Saturday, April 10, 2010

BIA - What's that?!

My poor BIA has been languishing half-forgotten on the shelf for far too long.  I've used it very rarely.  I had every intention of making lots of books when I bought it and must try to rectify it.  One of the problems is what type of books to do!  Anways I bought some of Tim's new Alteration Dies including 2 'On The Edge' dies and decided to make a book utilising one of them.  I've made 2 pages so far but unfortunately as is my wont I haven't left sufficient space at the edge of the page to punch and get the wires in so I did think about putting the wire at the top of the page however I'm thinking I may stitch some pieces onto the edge of the card to accommodate the wires.  I've used DIs for the backgrounds.  I've used my fabby new Stampotique stamp on one.  The leaf shape was done using a stencil and gel medium coloured with mica powder.  I've added a metal charm and sewn beads round the edge, the heart charm is from a set of All My Memories zip pulls and charms from QVC that I've had since Adam was a lad.  I bought some invisible sellotape to see how it would work - I've stamped amour onto a piece using Stazon.  I think it works well and is useful hear as I wouldn't have been able to stamp over the raised stem.  I cut out some metal flowers and coloured with alcohol inks for the other one.  Embossed the bottom edge and added some transfer foil, one of the zip pulls from AMM and text from an old scrapbooking kit.  I've stamped a beautiful Anna Griffin stamps at the top of the page.
:)

11 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love these! Add some pieces to the edges or punch at the top so you don't lose any of that beautiful work Anne!

Thanks for stopping by earlier *smiles*

Have an art-filled weekend sweeet lady.

patcrafts said...

I know the feeling I very rarely use my BIA and I intended to make loads of books, hey ho we are all alike. Those Alteration Dies look interesting do you use them on the Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Sizzix or what? That's a pity you haven't left the space cos they are lovely, fab colours. What would they look like if you mounted them on to a larger piece of card.
Hugs Pat xx

Crafty Chris said...

Wow Anne love these gorgeous stamp on the first one, and love the wheel with the beads, great idea, the flowers on the second are gorgeous, lovely colours on both.
Christine x

Kay said...

These are lovely, Anne. I especially like the beads on the first one, what a fab idea... I have loads of beads to use up. Could you mount them onto larger card to bind?

Cardarian said...

I am sitting here looking at your post and thinking "what on earth is BIA???" I love the result of it though! Gosh I must start a notebook writing down all these abbraviations.
Hugs
Cardarian

Paula Gale said...

oh Anne - i love it how you play with different effects and mediums, you're very creative and talended - and brave at trying new stuff which I admire about your crafting.

Keep up the good work with the rest of the project... would love to see when you've finished with the TH dies.

PAula x x x

Nicci said...

Oh I love them, the texture and colours are perfect! :D

Micki said...

I love your project...I will have to look into those alteration dies.
Micki

Julia Dunnit said...

These are great Anne, very arty. I'm totaly the same with the BiA, used mine twice in two years and the second time had to improvise the edge for punching. DOh. Still if you're going to be making pages like this,it'll be worth having!

Gez said...

These are great Anne. The backgrounds are gorgeous. :)

craftytrog said...

Fabulous backgrounds on these Anne! Love them both! xx