Sunday 5 October 2014

Make art or begin to use your hoarded products...

This mini album full of Art  is my tribute to all of those  crafting Hoarders Anonymous (aren't we all are? ).
 I mean all of us, crafters, keep  supplies they bought and never used. Some of those supplies were never used because who can cut a paper so pretty? Some were never used because we forgot we have them. Some were never used because we didn't have a MOJO for them. And then  the day comes and you decide to make a really big  project with one company hoarded products and you realise that you have tons and tons of them  NIP (this is New in package  for those who already ask). So here is my new and fancy and
 " took me 3 days to finish" mini album made with mainly 7 Gypsies products, but not only them.

 First I found two book covers . You need one to make a mini album. So what I am going to do with a second one? The smaller one? To make book in book  and to use the cover inside the main cover.

Then I found this accordion book (there  is a bag that comes with it, but I used just the insert) and I decided to  adhere it inside as my book in book. You can open just two pages or to open the whole thing if you want to.

The point was to make it as my Art inspiration, so the  cover was made with different textures, materials, mask and texture paste, paint splashes and old paint brushes.
The spine was made with grungeboard, dry embossed and painted into this antique brown- black color. The chipboard butterfly was heat embossed and embellished and white flowers were misted to this rich vintage color.
An now to the inner cover. If the ART is a word on the cover the next words are MAKES ME HAPPY.I used an ATC card from the collection that speaks about love and family and couples, but this one was just perfect for my album.

 The back cover of this small Paris one was glued and stamped with the definition of ART stamp.
The inner small cover was embellished with masked word of ART and the sign of infinity. How about it? Will my art last forever? I hope so.

Then I found another ATC cards that tell us my art story:
First you  DREAM  (stamp) and then FOCUS AND LISTEN

Then you just move on and make art - JUST DO IT. (Also you sure are not Da Vinci as my stamps are)

The next step is to DO YOUR BEST : add colors and experiment

And the last one is just very simple : ART- NOTHING LESS

And now for the real dilemma: to add or not to add more embellishments.
Hard one to answer, but my left brain (the realistic one) decided to stop as the book was too fat to fit the main cover and I was too tired to make another spine(cut- dry emboss- paint- paint again- distress just to be able to add more hoarded things inside? No, thanks)
So I will keep the extras for  another hoarded creation. I believe that I can make dozens without even seeing  the craft shop, but I will need some glue one day.
Sorry for the long post, but this is one post I had to make as I know there are a lot of " sisters" (brothers? not sure) around  who are my soul mates in this hoarding thing and maybe it will make them to act.
I enter this to some new October web challenges:
Color inspiration for Berry71Bleu
SSSS- Finishing touches. Each page has a small finishing touch: the stamped sentiment... Weird
Anything goes vintagestamping
 Fall and fabric for Mixed Media MOJO
 Anything goes for Altered eclectics
Products used:
7 Gypsies :
Victoria book cover
Paris book cover
ATC kit Affirmations
ATC kit family
Accordion  book
6*6 paper pad  Off the wall
Other products:
Stamps: Rubber Dance, VLVS
Stencils: Tando Creative, TCW,Memory Box
Chipboards: ScrapFx,
Flowers: Petallo
Bling: FWAB
Mists: Tattered Angels
 Wood: Wycinanka
Letters: Pink Paislee
Embossing powders: WOW! Embossing Powders
Grungeboard: Advantus
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Other: paint brushes, fabric, gesso, texture paste, metal charm, old book pages, lace...
OK, this was a very long list, but hello? It's all hoarded for ages! I finally used them (the only new thing are stamps,really).
And my final word: Don't hoard- Use! 


Irish Cherokee said...

WOW! Excellent work Irit. Or should I say a lot of excellent work. LOL. very nice indeed.

Sue said...

What a project. I love the way you've altered cover so it invites us to look through the fabulous pages you've created. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Irit.

Kristy8420 said...

I really love the rainbow page. And yes, I am a scrapbook hoarder. But I only realized it after I pulled all of my supplies from inside and outside of my storage unit. Haha!

Anonymous said...

Fab project Irit! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Fab project Irit! Love it!

Bibi Lindahl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! And it is a nice "journey" you tell inside, from dream, focus, listen through action - just do it! Beautifully made, and so true - why hoard when we can create ART? :-)
Thank you for incorporating some of my stamps in this awesome piece of art, Irit! :-))

Unknown said...

You absolutely rocked this post AND the project! I love it!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

Awesome art!!!

~ Vanessa W

LeonieM said...

Love this idea! Your work is always inspiring. I really need an inspiration book and I really, really need to clear out my stash (ok hoard!). Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Lisa Spiegel said...

Beautiful job! We aren't hoarders, just collectors. ;)

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic work.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What a fantastic project! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wow, This is fantastic x

Anna-Karin said...

This is fantastic!! Love how you used those papers, and those bright bursts of colour. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is very well put together and amazing! I need to try this as well. Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki (DT)

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous autumn project! Love all your details you've chosen! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71bleu!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

yes I too hoard - I do oldie moldie monday on my blog every week so I have to use something old that day.

wonderful project thanks for sharing with Mixed Media Mojo

Barb Housner (DT)

Beachstudio said...

Wonderful project! I love this idea! Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Autumn themed project! Wonderful details! Just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

Ania Komenda said...

Your album is stunning - co many details and great ideas; Yo've joined our challenge at Scrap Around The World but You didn't mentioned this in Your post; also we only accept layouts, canvases and art journal spreads; we hope You will join us with some other designs because Your works are just awesome;

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! Thanks for joining us at SATW.

Bellaidea said...

Looks like you had 3 days of fun :), great work, regards and thank you for joining SATW

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a super and beautiful how you altered the book! Really gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

Dana Tatar said...

Awesome work Irit! This book is full of fantastic techniques. I love the butterfly on the cover. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

Tusia Lech said...

Wonderful project!

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