Sunday, October 25, 2009

MOSD Meets Grunge...

Grunge board and grunge paper that is! I love Tim Holtz inks and grungeboard and other goodies. I just found out that there is now something called grunge paper, which is thinner than grunge board and I can cut it with punches and Spellbinders Nesties! So I went on a search to see how people were using it and got some fabbie ideas from the Studio 490 blog. I rolled all of this "research" into this one project!

I have been wanting to make this perpetual birthday list for a while now. I found the sheets for the inside online at some point in time - don't ask me where as I cannot remember! I had printed them and was just waiting for inspiration to strike! It finally did! Check it out!

I used the clear cover of a Long Haul album - which is 4x9 inches. Then I cut a chipboard sheet from a Big Boy album down to 4x9 to be my back cover. I lined up the holes for everything and punched all the layers with my Crop-a-Dile.

I used some Bo Bunny papers for the covers. For the front cover, I cut the paper a bit smaller than the acrylic so you can see the acrylic edge. Then I distressed the edges of the paper for that "grunge" feel. The title is something I printed on the computer. Then I cut it out with Spellbinder circles and inked it with some distress ink.

All of the flowers are grunge paper cut with Nesties or Sizzix dies, then inked with distress ink and over stamped with background stamps and Staz-On ink. The flourish is grunge board, also inked and stamped.

I added some vintage and sparkly brads and jewels for some pizazz. Inside the book are 12 sheets, one for each month. Here is the June sheet. There is a space to write names for each day of the month - to record birthdays. This is handy to sit on your desk or on a shelf. No more missed birthdays!

Paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: Stampin' Up, PSK, Penny Black
Ink: Distress ink (spiced marmalade, dried marigold, shabby shutters, peeled paint, fired brick, worn lipstick), Staz-On (jet black)
Brads: Basic Grey, K&Company, Bazzill
Dies: Sizzix, Spellbinders
Birthday pages: downloaded from the Internet

See ya next month!

- Gloria


AmesOx said...

Gloria, this is truly beautiful! I just love the idea of a birthday 'book' and lord knows I could definately use one! Love the embellies you have made with the grunge paper too! Stunning project!!

Erica said...

What a great project idea - and I love your use of the grunge board and paper. I really like the stamping on it. I've never heard of the grunge paper - now I need to check that out!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Love this project, Gloria...glad to see you're having as much fun as I am using our FAV TH products:) I need to get over to the 490 Blog to get some new inspiration:)

Carolyn Lontin said...

I love this!! Such a great idea & so gorgeous!