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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tutu Toad and Sir Toad in a Garden Book


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Your mission should you choose to accept it is...
Use Something New
&
Something Old From Your Stash

So, here we go with another fun filled two weeks!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.   Make sure to hop on over to the Challenge Blog and check out the rules and get even more inspiration from our team. 

This was project took about 15 hours and was a labor of love!  It is my first altered book and now I am hooked.  I really had no plan of attack or details on what I was going to do just an idea that evolved into this.  Which honestly is the way all of my designs are.  I have a stamp or a die and that's it.  I sit at my desk and dive in and see what happens.

I had My new Floral stamps from Stampendous and my Something Old was my Book........

Now, let's get started on this big project :)

Garden Book by; Passionate Paper Creations

Garden Book by:Passionate Paper Creations



Here are a few step out photo's to help....  SORRY, SOME ARE BLURY

  Carve out the center of the book about an inch


 Emboss a piece of card stock with an extra large embossing folder from Spellbinders.  They are awesome!!!  They will emboss an 8 1/2" x 11".... seriously  You will need to do 2

 
Now cover the front of the book and glue into place...I used Beacon's Zip Dry. Here is what the inside cover looks like.  Make sure not to put any paper on the bend of the spine.  Do the back the same.  When you are done then cover spine with duct tape.


 Now it's time to get messy.  With a brayer and the 3 shown on the right picture start working color into the first page not "cut out".  No pattern just add color

 Stamp and emboss your swirls with pirate gold.  Make sure to move your swirls to the inside so you will see them because the edges are hidden by the frame of the other pages.

 Repeat the same process on the cover of the cut out pages. Set the book aside.
From the back of the book cut out about 10 pages and attach to card stock.  Stamp the jumbo spring bouquet with clear bark.  You will need about 6 of these.  You will also need lots of the little butterflies some embossed with clear bark and some in gold.

 With the colors showing I chalked the images with eye shadow applicators and coloring nibs by ranger. This takes lots of practice but is quick and lots of fun when you get the hang of it.  When you are all done.  You will need to cut everything out...yes everything.  It's time to start piecing them to the project.

 Start layering the bouquet into the inside pages of the book.  make sure to have several pages in between to give dimension. Then add a mix of matching flower soft for the grass with a little shaved ice.  A little stickles for more sparkle.  Make sure your details are perfect and just they way you want them before we seal her behind the window.  And make sure they are dry.
when you are happy with your results.  Duct tape the edges of the pages in the book or you can heavily emboss with aged gold.  oh,  Do not include your first couple of pages to your book.  Once you've secured you pages now you can add your window.  I used an acetate piece from a stamp package.
Using your brayer and the same technique as above do the inside front and back covers

with antique linen ink the front and back cover of your book

stamp and emboss swirls with gold and piece and attach your bouquet.  

Stamp and emboss swirls to the inside front cover with Flower Path sentiment
Garden book by: Passionate Paper Creations
Now add all your  details.  Use Stickles and flower soft with shaved ice.

I hope you enjoyed this book and are inspired!  Would love to hear your comments and would also love to have you as a follower!!  

30 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a work of art. 15 hours?!?! I haven't spent that long on any project including birthing both my kids :P. it's breathtaking!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Holy Cow!!!! WOW!!!! That is all.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful altered book! Love the scene inside and out with the gorgeous flowers!

Barb Turpin said...

Thanks for all of the detailed instructions to your fabulous project, Rhea...makes me want to take a week of vacation so I can try it...what patience! The end result is just magical!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! Your project is stunning!!! Wooow! Love the colours and the magical feel of a 'secret garden'. Amazing!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! So many great technqiues. Such a cool project, love how you created the scene inside the book and thanks so much for the detailed instructions!

Sue D said...

Oh my--this is very creative!

Carmen O. said...

So very clever and creative! So very inspiring and beautiful. Pinning this beautiful creation so I can give this a try. Well done!

Ava Gavloski said...

Rhea, i'm following, i'm following you all the way into your magical artistic inspirational room where you have that altered book glowing in the corner. You want comments, well the first thing i have to say is i looked, scrolled down and skooted back to the beginning and had my nose 2 inches away from my computer screen, as if i was peaking into your creative room watching you design thru your window. Thanks so much for the step by step photo's. The techniques are wonderful and the tips on proceedures is great. I have tried one of these books a bit different and now i can start with a new book incorporating your techniques... thanks so much for taking the time to share and you really did show case stampenous so well, bravo girl...
have u.s. mailing
ava g

Far North said...

WoWsers!! Stunning altered garden book! I only can shout Encore, Encore for the dancing frog in the midst of all the layers of beauty you created.
Truly a moment of magic! Thanks for the picture tutorial!

Greta said...

Another project way above me, but boy can I appreciate the talent of others! Just gorgeous!

Penny said...

Unbelievably awesome, Rhea! You just created a little masterpiece--love the whole design and all the elements! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is AMAZING!! Your creation is just too AWESOME for words!! I LOVE the FUN colors and idea behind this!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
P.S your out of the box creations this week were SO INSPIRING!! =) Keep up the FABULOUS Creating!!

Yvonne Morentin said...

a work of art. This is by far one of the coolest projects I have seen.
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Yvonne Morentin said...

new follower, and email subscriber, fb fan...

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Did you hear that loud thud? It's the sound of my jaw hitting the floor! Holy freakin' cow, this has got to be one of the most amazing projects ever. A labor of love is an understatement. Fantastic.

Sherry Butcher said...

WOW!

SHartl said...

Wow, I was amazed just seeing the cover but when I saw the whole project I am sitting here totally enchanted!

Anonymous said...

When I opened your blog, I did a "double take" because I was absolutely amazed at the beautiful book you had designed. Can't even imagine how you keep coming up with one fantastic creation after another and each outdoes the one before. I can only dream of having such wonderful ideas and the ability to create the way you do time and time again.
LaVerne

HelenM said...

absolutelt beauuuutiful my favorite!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Oh my gosh...wow...stunning!!! fifteen hours to create that work of art!!

Tracie Dean said...

Amazing job!! I loved the color pallet and the design itself. 2 thumbs up...lol

Carol said...

What a lovely project! Thanks for a fun hop and some great inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie said...

I just love your book and tutorial! It is Fabulous!

Hugs, Julie

Frances said...

This is so beautiful, Rhea! Thanks for the tutorial too. hugs, Frances.

Colleen Holmes said...

Rhea this is so pretty and elegant looking! Love all the different shades and pretty embellishments. Over the top! Hugz

Carisa said...

Oh Rhea, this is AMAZING!!! I love the step outs as well to see how intricate it is and how it all came together. It truly is a work of ART. I bet you love displaying it - I know I would!!! Maybe one day, I will try my hand at something like this....but I'm too intimidated. LOL

Jan Garber said...

Great tutorial and photos! Love the subject and design of your altered book!

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a stunning creation...love the way you have upcycled the book..stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Stampendous said...

This project is fantastic, Rhea! Just love all the texture and little details! What a terrific job. And a super tutorial, just love it!

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