12 May 2012

Notebook Collage


Hi everyone, hope your weekend is going well. We've had a beautiful sunny day today here on the south coast, lovely after all the rain.

I've been playing with techniques I learned on Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques course but using a different texture for the base and I've altered an A5 hard cover notebook blank. The notebook came from the Craft Barn here, it's inexpensive, a good size and such a lot can be done to it. It makes a great gift too, perfect for the boys in this style :). The gears/cogs are die cut cereal box using a Sizzix Tim Holtz die as are the hinges. I've also embossed card using a TH embossing folder and cut parts out to use as well as some free hand cut pieces.




Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thank you as always for your lovely comments, they're always appreciated.

20 comments:

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

omg Chris
this is wonderful.... i know a few people who would love this book...!!!! great altering...!!!!
kaz-za

Sue C said...

Gorgous book Chris, love the texture and the distressing is fabulous. Sue C x

cat lacigale said...

This is absolutely fantastic !!!!!

Fleur said...

OMG !!!! Chris this is amazing, I love all the textures, It's jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
Hope you are well
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Christina C. said...

WOW...what an incredibly unique notebook! Love all the texture and details on this amazing work of art!
Your work always dazzles and this is no exception! Totally phenomenal!

Tammy said...

Absolutely fantastic and I love that it is totally unisex. I love all the dies you've used and the texture you've achieved. Super!

Merry said...

Love it....all that texture is so wonderful.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh my word! your notebook is superb, how clever, it looks like real metal!!
Fabulous.
Love,melly. xxx

Fiona said...

Hi Chris,

What a totally stupendous piece of work!! Who would ever guess that it was made from a cornflake box? Absolutely gorgeous. Hope all is well.
xxxxxxxxx

Carole Pillon said...

This is a real piece of art... amazing Chris. I can't imagine many hours you have passed on it.

Bravo !

Sandy said...

This is so wonderful I just want to faint and fall out! I am going to learn all this stuff if it kills me!! Will sure to take one of his classes and maybe more. Chris I love every jot and tittle you do and so appreciate your answering my questions!!
Sandy

June Nelson said...

Hi Chris love this is remarkeable!!!! it looks like real old metal your so clever, ooh I wanna make somethhing liek this now its beautiful xxxxxxxx

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline said...

Hi Chris, it's been a while since I stopped by your blog...there are soooo many out there lol! This is just a fabulous piece of creativeness, I love it! Was hoping to see you again at The Craft Barn extravaganza, but noticed that your name is not on the list of demonstrators,,,C'est la vie! Take care, hugs, Pauline x

Elly said...

I bet you know that i love it! (:o)
Cooool texture...

whyducks said...

Wonderful work Chris.

Andy skinner said...

Love it!!!! ;)

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Chris,
Your creation is very fantastic!!!
I love all these details so perfect and so male.
Hugs, Mumur.

Dawn Ellis said...

Great book! Looks like it took bloomin ages! Well done, you would never know it started out as a plain book and some cereal box, it looks like it was made of metal.
xxx

Julie said...

Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous!

Hugz,
Julie