Thursday, 29 August 2013

DT Project #2 showcasing 7 Dots Studio 9th Wave Collection by Astrid

Hello dear Snazzy visitors and happy Thursday to you all.
For my second project this month I made a little tag book:
I used size #10 Manila tags and covered both sides with the wonderful papers. I then used stencils, inks and stamps to decorate them. Though the outside is quite chunky, I left the inside fairly plain to really showcase the beautiful papers. I had great fun decorating them all.
Here's the front cover before I bound it together, this is the only page I embellished, I also added some texture paste through a part of the Hero Arts Stencil.  The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set.
Here I used the new Tim Holtz stencils and some stamps from my stash Sentiment is from the same set.
More stenciling, some background stamping with Prima stamps from an earlier DT kit and the butterflies are of course from the Tim Holtz Papilon set and the Hero Arts Notebook Essentials stamp that came with the DT kit.
Here I used the Tim Holtz Classic #1 set and the Hero Arts stamps as well as the stencil from Hero Arts
More stamping and stenciling and using the same stamp sets again plus some chit chat stickers
Nearly there.... this time using the beautiful Dragon fly
And for my last page a la Blanche stamp from my stash
Finally the back cover is just from the papers with nothing much added to it at all.

Well, hope you like my little tag book. I had great fun stenciling and stamping, trying to pick up on the colours that are there in the papers already. I found Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress inks all blend to perfection with the colours of these papers.

Well, that's it from me for this month. I'm off to Swindon tomorrow to meet up with all the Snazzys folk, can't wait, and who knows,  I might see you there :)

Don't forget to come back on Monday when Hels will be here to show us her take on these wonderful papers and stamps!!

36 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Fabulous Astrid
Smiles:)
Sue

maria's knutselplezier said...

Fantastic Astrid, what an amazing tag book!!!Great design , colours , and structure , I olso would like a workshop with you, but there is really a great distance between us, so we can better admire our work like this!!! Thanks by the way for comming to my blog and giving all those nice commands!!!

Greetings
Maria

Claire said...

What a gorgeous tag book, the colours are really beautiful and each page is a little work of art
Claire xx

May said...

O my word, Love all the pages, the texture, colours & fabulous images...Wonderful work Astrid...Hugs May x x x

inkypinkycraft said...

Another wonderful make! Hugs Trace x

Maryann Laursen said...

You are just incredible Astrid. You can just get something sttunning out of just anything, can´t you? I love this one too and the gorgeous colors, you´ve used here as well, sooooo beautiful.
Have a wonderfultrip to Swindon, hope you´ll have tons of fun there.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love it Astrid!!! Each and every page is gorgeous in its own right ... perfect colours, perfect stamps, perfect textures too. You are simply amazing my dear friend (I hope I can call you that!) Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with the rest of us. ox

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely exquisite,

Lucy x

Paula Whittaker said...

Just fabulous.

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is so beautiful.

Sandie Edwards said...

So elegant and beautiful ... wow!

Elaine said...

What beautiful work, perfect colour and stamp choices. Sometimes I wish I could hold a blogged project to look at the detail IRL, this is one of those times. Hope to meet you at the weekend. Elaine x

Craftychris said...

ooh wonderful! xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wonderful blend of inks and papers have made this little book really special. Can't wait to see you tomorrow, safe travels xx

Beryl said...

Beautiful backgrounds and stamping. A post to bookmark for inspiration when needed I think.
Beryl xx

Marianne said...

Wauw Astrid, this is gorgeous. I'm speechless. Great make!!
xxx Marianne

Rita said...

Stunning Tag. Hugs from Rita in Coventry. Xxxx

annekescardart said...

This is a work of ART again Astrid. Love the design. Thank you Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Ros Crawford said...

Really stunning work!

craftimamma said...

This is another gorgeous project Astrid, showing off the beautiful papers to perfection. The colours in them are so lovely and I love how you've used all the different stamps to enhance the pages.

Not long now teamie. I'm driving down tomorrow but staying in a little B&B with my friend Elaine so it will probably be Saturday before I get to meet you. I'm getting really excited now, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

An amazing book and the papers look really great with your additions.

Maryanne said...

I love this tag book! Those papers are so beautiful that I like being able to see them through the stamping and stenciling. Have fun this weekend!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous book, the papers look beautiful.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, this tag booklet is just so beautiful... I love the papers, your stencilling looks amazing and I love all the stamps you used - beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

All so beautiful Astrid. The various techniques you've used add incredible dimension. Havn't seen that La Blanche stamp of the car before - its fab! Enjoy Swindon. Nicola x

Dorthe said...

I love your beautiful tag book, dear Astrid.
Those papers are really so beautiful, and your stamped inside tags with all the great T.H.stamps are wonderful!
The front page is my favorite, it is so very very beautiful, in colours and with your stenciles and stampings... and the seambindings matching so lovely!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Dianne said...

Bowing to the TAG, and Book Queen, This is INCREDIBLLLLLLE,what jaw dropping, brilliant work, from the front cover to the last page gorgeous... Thanks for always sharing your creative genius, have a great day..

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

Another masterclass in how to create a superb tag book Astrid. Beautiful work. Hugs, Jenny x

Gillian .... said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid, love all the textures/colours. Can't wait to create with you once again this weekend. xx

Carol Q said...

Gorgeous Astrid.

sharon said...

So amazing! My mind is boggled when I see everything you do, so many things going on, so incredible!

Bärbel said...

Das Buch ist wunderschön gestaltet. Die vielen schönen TH-Stempel kommen auf den Seiten wunderbar zur Geltung, großartig!

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous! Love all the individual tag pages.

butterfly said...

So delicately done... the papers shine through, but your beautiful stamping and embellishing make them - if anything - even lovelier. An absolutely glorious make, Astrid!
Alison xx

CasaFrost said...

My nose hit the screen in my attempt to get close enough to see all the details of stenciling and stamping. Wonderful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.