Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Steampunk Journal

Hi all

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Steampunk journalling workshop over at Paddy's quirky and amazing stamping place in Prestwich. The workshop was taught by the amazing Sarah Anderson and I totally had a FAB inky and messy full day of crafting!

We altered a book each, mine started it's life off as an algebra book, we cut out the page - that was hard for me to do, not physically but since being a kid my parents drummed into me to respect books and here I was being egged on by Sarah to cut out the pages!! Good job my Dad couldn't see me LOL!













I have still got a lot of the inside pages to complete but the main work is now done, will share more when it is finished. The book started off as air force blue and I stained it with Walnut stain and loads of distress inks. The large butterfly was using a stamp and distress inks, the lace butterfly was also coloured in the same way. The spine was watercolour card and embossed using the Cuttlebug Clockworks folder. The metal findings were from Paddy's stash and some of my own bits and bobs.

Simon Says Stamp and Show
are running their first challenge and the theme is "things with wings" so I am entering into that challenge. Also Gingersnap Creations theme this week is to use paint - there are loads of different paints on this altered book LOL - more of it was on my hands though haha!!

I am also entering this into the challenge on The Artistic Stamper whose August challenge is something old (book) and something new (courage to cut the heary out a book, the cog die and ruler embossing folder)

27 comments:

  1. Refreshing exciting beautiful. Lovely cover have fun with the rest of the book. Am with you on removing pages it is very hard, well done you for doing it. xx Zoe

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  2. Hi Sarah....WOW this is SOOOOOOO beautiful it really is.....actually I'm lost for words which is not like me AT ALL!!!! I absolutley love it! love it! love it! Good luck in the challenge hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  3. Wow Sarah ... you have done an amazing job on this ... I love your colours and all your textures ... and just think you have given an out of date book a new lease of life ... now that can't be a bad thing ... Can it? Thank you so much for joining us at Simon says Stamp and show for our very first challenge ... I hope to see you again next week :0)

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  4. oh this is just brilliant,hun love it to bits,you have done,an amazing job hun just love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  5. OK Sarah....beings as it was an Algebra in it's previous life....you have created a much BETTER life for this book!!! AND IT'S AMAZING!!!

    thanks BUNCHES for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

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  6. stunning work of art sarah...and I've been rumbled about the choccy jar...however did you guess...hugs kath xxx

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  7. OMG SARAH!!! I'll be joining you in therapy!!! I love your project, but I'd have died on the spot having to tear the heart out of an old book(even algebra and I'm rubbish at maths haha) Fabulous finished piece though:D XXX

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  8. Hi Sarah
    You have made a fabulous job of this.you are forgiven for tearing an algebra book.xxx

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  9. what a beautiful project - i love that big butterfly ... but i also have to confess that i loved algebra too!! But i'll forgive you as its stunning lol
    Lisa ;)

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  10. Sarah - you have made a superb job of doing those pages. Must confess mine had a bit done to it and it has gone on the back burner - you are spurring me on to get more done.

    Love your pages and would find it difficult to find a favourite.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Sarah - I'm not green with envy - I'm not, I'm not, I'm NOT!!! So much detail there and I can well imagine the fun you had making those pages!

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  12. Stunning altering Sarah wow that butterfly wing is so beautiful!!! and I agree the book now has a NEW lease of life!!!
    The Design Team and I are really pleased that you joined us for the FIRST Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week!
    Thank you!
    HuGs Kim :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful work Sarah, this is truly gorgeous. I am in total understanding about respecting book Hun and I wouldn't have known where to start creating something beautiful like this. You really can see that you have enjoyed yourself so much in making this....wonderful..xx warmest wishes Anita xx

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  14. I love this!! I think the reason I am so slow to get in on the altered book thing, is my love of books and I can't make myself cut them up.....But I will, one day!

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  15. This is awesome! I love all the details of the project especially the butterfly.

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  16. what a beautiful altered book! i love the colors and the textures on this!
    HUGS!
    luthien :)

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  17. Hi Sarah

    I'm still on my mad catch up from my holidays, seems to be taking me forever. Mind you not helped by new puppy muts, not the brightest idea right on the back of our hols.

    Super journal.

    B x

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  18. This is incredibly beautiful, I can't wait to see more pages :) My fave part is the huge butterfly, can't believe you made that yourself with a stamp!

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  19. wow Sarah, that is fab, I particularly like your cover. I am doing that workshop with SArah this coming Saturday, am really looking forward to it!!

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  20. Looking good Sarah A, looking good,
    Sarah A x :)
    ps seriously, it's fab! you've done a great job with it

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  21. Gorgeously beautiful art Sarah, thanks for joinin in with the AS CT challenge... sorry am late getting round to you x

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  22. absolutely gorgeous ! and thank you for joining in our challenge at The Artistic Stamper :))

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  23. Well you seem to have this steampunk style nailed.. me i'm not so great lol
    Thanks for joining in with the ASCT challenge and good luck x

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  24. This is an amazing project! You made something beautiful out of something very dull - an math book! Thanks for playing the gingersnaps paint challenge!

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  25. Your journal is lovely and the cover is to die for!!

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  26. Congrats on being chosen as a Gingersnap gem! =)
    Love your creation, very nice! =)

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  27. Hi, Sarah! congrats on your Ginger Gem award! This AB is absolutely stunning!! :)

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