Monday, 11 July 2016

Crafty Cardmakers #168 Bling it Up.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Another Monday and another Masterboard project!!!!

But I am also back to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

Mary is hosting our Bling It Up challenge, so let's see lots of gems, sparkle, glitter, anything that adds a bling quality to your creations.
As usual You can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn't exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!

For my project I've been making a scrap book/journal for a friend, it's a gift for her daughter's birthday.
I  was told she liked greys but some colours too, possibly pink or green so there we go. It will have greeting cards mounted inside it so needed something with good pages weight so I used a Pink Pig watercolour sketch book.

I had thought about decorating the actual cover but wanted to keep the finish neat so I decided to make the design on card and attach it to the front cover on completion. So here goes.

Made the Masterboard first as you can see here.

I normally work with A3 paper and card as it gives you more to work with when complete but as this was A4 I made two similar Masterboards using Tim Holtz stencils, Distress Inks and Seth Apter stamps.
Finished, they looked like this.

The Process for completing the design:
I used a Tim Holtz die to cut away part of the Masterboard and some Seth Apter circle dies to add to the stamped images. This was mounted onto a sheet of black textured card.

More stamping:
Kaisercraft sentiment stamp and the butterfly is Tim Holtz.
The sentiment here was Paper Artsy.

And some gilding to make things pop a little.
Nothing like a bit of shiny stuff to add Bling!
I so love this Mixton Relief by Pebeo.

You can make tiny dots with it too.

Next attached the design to the cover layering it with more card. I still felt it was missing something.

A Bow!
Nothing like it to finish stuff off Lol!
So here is the finished journal cover.

Few close-ups of the butterfly mounted onto silver cord and net, finished with silver brads.

I have decorated the inner pages too very lightly so as not to detract from the cards that will be mounted inside. Just couldn't leave them blank.
Some of the stamps used on the pages:
Inkylicious Moments, Seth Apter circles and IndigoBlu swirl.

Visible Image sentiment.
Inkylicious sentiment stamp.

So that's your lot really and if there is anything you want to know just ask.
I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

 I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Country View Challenges: July: Have Fun with Circles.
Altered Eclectics: July Challenge Anything Goes.
City Crafters Challenge blog: week 319 - the Book of Love.
Stamping Sensations: July-Anything goes with a stamp and ribbons.
Love to Create challenge 14: Anything Creative / Mixed Media goes.



  1. Beautiful book cover. Lovely design and Your teamy Judythe details are fantastic.

  2. Wow! The intricate background and all the gorgeous detailing make your journal cover breathe taking. Blessings!

  3. Absolutely fabulous; this is art and I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  4. Gorgeous book cover Angela, love the soft colours and textures, beautiful stamping.
    Pam x

  5. Beautifully designed and created Angela, love the the colours and masterboard background and how lovely that you added some subtle additions to the inside pages. Love it xxx

  6. Hi Angela, how good to see you decorating a Pink Pig sketch book, I recently did a review for their new scrap books over on my blog. Their products are awesome. I love your masterboard, great textures and details and perfect for our Have fun with Circle challenge over at Country View. The finished cover is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us x
    Jane DT

  7. What a beautiful creation!!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  8. Lovely ! I like pink and black together... Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Angela. I love the soft shades you've created, and the black additions are perfect!

  10. This is just amazing, I love every aspect of it. Cara x

  11. Stunning Angela!! Love the pink and black palette, such a great contrast with the white accents. Beautiful butterfly, love how you layered the wings! Love it! hugs :)

  12. I loved your masterboard and then I saw the gorgeous butterfly, this cover is just stunning Angela! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. A fantastic pimping of your book. Beautiful done with lovely colours and stamps. Very elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge st Stamping Sensations. Marlies

  14. This is fabulous, Angela. So much subtle texture and a gorgeous colour scheme too.


  15. This is great, beautiful made and so pretty to see how it is done.Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  16. I love the butterfly and all the rest too.

  17. A Vintage masterpiece dear Angela. I like it so much.
    Happy crafting and dear greetings.

  18. I absolutely love the colors and the design! Stunning as always Angela!! Thanks for sharing at ALtered Eclectics!

  19. Gorgeous album Angela, what a lovely gift! Deb xo

  20. Oh Angela this is divine! Someone is super lucky to get that as a gift.

    Bec xx

  21. Oh Angela this is divine! Someone is super lucky to get that as a gift.

    Bec xx

  22. Beautiful canvas Angela. Stunning art work. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT


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