Sunday, July 14, 2013

A "Little" Stamping This Week

Hi everyone!  I've been working on a project for Simon Says Stamp & Show's A Little Stamping Challenge.  I've had this Tim Holtz antique car Movers and Shapers die from Sizzix and I've been wanting to use it on a project for some time now.  So ... here was my chance.  I've made a "booklet charm" for a New York City vacation scrapbook that I'm working on.

The covers for the booklet were cut out of a piece of aluminum and then colored with alcohol ink.  I stamped the front cover with the work JOURNEY.  I used a thin paintbrush dipped in alcohol in blending solution to sketch in some details.  The whole book is held together with vintage copper rings and a vintage copper safety pin connects all the rings and will be used to attach the charm to my scrapbook.

The inside front cover (not a great photo -- sorry!)

Page 1 (stamped part of a word stamp colored with Distress Markers and a really small automobile postage stamp in archival ink)  Road trip to New York!!

Page 2 (and back of page 1 -- a piece of scrapbook paper from a travel paper pad)

Page 2  (stamped and colored with Distress Markers and a water brush).  Seeing the Statue of Liberty!  Amazing.

Page 3 (and back of page 2)

Page 3 (two stamps used ... both in archival ink) -- Of course I loved the art museums.  MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) was my absolute favorite.

Page 4 (and back of page 3)

Page 4 (Fired Brick Crackle Paint on Manilla cardstock.  Tim Holtz ticket remnant rub was added and  I went over the crackle paint with Walnut Ink Distress Ink.  Then I stamped the musical score with Moonlight archival ink.  I highlighted the notes with a dark brown pen.)  Broadway and Times Square -- I got to see Mary Poppins!

Page 5 (and back of page 4)

Page 5 (Three stamps on scrapbook paper print.)  Amazing stores in New York City

Inside of back cover (and back of page 5)

I love the back of the Fashion page 5.  Stamped with parts of a three different stamps and a remnant rub.

The back cover is colored with alcohol ink.  I added a remnant rub and covered it with Glossy Accents.

I'm running out of time.  I'm so sorry I can't blog all of the details this time.  Little stamps take a lot of time :)  Hope you all have a great week.  -- Mary Elizabeth

PS -- I made this image to put up on Pinterest.  It puts the covers and several of my pages together.  I thought I'd post it here as well.    M.E.


Anita Houston said...

Are you kidding me??? This little car full is AMAZING!!!! I love that you made a tiny booklet and used the pin and jumprings as the spiral holder...pure GENIUS!!!! Each page is stamped full of beautiful images! This is the coolest project ever! Way to go! Thank you for stamping a little with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Anna-Karin said...

WOw, this little car album is fantastic!!! So much stamping and everything has a special meaning. What a great idea for a project (it is one of my favourite dies too). And the binding method is so clever. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous idea. I love your little booklet charm, small in size but big on impact and design. Wonderful use of imagery and love your use of alcohol inks too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

butterfly said...

Oh, oh, oh... insanely brilliant - what a genius creation, Mary Elizabeth - a winner for sure.
Alison x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Mary, this creation is totally fantastic! Very creative and inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stmap and Show. :)

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm finally here! First of all I want to thank you for your words! After that I want to say is that your mini mini in this post is absolutely amazing! I pinned now! It 's a super super cool idea and you made perfectly! I hope that you will be among the winners of the Spotligh on SSS&S!!! HUgs BArbarayaya

Marjie Kemper said...

How cool is this!?!?! I thought at first it was an accent piece on the cover of a large album.... WOW! Can't get over each little page... fabulous!

Lynne said...

This is seriously cool! You are a genius.