Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tim Holtz style photo album

Another week and another 2 fun challenges - first of all there is the Compendium of curiosities challenge, of course!!! And the other one is Simon says stamp and show and the theme this week is Tim holtz, so I cleverly combined the two. Well, it wasn't planned but it kinda happened.

So I had these photo insert pages I wanted to make an album with. I covered some thick board in dictionary paper and distressed it all and put corners on it. I didn't want anything too busy on the front so I opted for a simple frame with a message. When it came to stamping the message I thought I may as well try the blended batik technique from the compendium and it worked nicely but I don't fnd it anything special really. It's a lot of effort though. Maybe i'm not doing it right yet, but I expected more of a wow result.
Add some ideaology and album done.




This is the inside of the album (again picture won't go the right way round, sorry). I had these inserts from an old album I took apart, but I am desperately trying to find inserts like that. Anyone come across them? The hold standard size photos. The are removable as they just 'clip' around the spiral binding. I wouldn't mind if they were permanently bound in, either way it's those type of photo inserts I a after if you see them on your crafty travels gimme a shout!

The album is for sale in my folksy shop HERE.

20 comments:

  1. The book looks fab and I love the effect for the CCC will we see the inside too when finished???

    Maggie

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  2. Great book cover. The blended batik looks terrific.

    Marilyn

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  3. Fab idea and the cover looks gorgeous.
    B xxx

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  4. AWESOME album!!

    thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

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  5. Fabulous vintage distress look.
    Really nice.
    Sue

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  6. Great cover! I think it looks really cool having the title done with the blended batik technique :)

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  7. This is great - simple yet sophisticated. Nice work!

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  8. Beautiful book, love the simplicity of it.. as for not getting the wow factor from the technique, it might just of been coz you stamped simple words, try it with Tim's heart stamp if you have it, now that i think really has a wow.

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  9. Anika, I think the blended batik looks really fabulous! I do agree with Minxy-- you get more of a "wow factor" with a more finely detailed stamp, but really, this is a gorgeous and elegant use of the technique. Your book is stunning, in any case, and I'm glad you were able to make this work for both challenges!

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  10. Beautiful job! Love how you did this.

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  11. I think your album cover is fantastic ! Your choice for the centre is perfect.

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  12. Love your album cover! Fabulous work!

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  13. Love the newsprint!! This looks beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

    -Sarah

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  14. I love this idea. You can never go wrong with Tim style anything!

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  15. Wow, love the cover! Love the newsprint. This is so Tim Holtz.
    Maria

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