Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mix Media Monthly February Challenge

Hello Blogland, I am here today with the Mix Media Monthly Challenge for February! We gals will be playing with the Love theme this month!! 


Creativation 2018 Journal Book

I decided to do another Bound Book, this little die is so addictive!! I just got back from Creativation 2018, the AFCI (Association For Creative Industries) annual trade show. Meeting up with designer & manufacturing friends from all over the world is the best part! I decided to make a book to house my pics & memories from the show. 


Here is the challenge prompt for this month, February the month of love. Please join us! The prize this month is a $25 gift certificate from Topflight Stamps.



I don't have a lot of love stamps but these Carabelle Stamps Doodle Art by Zorrotte fit the bill. I used the smaller heart stamp on the fabric background & then the larger ones were stamped & colored with Infusions. More on that later. 




Here is Part 1 of the video. 



Here is Part 2. 
*I am brand spanking new to video so please subscribe to my channel!! Very excited to make more.


I started by sandwiching fabric on both sides of DecoFoil Foam Adhesive. It comes in 6x12" or the Rebekah Meier brand comes in 9x12". Using the passport die, cut 2 pieces for the front & back covers. Next, using the Book Binding die cut the edges to create your book. The discs can be bought at Scrapbook/Hobby stores or Office Supply stores.


You can see my tutorial for this method of cutting here. My papers are a random assortment from my stash cut 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" then the corners were rounded. This is a great way to use scrap papers up!! 


Pulling out my ancient Sizzix die I cut some hearts out of corrugated cardboard. I was very happy to see that I could still use them with the Vagabond. Then pull up some of the top layer of the cardboard & paint the hearts letting the board show through. Distress the edges with wax. 


Wrap wire with beads around the hearts. Adhere with a strong glue like SuperTape. See the tucked in paper heart?


I stamped the larger hearts from the Carabelle set, with Archival Ink then cut them out. Next up, painted them in using PaperArtsy Infusions. Put a little dab of powder on the heart, activate the powder with a wet paint brush. Then it was just a matter of assembly. 




Here is a peak at the inside cover & the 1st page. You can see where I took the word Special Delivery from the fabric, it was also mounted on the foam adhesive to give it extra lift.


The numbers were painted to get the color I wanted in metallique paint. This is also a good shot of Eileen's cute Tag & Pocket die in action. Thanks for joining me today! Please hop on over to Mix Media Monthly & join in our challenge!!


Supplies:
Topflight Stamps- PaperArtsy Infusions- Sunset Beach
                         - Carabelle Doodle Art
Eileen Hull by Sizzix: Book Binding Die
                              - Passport Die
                              -Bookmark, Tag & Pocket

Therm*O*Web- DecoFoil Foam Adhesive & SuperTape 
Fabric by Tim Holtz
Prima Marketing-Art Alchemy by Finnabair-  Metallique Royal Red
                                                               - waxes-Aged Brass, Red Amber

24 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS PROJECT! Your videos are awesome. I look forward to giving this a try in the near future. :) Thanks for sharing this inspiration for February.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to watch the video!! I hope you get a chance to make one.

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  2. Great project - great videos, too!

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    1. Thank you Suzie!! I appreciate you taking the time to watch!

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  3. You know already how much I love your work, love this new little book, it is a delight! You make great videos too, so informative!! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Awww thanks so much Anne, I am missing my comfort person!!! Hugs back...

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  4. Karen, if I haven't already welcomed you to the MMM team, WELCOME! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create going forward! This journal is so full of fabulous details! I really love that tag and pocket! Need to get my hands on that die! Thank you for the videos! I've enjoyed seeing you at Creativation! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks so much Sara!!! Yes those new dies are available & are way too much fun. Thanks for watching.

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  5. Beautiful pages! I love how you used the fabric for the background and the embellishments on the hearts look so pretty too 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊

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    1. Thank you!!! Glad I could inspire I hope you get to make one too.

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  6. Gorgeous Karen, love all your layered elements and the gorgeous hearts. Tracy x

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  7. Great project, love the metallic red sheen on those hearts, they really pop! Cathy x

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    1. Thank you Cathy!! Fun to use dies that have been gathering dust!

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  8. What a great journal for your memories of Creativation Karen! love the shiny hearts on the cover and all your beautiful pages!

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  9. Beautiful project! Love the fabric!

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  10. Wow! This is so cool! I love all of the little bits that you added and those foil hearts! :)

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  11. What a fun project and I love the hearts on the front! It looks like you had a great time at Creativation and a the book is a fabulous way to save those memories. Thank you so much for sharing the techniques you used.

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  12. Wow!!! Sweetie, this is such an awesome project by you! I love this bound book so much, this is so cute, little and adorable full of surprises! I am so inspired with the design and I really want to make something like this for my friend! You are just fabulous my friend ❣️

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    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

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