25 January 2011

Katzelkraft - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Acrylic Mini Book

Hi everyone! I have an acrylic mini book to show today for the Katzelkraft blog using the beautiful stamps from theTransportation half plateArbres 02 1/3 plate and KTZ48 Nature.  

The mini book is on the theme of a childhood memory as I'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge of  'a childhood memory' this week.  My memory is of my Grandfather, he had lots of hobbies and I remember being shown how to use a plane in the woodwork shed and lots of other memories of course but don't have photographs of those. So his picture is on the front with his violin (I do remember trying to play that without success :D) with photographs inside of the band he played in during the 1930s. I've also included a photo of me as a toddler sitting in the yard of my grandparents house [love the safety pin holding my play clothes together :)].

The pages are die cut from thick acetate and then stamped with the  flourish, tree leaves and the brick background stamps from the above sets  in permanent white and black ink then I added embossing ink to the edges and embossed with black embossing powder. The vintage car on the last page was also stamped with permanent ink on the acetate and then cut out and glued over the page.

I've also added die cut leaves on the front cover and made a music tissue tape flower with die cut leaves on two inner pages which I reversed on the opposite side using a different tissue tape. There's also a glittered die cut heart, gems, music tape, ribbon and trim to decorate.

Thanks as always for your lovely comments :).


angelwhispers said...

What fabulous photo's Chris I bet they have so many wonderful memories and what a better way to show them in this amazing book I just love it the ideas are just fab and I'm loving the embossed edges I don't think I would have been so brave! Chanelle xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Chris, I love your book! The memories are special, which are lovely to hear about. The colour scheme is great with the flashes of red. Love the tissue tape elements, especially the flowers. Judith xx

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful book,Chris....and what great photos.

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Chris, what lovely memories you have, enjoyed your mini book and my what a lovely little girl you were and now a very talented clever lady ! you must have spent a lot of time on this and you will have to make some more to give to your sons for the future. Lots of love JO.xx

Fiona said...

What a fabulous keepsake Chris, you are so brave stamping and embossing on acetate!

Juls said...

OH MY WORD WOW!!!!! this is such an amazing project! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

wow that is one amazing mini book, fabulous imagery and texture. I just have to add to follow your gorgeous work
Also i wanted to let you know there is a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today. its just for one day.
have a wonderful week
hugs June

Lori said...

Amazing mini book, so full of great memories! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Renkata said...

Hi Chris,
this is such a special project.
Amazing layout and details.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris that book must have taken you awhile to make such a fabulous keepsake for the family and photos are gorgeous to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

chris said...

love all the texture the colours are so striking, love the picture of you, its fabulous.
hugs chris xx

Netty said...

Fabulous book Chris and so special. Annette x

Silvie Z said...

What a gorgeous, Chris! There is so much work in it! Love the wintage look of your mini book and the black & red combo is awesome! Fabulous creation!

Beth Norman said...

Your project is beautiful. How special that you have such unique and old photos. My grandfather played the violin, and it got passed onto me. I played through my elementary and secondary years and was in my highschool orchestra. Now my daughter has the violin.

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is just amazing Chris, what a fantastic keepsake to be so proud of and show your grandchildren. Love all your details - fabulous.

I'm fine thanks, busy, busy, busy which isn't a bad thing ! Hope you are OK too. We shall have a natter again very soon !


Jo xxx

Nancy said...

What a great book of memories! Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow! Every time I look at this, I notice another amazing detail. Wow some more and in case you didn't get it, wow! ;)