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I wanted to show you the first codex book I ever made, back in March 2008. It has sewn signatures and hard covers and looks just like the hard covered books you have on your selves. Trickey doing the cover, particularly lining the spine,but really pleased with the result.  I printed the cover papers from Glenda’s Artylicious; Damask Delights cd, and the spine is covered with leather look paper. The endpapers are created using Rangers Color wash spray inks.

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This shows the endpapers, created with the colour wash spray.

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I hope I can get some bookcloth when I’ve had some more practise as it would be good to see how that works for covering. The sewn signatures I followed the instructions in the book Cover to Cover by Shereen La Plantz p34 if you have the book.

Links

 

I covered the book using the instructions from Peter on You Tube http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=o_EcRtRxVXI This is part one of six episodes.

This is a link to Graphicus where you can get the Damask Delights CD http://www.graphicus.co.uk/

The only tragic thing was that my bargin press failed, my lovely DH has now fixed it.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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I post a lot over on the Stamping Mad Forum, and this month the ATC theme was ‘Dots’. Having just bought a set of Scallop Nestabilites dies and needing an excuse to use them I made the following ATC

Inks; Ranger Adirondack Dye ink; Willow, Pink Sherbert, Watermelon. Versafine; Onyx Black. White gel pen

Stamps; Anna Griffin Rose Background, Rose motif

Nestabilities; Large Oval Scallop

 

I applied the inks using Cut n Dry foam from Ranger, the shading around the edge of the scallop is created by applying addtional layers of the light ink until desired shade is created. The dark edge is the watermelon ink. The background was created by sponging on Willow ink to colour the base card, then the background was stamped on using the same colour of ink. I edged the card using the Watermelon ink. The Rose motif was from a clear set of Anna Griffin stamps from QVC, these are perfect for smaller cards as the images are scalled down from the full sized woodmounted stamps by Anna Griffin.

Check out the Rubber stamping tab at the top of the page for links to suppliers websites.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie

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Today I would like to share with you some long overdue pictures of the Jacobs Ladder I made.

Here's the box I made for the ladder

Here is the box I made for the Jacob's Ladder

For anyone who would like to make their own version of a Jacob’s Ladder, the instructions I used to make this the first time were on TV Weekly. If you make the basic construction without the pictures in place it is fairly easy to put together. However the first few you make you are likely to want to wait till the family is at school or work, so you are not disturbed as you put it together ;)
Here are the long awaited pictures of my Jacob’s Ladder.

Here is the Ladder in the box

Here is the Ladder in the box

The pictures have come out much bluer than expected, the label is purple as is the tissue in the box! I made the box too ;) Well after all the work for the ladder, it needed a good looking box to store and display it.

Side one is all birds side two is floral themed.

Bird themed side of the Ladder

Bird themed side of the Ladder

 

 

Floral themed side of the Jacobs ladder

Floral themed side of the Jacobs ladder

These pictures make it look much bluer than it is in real life, it is blue (Stonewashed) and hot pink (Wild Plum) on one side and the floral side is blue (Stonewashed) and purple (Eggplant).
I used Rangers Adirondack dye inks applied using Ranger’s Cut n Dry foam. The stamps I used were from Crafty Individuals. For my ladder I sponged a background on to the mount board, I then edged the boards in silver metallic marker. 

I made life difficult for myself by attaching the stamped pieces to the mount board BEFORE I had assembled the ladder.  This meant that I couldn’t just put the boards together in any order as one side has a bird theme and the other has a different colour way and a floral theme.  After many attempts at assembly my dear husband came and had a look and between us we worked out what order and which way round the boards should be assembled to get the finished ladder to flow properly! Not for the novice! Assemble the boards and put your pictures/stamping in afterwards for a simpler and quicker finish.

Links

Here is the direct link to the video demonstration of how to construct a Jacob’s Ladder by Trisha Morris, on Club Scrap.
[UPDATED LINK: TV weekly site no longer operates]

If you join up to the site you can also download instructions, which is REALLY handy for the first couple of times you make a ladder.

