Thursday, 10 April 2014

Secret Garden Photo Book {with Hot Picks Stamps by Michelle Webb}

Hi Everyone, Michelle here. When Leandra asked the alumni guest designers if they’d like to come back to do a spot blog post, I jumped at the chance. I had such a blast being part of the team last year, Leandra and Mark are just amazing, love em 

 Darcy said it’s doesn’t have to be a big project, so I immediately thought of something tiny with lots of detail. I had a cardboard photo book just waiting to be altered. 

So I reached for my Fresco Paints and went for a pink theme, using Snowflake, Vintage Lace, Very Berry and a contrast of Taupe. I painted up my photo book in a distressed pink vintage style.

I used tissue tape to fill in the frames. To get a neat edge I cut round the shape with a craft knife.


On the reverse of the book, I painted up the same as the front and used the music stamp from the  ESN07 stamp set.

ESN 07
 I then  used the Flourish stamp from the  HP1005 stamp set to decorate the front and the back. Then painted some Snowflake over the Tissue Tape to knock it back a little bit.

HP 1005
I added some doily tape on the end edges of the photo book, then added some gesso through a stencil in random places, then flicked some pink mica spray over the whole book. On the front panel I stamped the Secret Garden stamp onto a piece of cotton, and mounted it onto a small piece of bandage. To finish I added a couple of metal leaves from an old piece of jewellery.

In the middle panel I stamped the MN09 Dream Girl and added one of Tim’s Idea-ology quotes. I picked the one that said “Dream as if you’ll live forever”. I rubbed Snowflake paint on the quote, and then wiped it off, to make the words stand out in white.

MN09

On the end panel, I stamped a butterfly on white Mulberry paper and cut it out and glued it on the last frame, with some small piece of bandage too. I’ve also stamped the word FLY onto a piece of cotton and attached it with a clip to the top of the frame.
 Here is the finished Photo book. 


I love making things in miniature, its so cute. Thank you PaperArtsy for giving me this opportunity. Miss you guys 

Michelle

A huge thank you to Michelle from all at PaperArtsy HQ. It is so lovely to see you back here. I love the vintage qualities of this little book, from the choice of stamps to the embellies. Inspired use of an unusual substrate too with the gauze bandage. I like to see Vintage Lace Fresco being used, it has just a hint of pink and is a really versatile colour. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday April 13th 2014

23 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

That's fabby!!! Love the colours and the use of bandages!! Now where's the first aid kit???

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Michelle! You were one of the first GDs I remember from last year, when your work inspired me to link up and share my creativity! I love this project - so pretty and delicate. I love the way you used the frayed fabric and the 'Dream' girl is one of my favourite images - fabulous with that sentiment too! Julie Ann xxx

Helen said...

That's beautiful Michelle!

Hazel Agnew said...

Another exciting project. Love the cuteness but with a very rustic but pretty approach. Fab combination of materials. Now, what have I got to have a go at this??

sam21ski said...

Fabulous xx

massofhair said...

Beautiful project Michelle, great use of the frame and love the colours you chose. Great inspiration as usual :-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

Small but perfectly formed! Gorgeous...

butterfly said...

What a delight!
Alison x

whyducks said...

So pretty.

isisimaginings.com said...

Hello Michelle, lovely to see you here again. I LOVE your tiny book, it's absolutely gorgeous.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Loving the vintage pink look. Great little book :)

Gabrielle said...

Love the frames - they look truly fabulous!

Michelle Webb said...

Thank you my PA family. Its great being back again. Have fun, Michelle xxxxx

Redanne said...

A truly beautiful project Michelle, love the colour tones and the wonderful stamping - simply beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

Colleen said...

Michelle,
This is beautiful, love the antique look and such pretty colors

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

I ADORE Michelle's mini book with all of it's FAB details and my FAV color pink!!!

Karin said...

Gorgeous project!

mamablitger said...

Wow what a gorgeous mini book. So very feminine and still with the vintage look. You did a great job on this !! Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Hugs from SPAIN

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Pink Elf, doesn't really like pink strangely enough, but he likes this., love brown/pink/taupe mix is lovely ...nice minature work

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally beautiful! Love the combo of stamps and textures.

Wanda H said...

Really Beautiful!!! Totally love it!!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning little folded album, I love the texture and colours and the stamped images are gorgeous. Kezzy:-) xxx

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