Monday, August 1, 2011

Mixed Media Manic Monday "An ABC Primer"

So we missed a week...
Last week was a mad blur.
The studio is jammed...
Art work space has spread to every room in the house 
Several ongoing work tables. 
Rusty things in the kitchen.
Etched copper in the family room. 
Jewelry and photo station in the dining room.
Graphic 45 in the studio.
Trunks of flea market finds for vendor shows spread everywhere..
Its a gauntlet for dogs and artist alike.
Plus we have muddy foot prints all over the place.
We have white tile in the house.
With the current monsoon season upon us... the dogs like to go in and out...
Currently we are not hosting any friends or parties...
Its a good thing.
The outside of the house has become a huge eye sore to the neighbors...
We have easily become those people.
Also kits are leaving the house today!
So expect yours soon.
But enough of our hectic craze.
Lets talk art.

For today's Manic Monday.
Our project is a tab book that we
created for Graphic 45 using the new "An ABC Primer" paper.
Love it! Paper will be arriving in stores soon.
If you blog jump over to the G45 blog and leave a comment you
might win some of this fab paper before it reaches the store.
So here are a few peeks at the book and a supply list.
This paper line aged like a fine wine...
Sanded, stained, distressed and looked fantastic.
This is one of our favorite projects of the year.
We used a Leaky Shed Studio tab book as a base.
Also we used several Leaky Shed letters for the cover.
We hope that this inspires.

"An ABC Primer" Altered Book

Versa Chipboard book-Leaky Shed Studio
Chipboard Alphabet- Leaky Shed Studio
Chipboard Embellishments-Leaky Shed Studio

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Collection:
Calico Kids, Games and Playtime, Happy Go Lucky, 
Grammar School, The Three R’s, One Two, Buckle My Shoe, 
Jumping Joan, An ABC Primer, School Days,
Building Blocks, Alphabet Soup, Bedtime Stories

PVA Glue
Vintage Library card
Graphic 45 Staples Trims
Graphic 45 Staples Envelope Tags
Graphic 45 Staples Chipboard Buttons
Vintage seambinding
Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Black Soot


Judy said...

OK, so I checked out Craft Fusion today. It looks like a nice place. I hope it takes off for everyone involved.

Martha Richardson said...

Great come our books didn't look like this in school??? LOL!

Janeen the suburbngypsy said...

so sweet! i love the cover - especially the block letters and ribbon combo. thanks!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love, love, love!

Caroline said...

Just beautiful!! I love this book... saw it first on the G45 site and had to come here to read more about it. Your intro to today's post made me laugh... not that you are swamped, but just the image you painted... you may just be "those people", but you sound like my kind of people! Rusty things in the kitchen, etched copper in the family room, and muddy doggie paws make for an interesting, if not an exciting life!! Enjoy it!

lindylea13 said...

I have to look at the book everytime I get on my laptop, cute too cute, too, too, cute!

Patti said...

You two are awesome! I loved the class. This was my first class with you guys and I hope to take more. I had a great time! I hope you had a great "Talk like a Pirate Day"!


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