Friday, February 22, 2013

Follow Your Passion . . .

 Happy Friday everyone!
It`s Tracy here today and I am so excited to be back to share a little altered art project I have created.
and my inspiration came from . . .
along with the beautiful
for the inserts
and a little
Tando Creative Mini House Printer tray.
I did get slightly carried away and didn`t get as many pictures as I would have liked to share with you all,sorry!
But as you can see I used a few papers from the pack, cut to size and fixed in place.
Next I grabbed some white card, stamped the sentiments, chopped them all up, inked the edges with  my blending tool loaded with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink pad and finished with a little Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder . . . WHEW it was frantic for a while!
I would be lost without my hot glue gun, I used it to fix the embellishments in place and Glossy accents for the sentiments.
It was almost finished when I had one of those lightbulb moments!
 
 The printers tray was telling me . . . yes telling me . . .
" Please I want to be the cover on a book, a cover, a cover "
Who am I to argue, lol . . .so I looked around my shed and came up with some old cardboard packaging, drew around the tray, cut it out, splodged some Gesso over it, distressed, stamped and voila a backcover was born!
What was I going to use for inserts I thought, scratching my head . . . whoop,whoop I remembered Kim sent me some square coasters in my design team parcel, thank you Kim!
Plus I also had 3 canvas inserts that came with a Maya Road canvas album, love touchy feelly books.
 This is the inside of the printers tray with another beautiful sentiment and scraps of Persnickety papers.
 On the right a canvas insert, stamped, distressed with Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and Stains,a Prima Linen Burlap Rose and Maya road Vintage leaf pin sitting alongside a scrap of metal.
As you can see the coasters and canvas sit snugly inbetween the covers after being punched with my trust Crop O Dile and I am looking forward to showing more pages as time goes on.
Just remember
do what makes you happy
make art everyday
paint your dreams
be Bold.
be true.
 inspiration is everywhere
follow your passion

I hope you enjoyed looking
till next time
Tracy
xoxox

You can find supplies over at the eclectic Paperie shop just click below :

Art and Possibility stamp set {Donna Downey} Unity Stamp Company
Lily Bee Designs Persnickety 6x6 paper pad
Maya Road Vintage Leaf Pins
Maya Road Vintage Linen Burlap Roses - Sunset
Chipboard Coasters
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads - Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso
My canvas inserts came from a Maya Road Canvas binder and the great thing is . . . I still have a canvas binder to alter!!

16 comments:

Redanne said...

What a fabulous little mini book! Love how you made the printer's tray into a book cover, the coasters are just the perfect size and your embellishments and sentiments make a real impact. Love this. A x

Annette Green said...

Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this. And that you turned it into a book cover, brilliant!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love that this little printers' tray is now a book cover! That is such a fun and creative way to use it. The tray is beautiful...a fabulous way to showcase those wonderful sentiments. Awesome canvas page with the cool flower. It looks so touchable. Can't wait to see what you do with the coaster pages.

Claudine C. said...

I love it, what a neat idea and all the details are amazing.

Kim said...

I'm passing out...seriously, this is the cutest thing ever!!! That's it...I'm not working today...I'm creating!! Love this!

2amscrapper said...

what a fabulous project! so many wonderful details. and how clever with your book cover!

Erin Smetak said...

What a cool book! I love that you turned that tray into a book cover! Genius!!!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous project... the printer's tray on its own is already wonderful, but to use it as the cover for a book is just brilliant - great work, Tracy!
Alison x

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous love all the details and how you decorated it!!

Micki said...

Love this printer tray house. I have several printer trays that I have yet to alter..... Love how you added the coasters. Great job.

Laurel said...

This is amazing!

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww listen...can you hear it! I can! That little printer tray is saying thank you thank you for making me a cover on a book I loveeeeeeeeeeee it,the tray is out of this world,and love that flower,can't wait to see what happens next in this story xxxx

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww listen...can you hear it! I can! That little printer tray is saying thank you thank you for making me a cover on a book I loveeeeeeeeeeee it,the tray is out of this world,and love that flower,can't wait to see what happens next in this story xxxx

Rebecca Daniels said...

What an incredible project! I just love seeing all your fantastic creations. I leave amazed every time I visit.

Donna-Marie said...

Holy Smoly!! I am in love!!
Talk about thinking outside the box :-)

Barb King said...

That's fantastic, so many great details!