Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sketchbook/Notebook ISC

The new challenge from the blog over at Innovative Stamp Creations is to create an 'All About Me' book or a book to sketch card ideas into or a book for thoughts or receipes. Unfortunately I dont sketch my card ideas/sketches or have the skills involved to compile book which reflects things about me- I'm not that open about myself- perhaps thats a British thing...so instead I created a book for scribbles/inspirations that come into my head that I think of along the way that might be handy to remember and integrate into my mixed media work one day.

Front closed view



Showing how the book opens



Inside...






The rules are:
Create a mini sketch book and upload to your blog and/or on line
gallery for a chance to WIN a free plate from ISC! Check out
the samples by the Creative Architects for inspiration.
Use ISC stamps only on your design, then post your link in the comments
section. A random name will be chosen and announced on the blog.
You have until Sunday August 17, 2008 to create/post your link on the
ISC blog. Search for label ISCC10. We can't wait to see what you come
up with!


As Crazy Amigos is an open theme this week I thought a notebook would be something different to contribute.

The look of this book was inspired by the garden at my new house...its very peaceful, full of butterflies (also the house name has a butterfly connection) and you totally forget all about the time.

The plate I used was this one...



one of the recently released plates from ISC. This has so much milage and for anyone who makes atc and mini books is a must have. And I have to say, as a fan of dandelion clocks (seed head of a dandelion) this is my favourite most clear stamp of a dandelion clock I own....and I have a few lol (can be seen on the inside page stamped in lilac)

19 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!

This is sensational. I think it's more of a keepsake than a book to be used. It should be loved and admired. I love the clock face, and the stamps you have used are just wonderful.

Beautiful work of art Jo.

kim x

Carrie said...

Looks fab Jo - I hope you fill it up with wonderful ideas. I love those stamps, background paper and the embellies.

kathj said...

This is beautiful, I love the way you have decorated the front cover and I like the colours you have used!

alcoholinky said...

stunning Jo. lovely soft colours. you've made such good use of that plate - I bet they're will be lots of people wanting it after having seen what you created! (me included LOL)

joanne wardle said...

om my gosh, you couldn't actually write on those pages, they are way to beautiful!!

it really is gorgeous Jo. love the stamps too

that swirly floral and the dandelion clock are gorgeous

Sarah aka Flo said...

this is lovely.

and I hate it when people say this to me, but you could totally sell that in a little boutiqey gift shop.

I would be scared to use it though, for fear of spoiling it somehow....

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is fabulous.
Wonderful work Jo.
Love them. Awesome.

herminesplace said...

Absolutelty gorgeous Jo.

Creative Chaos said...

Wowww... this is fabulous !!! Love it !!!
Patti xx

Dawn said...

Gosh Jo this is pure eye candy!
Stunning - love the clock on the front

Liesbeth said...

Wow !! This is really fabulous !!
Great work !!

deb said...

Jo this is seriously gorgeous, I love how you have layered the stamping. Such a original notebook and the the pages are way to beautiful to use.

Another plate to add to my want list.

Karin said...

Wow Jo this is simply stunning, more of a keepsake book to treasure rather than using for scribbles or sketches. :o)

sija said...

Wow Jo, gorgeous work! Love all of it. Great stamps too.

Tania said...

This is just faboulus! Love the colors you used too!

Debby said...

Wow this is so beautiful it really leaves me stunned! Wow!

Rosie said...

What a divine book you've created Jo! So unique... I love that plate - it really is outstanding.
So glad you're happy despite the back to back tradesmen!!

catharinas-love said...

Ohhhh this is beautiful !!

Kaz Scrapz said...

Wow this is stunning - I agree with many others - far too beautiful to actually write in.