Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pocket Pages

Remember when we were challenged to decorate Tim's Worn Covers?  Did you ever wonder when we were going to decorate pages to include in our journals, tag holders, recipe books, etc.?  Well, the time has finally arrived for Challenge No 18!  Even if you have already created your pages, there are more techniques to learn and more pages to add!  Here are my pages:


I previously created a Quote Book to store inspirational quotes along with my art tags.  I was SO ready to incorporate them into my book!  The techniques can be found on Page 36 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities III book.  If you don't have it, you can purchase it at Tim's site here.

While I can't tell you exactly how I used/altered these pages as you have to work from your own copy of the book, I can show you close ups of some of the things I did.  I'll start with the tags:


I used Tim's door die, thrift shop ephemera (flower), Tim's woodgrain stamp from the Wallpaper and Wood set and  "The Impossible is Often Untried"  from the clear stamp set Thoughts and Phrases                    along with crinkle ribbon died with scattered straw and Vintage Photo Distress Stains.


This tag is already shown in the pocket page - a perfect fit!  I used an old ready made library pocket and a number 8 tag.  The pocket was decorated with paper from Tim's French Industrial Paper Stash and the quote from Tim's Stampers Anonymous set  Way with Words stamped over the top of the paper.  The paper I adhered to the tag is from Tim's Wallflower Paper Stash.  I ran the paper through the  Gears Texture Fade, blended color using Peeled Paint,  Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress inks and then added Idea-ology pieces - the arrow, chit-chat stickers, gears and the swivel clasp to the tag.  The finishing touch came from the bow from Tim's Bow-tied die.


The final tag uses the Paint Marbling technique for the background.  I added stamps from the Typography stamp set as well as an Idea-ology pen nib, a mini gear and a remnant rub from the Numbers set.

I had some some tags I wanted to incorporate into the 3 Pocket Page.  I really wanted them to stick out the side edge, so I carefully cut the side edge and sealed the top edge so that I could achieve this look.


Again, I used the Wallflower Stash paper on all of the tags (I absolutely can't get enough of that paper!).  The quotes are from Tim's  clear set Thoughts and Phrases with the exception of the Mother Teresa quote on the bottom tag.  She was and is such an inspiration to me!  The stamps are from Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk and Butterflies and the bird on the bottom is cut from the Thrift Shop Ephemera.

Here is another set of pages I created:


These are fold-out pages.  Check out Page 44 for more details.  The paper is from the Wallflower Stash.  I added a painted Idea-ology piece from the Nature Adornments set and a chit-chat sticker on the bottom right piece that says dreams.  The "Cross your heart and fly" quote is from B Line Designs and "The quieter you become, the more you came hear" quote is from Inky Antics.  I created the piece at the top left using the technique on page 44 as well.

Here is the back of this fold-out page:


More Wallpaper Stash goodness along with a quote on the upper right hand piece from B Line Designs ands the words "Live with Purpose" cut from part of the large stamp in the Stampers Anonymous Way with Words set.                    .

There you have it!  I can't wait to create more pages like these for my Quote book:


Now it's your turn!  Show us your magnificent pocket pages!  For all the rules, go to Linda Ledbetter's site and read up!  You could win a wonderful prize package from Tim and Mario if your work is chosen by the Curiosity Crew!  This 18th challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique who is generously providing a $25.00 shopping spree in their store.  Remember, you can't win if you don't play along!  Come join us!

Best Wishes
Susan

23 comments :

  1. Your creations are just lovely! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you

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  2. I love each and every entry in this fabulous book Susan!!! So many cool elements to go back and savor. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  3. A new favorite for me!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the vintage feel!

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  4. That solution to the three tag page is brilluant!

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  5. Wow Susan you have created some beautiful pages here. Of course being abit of a vintage buff I especially love the typography and nib tag. I also like the idea of a quote book. Love it! Karen.x

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  6. Love all of your tags and pages. So interesting and unique!

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  7. Wow - your pages look amazing in your covers

    have a great Holidaytime and a Healthy New Year

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  8. great pages, thanks for sharing

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  9. Oh how fun is this... love the tags and your smaller pages and the fold out ... OMG; so many cool techniques here ... I love it !
    Love Wallflower paper stash :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, Susan, your tags are so incredible! I absolutely love each and every one and have been sitting here taking in all the details of each for about 15 minutes. Great idea to cut the side off one of the pages to have tags coming out that way. What a lovely tag book you now have. Merry Christmas, my dear. See you soon!

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  11. Oh my. A work of art for sure. Wonderful job. I especially love the little tags that stack up have little ribbons on them...

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  12. So beautiful, Susan - each piece is its own work of art. Love! Pinning in multiple boards... did I mention I love it? Wishing you a very merry Christmas. See you soon!

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  13. Gorgeous work, just stunning. Love each one.

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  14. Wow, I love your tags, the colours are beautiful. I like your arrangement of the pages, it looks so inviting to look at x

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  15. Your pages are beautiful, each page more lovely than the one before. I love how you mixed up the various styles of pocket pages...my favorite is the three section page with the tags peeking out from the side of the page. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Oh, I love the idea of a quote book, and you have chosen some great ones! genius idea to have your tags come out horizontally, and how you altered the pages to work for this. Everything about this album is just wonderful, including all that fabulous artwork of yours! Bravo! Pinning this!

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  17. PS You mention pg. 44 several times, but on my page 44 I have Eroded Metallic technique. Just thought I might be misunderstanding something:):).

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  18. The style of these is wonderful, so soft and dreamy . Love how you created a three slot page from a plain one. I only have the plain ones so I may have to have a try at this.

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  19. A Quote Book!!! Brilliant!! And a great use of the pocket pages; so much fun to browse through. Have a Happy New Year!

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  20. Susan incredible tags and love your book! Each tag is so unique and beautiful.

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  21. Susan....I can't believe that I've not commented on these yet. Oh my goodness! They are phenomenal! I love each tag...so gorgeous. Each one has such a personality....amazing! And I love how you've showcased them using Tim's pocket pages. Love how you've arranged them and compiled them into this very special book. LOVE IT! <3 Candy

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  22. What a great idea to make the three horizontal tags on one page; I love this! (Totally gonna steal it!) Your attention to detail and sense of balance and color is phenomenal; what an amazing book. Nice work!

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