Tuesday, August 24, 2010

3rd week of SSSS challenge

For those of who who do not know what the SSSS challenge is I suggest you visit simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com and see for yourself - it's a newish challenge blog just overflowing with great ideas and artwork. It's a site for people who love Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, 7 Gypsies and Graphic 45 and all things vintage. Each week a challenge is issued and anyone can put a photo of their artwork on there and each week some lucky people win prizes - this is my way of doing something for myself. I make so many things to demonstrate techniques for my classes I need an outlet just for me to be me and this suits me down to the ground.

The theme this week is Anything Tim Holtz inspired - and I remembered he made a quilt out of grungepaper so thought I would try to use that as my inspiration. This started out as a 4 x 4 book cover - I had too many images and ideas so I then decided to use the 7.5 x 5 Bind-It-All covers and ended up with the 8 x 8 ones!!

This is the back and front cover unbound as I haven't yet decided what to do with the inside pages. I made the tag to go on the inside front but liked it so much I decided it would be good on the back cover instead. The tag has been inked with Distress Inks over Tim's mask, stamped, the edges distressed and some alterations attached and ribbons added.
On the front cover the grungeboard heart has been crackle painted and distressed over, the grungeboard wings have been Dabbered and sewn with wire, there is some stamping with Tim's stamps and some texturing with Tim's texture fade dies, the top right corner is a fragment glossy accented over stamping, the 13 was textured faded, distress inked with glossy accents over, the FLY letters were cut with a Tim Sizzix die called Vintage market alphabet I think, I added some paper clips to hold the typewriter key letters and a few staples and the rest has papers from Tim's paper stack and some embellishments from- yes you've guessed it , the man himself Tim.
I was a little panicky at first as I thought I was very low on Tim's bits and bobs but I needn't have worried - I had plenty.
Thanks for looking and have a go yourself - its good fun
Bye for now
ps just looked at the blog and think I might put some cinammon stickles on the crown tomorrow.


LynneForsythe said...

OMW....your book cover is JUST THE COOLEST....love everything that's going on!!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Nancy said...

I keep saying I'm going to make one of these - haven't done it yet, but seeing yours makes me want to do it, again. *lol* Wonderful creation!

Lori said...

Ooooo, this is way cool! And so Tim! lol! Love it to pieces! Thanks for joining the SSS challenge!

Trish said...

Wow, fantastic work!

Terry said...

Love all the different elements and how wonderfully you put them all together!

Donna said...

Hi Sue, thanks for your lovely comment. I adore this book cover, love the patchwork effect.Good Luck with the challenge.Wonderfully "Tim" inspired, I need to try this!!
Hugs, Donna x

Cardmaking Galore said...

Your book cover is really great. Great colour scheme

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow! Great patterns and images!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!