Monday, July 28, 2014

Man Journal Painted Industrial and Emboss it!!

Hello and Welcome.

Today I have a new project to share with you and I have named it Man Journal.

This piece is being entered into two challenges the first being over at Linda Ledbetters Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3-Painted Industrial Challenge # 7 on page 46. Here is the link so you can pop over and see all the amazing entries

This is a technique called Painted Industrial and if you would like to know how this is done you will need to purchase a copy of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities here......  Tim will even sign it if you wish.
This challenge is being sponsored by Tim Holtz and
Inspiration Emporium

The 2nd challenge is Emboss It!!! Simon Says Stamp has two wonderful weekly challenges, this one falls on  a Wednesday. There is a $50 voucher to spend in store for the winner. Here is the link so pop on over and see some amazing pieces of art.

There was inspiration for this journal and it came from the very talented Andy Skinner, check out his blog you wont be disappointed..... Andy also has a You Tube channel.

I would also like to mention the system for this journal is a technique used by Laura Denison and it is called  Stack the Deck. Its a really easy way to create a journal of your own. This is the link so be sure to check it out...

I hope you like it!



Lets have a look inside.

Some close-ups.

A close up of the pages and tags.

Thanks so much for visiting here today. I would love to know you were here so feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. Have a wonderful day!!


jenn shurkus said...

this is a gorgeous journal! so many fun elements and I can only imagine how long it took you to create this masterpiece- thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Susan said...

Love your "man" journal, Karen! It was so clever of you to use the metal pieces on the inside of the book to highlight the pages! Love everything about it! Well done!

butterfly said...

Oh my word, my jaw is on the floor!! One of the most wonderful handmade journals I've seen in Craftyblogland ever... it's just magnificent, Karen. Love the combination of the earthy sepias with all that industrial metal, and the images and papers, and the rusted cogs and gears... utterly glorious!
Alison xx

Buttons said...

So fabulous Karen. Each page turned brings more joy. Love it. Jenny x

Rea' said...

WOW !!! Just AWESOME !!!

Artfully challenged said...

One sorry two words here Karen.....stunning....speechless. What fantastic detail,I bet you are so proud of creating this :)

Donna xx

Nikki Acton said...

Amazing work Karen! I am in awe. Nikki xx

Meggymay said...

Wow. Absolutely awesome. The details and design look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! Great attention to detail; the vintage elements are fabulous!

Annie said...

This is a fantastic journal Karen. Beautifully created and each page is full o wonderful details. TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Maureen said...

So very cool Karen! Love the Steampunk style - what a great men's gift this would make!

Annette Green said...

Karen, first of all this project is AMAZING! I love the colors, textures and overall steampunkiness. (my new word of the day). I love how you incorporated small bits of the Painted Industrial technique throughout. Fantastic!

Anita Houston said...

In a word...FABULOUS!!! What a journal! The aging colors, the vintage feel, the images, the metal...all FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining on this metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrr, this is a beauty of a book... so much to look at - and I love how you incorporated all those different elements into it... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Candy C said...

Karen...I always looks forward to your entries because I know they will always be so beautifully done. This Book of Ruination is amazing. I love Andy Skinner's work. Your journal is full of such wonderful images, distressing and design. Your painted industrial elements look fabulous among the pages. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! Your book is awesome Karen!!
So much detail and a fabulous vintage look!!! Absolutely stunning work!! ox