Sunday, June 27

Starting From Scratch!

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I could never be described as a Scrapper! The size of your run of the mill Lay out terrifies me ... all that white space ... I mean ... Where do you start?

Well today I did! Start I mean! I took a Black Zutter Cover all ... an 8 X 8 bamboo jobby and I embossed ... dabbered and embellished! I then finished it off by adding Zutter page protectors and bound the innards with my Bind-It-All!ZZproject1e0710

For those of you that are not sick of me going on about Ranger U yet ... well this was another one of the 73 techniques. Basically you stamp your image onto black cardstock ... I used the black coverall as the base and then you emboss with clear embossing powder. Next you paint over the entire surface with assorted dabbers and blend with Cut n' Dry foam. Next you mist a cloth with water and wipe over the embossed bits to reveal a  shabby chic look! Cool huh? Lord Tim of Holtz taught me that ... you know Tim ... the man that can remain cool all day even in sweltering temperatures while putting out fires with his bare hands with just an Idea-ology OrnatZZproject1c0710e frame and an Adage Ticket.

Note I did n't mention the football ... that is just too raw ... even for me!

So there you have it ... my very own scrapbook ... all ready loaded with my Ranger U countdown tags ... oh yeah and my security pass ... you know the one ... it says VIP and access all areas :0) So now you have seen two of the 73 Ranger U techniques ... you will tell me when you have had enough ... Right????

I have the crafting bug really bad at the moment ... so I am off to make a little something else ... who knows ... it may even be a Lay out!

Laters!

32 comments:

Debsg said...

Don't think I'll ever have enough! Great post.

Helen said...

Linda this is lovely! Perhaps Tim would have time to manage England!
Don't stop till you've shared all 73 techniques, please!!

Andrea said...

just fabulous Linda a great idea for your tags, love this and need to see all your Ranger U stuff in the flesh xx oh as for the football I have now removed my flags from the front windows as no good supporting the lads if they are coming home x

Jen said...

Great work Linda!
I had a fight with my Bind It All today whilst watching the (dare I say it?) football.
Have a great evening, can't wait to see your next project.
Hugs
Jen x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby art, loving that book :O)) Have taken my flags down too...ouch, they were truly crap weren't they??? Hugs x

Kay said...

Nope, not nearly enough yet!! LOL. That cover is gorgeous! fab technique, thanks for sharing :)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Linda. what a fab memory of Ranger U

Jackie said...

It's fab. Can't wait to see the next 71 techniques!

Dawn said...

NO give me more! I like this SO much what a cool idea!

Football, poo! just watch the England flags all disapear over night!

Love Dawn xx

Netty said...

This is totally perfect for your beautiful tags. Annette

craftimamma said...

Fed up with seeing your Ranger U stuff? NEVER!!! Linda, the book is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful effect and the blues are just perfect. Love the tags on the inside too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Am so glad you didn't mention the football :-/
Love the book/journal and the cover is fabby :-)
Anne xx

Wendy said...

What a wonderful technique, the album looks gorgeous .... another thing on my "to try" list :-)

Val said...

Brilliant technique. Really love it, and your scrapbook!!
Hugs
Valxx

Carmen said...

This book is gorgeousness! I love it and nope never not ever will I have enough either :P

Anonymous said...

Lovely work Linda. ( as usual )
keep em coming!!!
Jeanette x

Debi said...

So beautiful...awesome technique!! Love it!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Linda! I love using that technique too, for that "shabby chic" look or whatever it's called!

kath said...

hi linda...fab book to keep all your Ranger tags in and hey don't stop sharing all the wonderful techniques from Lord Tim of Holtz...and your gorgeous interpretations of them all....loving it...hugs kath xxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous album! Fabulous for keeping your tags in.
Please don't stop sharing - keep 'em coming, thick and fast :)

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a gorgeous START..it HAS to include some LOs to tell the stories that surround the learning. It's the LAW. Enjoying, so far!!

AngelaC said...

Thats a great technique... keep them coming. Only 71 to go! LOL

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous book . Thank you for sharing visit to Ranger U and looking forward to all the techniques.

Kaz said...

Fab stuff I've been doing that technique and I love it too x

Spyder said...

More, more (as they say!) love what you've made, fabulous book.
(Lyn)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Amazing as always, please keep sharing!!

xx

PS only 19 more sleeps till I get to attend one of your classes...woohoo!!

Paula Gale said...

wow - love it... you inspire me to craft, then i realise its too late to start - maybe tomorrow then. Love what you did with the book.

Paula x x x

Lottie said...

Wow - brilliant and a fantastic keepsake for all your samples

Angie said...

That is a truely amazing technique ... must keep all these posts as a sort of bible ....cant wait to see the next xx

Minxy said...

Owwww thats a nice album, delightful indeed :)

Angelnorth said...

Looks fab Linda and some Ranger U LOs to fill it up would be perfect as a keepsake of your week!

heidi said...

genius idea! clever indeed ;) just like you!

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