Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Off To Neverland

Time for our monthly BLOG HOP with Artistic Outpost and the theme this month is LITERATURE or CHILDREN'S BOOKS.
I decided to showcase the NEVERLAND plate stamping Wendy and Peter into a book which I created from a Spellbinders die (Labels 29) which I thought was perfect for our theme this month.
I cut five pages for my book and then coloured with Distress Inks brushed corduroy and walnut stain to age, tearing a few of the edges to add to the aged feel. I stamped the background with the Ephemera Background plate usng coffee Archival Ink to add a little more interest. I then stamped Wendy and Peter in black Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks to add further shading. I added twine to the centre of my book along with some chain tassel for added dimension and texture. I stamped Wendy and Peter and I'm Peter Pan in black Archival Ink.
My background has been coloured with brushed corduroy, walnut stain Distress Inks and antiqued bronze Distress Stain, applying each to a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink with my card stock. I then tore a few of the edges and distressed to add to the aged feel, adding walnut stain Distress Ink to the edges. I stamped the sentiment onto white card, coloured with Distress Inks and added to the bottom corner.  For further interest I also included a word band.
I used the alphababet background stamp from the SECRETARY POOL plate to add READ to the top of my card, again coloured with Distress Inks. I also added birds also from the Neverland Plate stamped in black Archival Ink.
To complete I added OFF TO NEVERLAND to the bottom of my card stamped in black Archival Ink.

My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for February and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x 

28 comments:

SanDee1899 said...

Just fantastic! YOu have done a very unique and special card! I really love it!
XOXO
SanDee

inkypinkycraft said...

A stunning piece, love all the layers and the browns are wonderful! Gorgeous trace x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Loved the curled pages! Hugs Juls

Brenda Brown said...

Looks like a well loved and well used book.
Great piece Tracy.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Flo Hollingsworth said...

Very well done! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Darla Walden said...

You did a great job distressing your beautiful project.

Izzwizz said...

Wonderful distressing, the aged look on the papers is superb and your background looks fabulous. Maddy x

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! Love the mini book made with ledger background. The tassle is so cool in the middle. Gorgeous project.

June Macfarlane said...

What a wonderful creation, so detailed and clever. Love this
Hugs June x

Terry said...

So love the vintage feel in your "Neverland" book! Wonderful creation and detail! Enjoy the day!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

A well read book for sure! Your project is amazing and so cre8tive! Love it, hugz

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is absolutely sensational, Tracy. I LOVE the way you created your book - it is totally wonderful. Great use of the Neverland plate and a super take on this month's hop theme.

Hugs,
Linda

butterfly said...

This is so brilliant, Tracy... I love those weathered pages, just like autumn leaves and Wendy and Peter look just meant to be there; the beautiful, beautiful background is so full of cloudy dreamings - gorgeous!
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderfully creative Tracy. LOVE how you did the pages for your book!
hugs Lynn

Sandy said...

Wonderful and beautifully created. Wendy and Mary Martin would have loved this - I know!
Sandy

Lisa Somerville said...

How creative Tracy! Love how you created your own little book for Peter and Wendy!

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Sue said...

Love this Tracy,it would look wonderful on any wall x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic card Tracy! You created such a lovely fairytale feel to it - I love it! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous card Tracy! Just love the curled edges and the gorgeous background! Chrisx

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

I do believe in fairies, I do, I do!!!
Great job on this project!

Kate said...

I LOVE it!! The curled, distressed paper and the water stained background. So fabulous. It looks like something out of a vintage storybook!

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Redanne said...

Love how you did the aged paper on this stunning piece!

Lori said...

Oh, that aged paper is so cool for this! Great work, as always Tracy!

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Deliciously vintage... Love the magical feel!

Anita Houston said...

You always do the Peter Pan image so well! Love the torn papers! Gorgeous vintage feel.

Michelle Webb said...

I'm sorry I haven't popped round for a few days, because I've missed so many wonderful projects you've made Tracy. I love the old map style of the card. I'm really excited by these stamps too. Peter Pan is one of my favourites. Love them and what you've made with them. Michelle x