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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Scrap It!! - With Thanks To Dina Wakley

It's a Magpie day today at Country View Crafts, and the theme is to use up your scraps. I must admit to having the odd bag or two of offcuts, so this is what I came up with.
I've recently bought the wonderful Art Journal Freedom book by Dina Wakley and she has a full step by step on how to make this journal with scraps. I'm not going to give away any secrets, other than you NEED this book.
Here's my pile of scraps, it was fun looking through them and remembering what I originally made.
Coming together....
My sewing machine was a real hero!
And here's the inside.
I have to admit it took me hours to make, but I really enjoyed it. It was one of those projects that I looked at and though 'I can't do that', but I did and and really happy with it.
Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking x

15 comments:

  1. Great project, and a wonderful way to use those scraps! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. looks fabulous! I also love this book..you remind me that I wanted to make a scrap collage in Dina's style... she is such a fab artist and teacher!

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  3. Terrific idea to use your scarps to make something this beautiful.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Looking Fabulous. I could make a few of those with my scraps Sue. Great idea and so colourful too. Have a Good Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. A great project Sue - I love scrap collage and you have inspired me! x

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  6. I love colorful art works and yours is really wonderful!!
    Great weekend,
    Hugs Anja from germany

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  7. Wow,loving this Sue,really unique. I have that very book on the old Christmas list...but you know another one is out now too....ah which to choose....

    Have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Oh i do love your bright and beautiful collage cover. Am inspired to give this a go, i have the book just need to refresh my memory. Stunning make Sue:-) xxx

    The Artiste pads have the perfect amount of ink, not too juicy. Have about four of them, a tip do not get the clear embossing pad, my first one dried out in a week only used it twice. The lids were not gripping so no sealing of pad. The other three are perfect, i suspect a duff batch. If you can check the lids fit before leaving shop would be a good idea:-) x

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  9. What a great way to use up craps !
    Corrie x

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  10. Great use of scraps Sue - looks amazing. Might have to get the book! Nikki xx

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  11. Hello Sue,
    This is such a simple and effective way to use up your scraps and create a colourful cover at the same time. I am loving the stitching you added.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  12. What a fun and lovely project Sue!!! I love it, I'm jealous because I hate sewing and I don't have any machine of course.. But I'm a bit surprised because I thought it was the same for you haha :))) So you changed your mind apparently! and for a great result here congrats! Hugs Coco xx

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  13. What a fun and lovely project Sue!!! I love it, I'm jealous because I hate sewing and I don't have any machine of course.. But I'm a bit surprised because I thought it was the same for you haha :))) So you changed your mind apparently! and for a great result here congrats! Hugs Coco xx

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  14. wow what a stunning scrap creation, love it! Groetjes Karin

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  15. What a fabulous scrappy collage, Sue - so bright and cheerful, it couldn't fail to inspire you! I know exactly what you mean about learning/getting inspired to use all the things in the stash rather than buying more of them. I think that's an excellent resolution, and I'll try to join you in it!!
    Alison xx

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Thank you so much for your comments x