Friday, 1 March 2013

Reveal . . . follow your passion

Hi everyone,
what a hectic week it has been . . . Friday at last and hopefully a more peaceful weekend!!
I have been crafting but not had time for taking pictures sooooo
I would like to share my altered art project for eclectic Paperie from last weeks sneaky peek for 
and my inspiration came from . . .
along with the beautiful
for the inserts
and a little
Tando Creative Mini House Printer tray.
 Love the Persnickety papers, so bright and bold.
So I started to stamp the sentiments, chop them up and pop them in place along with a few bits and bobs.
I was almost finished the tray when 
I  had one of those . . .
Light Bulb 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.
 The 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 trusty 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
 Pssssssst before you go have you checked out . . .
Amazing inspiration from the design team and beautiful entries so far!
I have mine done and will be back Sunday after taking pictures to share with you all.
Would be great to see you over there.
I also have a beautiful award to share with you from the very talented Julie over at
Time To Create Handmade Treasure
Thank you 
for looking.
Wishing you all a great weekend whatever the weather.
Till Sunday


Ruby said...

OH This project is just amazing. What a wonderful piece of art. The stamps are just so perfect for this.

Barb King said...

This is great, so many details! What a fun idea to make it into a book, very clever!

Angeline said...

Thats genius, turning a printer tray into an album! :D LOVE all the details in it.

Gaylynn said...

Wow, your art is amazing. The house alone is awesome, but the book is just as eclectic. So wonderful. :o

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

this is awesome! I love every little bit of it :-)

Julie Odil said...

This is fantastic! Love that your printer's tray is now a book with much texture. I can't wait to see more of it.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow what a brilliant use of that gorgeous printer's tray!

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I luv it luv it!!!!soooo want one of these its just a great size,luv everything you have done to it awesome......xxxxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You come up with the most unique pieces of art! Love this house that you have built!!!!!

Julie Short said...

Totally gobsmacked is what I am this minute after looking at your amazing book. Clever inventive and stylish ---totally love it!

Corrie said...

This is awesome I love it when my projects talk to me too

Pryn said...

You are a multi media Queen!!! This project is BEYOND fabulous!!! I cannot wait to see the remaining pages :) Hugs to you!

JPScraps said...

Awesome project! So glad you listened to the tray :)

Angie said...

What a fantastic idea. Wonderful art!

Karen (karey2005) said...

A true work of art - it's beautiful!

Lindsey said...

What an incredible work of art! I love all the small, perfect details. Wow.

joetterer said...

great sayings...and love that burlap flower!

FeistyCrafter said...

OMG!! What a creative little book!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

This is just awesome, Tracy! I so love seeing your altered items, and this printers tray is fantastic made into a book!!!

I love the quotes, so inspiring and the bright papers raelly help make it pop!

Just stunning!!!