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Sunday 5 April 2015

Heartfelt for Country View Crafts

Well today I am back with my second piece for the 'Use Kraft Card' over at Country View Crafts challenges. This time I have again used Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stack and this time created a mini book using an Eileen Hull die , ready to be added to with heartfelt messages for that special someone.

So here is my make :

  I started by cutting the pages from kraft resist stack and sticking them back to back to create three sets of pages inside... I die cut the covers from tick cardstock , covered in kraft resist.

I would show you some step by step but my computer has disappeared them :( ..

I inked the cover and then coloured some texture paste using abandoned coral distress paint and added to cover through the new flourish stencil from Tim Holtz.

I love the colour of the kraft against the abandoned coral and all the resist elements showing up too...

To complete the cover I added old music paper coloured with abandoned coral...dipping into it from craft sheet, a primitive heart..again more texture paste and that yummy flourish stencil, some muslin and finally some rusty wire to encase the heart .

 I added one of the new Tim Holtz stickers and chose black to contrast..

Inside I added some pockets and created tags that all have words on them , more inking and stencilling completes the tags and pages inside. These hearts have been inked and had tissue tape added .

I tied the cover of the book with some seam binding dyed using abandoned coral stain from craft sheet , such a rich colour...

So hope you like my make and make sure you hop across to Countryviewcrafts challenges for more inspiration throughout the month...and a whole month to join in the fun .

keep those fingers inky!
trace x


  1. Wonderful Trace, such a pretty make. Love the pops of pink, - the stencilling looks great and the hearts on the inside look super too! Happy Easter!!

  2. A wonderful mini-book . The front of it is stunning as are the pages you have done in the same style--great ideas

    Happy Easter

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Wonderful Trace - your usual wonderful mix of colours and textures. So glad you are back with us x

  4. Gorgeous Trace!! Love the coloured texture paste with Abandoned Coral, and you're right, it really goes well with the Kraft paper! Wonderful treatment of all the hearts! Such a stunning album! Happy Easter! :)

  5. Another fab creation and like love how the Coral DI works with the Krsfr card xx enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend xx GailT xx

  6. this is stunning Trace and thanks for reminding me I have some kraft resist - I must get that out for a play!!! Brilliant make! Big hugs rachel x

  7. The Kraft and the Abandoned Coral look wonderful together Trace, this is a beautiful album. Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Beautiful Trace, i do need the new die from Eileen it is wonderful. Loving the contrasts in colours and textures very much :-) xxx

  9. Gorgeous project Tracy Kraft card makes a perfect background for abandoned coral I'm learning to love this colour :)

  10. Fabulous, Trace... you've completely cracked Abandoned Coral for me, pairing it with these wonderful vintage sepia and kraft tones. Great textures, and I love the repeating flourish motif, stencilled and stamped.
    Alison xx

  11. That red is a beautiful colour and looks so great on the vintage-brown! A beautiful piece! Hope you had good Easterdays and energy for the spring? Hugs, Gerrina

  12. I just adore mini books and this is extra special. Love the colour scheme and all the images.
    Have a great crafty week, Angela x

  13. This is a beautiful album Trace and what a stunning gift. Love the layout and fabulous details. Best wishes and I hope you all enjoyed your break

    Annie x

  14. Trace, I love this! Those hearts and touches of red are delicious! Great project! Hugs!

  15. Trace-You are AMAZING! First off-I'm sorry I haven't been by :( I lost internet connection last week and am behind visiting my fav bloggers :) I have missed some goodies of yours, like this mini-book! It's stellar in every way! XOXO-Shari

  16. What a wonderful book! Trace Great idea n beautifully created !


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