Wednesday, October 1, 2014

QUIETFIRE & WALNUT HOLLOW- THANKFUL

Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I'd like to welcome you to Day 3, of the Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop! We're pleased you're joining us and know you'll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps with beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products. 



Contemporary Memory Album
I chose this Contemporary Memory Album #3700 (thank you Walnut Hollow!) and 



Give Thanks, Set of 2 Stamps - Mounted
GIVE THANKS stamp set.

I also used these Quietfire Design e-cut files-

To get to this point, I did the following...after a light sanding, I painted watered down acrylic paint, purposely leaving a streaked, distressed look. I applied darker and lighter thinned paints to harlequin and flourish stamps, and placed them randomly on the painted wood cover. More sanding along the edges, and here and there completed the distressing. I glued the calligraphic frame to the two pieces, then cut between them, then attached the hinge hardware. The whole album was 'painted' with a coat of white glue mixed 1/1 with water, to seal everything.

All the leaves and flowers were sponged with Distress Inks. 


Some pieces were stamped lightly, others were embossed.

The cut words were clear embossed for shine.
The hardware was dabbed with alcohol ink.

Watered down distress ink was then splattered onto the cover.
 I still have the option of gluing the sunflowers flat, if using the album is too hard on them.
I love this album so much, and really enjoyed working with the quality wood and all the great Quietfire Design products.

I think you'd enjoy it too, and here is the prize pack that can be won.
How awesome is this!

 To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts, nine here on the Quietfire Creations blog and five on the Walnut Hollow blog hop posts here: http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/
So that will be 14 comments in total on two different blogs from September 29, 2014 to October 3, 2014!  The winner must be a resident of North America. 
We will draw the prize on Monday October 6th, 2014 and the winner will be announced shortly after in a separate blog post. We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends.

If you haven't already, please be sure to see what Yogi has created for you today!
Thank you for stopping by.














50 comments:

Evelyn said...

Absolutely lovely. I like the colours you used Holly.

Heather said...

very beautiful album, very pretty!!

Art By Wanda said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walnut Hollow said...

Your Memory Album is absolutely beautiful. We love how you distressed, added layers and stamped such a wonderful design.

Walnut Hollow said...

Your Memory Album is absolutely beautiful. We love how you distressed, layered and stamped to create such a wonderful design.

Linda T said...

What beautiful creativity. I just adore the albumn. I used to tole paint years ago but not papercraft. To use the great products and paper they have today would be so much fun. Just love the stamps, flowers and colors you used. Thankyou for sharing you're great ideas.

Yogi said...

wonderful. What a treasure. Have a great day

Dawn S. said...

This is gorgeous! Love all of the details and embellishments.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful. What a wonderful idea to make a grateful scrapbook thank you

Saundra A. said...

This is so creative. I love journals.

Sandy said...

How do you come up with these beautiful ideas?! I LOVE this!

Roseanna C said...

The album is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

trisha too said...

What a great idea for them to make an album cover--and you've made it absolutely beautiful!

:)

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this memory album!! Your fall decorations on it are so pretty and I love that it has real hinges on it!!! SO COOL! Another must have item to add to my ever growing list!!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

The coloring is beautiful. Looks like a very sturdy album. Great job.
thanks for sharing.

Robyn said...

In a word, Beautiful! Amazing how you creatively flowed over the hinge!
thanks Holly!

jcobb said...

So lovely! A beautiful way to express what you are thankful for in your life!

JPScraps said...

The album is so very pretty! I love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so pretty. Love your vivid fall colors and all the texture you got with all your layers of goodies!

Dorina D said...

Stunning journal and gorgeous work. Love you mini tutorial on creating the journal.

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your album is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very pretty! That blue really makes those colors pop!

Cathy - CMP Designs said...

So creative! Would make a great gift!

Janis said...

Love the vibrant autumn colors against the pretty blue. What a lovely idea to make a Blessings and Thanksgiving Journal!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

cghundley said...

Wonderful journal and
love the frame on it.
Such pretty work.
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Awesome journal. Simply lovely, thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

What a lovely cover for this journal.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is stunning! The colors really pop. I love that frame design. Just another reason that I need a silhouette.

Fran O. said...

Beautiful! Love the colors used.

Felicia said...

Love, love, love this album! This is just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous album! Love it!

Mary Decker said...

I can envision so many uses for this journal by changing the wording and design. I would love to make some for gifts for both family and friends. I'd love one, myself!

Thanks for the instructions. You did a beautiful job with your journal.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful memory album!

C. M. Taylor said...

Ohhhhhhhh you did a fabulous job on this book cover! I love the fact that you did not fill all the white space in with more images and words. KISS is sometimes the very art! Thank you so much for sharing.

Jackie said...

What a lovely album. The flowers and the frame are perfect!

Pat said...

Love the design and the colors you used to decorate the album. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Nancy said...

Holly, your journal is so lovely and I love the way you painted it and decorated the cover.

Unknown said...

Wow, a wooden journal, fabulous, loved your project!

Anonymous said...

Holly, I so love this beautiful wooden journal!

Christina said...

I have never seen a wooden journal before, looks awesome!

LeeBeth said...

What a bright cheerful piece. Anyone would enjoy using it.

Anonymous said...

I really like this journal, love your use of color and texture and your explanations/directions were great! :)

Mickey Drake ( drakemickey@yahoo.ca )

Sheila said...

What a durable, eye-catching album!

Froggietalks said...

This is stunning.. Question.. How do you add pages to the journal?? I love this idea for a special event

Ann said...

Very bright and cheery
Mstgane
Ann

Anonymous said...

Unique project! Love the colours you used! Follower from Tamworth

Teri's Alter Ego said...

A beautiful gratitude journal to leave on your desk, always at the ready for you to record what you are thankful for each day!

Colleen said...

Pretty, so creative

Unknown said...

So Pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

McStamper said...

Such a great idea and so pretty.

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