Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Mini Accordion Book

Morning and I have been following Tracy Evans live FB demos practically every day and following one of them I made a mini accordion book using the needlebook die from Eileen Hull for the cover-Tracy was selling these aready cut and we made the pages to fit inside.
The covers measure 3-1/2" x 2" and the inside pages were made using papers cut to 10"x 3-1/2" cut two score at every 2" and glue together to make one long continuous accordion-cutting off two sections for the covers,then 20 smaller pieces to decorate the pages.

The cover was covered in distress oxide and all the smaller pieces were smooshed with oxides hickory smoke and fossilised amber.Then I used stamps from IndigBlu-Woodware-Bee Crafty-Artistic Stamper-Altenew-Inkylicious-Docrafts and Rubber Dance plus quite a few craft mag freebies and a stamp from Graphicus which was informed today they have been closed for 15-20years!Tim Holtz stencil and a dotty texture stamp-some overstamping with oxides and paper piecing with book pages and an added postage stamp-really enjoyed making this and will definitely make another one in different colours.I added a piece of thin elstic twine and a metal key for closure.

FRONT AND BACK-

challenges-
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG-----------------------HONOURABLE MENTION
word art Wednesday-ATG
creative moments-ATG
cute card Thursday-ATG
krafty chicks-stamp act
a perfect time to craft-ATG
classic design-ATG-----------------WINNER
crafty catz-ATG
allsorts-ATG---------------------------------------TOP 10
pink gem-ATG
all fun-ATG
incy wincy-books(made one?)----------------TOP 3
love to create-ATG
sheepski designs-for the girls
love to craft-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
mix it up-ATG--------------------TOP PICK
creative inspiration-fabulously feminine
craft-deebowz-ATG
not just cards-ATG
happy little stampers-ATG
time out-the arts
through the purple haze-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

54 comments:

meg said...

A beautiful keepsake Carol your pages are so detailed

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously designed and love the colours on this card.x

Babs said...

Wow Carol this is stunning love all the stamped images on your colours.
Babs x

dutchess said...

A fabulous keepsake Carol...so much to look at you have obviously had great fun creating this lovely book.....
The dreaded weekly shop for us today ....take care xxxx

Janette said...

Thats fabulous Carol, love Eileen Hull designs and this is wonderful.x

Pop's Cards said...

Wow this is so good, I love all the different pages, hugs Pops x

Cath Wilson said...

This is fabulous, Carol. Doesn't it do you good to do a little book? I love making them but don't have as much staying power these days...I love the variety of images and the fab words. It's a brilliant project!
Cath x

Alison59 said...

Oh WOW Carol; you don't do things by halves do you! This is amazing. I don't know how you put so much detail into such a small space. Go Carol :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Carol great job
Gr Karin

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful

Gerrina said...

Tjee so much work and so beautiful! Lots of stamps that I recognize... and the limit of colour makes t even more beautiful! Gerrina x

Gina's Cards said...

Love this! The design and colours are absolutley gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Hugs
Gina xx

Mia said...

Your accordion book is fantastic, Carol. I do not know when I find the time to make one, but I love this kind of books. Kisses!

Carol L said...

This is quite a fabulous collection of art work! I love the color scheme and beautiful accordion book!

Chrissy said...

Oh,WOW, how awesome is this Carol..I love all the yellow and fantastic images and accordian fold for the pages, I have just made a book cover out of a cardboard box and was trying to figure out how or what to do for the inside as far as pages goes, I could do something like you have done, oh, I'm so inspired about now..thank you..and it is only 6.30am..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fun little project which you obviously enjoyed creating. Lots of stamping interest on every page.
Lorraine

Jean said...

This is great Carol, love all the details and the colour choice its fab xx

Kathleen said...

A really super creation with fabulous image and colours. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, wow, wow and wow!

This project must represent hours and hours of work and it is a wonderful showcase for both your talent and stamp collection. I love the colours you have ued and the imagery is fabulous. The finishing touch is the little key, such a brilliant contrast to all of your amazing work.

More please.

Dionne xx

CaroleAnn said...

