Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guest Designer TINA WALKER!

Hello Everyone! I'm so excited to bring back Tina Walker as a guest designer. She's been super busy in her life and crafting career she can't quite fit in a full term but I'm glad she's here for a short period! Her work is STUNNING, full of texture, mixed media, different products and of course.. our stamps. So HERE SHE IS! : 


Her Blog

And from Tina:


Hi...

Happy August!

Tina Walker here today with my first Guest Designer project for Viva Las VegaStamps!

I LOVE VLVS stamps!  They are perfect for all types of projects and the selection is endless!  It literally takes hours to peruse the online store, creating a huge wishlist of stamps.

For my first project, I am sharing a Mini Leather, Hand-bound Journal book, using VLVS stamps to embellish my signature header pages.

To create my signature headers, I started with a blank piece of felt.  I added color to each section of felt with Distress Stains, allowing the colors to blend and mix.

Once the felt was dry, I heat embossed each signature header with the 'Writing Background' stamp. (there are 3 signature headers pages in total)

(be careful to move your heat around so the felt doesn't burn)


For each signature page, I stamped a different image on a square piece of silk, then dipped the silk into coffee, to stain the fabric.

 I then layered the stamped, silk fabric on top of other fabrics for texture and interest, using Matte Medium to adhere them together.

Once the matte medium was dry, I stitched over each stamped image, embellishing the image where I desired.





Stamp used: Design Crosses





Stamp used:  Whimsical Moon Face



Stamp Used: Owl in Vest

Once the stitching was done, I adhered each stamped embellishment to the cover of each signature page.

I added several additional blank journal pages to each signature and hand-bound the book together, using a pamphlet stitch.





I added a blanket stitch around the entire outside edge, and a metal embellishment for my cover.





I hope you enjoyed my mini leather journal book!  I really love how it turned out!  These would make the perfect little gift!  (hint-hint)

Be sure and stop back again in September for another Guest Designer project.  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

3 comments:

Paradise Lost said...

Beautiful!

by belle said...

I.LOVE.THIS! Unbelievable awesome!!

mama mia said...

Very cool!