Saturday, 30 April 2016

Mr Darcy and the Bearded Lady

Hi and happy Bank Holiday Weekend. At the start of the year I watched Kate Crane on Wanderlust make a travel journal, and I really wanted to make one. I cut all my pages out but never got any further. Then earlier this month I did Kate's class in Mixology and I've been bitten by the Kate Crane bug (that sounded better in my head lol).
This is a blank folded book that I've had for years and never done anything with, so out came the paints.
All the stamps and paints used are by Indigo Blu.
The book was painted, stencilled, and stamped.
Lots of different surfaces to put some photographs on. There are very few up to date photographs of Neil and myself, so I think a few selfies are needed lol.
And this is the book all opened up. Lots of room for stamping when I decide which photographs are going in.

The covers have been cut from a Tando chipboard sheet, and covered with sticky backed canvas.

And here's my bearded lady. The more I tried to 'lightly shade' her, the more she looked like a bearded woman. In the end I just moved the frame down :-).

All tied up and done!
This was fun to make but impossible to photograph. Every time I tried to take a picture it either rained or snowed!
I'm entering my little book into these challenges
IndigoBlu Spring is in the Air - I've used my Spring colours, and
Tando Creative week 4 Spring has Sprung.
Thanks very much for looking, and have a fun weekend xx


  1. what a gorgeous book you've created!

  2. It looks fab Sue....hope that you enjoy filling it! Xx

  3. Terrific project with a great shape. I can't see a beard she looks beautiful

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What a wonderful book, well done! Hugs, Valerie

  5. this is cool sue - I love the fold - brilliant - hugs rachel x

  6. Great album Sue, love those folded pages and all the wonderful stamps and stencils you embellished them with. Great cover too, I like your bearded lady! :OD Deb xo

  7. What a fabulous finished book Sue, love it.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  8. Oh, fantastic project Sue!!! So happy to see your own version of Kate Crane's Wanderlust project!!! :)
    I love your cover, so lovely images stamped and idea behind... Beautiful painting ans stenciling inside too.
    Hugs xxx

  9. You are so funny! Although I love your travel book - I love the title more!!! I mean like really, it a perfect title. Now I don't think she looks like she has a beard but in light of the novel itself - your title sure is funny!!!
    sandy xx

  10. Well I just blew up the picture to look at it again. On second thought I think she needs a shave!
    sandy xx

  11. Fabulous - glad your Kate Crane album finally came together - even if it did take another whole Kate Crane class to get it there! I love the colours, and lovely bubbly doodling, and the covers are really cool - bearded lady and all!
    Alison x

  12. This is so lovely, Sue! Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

  13. This is lovely! But I'm giggling about the bearded lady comment! Thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge! Maxine x

  14. Just popping back Sue to say thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge this month and good Luck! Hugs rachel x


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