Sunday, 7 June 2015

Something Special

Hi all,
And welcome, it's a new month for Stamping Sensations and Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenges, if you didn't get the chance to join in last month's challenge this could be the one for you.






















At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Dies & Punches' So get out your all your fancy dies and punches and join in with us.

For a full explanation, more pictures and the story behind this Journal please read on to the bottom of this post.


We have sponsorship this Month from


And of course, the Design Team have created some stunners to inspire you. Please do pay them a visit to their individual blogs - it means a lot to know you appreciate their efforts.























And now onto my second challenge creation for Penny black & More @ Allsorts, where the theme is 'Wings, Real, Fantasy or Fiction', I used my favourite Penny Black stamp Bitty Bear Angel for this.

We have prizes from Penny Black, All Occasion Dies, Sizzix, Kraftyhands   Now isn't that a lot of prizes, definitely worth getting your animal stamps out isn't it!!!!!!

Are you wanting some inspiration, pop on over to the challenge blog and then you can see all the wonderful creations from the rest of the talented team.

So here's more information on my Notebook/Journal:-
My Daughter asked me to make her a Notebook/Journal a while ago, she wanted it to be based on her favourite film 'Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd' I think she'd forgotten she'd asked for it as she looked really surprised when she opened it.  Now to make this I watched the movie so I could incorporate elements from the film, not my kind of film although I did think it would be more gory than it was.  It is actually a bit of a dark love story.


This is what I started with
















I covered the front with vintage papers, tearing and using distress inks.

















I added a punched border and lace down one side.  Mrs Lovett's dress has black and red lace on the bustle.

















Here are all my handmade embellishments, The cogs are cut with dies then stamped with a matching set of stamps, I embossed the edges with my own mixture of powders to make them look old.  The images and posters are printed, I stamped and inked a pocket watch.

















This is the inside of the cover, I made a pocket for Jodie to keep loose papers in.






















For the heart I cut a red one then over stamped it, covered it with crackle glaze, then cut a scalloped heart.  I used a safety pin with a charm on to add interest to the heart.

















For the film strip I stamped it then cut out the squares, I stamped some cogs and pocket watch, coloured them with distress inks and fitted them behind the strip.  I used glossy accents to glaze the whole film strip.

















I added charms to some chain and hung them from the spiral, added some flowers and corners.  I think I covered everything, there is details of everything in the recipe below.























Recipe:-
Stamps -432J Bitty Bear Angel, Indigo Blu, Papermania's Chronology, Prickly Pear Steampunk Stamp set (CLR025), Dovecraft film strip, 
Papers - Vintage from stash (Don't know the brand), LOTV Always & Forever, 
Colouring Mediums - Spectrum Noirs, Distress Inks, 
Tools - Grand Calibur, X-cut Border Punch, Mini Gears Die set Prickly Pear, Steampunk Die Set Prickly Pear, Spellbinder Heart Dies, Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Dies, Butterfly punch, Nesties ovals, Creative dies sentiments, Tattered Lace Panorama grass 334309, Crackle glaze, Glossy Accents, Embossing powder, Heat gun, 
Embellishments - stickles, ribbon, safety pin, gems, charms, chain, lace, 


Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

11 comments:

brenda said...

Where to start Tracy, I love the rich colours of your PB&M piece and the subtle hints of glitter which really lift it.

Then there is your journal, so much work and although I am not up the movie I know you put in so much research to get it all right and I am sure Jodie adores it.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

brenda said...

Where to start Tracy, I love the rich colours of your PB&M piece and the subtle hints of glitter which really lift it.

Then there is your journal, so much work and although I am not up the movie I know you put in so much research to get it all right and I am sure Jodie adores it.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous altering and fabulous card too ;-))m

Ellibelle said...

So any wonderful details on the notebook!! Just amazing!! And loving your darling Penny Black creation! Beautifully done!

susiestacey said...

How sweet is that little angel - lovely card Tracy. The journal looks amazing - so many details must have taken you ages and a lovely gift for your daughter. x Susan x

susiestacey said...

How sweet is that little angel - lovely card Tracy. The journal looks amazing - so many details must have taken you ages and a lovely gift for your daughter. x Susan x

linda said...

such a sweet card and a fabulous journal for you daughter with all the attention to detail!

Linby said...

What a fab journal for your daughter made with love it is so personal.
Love the little angel for your wings card too.
Lynn x

America said...

What a wonderful work of ART! Great work teamie.

Sally H said...

Your Journal for Jodie is a masterpiece, Tracy! What a work of art! I know she was thrilled with it too. Gorgeous in every way, and it will be treasured

Gerrina said...

What a great tutorial! Love that little grungy look and colours. And so different from your card...! Hugs, Gerrina