Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Vintage deco book pages

On Sunday I showed the bare pages for my deco book, sprayed and background stamped ready to go. There are 6 people in our group swap, sending two pages per month and the swap will end next month when the last pages are sent out - for this year's swap at least.  Thought I had better get my skates on and finish my own pages for my book and boy does my table look a mess but I like the result.
The rest of the pages and the cover I made are mostly feminine and lace so I decided to go for a complete change and a bit steampunk.


I added more stamps to the backgrounds, bits of tissue and a metal butterfly that I distressed with Alcohol Inks - it started off silver.  The balloon image is stamped on copper coloured metal, embossed with 10-Seconds Studio tools and the puffed up bits filled with texture paste, so it doesn't collapse on the page.


Second page is similar, tissue numbers, a pen nib pasted with multi-medium, key charm and main image on metal.

This is one swap that I always enjoy, all the pages I have received have been different and all beautiful and the end result - a permanent reminder of what a talented group of people I belong to on Katy's Corner Yahoo group.

Have just realised that the theme of the pages links with the current challenge on Artful Times - men - so I'm entering these pages.  First time entry for me on a relatively new challenge site - more to come I hope.

14 comments:

chrissies said...

These are terrific Ann-what a wonderful idea for a swap

xxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow these are just gorgeous as finished pages Ann. I love all the added elements particularly the metal images - they have worked really well. The recipient will love them too I am sure.
Thanks for linking this to Tuesday Treasures, they are special pages indeed.
hugs {brenda} xox

Von said...

Wow that's fab Ann love all the metal working just the ticket for a mans card :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von x♥x

fairy thoughts said...

fabulous work as usual, the inking and colours do give it a real vintage feel
janet

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, I love, love, love these pages, so steampunk and vintage looking. I particularly like what you have done with the balloon, it looks very realistic and of course love the beautiful butterfly. Good luck with the challenge. A x

sandee said...

Love the steam punk journal pages, just awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

sam21ski said...

Wow - absolutely fantastic

Sam - Artful Times xxxx

hazel said...

Wow Ann, your pages are amazing.
xxx Hazel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, tow fantastic pieces, great look.

WendyK said...

These are fabulous Ann, a great addition to your deco book. I must do my own pages as well. Thank you for working in mine.

Sue said...

Wow Ann, these are fantastic, I love the metal work and the way you have puffed it out x

strangelycreative said...

Terrific! So many elements and techniques, what a fantastic bit of work - they would be gorgeous framed! Love them! Cx

florenceandfreddie said...

Wow! These are fabulous Ann. It is always a treat visiting your blog. I only blinked and you have all these amazing projects posted. Off to check out the rest.
Regards Florence xx

Neet said...

These pages are gorgeous Ann - I must say I particularly love the background on the hot air balloon one - must be the colours that appeal as the other page background is equally lovely.
Bet this is even more spectacular irl with all the different textures and mediums used.
Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx