Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mr Umbrella Man on Safari


Hi you all! It's still cold and frosty here in Germany, but at least the sun was shining today, and that makes a big difference!
At Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge this week is to use small sheets of paper. I have several pads in this size, which I like to use for cards and albums. The papers I have used today are all from LaBlanche, as are the rub-ons and the leopard stamp. I do not know who made the animal print stamps.
The albums are both 6x6", and have about 50 pages in them, and have been put together with D-rings.
I used cardboard from old paper pads sandwiched between the DPs to make the covers.


Here the paper has been stamped with animal prints in both corners, and with the leopard stamp. The alphas have been sponged through a stencil. Mr Umbrella man is wearing a safari suit.


The inside cover has been sponged with alphas and Mr U.M. using shabby shutters DI and the die-cut waste.  (The 'wastes' make the most wonderful FREE stencils!) The tiger and giraffes are rub-ons.




The inside of the back cover has been worked in the same way, Mr U:M. is still lurking around. The large alpha is from TH's Salvage Stickers.


The back cover


The second album has been made in the same way. I used more embellishments on the front cover here.


Here I have added some random stamping, and 'Dream'. Mr U.M. is everywhere, as are the wild animals....



The inside back cover has been reserved for the elephants. Mr U.M. is still lurking....




And the king of the jungle is guarding the back cover. I think the 'L' is for Lion.


This was a fun project, I am in a mini-book phase just now.

Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

26 comments:

  1. These mini books are just fabulous! I'm a big fan of tigers & especially elephants and Mr. U.M. looks great in his safari suit!

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  2. Wow you have been busy Valerie,
    These mini books are amazing. I love all the animal prints and there's so many interesting details to see ;D
    I especially liked the 'heffalumps' rear on the back of the book. Perfect! :D

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  3. Gorgeous Valerie for sure! Love the giraffe one, I love giraffes, they are so elegant, you really made it so beautiful with the lace and gold arch too. Mr. Umbrella man is cute too, but not as cute as those giraffes! Hope you warm up soon! ~Diane

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  4. Lovely textured albums today! Nice safari suit!

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  5. These are both lovely. The animal pics are wonderful, and I love that Mr U.M. appears everywhere! Lovely lace and decorations, too. Have a nice Sunday, Sarah

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  6. Wow Valerie, was für fantastische Büchlein. Ich kann mich gar nicht entscheiden, welche Seite mir davon am besten gefällt. Man sieht auf jeden Fall, dass du sie mit Hingabe gestaltet hast! Wundervoll!

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  7. Brilliant, Valerie! The use of the Umbrella man in his different forms would do TH proud! Love the safari outfit. Absolutely gorgeous. You have a wonderful imagination, m'dear! hugs, Donna

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  8. Absolut genial! Herzliche Gratulation zu dieser wundervollen Arbeit.
    Herzliche Grüsse

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  9. Wow, an awesome book. Love all those pages and the way you showed Mr U.M. is fantastic, great animal images as well.
    Yvonne x
    p.s.
    I have just been using Mr UM as well.

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  10. He seems to be a man that one can use anywhere and any time!

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  11. Your reply to Yvonne has me singing the martini advert - anytime, any place, anywhere ... - Great safari books Valerie, I love Mr UM's safari suit. Enjoy your Sunday. Xx

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  12. This is brilliant Valerie, I love your animal theme and the whold 3D effect. Where will Mr UM float off to next I wonder.... :-) xx

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  13. What a stunning mini book! Love it and it must have taken you ages. Hugs Frea

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  14. These are amazing and would have taken me all year to make. I like your link of Mr. Umbrella Man, the invisible observer. I especially like the elephants, but love them all.
    We had constant very heavy rain yesterday and now today thick mist, but no frost (yet).

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  15. You do come up with lots of interesting things for the umbrella/sunshade man to do :)
    Von ♥

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  16. I love mini albums too and these are just wonderful. Such creative ideas with the mix of images and colours. Great job.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  17. Valerie this is really neat!! I love cats small and large and your cat images are fantastic. I really think it is fun that Mr.Umbrella Man lurks around like he is watching these animals. Delightful creation!!
    Sandy

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  18. Love your mini album,Very pretty!!!

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  19. Wonderful little books, Val, love them both - you have put so much love and work into them! And I love how you have used Mr. U.M. Hugs, Barb

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  20. Amazing designed Safari booklet. Love each wonderful decorated page.

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  21. loving your wonderful jungle book, fab work again. Hugs Annette x

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  22. Wowzers Valerie! I think these are absolutely fantastic, with so much to feast the eyes on! Mr UM is so lucky being around so many incredible creatures. The rub-ons are so effective. Great stuff :0)) Mo x

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  23. Love taking a trip on your Safari! So many clever blends of images and layers. Wonderful pages! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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  24. FUN FUN FUN !!!! Great use of scraps!!! I love umbrella man here...terrific! What a great book! Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  25. Wow valerie,was für wunderschöne bücher du gezaubert hast,ich kann mich gar nicht satt sehen,ganz,ganz wundervoll,und ich bin auch der ansicht das du diese bücher mit sehr viel hingabe gestaltet hast,sowas sieht man einfach.

    Wünsch dir noch einen schönen pfingstmontag,GLG Jeannette

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  26. This is SO cool, Valerie! Love the variations of Umbrella Man from animal-skin to shadow. Super use of all the animals too.... the giraffes are my fave and I love all the embossing. Gorgeous book!

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