Skip to main content

12 Tags of 2016- April


April Tag that isn't really a Tag it's the  Eileen Hull Passport Book.  

I was having a fire this weekend with my family and we were using birch wood.  I love that papery layer of bark.  I thought it would be perfect for my April Tag.

Using mat board to cut the passport book and inking with distress sprays before gluing down the pieces of birch paper... I mean bark!


 I don't have the Collage Kit yet so I used my crackle paste and started snipping for the watering can!


Carefully I used glossy accents.... waiting!  I cut one of the pages with corrugated cardboard and had some distress crayon fun!


So... I decided to see if I could print on Sizzix new Leather paper!  Yep, you can.


I added a bunch of layers with stamping, photobooth cards and this fluer crest brad.  It takes the distress crayon well.


Without the Collage Kit the textured crackle paste makes a good grout.

Add some tiny tattered floral and some embellishments.  


Hardware


Pages with texture


I added a matchbook die to the inside cut on leather paper and stamped.


Inside the matchbook


Leather page with some stamping and photobook images.  


The  fluer crest brad adds a pop of colour and the distress crayon smudges on the photo.


The leather paper is great for inking and stamping.


Leather page





Printing on leather paper is awesome with these vintage pharmacy labels.


Corrugated page


The peeled page and stenciled look is great.


Inside I added the envelope die cut with Core paper and the seed packs.


More pharmacy labels on leather.


peeled paper and stenciled distress crayon pages.


Paper stash page


Stamping, rubs and printed leather paper label.


I love the Alphanumeric die with Hammered Metal embossing powder.  The little specks that end up on the birch really adds a grungy look.


The back of the book has more peeled birch bark... I mean paper.


I love the thick jute!


It all started with an idea...


I love adding the natural layer with the birch peeled right off the log.  If I get time and my collage kit arrives I'll attempt another tag.  It will be great to see how it compares.  Not a bad option if you don't have the kit.
 
 photo NWD Sig.png
 photo EM_1.png

Comments

  1. This is amazing!!!! You are so clever using birch bark and the final result is so cool! Bravo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhhh thanks... Happy I picked up the firework this weekend.

      Delete
  2. A fabulous finished piece and a work of art. I don't have the kit either so thanks for the tips and tricks xxx

    ReplyDelete
  3. The birch bark looks amazing on your project and thanks for the great tips too - you did a wonderful job Nicole! xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. WOW...fabulous book!!! Every bit! LOVE the watering can too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Excellence - just like your tag. That is a very fun project and yes, the tips are very helpful. And real birch bark - what a nice touch.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful book, I can't wait to try the leather paper.!
    Can you tell me how to harvest the birch bark? I have been wanting to try something with it, but all I can get off my trees are very small pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the Book!! Beautiful mosaic watering pot!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW,this is totally awesome! What a great project you made out of the tag idea.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Canada 150

IT'S CANADA'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!  
A bunch of us Crafty Canadian's along with Scrap n' Stamp got together to celebrate our countries 150th Birthday!  You should be arriving from Amy's blog.  If you're just arriving you'll want to start at the beginning HERE.
"We are blog hopping today in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, sharing projects featuring the cute new ‘Busy Beaver’ stamp & die set by Taylored Expressions! Be sure to leave comments along the way because Scrap N’ Stamp Canada has some prizes to give away randomly- $150 in gift certificates (3 lucky people will get $50 gc’s) and a Busy Beaver set with a bonus maple leaf tag die! Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the Scrap n' Stamp Blog on Monday!"
Check out my Birthday Card celebrating Canada Day but also it's my husband's birthday today too!  The Busy Beaver stamp and die set is featured and the star of this card.  



I coloured the Busy Beaver with Oxi…

Liberty

HEY USA... IT'S ALMOST YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!

Celebrating the 4th of July with this patriotic card.  Since I have all these adorable paper dolls I dug through and found this pretty little girl holding the flag and wearing a pretty little sash.  My Mom's husband is American and this is his first July 4th since moving to Canada.  I wanted to whip up a card celebrating his homeland.

I finally get to use some of my seasonal paper with all these patriotic images.

My paper doll is coloured up with distress markers.

I added the dog... even he is inky with antique linen.

I inked the background and used the stars stencil... subtle and pretty.

Happy {almost} July of 4th

I hope all my American Friends a very special Happy Birthday.  Thanks for stopping by for this Canadian version on a Patriotic card. 

Make Over

Please be patient while my team and I (guys pictured below) rebuild my blog.

Due to unforeseen and sudden non communicated policy changes (by a certain online image hosting website) I have had to remove a lot of content I have built for my blog.  At some point my blog had a major system failure causing me to rebuild and start over.  Boo

Please note this change will not be "lipstick on a pig" and all future content will be AWESOME.  In the coming months I will be making adjustments to provide some of the best crafty eye candy out there.  YAY!


Thank you for your continued support, love and all around awesomeness!
And thanks a lot...

EAT. SLEEP. CRAFT. {repeat}