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Monday 19 August 2013

words, words, words..

Before I start my post I want to say welcome to my new followers and thanks to everyone who takes the time to visit and leave a comment, it mean a lot...so thanks xxx

Well here I am with my 2nd piece for Countryviewcrafts this month where the theme here is Quotes and Quotations. So here is my make this time, a mini quote book:

and inside some of the pages :

I started by creating the backgrounds for all the tags using distress paints, did I say still LOVE these!

I then inked with frayed burlap and got to work stamping lots of different stamps to build up interest and detail..some tiny pieces stamped in frayed burlap, these fab splatters stamped in vintage photo. Then pen nibs and my favourite flourish (this is same flourish just smaller) all stamped in coffee and black archival. This helps some of the stamping to appear softer. ( click on the words to be whisked off to relevant stamp sets x)

 So this is one of the blank pages...then I collected together lots of my favourite Tim quotes that make me smile or make me think...or I just love . I stamped them all in black archival, tore out and then inked with brown distress in vintage photo, frayed burlap and walnut stain.

I then added them to the pages..

Then onto the cover,

 I stamped the word for the cover using the fab new letter set , worn text from Tim Holtz here..and lots of my favourite idea-ology..tissue tape, film strip, numerals, pen nib, mini vials and philosophy tag.

I bound the mini tag book using hitch fasteners and tied the book using seam binding dyed with distress stain.

I added a quote on the back cover:

 Well hope you like my make, there is still time to play along in the challenge here..

Thanks to the lovely Anne reminding me I would like to enter this for the following competition:
words, words, words @ http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/words-words-words-part-2.html

have a fun and inky day!
trace  x


  1. Fab book, Trace! Have a good week.

  2. Such a great make Trace, I love mini books and the colours, stamps, quotes and embellishments are fabulous.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. this is stunning hun love books,and this is just brilliant hugs Cherylxxxxx

  4. Terrific collection of words and images

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Such a great mini book Trace. Enjoy your week. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Hi Trace, the pages you created are fabulous on their own! What a great idea for keeping inspiring quotes close at hand - love the idea, love the book! You could enter this into Our Creative Corner 'Words' challenge ...... Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Like Brenda, I love mini books and this one looks fantastic, all in my favourite colours too, love each page, it looks great!!

  8. Fantastic project & beautiful too.

  9. Such a beautiful tag booklet, looks really wonderful.

  10. What a fab tag book. I'm a fan if using coffee and black together too. It gives such a lovely effect. Stunning colour combos as always xx.

  11. Good Morning Trace. A fantastic little book. Great minds think alike as they say,I too made a little book of quotes for this challenge too. I love your tag idea though and may use it at some time in the future if that's ok. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. Love it!!
    Awesome work. I really like the idea of your "Quote" book.
    I also love the back stamp saying the best.....lol.

    Happy Crafting

  13. Vintage perfection! Love the worn and coffee splattered look (:o)

  14. Hi Trace
    I love love love this piece it is right up my street for great loves. I love quotes and sentiments done in different fonts and large sizes and you have got it all going on here.
    I now feel the urge to go and make something similar for my shelf.
    I just love everything you have done in the making of this piece

  15. great quote book Trace - love that fluorish - beautiful! Hugs rachel xx

  16. Gorgeous book Trace brimful of inky delights. Nicola x

  17. Gorgeous project, love the soft colours you use.

  18. Beautiful backgrounds and what a lot of quotes! There are so many great quotestamps... Inky greetings, Gerrina

  19. Hi trace your tag book is stunning. I love the background layers you have created and the quotes are fabulous.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, it's certainly spooky.
    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

  20. Fab mini book! Great project.

  21. I am behind, but knew I had to come and see this! Love this tag booklet! So many wonderful inky layers and such a great way to display sentiments! Love it!

  22. Just brilliant - your DP backgrounds are wonderful, and all the quotes look fabulous against them. A gorgeous tag book - and I'm so happy Anne nudged you... it's lovely to have you play along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

  23. I'm sure I commented on this utterly wonderful make... Am I finally going round the twist?!
    Alison xx

  24. And your lovely little quote book made me smile too Trace - its a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  25. So pleased you entered the challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  26. This is AMAZING! - I know I always say that about your work but it ALWAYS is! I love it totally and am so glad you entered it in Our Creative Corner! Oh and you sent me off on a mini shopping trip to get hitch fasteners and pen nibs! ;o) Lots of love and hugs Laura xxxxxxxxxxx


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