Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Artistic Outpost Scrap Book For Sunday Stampers

This week's theme for Sunday Stampers is Mojo - as in, what do you do when yours has abandoned you? I am intimately familiar with this state, that's for sure! About a week ago, I knew I wanted to make something with some new stamps from Artistic Outpost, namely the Typography collection, but I couldn't figure out where to start. I decided to gather up all the scraps on my table, grab some old Technique Junkie backgrounds I'd been saving, and just start gluing. What an easy way to get the mojo flowing!

This is what I ended up with - a 'scrap' book of sorts. The pages are all made from chipboard covered with either Basic Grey or Tim Holtz papers as a base. To tone them down I used the Altered Designer Paper technique from the Apr/May '09 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter.

The metal butterfly was made using the AI Foil tech from the Aug/Sep '09 TJ newsletter - it's embellished with an Idea-ololgy Trinket Pin. Idea-olgy Tissue Tape makes a nice border for the bottom of the page.

The sentiment (which seems so appropriate for this book!) is from Artistic Outpost's Typography collection, the little shrine frame is from their Whimsical Melange set. The embellishment across the top of the shrine was totally inspired by Tracy Evans - I thought her use of Idea-ology Jump Rings was so brilliant! I couldn't figure out how to glue mine on and then I spotted my bottle of Crackle Accents. Perfect! A Snow Cap Dabber was used to give everything a whitewashed look. The ribbon on the side was one of my Distress Stain experiments from a few months ago - who knew that diluted Wild Honey Distress Stain would make such a pretty yellow?

























I love these kids from Artistic Outpost's Think and Wonder collection. The large quote is from their Typography collection and is mounted on a panel that was created using the Brayered Impressions technique from the Dec/Jan '10 issue of the TJ newsletter. The ruler is from AO's Whimsical Melange collection. 'Dream' is from their Huck Finn collection. It's layered onto a tag that was cut using the Sizzix Tiny Tabs and Tags die (the tab on the front page was also cut using this die - it's awesome!), and attached to the page using an Idea-ology Long Fastener and an Idea-ology Foliage flower.

This page features a quote from the Typography collection, a little bird that was cut using the Sizzix Mini Bird and Cage die, and an Idea-ology Ornate Plate.
























I've been saving this piece for awhile. It was left over when I cut the Baroque label for my daughter's graduation card. I thought it was too pretty to throw away! Behind it, I placed another Cuttlebug Stamps piece. The woman and sentiment are both from Artistic Outpost's Paris Exposition stamp collection (one of my all-time favorites!)

I love this page! The base is a vintage flash card. On the top, I adhered a scrap that was left over from cutting a label from the Styled Labels die. Over that, I've added a rosette cut using the Sizzix Rosette die and Idea-ology Kraft Resist paper. The men are from Artistic Outpost's Generation Redux collection.

The bottom of the card is wrapped with string from a bag of chicken feed (I seriously save everything). Over the top of it is an Idea-ology Adage Ticket and a watch face that was created using my Faux Crazed Porcelain technique. The ticket was attached using Tim's Tiny Attacher.


























The back side of the card is embellished with an old checker that my husband found in the garden (I have him trained!), and an old slide mount. Behind them is a piece created using Antique Wallpaper technique from the Jun/July '10 issue of the TJ newsletter.

Another favorite page! The little boy is from the Think and Wonder stamp collection by Artistic Outpost. The left side is embellished with a piece of Idea-ology Film Ribbon that's attached using the Tiny Attacher.

This page is embellished with Idea-ology Lavish Trimmings, another tag cut using the Tiny Tabs and Tags die that I attached using an Idea-ology Charm Clip, and a scrap of the new Kraft Core'dinations that was embossed using the Sizzix Postal Texture Fade and then sanded with the Idea-ology Sanding Grip.

This little page was created using a watercolor Distress tag that is stamped with a sentiment from Artistic Outpost's Typography collection.


The flip side of the tag is embellished with a frame from Tim's Tag and Bookplates die that's been painted with a silver Adirondack Dabber. The flower in the center was cut from French book pages using the Tattered Florals die.

Whew! Finally we're to the last page. This one features two of my favorite stamps - the house from the Whimsical Melange set, which was stamped with a Stream Adirondack Dabber, and the sentiment, which is from the Typography set. A ripped Idea-ology Journaling Ticket that's been stapled on three sides with the Tiny Attacher make the perfect little pocket for an Idea-ology Philosophy Tag.