What an absolute treasure you have created here! Your choice of stamps and how you showcased each stamp, your use of colors, I am really just marveling at it all. Hours of creative work!!! How much fun to open this up and feast your eyes on all these individual works of art displayed here!!!! WOWZA!!!!

creationsnz said...

Wow, amazing project and all that wonderful detail. CarolG

Diane said...

What a fun keepsake you made the mini accordion book is super cute.

Hugs Diane

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol, that is awesome with all those great designs. Lots of work!!!

brenda said...

A really fabulous creation Carol and really like the yellow and black colour palette, makes for such a smart finish. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

MeSi said...

What a great idea, I love it! Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. -Merja

craftytrog said...

This is beautiful Carol! Love it! Xx

Janette said...

Got my DT hat on Carol, thankyou for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Carol, the yellow and black looks fabulous and you have used lots of super stamps.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Carol, what a wonderful project and so many wonderful stamps and images to make it outstanding. Love your work
Keep safe and well
Faith x

Karen C said...

Carol this is amazing!!! Wow!! So glad you shared with us over at Incy Wincy Designs!
Hugs,
Karen C

Michelle said...

Fabulous project Carol - you have put so much work and detail into this beauty - Michelle x

*Vicki* said...

Holy cow lady!! This accordian book is absolutely amazing!! I just love the whole project inside and out and the way you've designed it is perfect!! I'm sooo thankful you found her to inspire you with this project Carol so that you could make it and inspire us with it! I've made an AJ page that was inspired by an online class that I took while on break and it really started my fires up again and made me realize how long it's been since I've done one!! Brilliantly done my friend!!

pinky said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Lovely your colours, love your beautiful stamps and your artistic flare Carol!!

VEANA R. said...

Wow! This is fanastic ! Accordion cards are my favorit and yours is wonderful! Love the yellow color too. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Mix It Up. Hugs, Veana R.DT

sandie said...

Wow Carol this looks amazing. Love how you created this and how you built up each page with different elements of stencils and stamps etc. I especially like the face image on the 2 pages you show us. Adding the touch of yellow to each is an inspired ideas. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Stampsnob. said...

You do such beautiful if not ambitious ..............Lis

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh my! Wow! this is absolutely stunning work. Love your design and colour choices. A super creation.
Hugs, Lisa

Lindsey said...

This is such an amazing creation! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

Barbara Bruder said...

This book is really cool. I love books and yours is a great project. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Pia S said...

Oh wow! I would have such a hard time making something like this, just being able to pick out stamps that go so well together. If I were to pint out a few details I’ll hsve to mention the pagesith the feathers, it immediately stood out to me. And so clever to have the elastic band with key to hold the book together. Well done!

Zoechaos said...

How wonderful and by the sound of it a great re-discovery of some much loved rubber. x

Shauna said...

Wow! This is a fantastic project! Your book turned out so good. I love how you layer the different colors and stamps. Your blending of patterns is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out Challenges!
- Shauna

Mervi said...

Fabulous creation.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

Mrs.B said...

A stunning project Carol, love your colour choice and you have picked some fabulous images that go so well. Love the faces on the covers.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Oh so very beautiful!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful project, really adore it! The yellow and black/grey combo is perfect!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Brenda said...

Gorgeous work! I'm sure this was very time intensive, but so worth it.

Lisa Kind said...

Wow this is amazing! Great images and such a cool design! Thanks for joining our Time Out challenge!

Monica C. said...

Oh what fun! Love this project.
Hugs Monica

KathyA. said...

Just one word- WOW!
And...Thanks for joining us at the Sheepski Designs Challenge Blog. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

Dorlene Durham said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the color combination and all the details! Such a small project but a huge piece of art! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

Rene said...

This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!
Rene

Rocky said...

This is gorgeous, such great work, it looks stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us at NJC.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Wow! another amazing make. Brilliant stamping on your accordion book and some gorgeous stamps to match here. Beautifully put together. Tracy is very inspirational, isn't she. Great techniques, thanks for sharing as always. Take care Michelle x