Thursday, 10 September 2009

Journal gimmer mist fun

As promised, an advance peek at what I will be up to over the weekend at Sir Stampalot. This class is a bit different to my usual in that we will be creating a journal using Tattered Angel products.......the kit is designed for class use and comes complete with everything included, glimmer mists, stencil screens, framed fonts, glimmer chips and of course the journal itself.

I had a play with the kit last week and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. As a cardmaker primarily this was a bit different for me and no way to I profess to be a scrapbooker, but this kit uses all the lovely messy Glimmer Mist techniques I so enjoy in my cardmaking. The glimmer chips and framed fonts were new to me, but again I love they way they add dimension to the journal. I did manage to incorporate some stamping as well and used a stamp I have had for ages, Stamps Happen 90913........one of those impulse buys that looked nice sitting on Stamplaots shelves, but which I have never found a use for - unill now, so it will get a good airing in class this weekend. Having just looked at the stamp again it is called "Baroque background" how apt when you take into account much of the Venetian architecture and especially the wondeful Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute which domiates the Grand Canal.



Even before I made up my journal, I decided I would base it on our trip to Italy this year and have included pictures of Veneto and Roma, I somehow felt the aged feel of the journal lends itself to the history of these magnificent cities. As you can see from some the the pages pictured I have followed my Italian theme with the wording with the exception of the gondolier, Luigi and I think the only words I can add there are "il piacere" (translated - enjoyment, delectation- there is no Italian translation for Hunk !) so I shall be adding that finishing touch shortly.

The Glimmer Mists included in this kit are Cherub Pink, Starfish, Rum Raisin and Creme de Cocoa. I used copper embossing powder for all my stamping as I felt it was less stark than gold and a variety of Tim Holtz distress inkpads for shading.

I will hopefully get the opportunity to take some photos in class and post them next week so you can see what the girls create.

23 comments:

  1. So very beautiful Brenda - lovely! Cheers Claire x

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  2. This is wonderful Brenda , just the thing for my new challenge and what liz is looking for, I shall steer her over here. I had a spell of making books and altered art I made my hubby Bob a little book for him to write the cd's he wanted in, the cover is plastic and paterned with alcohol ink and jazz logo's.
    I have been waiting for you to email me today
    j.middleton2005@ntlworld.com

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  3. This is awesome! I love journals! I haven't used glimmer mists before. Very pretty!

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  4. Umm lovely. I've got their Tattered Traveler album but not started it yet but you have inspired me with yours. Thanks for your last lovely comment over at my place coming from you thats high praise. hugs xx

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  5. wow!! this is just so incredibly gorgeous I dont know where to start! Its really unusual! Love the gorgeous colours and the slightly antique feel you have created!! just gorgeous!

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  6. Hi Brenda,
    Your journal is very pretty, and I love glimmer mist... I wish I could join your class!! :))

    Thanks a lot for your very nice comment on my blog!
    It's a shame you were here... we could have met!!! it would have been funny!! ...next time!!!
    Hug
    Sadia

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  7. Oh my goodness, its totally gorgeous, how I wish I could attend a class like that!!!
    Pinky

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  8. Stunning work Brenda! I love it! I tend to get a bit uncomfortable straying away from cards and boxes, but this sort of project looks like a good place to start.

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  9. I love this!Wonderful work,Brenda!Gorgeous colours!
    Have great evening:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  10. Yay Brenda this is so fabulous!! We will get you over to the scrappers side of life. I love how you have used the glimmer chips and the journal is a gorgeous reminder! Love it! xxx

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  11. Brenda, really beautiful project x

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  12. Wow I am late tonight Brenda!Jane told me to come over too tho I always pop in at some point That it true eye candy its just STUNNING All your work is but this is so different I really wish I could attend your class too
    I will be back tomorrow...and the day after too Thanks for the support

    Liz xx

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  13. Well you have been busy leave you alone for a minuet and look what you come up with. Loving the GM colours I need more lol

    I have started twittering lol(don't know how long it will last)

    love your visits and you encouraging comments yr a star in my book (loving Bernie as well as the other doggies too of course lol)

    Love Dawn xx

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  14. this is amazing hun love it as its so pretty so well laid out too love cheryl xxxxx

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  15. Wonderful book Brenda! A lot of work behind it I can tell! Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

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  16. Great Journal and the colouring is wonderful

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  17. Wow!! this is amazing Brenda beautiful xx

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  18. A gorgeous journal Brenda - What a great class that's going to be. Enjoy your weekend .

    Lynda xxx

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  19. Hi Brenda

    Fantasmagorical!! What more can I say!

    Love Jules xx

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  20. WOW! You are absolutely amazing. I love looking at the way you create. Thanks for posting all these gorgeous pics. hugs, eileen

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  21. Hi Brenda. Your notebook is gorgeous. I love the colours and all those TA products seem to fit your lovely photos so well. This sounds a fantastic workshop, so up my street, I so wished I lived nearer!! Have a great time.

    Lisax

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  22. I really like this, Brenda. I've always wanted to do a journal, but never quite plucked up the courage to start one. You've certainly given me some inspiration with yours.

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