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Monday, July 11, 2011

Gallery Idol - Round One

This is it! The cards have gone live and you can now vote in round one.

The theme for this round is Do-It-Yourself embellishments and this is the card that I created, complete with a mini hand crafted book;


(click it to enlarge it)



and some close ups;







  • The Card base is made from Bazzill and covered with Girl's Paperie paper.
  • The Handle and corner protectors are made with circular Nestability dies.
  • The vintage style labels and tags are cut from 7Gypsies paper, stash and downloaded from the internet and some have been tweaked and coloured in Photoshop.
  • The mini book was made using a Dust Jacket from Wikipedia and an old vintage book that I dissected, I added aging and foxing with Promarkers and Clearsnap ink pads.
  • The curly cord is made with DMC memory wire and coloured with Promarkers.
  • The card is hand stitched.
Full supplies; Cardstock- Bazzill, Patterned Paper - The Girl Paperie and 7Gypsies, Images from here, and here, Book Cover from here, Brads- American crafts, Binder Clip - Making Memories, Memory wire - DMC, Yellow fibre - Abakhan, Button Twine - The Ribbon Girl, Ink - Letraset Promakers, Kuretake, and Clearsnap, Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities, Other - vintage labels and book, needle and thread.

TFL - You can see all of the gorgeous cards that have been made by all the Top 2o finalists and VOTE



10 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Jo, this is so cool! I love all of the layers and texture- good luck! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Wow!!!! So unique, I love it! Good luck!!

Kit said...

this is lovely you have a very nice creative style

justsomestuffimade said...

Oh my ding-a-ling! What a stunner Jo!
You totally gone and done it with this one ;)
You got my vote anyway, good luck!!!! Rx

Meg said...

Wow! What a FABULOUS suitcase! And that book--totally awesome. Definitely going to be checking out some dust jackets to make my own. Good luck!

Hazel said...

This is great - I've voted x

Karen said...

Very cleverly and beautifully made. Hope you do really well as your work is fab lol Karen

Rein said...

Gorgeous suitcase Jo!!

Leo said...

Wow Jo that mini book is amazing!!!

charli said...

Can't believe you didn't make the first cut--this card is soooo fabulous! At least you made the first round which was chosen by the professionals! Congrats on your goodies!