Sunday, January 31, 2010

Little mini and happy scrappy room

The last time I re-arranged my scrap room furniture, I managed to free up some wall space in two spots, one for putting up some shelves so I can display some stuff, and one bit of wall just big enough for a memory board.  I had planned to paint my room before putting anything on the wall but I never got the painting done in the fall like I planned. I got tired of waiting so I went shopping yesterday and got shelves and a memory board!  Now I can display some of my favorite things on my shelves and the memory board is for displaying flowers that I make. Right now the board only has some grungeboard flowers I made when I took Wendy Vecchi's Funky Flowers class.


A few days ago a friend of mine contacted me, to ask if she could commission me to make a little mini book to fit in a trinket box she bought on Etsy. It needed to be small and not too ornamented in order to fit inside the box. But she wanted lots of pages for journaling and stuff. The trinket box has a mosaic lid, so I tried to incorporate that look into the covers of the book.
Here's the front cover of the book:
 I used my cricut to cut 3 inch circles from 4 sheets of cardstock and a sheet of grungeboard for the covers. Using my gypsy, I was able to get 10 circles per sheet of cardstock! Anyway, I inked the grungeboard with Distress ink in peeled paint, then stamped with Tim Holtz and Studio 490 stamps. I used Glossy Accents and Crackle Accents to make the raised "mosiac" pieces. The metal charm stuff is Tim Holtz.
Both covers have a grungepaper "hinge" that I cut on my cricut with Storybook, but you can't see the front hinge on that first pic. :)  the hinge has Liquid Pearls 'rivets'. Both quote stamps and the branch are Studio 490, the writing and swirl stamps are Tim Holtz.

On some of the pages I used Tim Holtz stamps for journaling spots. I bound the book with a binding ring which will allow her to open the book and rearrange the pages as she likes. I really like how this turned out and fortunately, so does she!  I'm going to remember this project as someday I may do one for myself. :)
Thanks for looking!


  1. stunning! amazing! looks incredible! superb!

  2. this is so beautiful and awesome. thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG, Michele, that is just stunning! I never knew what "grunge board" was/did and now it do! Beautiful job! I'm sure your friend will love it!! :-)

  4. OMGOSH!!! I LOVE this!!