Thursday, 22 October 2009

the play date cafe is officially

OPEN!!!
I'm feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness.  I can't wait to see what you all do with this colour challenge, especially our brand new design team whose blogs I'm heading straight over too!!!  And my fingers are crossed that you like my contribution!

Soooooo, here were the colours Julie challenged us with


And here's what I did


I used my new, slightly mad, character constructions stamps from Wendy's Stamp Attic to make this little book.  Then added washers, press studs and Tim Holtz gears, and hinges from B&Q! 


To get the colours needed I used card stock in a burgundy and a yellow ochre, raisin adirondack spray (over Tim Holtz alphabet masks on the background piece), grey Nick Bantock ink and regular black ink. 


I made the book by folding 5 pieces of card and using sticky tape to attach them together.  The hinges were attached with eyelets because I couldn't find my brads!!  I attached the hinges to the front cover, then the back cover, then inserted the inner pages.
Can't wait to see what you create!  Go to Julie's Open Window and add your blog post via Mr Linky.  Have fun!

17 comments:

CelticWoman said...

oh my goodness it is sooooo cheeky, sassy, I love that image with the metal and the nuts and washers, love it. Hugs

*Alison* said...

AHHHH!!! SARAH this looks amazing.. I am so in love with this.. WOW!! you really out did yourself.. LOVE IT!! GREAT JOB hugs

Julie Ranae said...

Sarah~I am so proud of you! You did an extraordinary job with your first steampunk style project!

Thank you for being such a devoted friend...I wouldn't have thought about any of this if it hadn't been for you! xx

kjjc said...

ooo Sarah this looks very exciting. Would like to see it irl. Fab

Anne Jagger said...

I love the colours, love the stamps and what you have done with them, and all that hardware!!! It's great.

Sue said...

ON MY GOODNESS!!! What a fab job you did with that, I just love it!

Wendy Gale said...

Wonderful Sarah, just wonderful....

Sarah Anderson said...

Thankyou so much for all the lovely comments :) They are very much appreciated :)

Laura said...

Great piece. Love the image.

Sid said...

This is just fab ! Very textural and the colour combo is superb too !

Dezinaworld said...

What an amazing piece of work
I love how fabulous the effect on the cover is in those colours, it created a great atmosphere in the piece
hugs June x

thekathrynwheel said...

Beeaauuuutiful. Love the use of the Tim Holtz ideology cogs. Lovely colours. You have a fabby dabby imagination :-)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sarah! I really love this! What a great little book! I love all the hardware you added. It's got that steampunk feel!!! Hugs, Paulette ;)

InkyArtitude said...

What a wonderfully creative piece, that stamp is fab and I love the colour combination. A stunning result!

Crayola58 said...

Really a wonderful take on this challenge. I love it.... I saw those metal nuts and washers instantly.
Carole

alcoholinky said...

love this what a fab mixed media piece. congrats on making it to the Stamp Attic DT too!

Fliss said...

I absolutely love this Sarah. Showed my other half too and he thinks it's cool.
Also didn't realise you're on the Stamp Attic DT till yesterday when checking my reading list and saw Wendy's post.
Really want to go to the Steampunk Exhibition too and am trying to persuade the OH lol
Fliss xx

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