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Thursday, 14 April 2011

That's Nice, What Are You Going To Do With It??

If I hear these words once again I swear I'm going to sell my family on e-bay!! Actually I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but I like it anyway :o)
This is my entry to this fortnight's Stampotique challenge, which is to use book/newspaper.
I remembered an article by Rachel Jackson in April's Craft Stamper (sorry I can't find a link) and decided to give it a try.
The book was painted white then the hole cut. The pages were torn away and the edges painted and distressed with Brushed Corduroy DI.. The tissue paper covering is by 7 Gypsies, and I've overstamped it with Stampotique Butterfly and Papillon stamps. This was then covered with beeswax. I've finally gotten to grips with this, I turned up the heat on my melt pot and it went on perfectly.
I've stamped the butterfly again twice and attached to the inside.
The die cut butterflies bottom right have been cut with the TH die and dipped in the bees wax.
I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge as this week it's distressed.
Thanks very much for looking x

36 comments:

  1. Oh wow Sue, of course you are going to keep it. Totally fantastic. Annette x

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  2. Hi Sue! Oh my gosh...I can totally relate to the "What are you going to do with it" thing! :) Your entry into this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is very nice! I love the altered book/newspaper thing you've got going on. Very cool. Thanks for joining us Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

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  3. I LOVE it! I know the question from my neighbour - he says nice things like *Lovely! Waht's it supposed to be?*

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  4. awsome! beautiful creation.Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  5. Sue this is stunning. I am glad that I am not the only one to hear "those words" he doesn't know how close he comes....

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  6. This is gorgeous Sue, I know the article you're talking about as I'd oooo'ed over it. you've done a great job with it. Every other crafter knows you don't have to 'do' anything with what you make!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

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  7. Fabulous love it, do you have to do anything with it? Art just is LOL XOXO Zoe

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  8. Wow how fabulous is that! I love it. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  9. Hey Sue...send me your email address and I'll email you how I did the technique. It's very simple. I didn't have an email address for you.
    Thanx...<3 Candy

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  10. hey- this is GORGEOUS...I LOVE IT! I just worked with some beeswax myself at a workshop and am looking to buy some for myself..fun! Your projects are always awesome- tfs

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  11. oh wow this is simply stunning oh just love love this,brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  12. Spooky....thats exactly what my nearest and dearest say to me at least weekly and I have got this article tagged in the C Stamper to have a go lol ......
    Your piece is just excellent ....I love it..texture is fabulous!
    Suz B
    PS.I always say the point of "it" is the fun I get from creating it and if I wasnt having fun whilst making "it" then their lifes would not be quite so quiet lol!

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  13. Oh you do make me laugh Sue, I've got one here just like that too!!!

    But, why do you need to do anything with it - I'm sure you just had a fabulous time creating, and that's what it's all about xxxx

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  14. I keep explaining the point is to have fun and experiment. Beautiful piece - I love it

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  15. haha! I was thinking about putting my 10yr son on ebay only the other day! Why are the school hols so long these days!!
    Great project. Amazing..xx
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  16. this turned out absolutely stunning! I've got to check out that article on how to use the book for that. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  17. You did a great job, Sue. It looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 28.

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  18. This is just stunning!Fabulous piece of art.

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  19. Oh, this is gorgeous!! If you don't know what to do with it, I'll be glad to give you my address! (My fav question is "how do I explain what you do?" *sigh*)

    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  20. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you for sharing your fab creation with us my goodness love the altered book and newspaper on your project. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  21. I love your creation Sue!! In my house I get..."It's really nice...what's it FOR?" I always say "It just is...!!" Reading your comments, looks like we're not alone!! xx

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  22. Amazing ! I wish I could do that , such an inspirational piece I love it.

    Marie

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  23. Fabulous piece, I love all the layers and texture, great piece. Tracy x

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  24. Hi Sue this is fantastic love it I really do well done such a great idea
    Jacki xx

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  25. Is my DH related to your relatives??? I keep hearing echos of "That's nice, but what are you going to do with it" around my house too!

    Seriously, this is absolutely fabulous. I love EVERYTHING about it - the colors, the stamps, the design - really just WOW! I want to do one of these altered books now too! So happy you joined in the challenge with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  26. I loved that article, I'm so impressed that you gave it a go and it's so wonderful. well done. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

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  27. I'm speechless, that's a spectacular
    art work!I'm totally excited. Thanks also for description.
    Hugs Anja

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  28. Oh my soul! I know EXACTLY what you're sayin'! We have the same family! What a gorgeous creation! Keep it and display it proudly! Love all the details! You go girl! :)

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  29. What a gorgeous card! Awesome! Thank you for joining Stampotique challenge!

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  30. WOW!! This is just SO great! I love it! I love the colors, the details and just everything about it!
    -Love Siljhe-

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  31. A brilliant piece of book art Sue! xx

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  32. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!

    Thanks very much for taking part in the Stampotique Designers Challenge. I hope you enjoyed it, even though your family think you're a sandwich sort lol

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  33. Oh wow, this is amazing :-) A fabulous creation! Thanks for joining the challenge, Kate

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  34. Well done on being a chosen one AGAIN!!!! :) x

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