Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Altered Inspiration!

Happy Wednesday to you! 

This week we are showcasing inspiration from the Designers for a variety of projects for you.  Today's feature is altered inspiration or sometimes known as "off the page".


Rhonda here with an album that I created using the March Club Q kit.

My project is created with a Unibind album and machine.  The Unibind allows you to heat bind pages into a cover for a completely custom book when you are all done.  The base for my project is an 8x10 canvas black book which came with my machine. 

Here are some details of the cover:
I inked my large gear, then embossed with a mesh folder. 
A few layers of UTEE and heat embossing created the shine.
The black gear on the right is covered with Glossy Accents.

Back of the cover when you open the book.

The title page used the black cardstock gears and a chipboard gear that
is inked and coated with Modge Podge and some glitter.
The title is from the Tin Type 500 and included in the kit.

This is designed for use as a travel journal so we can take it with us on our trips this year.  The design allows spaces to tuck memorabilia and journaling notes from our trip as it progresses.  Each of the six pages are sewn together as large pockets and alternate in orientation.  This very first pocket is open on the top.  The manila tags are office tags that I inked with our PowderPuff Chalk Inks and then stamped lightly with a design that coordinated with the style of the kits.

Love the Vellum Silhouettes that came with the kit!
I tore the edges and made a page pocket with it.

The ribbon slide uses the chipboard from the kit.
Another large Gear inked and covered in matte Modge Podge.

Here I added another large diecut with cardstock and
an acetate film strip I had laying around.

This is the final back page of the book.

I created my pages first, then bound them as a final step using the machine.  

Quick Quotes Supplies:  March Club Q, Powderpuff Chalk InksMocha Mama, Baja Blue, Green Tea, Midnight Confessions, Blue Hawaiian, BiscottiFlower, Trim and large gem on cover, previous Club Q kits

Other supplies:  Book and Binding by Unibind, Kraft and Black Cardstock, Core'dinations Embossed Black Cardstock, i-Top and 16mm brad daddy by Imaginisce, Doily and branch dies by Cheery Lynn Designs, Flourish dies by Spellbinders and Sizzix, Filmstrip ribbon, Glossy Accents by Tim Holtz for Ranger, Spellbinders Labels 4 Grand Nestabilities and Grand Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Border Punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars, Flower by Petaloo, Glitter by Donna Salazar, Modge Podge. Quatrefoil stamp by A Jillian Vance Designs.  Misc: Acetate Film Strip, Sewing Machine, Thread, Manila Office Tags


Christine here today with an off the page project to share!

I love clean and simple but striking art to decorate my home.  And who doesn't love creating their own!  I used 4 canvases that measure 8 x 10 to create this quick project.  For the record, I've never touched canvas this was a venture into a whole new media for me!

Each canvas uses a Whimsical Tree from Quick Quotes.  As soon as I saw these I knew I wanted to create something just like this!  I used four different colors of Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Maraschino Cherry, Amaretto, Green with Envy, and Lemonade. 

For each tree I did three layers of chalking, allowing them to dry for just a couple minutes in between.  One layer would have created a more subtle color and I really wanted these to be bold.  I glued them down with Beacons 3 in 1 glue

When all was said and done this whole project only took me about 3 minutes and that includes hanging time!


We hope we've inspired you to take on an "off the page" project today!

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Cathy said...

these are gorgeous! Love them!

Adora Concepcion said...

beautiful projects!! love all the details on Rhonda's project; and love the simplicity on Christine!

Liz said...

I am really thrilled to see the mini album project great idea to have ready for your travels to keep ticket stubs and things and write down stuff so you will remember...
I am gonna try this for my next trip to be prepared thanks for the inspirationl.