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Tuesday 10 January 2012

Anything goes dt piece for anything goes challenge blog!

Well hey there!
it is challenge time over at anything goes challenge blog again and this time the theme is ...anything goes!
So he is, my bit of anything goes:
I decided to do another book as these are fab and very addictive!!This time I tried to do a more masculine themed book, using some fab stamps from the Artistic Stamper, some idea-ology and some arts parts shapes.
I started by covering the book with watered down gesso!shocked you, no crackle today!!!Then when dry inked with distress inks and left to dry.When dry I stamped the fab splat stamp from journalling plate in antique linen and then vintage photo.When dry I added some calligraphy script, also from the artistic stamper.Once totally dry I stamped some Tim pen nibs in walnut stain, heated to dry and then stamped a smaller version of same set in coffee archival.
I covers the left hand side in my favourite thing, tissue wrap.
The middle panel was White card coloured in antique linen DI, the I stamped the journal word..imagine in same DI, to get a very subtle effect. I then added the splat stamp using vintage photo and pen nibs in walnut stain.

The sentiment is a journalling stamp from the Artistic Stamper and the bottles are arts parts from Wendy Vecchi, coloured and crackle paint and metal tape added the top(this was also painted).Finally some idea-ology was added and some computer generated text added.
Sorry another marathon post, must try harder to waffle less and get to the gist, but then I never was very good and short and sweet, why use 1 word when 10 will do!!
Anyway make sure you hop across to see all the fab dt work and for all your craft needs visit Lynnes craft den.
I am entering this for the following competitions:
anything but a card @ http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://trulymadlycraftychallenges.blogspot.com/
anything goes @ http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
Have a fab inky day
Hugs trace x


  1. just love this hun love the vintage feel to this,just brilliant hugs cherylxxxxx

  2. Great post Trace and fabulous cover and pages for your book. The splat stamp looks so realistic, a great one to use.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Gorgeous work Hun, love it, Gaynor :)

  4. Beautiful work honey. Your books looks fabulous. I love making them as well. hugs Sharon

  5. your book looks great :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at DVC and good luck..hugs Debs x

  6. Hi hun, sorry about my late comment :( This is just amazing!! You know I love your style because it's so differnt from mine. But I love all about it!


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