Monday, 22 April 2013

Another Album

Hello everybody. The sun is shining and the birds are singing, although it's still really cold - 5°. But that's not so bad if the sun is shining, and the trees are getting greener by the hour. The magnolia tree in front of the neighbour's house has burst into flower over night, it looks so pretty.


This is the album of which I showed some sneak-peeks last week. It has been made from chipboard, and coated with grainy structure paste before I pressed the different articles into it. After drying it was sprayed with black paint, and the some parts were polished with Inka Gold copper. I gave it all 2 coats of Inka Gold varnish to seal it. The oblong in the middle of the cover was already cut out. I painted the inside of the covers glossy black, and the back cover has been painted to match.





The wings and head are on the second, inside cover. I used the back of a water-colour block, and painted it glossy black from both sides, before edging it with some IG copper. I stamped it with my script stamp using embossing ink, and embossed with copper perfect pearls, before adding my winged creature so that it just fits through the aperture on the front cover.



I added 75 sheet of creamy, semi-gloss paper to complete the album.

I am linking to Simon Says Stamp and Show colour challenge.

Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

29 comments:

  1. Wow, that album is amazing! LOVE all the goodies embedded in the textured base - it reminds me of the beach, when 'treasures' are revealed by the sea. The colours are super. It was a great idea to pick out the red as an accent colour.

    xxx
    ps (whispering, so I don't jinx it) we had some sunshine too!

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  2. This is really fantastic, like rummaging in a treasure chest to see what you can find! Great colours, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Amazing cover! How did you made it, with all those tiny things attached to it? Wonderful!

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  4. This is fabulous Valerie, I love all the little trinkets you've used, it must've been great 'messy' fun to make! The magnolia tree is lovely too. Xx

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  5. Das ist umwerfend schön geworden, Valerie.

    Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche

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  6. What a gorgeous album! Love it!!!

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  7. This is amazing Valerie - great textures.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. I am pretty much rendered speechless by this one, Valerie! Perhaps you could enter it in every challenge which would be applicable - it should win the lot. I'm not even sure how to describe my delight in looking at it. It's very elegant. Extremely pleasing to the eye. Shall I go on? I could. LOVE LOVE LOVE. hugs, Donna

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  9. Hee Hee you made me smile with the comment on my blog re the archery. I may well get relegated too!

    Lovely book and loads of fun texture. x

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  10. Valerie, this is fabulous!! It's a real treasure trove and I love the colour palette.
    Hugs xx

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  11. Gorgeous album, Valerie! So love that rough texture!

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  12. You have created such gorgeous texture and variety. Perfect book with those red rings.

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  13. And those magnolias can't wait for it to warm up, don't blame them one bit!

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  14. Gorgeous cover and embossing. :) Not much blooming here yet. :)

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  15. Wow, awesome book, Love all the textures, techniques ans details. Must have taken hours to make.
    Yvonne x

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  16. Stunning album--just full of tactile heaven!

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  17. This is a gorgeous album. Love how you offset the grungy background with the pristeen red of the ring and the butterfly wings. Beautiful.

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  18. Beautiful picture of the tree blooming into renewed life and your new album is fantastic!! :0) Mo x

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  19. Beautiful tree full of flowers!WOW! AWESOME album!!!Great work!

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  20. Fantastic work Valerie!!
    Love the textures, all the details, and the embellishments... A lot of time and talent went into this album. ~xx
    You are always inspiring :)

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  21. What a brilliant mixed media cover. (:o)

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  22. Absolut klasse und es gibt eine Menge zu entdecken was du alles verarbeitet hast - gefällt mir sehr! LG Dagmar

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  23. Stunning cover Valerie, I love all the gorgeous embedded objects of interest in there! ~Diane

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  24. Looking at this cover page is like looking through a treasure chest! I so LOVE this and more and more I am enjoying mixed media art! This is so inspiring and gorgeous! Did I tell you I love it???? The neighbors tree is so pretty and glad you are having days with sunshine! Hugs!

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  25. This is just amazing, however long you look at it, there is always another little embellishments to find. GORGEOUS!!!

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  26. This is stunning Valerie, I love the idea of pressing objects into texture paste then spraying - LOVE IT! xx

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  27. Oh the texture and the pop of red is wonderful! I love the script, but the layers of elements are just fabulous! What a special piece! Thanks for showing us what colors you are made of this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

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  28. WOW! The texture and detail on this is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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