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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Summer of Colour #3 - Baseball Nut


Here's my week 3 creation, using the colours of Baseball Nut Icecream, as outlined in the Summer of Colour Event. I seem to have stalled on my altered book although really wished to try out the new frame technique from lesson 10 so incorporated that in this weeks ATC for the Summer of Colour event. I used vellum for the frame, not such a good choice in the end as it is rather stiff so I had to glue the curled parts down! I do like this technique but wonder how it would fare in my altered book which I weigh down with my Cuttlebug - hmmmmmmmmmm??????

33 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like how you were able to incorporate both events in one post. I'm trying to come up with ways for you to incorporate some of the techniques in your AB, too.

At the moment, I suggest reading my post next Sunday when I show multiple pockets on a single page. Since you want to keep your AB flat, a concept I'm not sure is going to last forever, I will show ways to add multiple techniques using a double spread. My suggestion is to create art such as frames and magazine images (like you did above), backgrounds, and other techniques I will show in the future, and incorporate them into ATCs (or tags). When your book is finished, place the ATCs in the pockets in the book. Two pages (a double spread) will be all you are giving up. There will be a couple of techniques you won't be able to do using an ATC or a tag, but for the most part, what we will be making over the rest of the course, can probably be incorporated on ATC sized substrate.

BTW, I would give up on the concept of keeping a flat book. It won't be long until the zipper you will place in your AB will no longer allow your AB to lie flat.

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, I have not heard of Baseball Nut Ice Cream, but if it is the colours you have used, I would love to try it. I like the way you have done your frame with the butterflies bursting through. Will have to try that technique! Thank you for sharing it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Dawn said...

Love the tag BJ, what a great example of that fun frame technique. Ha ha, I think I had the opposite problem to you with your vellum, I used a doily and had to be so very delicate and careful (lol, words I would rarely use to describe anything I do!!) to avoid it ripping. Hopefully will get the pages posted soon and am sure you will see what I mean.
Hugs x

Julia S-W said...

Love the torn paper technique BJ. Still don't know what 'baseball nut ice cream' is! As you know, DH spent a year working with Americans and he has no idea either!! (Despite consuming huge rations of ice cream!).
Juliaxx

sandee said...

I like Elizabeth's idea of making tags for the future lessons and then adding them to your book. Create lots of pockets on one page! lol Love the Summer of Color project, the curled vellum looks so nice with the butterfly coming out, kinda like a cocoon! You always do such lovely work! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Janelle said...

I love the way the velum looks as a frame. The whole composition is very pretty.

Virginia said...

Oh that's so pretty and such a good use of the colour scheme!

Mandy said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL....LIKE A NEW BEGINNING...XXX

Netty said...

Loving how you've used the SOC colors. Annette x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

you have used the colours beautifully and the frame is just lovely... hope you get back into the swing of your altered book soon...xx

Diana Taylor said...

A lovely piece of work - I really like the way you curled the vellum to make the layered look - very effective.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

BJ,That's a Beautiful ATC...love the curls opening up & the cute butterfly:)

Giggles said...

Very nice mixed media!! The curled vellum is spectacular idea!!

Hugs Giggles

JansArtyJunk said...

You did a fab job with this weeks colours!! Love the little butterflies popping out of the curled up vellum...Jan x

Shahrul Niza said...

Cute frame!. I love how the vellum looked 'peeled' and revealing butterflies. TFS, BJ.

Ritu Dua said...

very creative and lovely too!

Pointy Pix said...

This is lovely - i love the curled edges as if the butterflies are bursting out of it!

craftattack said...

Gorgeous piece! Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creative mixed media ~ ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Caz said...

I love the technique you have used!!

sugar Creek said...

Love the technique as well!

Elisabeth R said...

This is very nice! And I love the curls! :)

Kristin said...

xo!

missy k said...

I love how the vellum is curled.... like the butterfly has just popped out!

Karen

Carolyn Dube said...

Love the curled paper look! This is fabulous!

Sandi said...

Lovely!!

Jenny said...

Beautiful ATC... love that the vellum is curled and encircling the butterflies... so sweet...

Hugs
Jenny x

Denise said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on My blog.Your work is wonderful.Lucky girl you are to have a Cuttlebug.

Terri Neggers said...

I love how it turned out - that technique of rolling back the top layer is wonderful, and beautiful colors...

elle said...

Wow, a great frame!

Joanna said...

This is lovely, the vellum looks great even if it didn't behave for you!

See you at next week's SOC :o)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love the shadow box effect you achieved here and how you really emphasized the butterfly shapes. NICE!

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