Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Modes of Transport

Hi you all! Hope today finds you all fit and well. Yesterday I made a little mini-book for the challenge over at Artful Times, who want to see something about modes of transport this week. I found a small transparent plastic box in my drawer, which still had a few pins in it, so I tipped them out and used it to make a box for the book. I covered the lid - which was very scratched - with a piece of the same map-printed paper I used for the accordion book, and stamped it with an old car.

The pages of the accordion book have been stamped with different motives to show various modes of transport. The car on the front cover has been stamped, fussy cut and decoupaged. The car and horse figures at the front are pieces from my Monopoly set. These stamps are all from Chocolate Baroque.

The reverse has been inked with ancient linen DI, and stamped with more - and some rather strange - transport ideas. Here the stamps are from Catherine Moore and Scrollswork.

Here you can see the little box at the back, it is just a bit smaller than a match-box.

This was a fun make; I love making little books! (And postcards and cards and tags and cardboard stuff and painting and....and....)

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for looking in!


  1. This is a gorgeous little book, love those little cars and bikes and things! Hugs, Sarah

  2. That's thinking out side the box Valerie, love the idea of a little book and they are such fun images :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  3. A brilliant idea to use the box and the book is wonderful. Your ideas always amaze me

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. That really does look like it was fun to do!

    I love the idea of a wheeled cup!!!

    Great work :)


  5. I would love a wheeled cup, too, coupled with a coffee maker which would fill the cup with fresh cappuccino every time I think about it, and send it rolling to me....

  6. Oh my goodness...!!
    This is an adorable book, Valerie. :]
    I really like how you displayed it too, with such fun and excitement behind it all.
    You are so clever...
    Always a pleasure visiting here.
    Take care, always. ((hugs))

  7. It wasn't until you mentioned the Monopoly pieces that I realised just how teeny tiny your book was. Love it. xx

  8. I love old cars! This is fantastic! :)

  9. And I love seeing all the amazing little books you've been making- AMAZING and beautiful!

  10. This is just lovely, would make a nice playset!

  11. AND... You are so very good at all of it! Love the mini book, great idea to enclose it in the box. Love your wheeled cup and steam-punk teapot too. Your blog page looks gorgeous, I love the new colors and all the gorgeous chandelier crystals in it!

  12. I love your little book, it's brilliant.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Hi Valerie, A Fantastic little transport what a great idea. Hugs Sandra XXX

  14. Fabulous book and cover and I do love that expression 'fussy cut', it's fantastic!!!! Lovely car image.

    Thanks for joining us over at Artful Times this week.

    Sam xxx

  15. This is fantastic! You're so very creative!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Lovely work Val, I don't know where you get all your ideas from! Hugs, Barb

  17. What a great little book - and thanks for checking in...I'm feeling better finally!

  18. Hi Valerie. Fantastic little book.
    Regards Florence xx and hugs

  19. What a fabulous mini Valerie!
    I love the way you make these.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. totally jealous of your beautiful stamps!

  20. Oh wow, that stopped me in my tracks when you said the box was a little bit smaller than a matchbox! Cute little book, I particularly like the Catherine Moore/Scrollswork stamps.


  21. I must say I love those little games pieces your Monopoly has - they set off the display of this lovely little book so well.
    What a really good idea you had with the book and the box - beautiful work and I am so glad it was FUN too.
    Thanks for joining us - Hugs, Neet x

  22. Your book is pure fun! I am in love with your book here!

  23. Loving both sides... I'm a huge fan of the fold-out and love how you've done yours with some of the images popped up.

  24. I love this Valerie, fabulous images, and all the size of a matchbox x


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