Saturday, 25 February 2012

Just For Fun - finale

Sorry to see the end of the Just For Fun challenge as it was just that.  Have not been able to take part as often as I wished but today sat down and had a play for the last time with this group.  The theme this week, thanks to the lovely Neet is Men - distressed.
Now I did think about stamping a male image and adding Glossy Accent tears in his eyes but went for the distress techniques instead and this is the result.


It's a Life's Journey's mini book by K&Co that I have had for ages (years) and didn't know what to do with is. Started out plain cream but I added bits of book page that I removed getting ready for my AB on-line class with Altered Book Lover Elizabeth, Distress Stains, Distress Inks and gesso circles.  The strip down the spine and the stamped panel are from a bronze coloured metal sheet embossed using Ten Seconds Studio plate and tools (bought  when LB Crafts was closing) and I added a shrink plastic man and a few charms.

You can see the embossed spine more clearly in this view of the back.


Can't believe I'm on here when I should be enjoying the sunshine so I'm going to get Sorrel and go out for a walk but not before I show you what the Postman brought about an hour ago.


Remember that baby blanket from last Week's WOYWW?  Well it went of to my Forum pal and in return she made me this gorgeous bracelet - how stunning is that?  So Pleased with it and can't wait until  the weather is warm enough to wear short sleeves again so I can show it off.

Postman also brought my prize from the lovely Jozart, for guessing her mystery object - some very pretty paper lace and some stamps.  How lucky am I.  Thanks Jo the lace has found a new home in my stash but it is so pretty it won't be in there for long before it all gets used up.

Better go the dog's looking at me with soulful eyes again.

22 comments:

Jennibellie said...

Grogeous, I adore this book, great work Ann (...but I don't care what anyone says men are just the excuse to go steampunk style, we just love it ourselves lol) much love xx

chrissie said...

Terrific work on this little book and so much to admire about it

xxx

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE the embossed spine, Ann - gorgeous. You sure we live in the same part of England because we certainly haven't seen any sunshine here! Looks as if it maybe trying to come out now but a bit late... enjoy your walk!

Neet said...

I'm with Cath on the weather front but then I don't live THAT close to you. Hope you and Sorrel enjoyed the walk.
Well, what a beauty you have made as a final entry for JFF. Love the metal spine and how you have used the text and Distress Inked it all.
A great mini book which I hope will have pages added to it as time goes by. I might even get to see it in the flesh so to speak?
Beautiful bracelet you got - you deserved it the blanket was gorgeous.
See you soon - Hugs, Neet xx

Von said...

Aww thank you for taking the time for this our final challenge at Just for fun Ann and your book is fabulous just love all the torn paper and the distressed metal embossing :)
Von x♥x

Sherry Edwards said...

Your mini book looks fabulous Ann!
What lovely post you've received too x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous piece Ann, love the use of the book pages.
hugs {brenda} xox

florenceandfreddie said...

Super mini book Ann. Love the spine. You are a lucky lady. Beautiful bracelet.
Regards Florence x

pat said...

I too love the book. Looks very antiquey (is that a word??)
I won't mention the weather in Texas...

Janet said...

Hi Ann
Fabulous distressed book,love it,
see you soon
Janet x

Redanne said...

Ann, your book is amazing, love that metal embossing particularly. The bracelet is beautiful. You are a lucky girl but sounds like you are a sharing girl too which is even nicer.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great distressing the covers are beautifully aged and the spine is terrific. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

toni said...

Lovely little book Anne, so much detail, love the use of metal x

Jaqi said...

Gorgeous Mini Book , what a delight , bet you had fun creating this its fab :-)

Sandra's Spot said...

Gorgeous minni I just love what you have done with it. Hope you had a lovley walk with Sorrel a real cutie and what a gorgeous bracelet. Hugs Sandra XX

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a great mini ! Love the gorgeous inking and the spine is glorious. Great gift lucky you !

Marie

Suze Bain said...

Love the distressing you've done on the cover and the embellishments are fab. xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Ann
Amazing distressed appearance and the textures are stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Ann said...

Hi Anne - saw your entry on JFF & just had to drop by to comment on what a fabulous project it is!!
Hugs, Ann xx

May said...

Fabulous work Anne, the mini looks amazing love the distressing/ textures!! Love what you have done with the spine of the book, Stunning work, Hugs May x x x

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hazel said...

I love your mini book Ann, it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.