Thursday, 14 August 2014

Words, Words, Words

I am going to keep this brief as I have a lot of photos - sorry! I decided to make a book (4''x 4'') for the latest challenge at Country View Crafts - Word Play. A book seemed the most apt format for this challenge. My theme is on writing - Letters, Postcards, Journals (or diaries) and Books - so there is a page or double page for each.

I started with kraft card to construct my book and then worked on the backgrounds for each page (lots of inking with distress inks and stains, stamping, embossing, splattering etc!). Once they were all done I constructed it and then set about embellishing each one with the theme it related to. Ok, ironically for my Words project- I will let the photos do the talking!  
My kraft card and page backings
Front cover
Inside Cover
Double page 1 - Letters
Double Page 2 - Books
Double Page 3 - Journals and Diaries
Double Page 4 - Postcards
The Back Cover
A few close ups:
I will also play along at:

Thanks for looking
Nikki
xxx

24 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous,so much texture.....You could also enter this into Country View Challenges wher the theme is "Word Play.xxxx

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  2. Stunning! Fabulous work Nikki, arty, creative and very beautiful! >:o) Chris xxx

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  3. Wow Nikki, this looks like a real labour of love, but so worth it, the end result is just incredible - love it! Anne xx

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  4. Beautifully constructed little book,Nikki. I love the way you capture the sepia tones of vintage so well. You can always see how much thought and time you put into your creations

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  5. stunning work Nikki - a real labour of love but oh so worth it xx

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  6. Fabulous project Nikki, so many details.
    Avril x

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  7. What an amazing project Nikki! So much work and detail put in and I just love every bit of it! The colours and all the wonderful textures, simply stunning!! :)

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  8. Ooohhh love all those details and that wonderful texture. Wonderful awesome journal. Thanks so much for playing along in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge!!!!

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  9. Fabulous piece of art work.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  10. what a marvelous book Nikki! love all the pieces on each page - the earth tone colors are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with the ePlay embossing challenge!

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  11. Another fabulous project Nikki. The pages are all so detailed.
    Yvonne x

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  12. That is so lovely, a delight, Jane x

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  13. Hi Nikki! What a stunning project! I love the idea of creating a book and you have done an amazing job here! Good luck with the challenge! xxx

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  14. Wow, that's a breathtaking project - just fantastic.

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  15. This is an amazing project ! Thank you for playing along with us at the Artistic Stamper's !

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  16. What a fantastic little book everything is so well co-ordinated. :)

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  17. A masterpiece that must have taken forever to make Nikki! Jenny x

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  18. This is an absolutely stunning make, Nikki - so many delights on every page. I love the interactivity of the pockets and tags and all that layered ephemera. Just wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Crafts and at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xx

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  19. What a gorgeous little book Nikki! Thank you so much for joining us at Tando x

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  20. Such a lot of work went into this and it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

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  21. So many Gorgeous pages and Lovely embossing! FAB book you created! THX for playing with us at the ePlay Embossing Challenge!

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  22. what a lovely book and so many different techniques - thank you for sharing with us at Tando creative Challenges.

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  23. Fantastic! I love all the embossing. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)

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  24. Well done on your special mention at Countryview! xx

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