Thursday, 21 February 2013

Feeling Blue . . .

 Hi everyone, it`s my design team day with Susan K Weckesser and I have a project that you can all create to chase away even the bluest day . . . plus your hands will end up looking like the prettiest rainbows.

So what is it?
It`s my touchy, feelly, feel good book and it started it`s journey with a bit of this . . .
Yep, Susan K Weckesser`s beautiful paper line along with brown cardboard from packaging.
I took 2 sheets of Live, Love, Create, cut out the house and used it as a stencil to cut more houses from the papers and packaging. From the second sheet an extra door and window so that they would pop!
But before things go . . . POP . . . I just had to add a few scribbles with a fine black liner pen and some sparkle with a little Pink Paislee Pixee glitter.
 After a splodge of paint, a spritz of Smooch and Maya Road mists, a few scraps of old book pages,Splatters and smudges of Tim Holtz distress ink pads and stains,a good dose of Cosmic Shimmer,a smattering of clear embossing powder, Unity Stamps co branded with Susan K Weckesser and some odds and ends thrown in for good measure . . . this is how it looks inside!
 { Pssssst it makes my heart sing with joy. }
Yep I think we all have those days, don`t we?
You have the choice to do something about it and on those days I head on out to my shed and get colourful with art.
Not one to waste things, you know along the bottom of a 12x12 scrap paper you have the paper title and so on...well that is where the title Live in Color came from.
So much fun was had stamping with 
In - Circle - Me and a little bit of washi on this little house along with the words
Live, Love, Create from the Live in color tag page.
Isn`t that little house from Create Your Day Stamp set the cutest thing?
The old tag from a purchase on the side reads . . . 
No better time spent
Time spent with the one`s you love most . . . Family!!
Home is where you hang your HEART!
 What key do each and everyone of us hold?
We hold the key to our own Happiness . . . No matter what is going on in our lives, make time to do something that makes you smile and laugh out loud!
 { even singing out loud and doing a mad dance can work . . . honest!}
When I am having a blue day, Alex drags me to the allotment and thank goodness . . . once through the gate, tootling around getting all mucky,
{ Seriously I am a dirt magnet }
how time flies and before I know it I am humming along to whatever song runs through my head and feeling HAPPY with the world.
My garden would be nothing without all off the above!
A little bit washi, a quote from create your day, a smattering of seeds sunk in UTEE in an old bottle cap finished these two up nicely.
Don`t go through life,grow through life
 This man knows me so well and I love him for it!
He saved a bag of watches from going in a skip and gifted them to me . . .bliss!
Lastly the back cover.
Whew, if you are still here . . . THANK YOU . . . and sorry for the looong post today!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my touchy, feely, feel good book.
Till next time
Have you checked out the new challenge we have going . . .just click HERE to find out more.
Psssst . . .  go do something fun today just for you!

Although I posted this on Thursday I am linking up for my weekly fix of inspiration from Friends with Flair - The Unity Stamp way  ,I have used Unity stamps co branded with Susan K Weckesser all through this little touchy feelly book.
Lots going on over on the site, just click HERE to pop on over and see for yourself.

Thanks for looking.


Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Wowwwwwwwwww what an achivement from a piece of cardboard and some stamps and odds and ends! I love your quote its soooo true I so enjoy your page by page makes you laugh and really think about how you live your life,loved the partabout the rusty nails lol you have a special gift you need to do a book!xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow this is fantastic. I love how you created the pages.

Anonymous said...

absolutely love this book! it really is a HAPPY book, that makes me smile and want to flip through it myself!

Beautiful work, love the papers and glitter and quotes and all the fab elements!

Julie Short said...

Wowee I can only imagine how long your fabulous book took Tracy. What a terrific keepsake of right now to look back on. Hugs to you.
Your web-footed Aussie friend!The frogs even are now trying to get INSIDE!

Jingle said...

This is really beautiful! Such amazing work!

Ava Gavloski said...

perfecto, love this extensive project showcasing the unity
ava g

Julie Odil said...

Oh my, how wonderful! I love the mists, charms, spritzes -- all the little touches you added to this book. Marvelous!

Ruby said...

This is an amazing project. Love what you have done here. TFS

Crystal said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the wonderful details on each page and your color theme is beautiful!

Sam said...

Love it, love it!!! All that work, just amazing. Great job showcaseing Unity stamps.

Michelle H. said...

Stunning!! Love all the details and love the the quotes and love that youa ded all of your family nam on the heart!

Linda said...

very neat looking have a great night!

Barbara Thompson said...

Adorable little book!

Gaylynn said...

I'm so impressed with your artwork. This one is filled with great uplifting sentiments. Each page holds little surprises.:)

Angel said...

WOWW!!!! This is so so pretty! It totally rocked my socks off! I am loving every detail in it!

Diane said...

I LOVED~LOVED seeing this, so really, really cool and has inspired me to do something..ha!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So glad you shared the pages of this magical little book! Eek, it is a true delight!

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Karen (karey2005) said...

Wow, holy cow! Your post definitely wasn't too long, I could have gone on and on with this fabulous creation! So fabulous! TFS!!

mary said...

Oh Tracy I love this book! You did amazing and beautiful work, so creative!
I wanted to Thank you as well for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment! I means so much, and you joined my blog which also mean so much to me! Thank you!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are not blue in the least! Unless of course it is in paint!!lol :D

Jessi Fogan said...

This is such an incredibly meaningful keepsake! And having hands looking like rainbows? There's a fun activity!!

Miwa said...

WOW! What a gorgeous piece of art and love! So soft and pretty... :)

Lindsey said...

I am in AWE of this! Gorgeous!

Pryn said...

Oh my goodness, Tracy! This is incredibly gorgeous!!! You ROCK the mixed media!!!


Geraldine said...

stunning project, love the colours and distressing