Apr 7, 2020

AALL & Create Mini Books & Fungi Cards

Hello friends!  I've been playing with my new collection of AALL & Create stamps and have joined in the Fanatics FB group and Tracy Evan's Craft Addicts FB group and am having such a great time playing along with my fellow stampers.  Particularly, Tracy has been sharing a series of FB lives daily to keep our crafting community strong.  Thank you Tracy!  She issued a challenge to us to make these little one page wonder books and I ended up making two!  You can catch the replays on Tracy's YouTube channel HERE.

I wanted to show you just how easy it is to get going with these books.  I took a very thin piece of cardstock and painted with Distress Paint daubers, the easiest thing I could think of.  Even such a messy background can turn into great little pages when you fold the book up.

I tried to use all the stamps I have in my collection for variation.  The details were added with Distress Oxides, Fresco acrylics, a black Pitt pen and a white Sharpie marker.

On my first book I stitched the pages together, which adds a fun texture.  I didn't make covers for this one.  I just altered the front and back.

Wouldn't this make a great way to use up your gelli prints?!  I thought so, so I did a second book and printed it.The base of this one was kraft card and I used Frescos and my gelli plate.

I used the same stamps but tried to arrange them differently.

I did a lot of coloring with Distress Inks/Markers and a waterbrush.  I added torn tissue tape/washi for texture here and there.

And this one got "real" covers and even a closure.  I haven't had this much fun stamping in I don't know when!  I do hope you will try your hand at one of these little books.

And here are some cards I shared yesterday on the Topflight Stamps blog.  Hop on over for the details.

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Kathleen said...

Two super creations, lovely background and images, great choice of colours too. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Oh my word!!!... I'm in love, absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for joining the artistic stamper challenge

julie said...

These are beautiful such lovely colours x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fantastic, adore your colour choices and fantastic designs. I am so humbled you used my designs . Big hugs 😘😘😘

Leanne Harris said...

Lovely creations Autumn - you have been busy!!!! So much time has clearly gone in to these, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Autumn, these are amazing wee books, and I do love your cards too.... you are such an inspiration
Stay safe

Mischelle Smith said...

I'm not into making journals. I have started a few. I really love your small journals and plan on giving them a try. The color pallet is lovely. Nice project to do during these trying times. Uplifting, something I can finish!

Connie Mercer said...

It is always a THRILL when I can get you over for a visit on my blog~TY!! I don't have lots of these products you are using but WOW!!! You are amazing~beautiful art journal pages. I'll keep practicing :)

Susan said...

Love your colorful books! I will have to try this. I've been doing a lot of paper collage lately and feel the need to get messy with paint again! Thanks for the inspiration. Hope everyone there is safe and well.

Skylark said...

Gorgeous books Autumn. Love your art! Stef x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

2 awesome books with such bright colours !
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to join us DT as a guest !

Heartsease79742451.wordpress.com said...

These are beautiful,lovely all the inspiration that is being shared , and the time to experiment x

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