Friday, 13 January 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring 7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection (by Lesley)

Hello Everyone,

As it's now Friday evening I hope you are all looking forward to doing something nice this weekend even if it's only winding down doing nothing much after a busy week.  I've had a week out and about quite a lot so not much crafting time but I did manage to get my second project finished in time to show you (by the skin of my teeth, lol).

A couple of months ago our lovely 'Headmistress' Val posted a fab envelope book on her blog here.  Val made it for one of the brilliant workshops she holds at Snazzy HQ (wish I lived close enough to go :o( ) and because I expressed a real interest in it Val kindly sent me some envelopes made into the 'bones' of the book so I could see how it was put together.  I've kept the original envelopes for future reference (I'm bound to forget how to do it with my sieve-like brain) and used some of my own which are a bit bigger than Val's, together with the fabulous 7 Dots Studio papers to make a Book of Inspirational Quotes I like from my stamp collection.  

I'm not going to give details on how I made the book as that wouldn't be fair to Val and instead I am going to bombard you with lots of photos and a list of products I used.  If anyone has anything they would like to ask, please email me (email addy on my blog profile) and I'll try to answer your query.

Front flap and first page closed

Front flap and first page opened


First double page with tags in place

Second double page

Close up of heat embossed butterflies,
one on acetate and one on 7 Dots paper.

Close up of flittered flourish corners and
quote on tag

Third double page without tags

Close up of right hand page

and with tags in place

and finally the back cover

Product List
7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection - papers, stickers and die cut elements
Creative Expressions ticket stamps
Chocolate Baroque stamps
Crafty Individuals stamps
Hampton Arts stamps
Tim Holtz stamps
Paper Artsy stamps
IndigoBlu stamps 
Ideology and Grungeboard
Distress Inks and Stains
Adirondack inkpads
Versafine inkpads
Flitter Glue and Crafty Notions Autumn Green Gilding Flakes
Clear Embossing Powder
Marshmallow Glimmer Mist
Crafty Notions White Matte Colour Spray
Glossy Accents
Paper string and sari silk ribbon

Some of these items (including some of the stamps) are from my own stash but Snazzy's can supply many of them including all the inkpads, stains and many of the other incidentals.  Just give them a call!

Well, that's it from me for this month.  I've had a lot of fun with my two projects and next week will be the turn of Nicky with her first project for the DT so I hope she's had fun too.  As always, thank you for your visit and your much appreciated comments and don't forget to check back towards the end of the month to see what the challenge will be.

Lesley  Xx


Cath Wilson said...

That's a fab little project - lovely x

Suzanne C said...

LOVE IT! I feel a case coming on! Love all the pockets with the beautiful tags in it! Beautiful!

Miranda said...

Lovely project Lesley and lots of work in it!warm greet Mirandax

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous project Lesley, I love the colours. You have used lots of stamps that I am very fond of in this project. I can see why it has taken you so long to put this one together! Another project packed with detail, and it makes you want to keep going back for another look.
You look like you've really enjoyed this month's DT pack as your projects have been stunning. Hugs, Judith xx

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous little book, what a great way to gather together all your favourite quotes.Jean x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW this is stunning Lesley, I recognise some of these stamps. What a great way to store favorite sayings or poems.

Sue x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Lesley, this is amazing!!! I think this is my all time favourite project of yours so far (and I have loved them all!)I like everything about it, the idea, the way you have used the papers, the quotes and stamps, - what more can I say, - just fabulous!!

Michelle said...

Absolutely Stunning Lesley! I'm in awe!!!
x Michelle

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely project...seems like you were truly inspired by these papers!

Aquarius said...

Well you've certainly put a huge amount of lovely work into this project - truly inspirational and the envelope book looks like a really clever idea. I just love the colouring of this and all the little pockets, tickets and tags - well all of it really. Fabulous.

Suzi B said...

One word... Inspirational!
Suzi B xx

Minxy said...

Another truly stunning piece, love all the elements.And you have some very cool stamps too

Gillian .... said...

Fab project Lesley, love how you have incorporated the papers and embellishments into this one. x

Paula (PEP) said...

The format is lovely & I keep being drawn back to look at your stamping onto the patterns. Something I must try to work with for I love the effect but haven't thought too much about it before. I lo e the detail on each of those little tags & the colours of the ribbons co-ordinating so well with the papers.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

I love thos project Lesley. You know I have a weakness for book projects, but I have never tried an envelope book, I feel really inspired now. Like Paula said I don't often stamp on patterned paper, but you have done it so well. I love your design, colours and the tags are great. The sari ribbon is a perfect finishing touch. Elaine xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Oh wow!!!!!!

Angel-23 said...

Oh wow your creations are amazing so talented, do you have any tutorials on showing how you made this, would love to give this a try.
Hugs Rachael xx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Where is the main stamp on the front from?

Carol Q said...

ooh how did I miss this - absolutely gorgeous Lesley.