! Love the stamps and the wonderful colors. Beautiful!
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs MARTINA oxo

lynne said...

This is brimming with prettiness Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

baileyrosy.com said...

hi Brenda, this is just gorgeous, so glad you avoided and argument on this one lol ! Fabulous altered piece , gorgeous stamps and such a balanced and harmonious piece.

Marie

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Brenda, that is just gorgeous! Love both versions, bold and whitewashed. The book is a beauty!

Gillian .... said...

So soft,so pretty, beautiful Brenda. Congrats on the CI DT. Hugs x

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
Wow! It is stunning, I love the Bg but I adore your CI image, you have presented it so well on the bookmark.
Your colour work is soft and quiet, but there is so much for the eye to focus upon. The little bit of Shabby is the perfect touch.
Smiles:)
Sue

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful project Brenda, Love the soft colours after your 'paint job', perfect for the image.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic altered notebook, wonderful background, colors and images.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brenda, this tag is a cracker - and best of all you have shown it step by step can see one day am going to have to get some gesso it really does have its uses! and just love CI! Shaz in oz.x

Gerri Herbst said...

Loving this little...feathers must be in the air since I did a bird piece yesterday too. t/c, gerri

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW stunning!

Fliss said...

An absolute stunner Brenda. So very pretty and delicate.
Hugs, Fliss xx