Friday, 20 May 2022


I am delighted to be a Guest Designer over at Mixed Media Lovers Challenge blog.  Anything Goes for this challenge as long as it is Mixed Media.  This is fast becoming one of my favourite ways to craft and I'm having great fun with all the various techniques and products.

I decided to make a little accordion fold book which is only 2.5" x 4".  The actual pages of art are 2.5" x 1".

I used Two Tim Holtz Distress Oxide colours for my background - Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers.  I  smooshed them on to my Tim Holtz glass mat - added water and just added the papers.  These papers are not watercolour paper as they would have made the book a bit too thick so I have just used ordinary white cardstock.  Once I got the background colours the way I liked them I used Tracy Evans stamps from Worded Petals stamp set for the images.

I added white Texture Paste from Daler Rowney to added interest, some pieces of ribbon, buttons and washi tape.  The pages were then layered on white card and added to the accordion cardstock.  I added an extra page to the inside of the book.

The outer cover of the book was simply made with some thicker cardstock inked with the same colours  and an extra panel added to the front.  I added some holes to the spine and threaded through some SU ribbon.

I have made quite a few of these little books now and they have been very popular on my Etsy site.

I'm adding this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday - Texture


Ina G said...

I just saw this beautiful accordian book over at Mixed Media Lovers. Simply gorgeous and i am in love with a lot of Tracy's stamps and you have showcased one perfectly here. So happy that I can purchase the AALL&Create products here in Australia. I am going to have a go at doing one of these in the future. Thanks for the inspiration Fiona.

D.L. Walls said...

Great booklet and I love the images. I'm like you, I recently went back to Art Journaling and now find myself wanting to incorporate mixed media into my card making. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Inspiration Station.
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Claudia Rogier said...

Amazing card Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge

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Just Peachy Stamping said...

What a gorgeous combination of mixed media elements. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at MMM! Hope to see you in our gallery again! X Sue

Nicole said...

This is such a gorgeous little book! I love all the little elements you included as well as your mixed media. Thanks for playing along at the inspiration station!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous make . Lovely going through your blog 😘😘