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Monday, May 04, 2009

Weekend Creations

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I have been playing with a few things. Two items are altered art backgrounds that I can't share just yet, but have included two sort of "sneak previews". Below is the big project I am creating. It is the front cover of an A4 book. The book is full of blank pages which will have all my rubber stamps in it. I store my stamps in a cart. The cart is not in the same room as my craft stuff as there is no place for it. So when I am creating I often forget which images I have. Having them all stamped into a book will help & perhaps even prevent duplications when buying new ones. I seemed to have hundreds of stamps but I have been collecting them for almost 5 years.

This is a close up of a textured background piece I am working on. It is almost in its final stages & I can probably share next week once it reaches its destination.
This is a larger close up of another background piece I am working on. It is full of soft colours & silver. Again it can be shared next week once it reaches its destination.

I am on a roll this weekend & I have a third piece started, but it is still raw, as in no inks yet. It is a piece for myself & I hope to work it slowly building up the piece. I ran out of the net ( old bag for putting wash tablets into the washing machine) so am a bit peeved. I am using masking tape, clear tape, skeleton leaves & glue. What I really like is how each piece is so totally different from the next.



13 comments:

Suse said...

great idea for the stamp index book - I started similarly but didn't do very well at keeping up (good luck to you! :)) - your cover is great - the textured pieces look wonderful!

alcoholinky said...

ooh Paula this looks fab. can't wait to see the finished item. fab idea to recycle the washing bag,it produces a marvellous texture.

laurel said...

Wonderful colors and texture. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

joanne wardle said...

looks great. it will just be nice to leaf through and admire all your stamps, I could waste a couple of hours doing that. I am nowhere near this organised though, I rely on my memory, but it doesn't always work!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooo I just love all those textures and colours you've used. Its going to be wonderful leafing through isnt it. Fabulous work Paula.

Audrey said...

lovely bookcover.

the textural sneak peeks look fantastic, can't wait to see more.

Chris said...

Beautiful book cover Paula and I love the sneak peek of your texture backgrounds. Looking forward to seeing them in their full glory.

deb said...

The book cover is beautiful, what a great idea to keep track of what stamps you have.

The backgrounds are looking fantastic, can't wait to see them properly.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love the background, great textures.

Andrea, said...

Hi Paula, the texture and colours on this piece are fantastic.
I am sorry to hear you have been ill, I hope you are feeling much better now. have a lovely Thursday

Je@net said...

Wow, beautiful details Paula!! Can't wait to see the finished project!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

so that's what you used for the texture, you might buy some lemons or oranges in a mesh sack
I collect mesh bags (among other things ;) avocadoes sometimes come in nice mesh bags too

Karin said...

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your sneak peaks, it looks fantastic so far, full of wonderful texture.
Love the cover of you stamp book. Do you want to do mine too. lol