I hope you enjoyed my little book of scraps! It really is a great way to clean off your table and use up all the bits and pieces you've been saving. Don't forget, you can find lots of the materials I used at Inspiration Emporium. Be sure and use my coupon code - stamptramp - to receive 10% off your order!

29 comments:

  1. Wow! That is so wonderful! What fun to go through the pages and see what you put together.

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  2. Wow! what a fantastic book. I just love every bit of it!

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  3. Wow wow, wish my scraps looked this good when they were put together. What a fabulous piece of inspiration, love every little detail and thanks for the shout out, very kind. Tracy x

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  4. Wowweeee, this is wonderful!! So very much fun to look at, and so beautiful, too. :)

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  5. Such a wonderful book! When I get tired of looking at scraps, they go in the trash. Boy am I missing out! Great use of every little bit and piece!
    Pam

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  6. Your book is amazing! I love every single page. I can't believe it is made of scraps!!!!
    Kate

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  7. I love your book! I make things like this, love it. Love the vintage flair and the whole TH style!

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  8. Your mojo is definitely NOT missing! This book is fantastic. We must be soul sisters - I save absolutely everything too. Your book just shows how useful and beautiful those bits and pieces can be. thanks for sharing!

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  9. Brilliant book there and what a great way to find your Mojo again! Lovely work :-)

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  10. Now THAT is an excellent idea.
    Love the new meaning you give to "scrap book."
    Beautifully done!

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  11. Oh My Goodness this is so amazing. My Mojo has been gone for ages, and I just received these stamps yesterday, and looked at them and put them away, what TIMING. I can't believe it,.

    thanks so much you have just saved me a heap of money !!!!

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  12. Shelly, your book is fabulous!!! All the little details!!!! Everything is fabulous!!!!

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  13. You went from uninspired to amazing! I agree with the scraps keeping, they end up being some of my best accents & embellishments. You certainly know how to work wonders with them! Thank you for inspiring us. Looking at the amazing creativity of others helps spark my mojo.

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  14. Love this book - it's an awesome work of inspiration......

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  15. Cor blimey and thrice, this is seriously AMAZING! Loving all the layers, elements and the amount of creativity that has gone into this masterpiece... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and showing my Mojo how it is done properly... hugs x

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  16. Such amazing artwork Shelly, I'll just come & get inspired by you, the next time my mojo takes a holiday!
    TFS xx

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  17. WOW!!!
    Imaginative use of the stamps and I love the colours used throughout.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Shelly - this book is fabulous. As someone that doesn't take time to blog that much - more of a stalker here - I appreciate the time you spent taking us through each page...what made up the page, and how you made each inspiring piece of artwork.

    Not only do you show joie de vivre...but me thinks you also have that je ne sais quoi that makes your work dreamy!

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  19. Wow! Wow! This is absolutely fabulous work, Shelly! LOVE everything!

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  20. Shelly, it's beautiful! So many great details and loads of different stamps and textures. I love it. That little ticket as pocket for the word charm is too clever!

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  21. Shelly this is stunning such a lovely book love all the elements to it, wonderful.

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  22. Whoa, this is seriously amazing. What a major work of art you have created here. I can't even begin to say what I love about it because my list would be too extensive! I can't image, Shelly, that you were really without mojo but if you were, it's back in spades! Thanks for sharing all the details - I know it takes time, but there are those inquiring minds that want to know. I've been thinking about doing something with my scraps and you have definitely inspired me! Now I'm itching to get started.

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  23. I toally love your style and projects!!! You are so talented. best from Bente in Norway

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  24. On the last page you might always leave space for something more to add....especially if you have an active imagination...

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  25. Wow - this is an amazing piece of work. It must have taken a really long time, but it was worth it because it turned out beautifully! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

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  26. Awesome as always Shelly! Thanks for the 10% off! :D

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  27. Such an incredible book! Love this! I want to do a mini scrapbook with all the CCC techniques, so maybe I will pull out my scraps! Great inspiration!

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  28. Such a fun and eclectic book, Shelly - I love everything about it! The composition of the collages is great and all those wonderful techniques!! What a great way to get your mojo going - each page is so cool and inspiring, it makes you want to keep going and see what else you can do with your scraps!

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  29. I have wanted to do a book like this for a while now. Thank you for putting it on paper for me! It is outstanding, fantastic, beautiful and thought provoking.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!