Crafty Individuals stamps

Ranger products

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie xx

 

****UPDATE****

Since posting this the TV Weekly website is no longer operating. Some of the episodes are now available on Club Scrap. Here is a link to the Club Scrap Cinema, where you will find their tutorial videos.

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I would like to share with you the picture of the Moo card that I made for Stamping Mad Forum. The theme this month was Texture.

Stamping Mad Forum Moo Swap August 2008

Stamping Mad Forum Moo Swap August 2008

Stamps used; Katzelkraft Birds plate

Inks used Ranger Adirondack Dye Ink applied using Cut N Dry Foam

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie

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This is a bit of a combination of things today. I made these pages for Santtu’s book for the Stamping Mad Book Swap for July 2008. Her theme was ‘Winged things’. When the page arrived I was stuck for what to do with it as it was plain book board! Yikes! Then I remembered reading http://isascrapandstamp.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/new-technique-alcohol-inks-metallic-paint/

and I had some gold and silver metallic paint dabbers so I gave it a try.

Here is how the pages turned out.

Alcohol ink ontop of gold acrylic paint

Alcohol ink ontop of gold acrylic paint

 

And side two…

 

Alcohol ink on top of gold acrylic paint

Alcohol ink on top of gold acrylic paint

 

It was scary to craft outside of my comfort zone but once I got into it, I loved it. I have made another one on a smaller scale for myself that I’ll make a book out of sometime. I am also putting this forward as my piece for this months challenge under;

The Virtual Crafting Challenge as the theme was Inks 2, and included solvent and alcohol inks ;)

 

Products Used

Ranger, Adirondack Metallics Acrylic paint Dabber; Gold

Ranger; Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol ink; Terra Cotta and Rust

Ranger; Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution

Ranger Ink applicator tool

Ranger Inssential; Cut n Dry Foam

Craft sheet

Ranger Archival Ink; Black

Ranger Adirondack Dye Inks; Latte, Butterscotch and Terracotta

Stamps; Crafty Individuals; CI 116, CI-180, CI-171, CI-147

 

Links

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ Crafty Individuals

http://www.rangerink.com/default.htm Ranger

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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After several posts without pictures I thought it was high time we had some, so here are a couple of pictures of the pages I made for this month’s Book Swap from Stamping Mad Forum’s www.stampingmadforum.co.uk

These are the pages I made for Glitter Monkey’s book. Her theme was ‘Shades of Brown’

 

 

Here is the other side of the page

 

 

Products Used

Inks; Ranger Adirondack Dye ink Espresso, Caramel, Butterscotch

Stamps; Katzelkraft ‘Birds’, Katzelkraft ‘Flourishes’, Crafty Individuals Boarders CI-147, Hero Arts D3055 Life with Sunshine

Ranger Cut n Dry foam to apply the ink.

 

Links

http://www.craftyindividuals.co.uk/ Crafty Individuals

http://www.katzelkraft.fr/index.php Katzelkraft Stamps

http://www.heroarts.com/ Hero Arts

http://www.rangerink.com/ Ranger

http://craftandwaffle.blogspot.com/ Glitter Monkey/ Lynn’s blog

 

There are several more pages to show you for the other people who joined in the swap, check back soon.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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I have been playing with alcohol ink, I have had my ink for a couple of years but not really made friends with it. Until a couple of weeks ago. I read a tutorial describing using it over card painted with metalic paint and decided to give alcohol inks a try over Mirror board.

I used quite a thick mirror board and applied Rust and Terracotta ink over gold mirror board using the apllicator tool and got this;

 

Rust and Terracotta alcohol ink on top of gold mirror board

Rust and Terracotta alcohol ink on top of gold mirror board

 

 

I used the blending solution over the ink to give it the marbled look. Make sure you work on a craft sheet to protect your table. Use the Blending solution to clean any excess ink of the sheet once you have finished.

 

Links

www.rangerink.com Ranger

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_alcoholink_adirondack.htm This will take you to the alcohol inks on the Ranger site

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_inkssentials_craftsheet.htm Craft Sheet

http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_tools_adirondackapp.htm The ink applicator tool

 

I’ll show you the other colour combination I made later in the week and what I have made with this piece too.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie

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