Monday, August 24

Came So Far For Beauty!

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They are the words from the great Leonard Cohen and I have had this book in my head for ages!

I say ages ... I actually mean the beginning of PBS 0809 August when I saw the Paper Bag Studio challenge for this month!

PBS 0809 1 The challenge was to take two stamps from two separate sheets and merge them into one piece that creates a definite message or feel!

Now that would be easy if I did n't have so many wood mounted PBS stamps ... and it would be easy if I had n't made A5 laminate sheets to store all the unmounted stamps on and ... then ... erm ... mixed them all up!

But I struggled through and I am bloomin' glad I PBS 0809 2 did! I am really pleased with this CD book and I am actually going to keep it ... something I rarely do with my stuff! My entry is called Beauty!

Any regular viewers will know that I have used Wendy Vecchi stamps as well as Paper Bag Studio stamps and the two PBS sheets I have used are Sweet Pea and Knowing plus various others.

PBS 0809 3 Various others is n't a stamp range by the way ... perhaps it should be!

I am afraid even with the  macro button on my PBS 0809 4 camera I struggled to take any decent photos ... and I still have n't read chapter three of the camera manual ... Hey Ho! You kinda get the idea ... Right?

I have used all the words of the Leonard Cohen song and decorated the book with mainly Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans distress inks.

The green paint is Olive green by pebbles inc. The embellishments are all Idea-ology and the frames are Maya Road. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention the Grunge Paper and my wonderful Bind it all which were both pretty important components!

I think that is it! Thanks for looking!

31 comments:

Angie said...

WOW what an amazing finished Book ... it has such a wonderful feel about it.

Dan said...

It's even more beautiful seeing it together than when it was separate pages! :)

Effie said...

Just love that colour combo... fab book.

Maureen said...

A great book, love the colour scheme and of course the WV stamps, the rose is perfect.

Kath said...

A very apt title because the whole book is beautiful.

my5bratz said...

what a fab album you've created :0)

Lynn Stevens said...

So glad your going to keep it, I couldnt part with it either, beautifully created!

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful book Linda xx

Sid said...

This is a fantastic book Linda. It looks just gorgeous !!

AngelaC said...

WOW Linda - what a fabulous book! Love the earthy colours - and wonderful stamping.

Enfys said...

Love this book! Those colours go so well together.

Cass said...

Absolutely gorgeous little book Linda.It's no wonder you want to keep it.
Cass xxx

Juls said...

Its really lovely to see how the whole book looks together! such a fab work of art!

Julia Dunnit said...

Yep, as predicted, it's a stunner..no wonder you're pleased with it. And of course, I'm a Cohen fan too, so that makes my opinion even more subjective!

crafty creations said...

Wow Linda what an amazing piece of artwork - simply stunning

x Hilda

craftytrog said...

Everything about this book is fabulous Linda! You're right to be pleased with it! xx

Andrea said...

just fantastic together, you have made a beautiful book Linda, you should be proud to keep it and on display I hope xx

Sue said...

Looks fab!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful book Linda - love it!
Anne :)

Nigel said...

What a wonderful creation. Congratulations.

Glamglass said...

What a fab idea! Really fun!

Net said...

That's fab!

I love the rose.

Angelnorth said...

It's all come together beautifully (no pun intended) Linda - looks fabulous and I love the use of the lyrics to bring it together, fab!

Lorraine said...

love that book Linda and am amazed you can remember the names of your stamps..I tend to get all mine mixed up..organized chaoz!!! thanks for visiting my blog today

Deborah said...

Beautiful book, Linda - love the colours. And you've got to love Leonard Cohen :-)

Ang C said...

A stunning book

Hels said...

COR... I lurve this loads :O))

Loulabelle said...

A wonderful finished book Linda, it should definately have pride of place on your shelf. The stamping looks just perfect, well done.

Cath Wilson said...

Fabulous book, Linda - just my cup of tea - I love coaster books. Love everything about it. You've inspired me :)

Chris said...

It's great to see the finished book, Linda. You've done a fab job and it's definitely one to keep.

jay670120 said...

simply beautiful x

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