Aug 10, 2010

"things with wings" challenge

i was nosing around in bloggie land and came across this wonderful new place called simon says stamp and show. the works featured there are totally inspiring! and what's more, they are holding their first weekly challenge this week "things with wings"... the theme brought a huge smile to my face :) i was so tickled! and man! have you seen a more awesome giveaway?! (no? ... go take a peek :)

all you have to do is create something according to the theme above, put it in your blog, link the post to theirs and wait :) closing date is 15th aug :)

so here's my 'thing' with wings :)

yup, it's a journal :)
continuing from my previous experiments with different paints ... the covers are painted in acrylics, spray paint and spattered with alcohol inks ... love watching the reaction of alcohol inks and water :)

the sides are embellished with a vintage poem with burnt edges, courtesy of maggie of the magpie's nest (thank you maggie :) and distressed with tim holtz's distressed inks. i just love his distress inks! if i weren't in poverty, i would buy the whole load of them!

my wing thing ... a vintage escutcheon of some sort with a pair of brass wings. and the broken heart ... air dry clay with a key imprint, then painted over with acrylics.

my little girl doesn't like it tho ... she says "mommy, the heart is broken! i want an unbroken heart!" and runs away sobbing. poor baby! but secretly ... i think she's just a drama queen! ;)

here's the romantic part ... Je t'aime ... but trapped behind rusted mesh wire. hmm... maybe my little girl had a reason to sob afterall ...

aha!! white pages!! finally ...
as always, the spine is leather and the signatures sewn on with nylon threads. the page marker is an antique brass chain with an ocean jasper bead hanging off it.

another "alchemy" journal to my collection ... and in the process of making some more ;)

happy pimping!

32 comments:

  1. Your journal cover is beautiful. I like the broken heart, it adds realism!

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  2. Oh my word Luthien ... this is breathtakingly stunning ... totally beautiful ... I LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Thank you for sharing such a beautiful work of art!

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  3. I'm so jealous of your bookmaking! I've always wanted to try make my own book - saving up to buy a book to help. At least I always have here for inspiration!

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  4. You work is fabulously great,dear Luthien!-)*

    What an power,mistery,just great,great,great work!!!

    Love,
    ***Violetta***

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  5. Absolutely stunning, Luthien!

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  6. OMW...OMW...OMW....this is just plain JAW DROPPIN' GORGEOUS!!! think I'm gonna need to spend some time pokin' around here!!

    THANKS BUNCHES for playin' with the Design Teamie and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  7. Your journals really are incredible you know that? I treasure mine - it feels like it's got magic between the pages!
    Thanks for the link to this new challenge. I just finished a piece called 'Butterfly Girl' so she seems eminently appropriate. She's just drying right now, so will have to wait until tomorrow!

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  8. I really love that journal. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Sue

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  9. Oh that book cover is simply scrumptious.....I only wish I could make something half as beautiful.

    Xo

    Jo

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous !!
    lOVE THE 'broken' heart !!

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  11. hello ladies and gent ;)
    thank you so much for all your lovely and encouraging comments!! i really appreciate you all taking the time to visit and leaving some love :)) happy creating everyone!
    HUGS!
    luthien :)

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  12. Wow, I love this, what wonderful vintage colours, gorgeous!

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  13. Wow,wow,wow! Luthien this is gorgeous! The elements fit together perfectly, I love it!
    kim x

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  14. This sooooo caught my eye. It is gorgeous! Love how you have the picture in the keyhole. Really wonderfully done. Thanks for entering this in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  15. OKay, this settles it- you are now officially the journal QUEEN- at least as far as I'm concerned! This is wonderful- I love all the experimenting you've been doing and how you're using it all in your new works! Please don't ever stop with making these; they are SO incredibly beautiful and creative!

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  16. Hiya Luthien, Your project is AMAZING. I just LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us for our first challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show and Thank you for sharing such a beautiful journal. Hope to see you for the challenge next week. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  17. Oh my, this is FAB-U-LOUS!!! What a great and original take on the "things with wings" challenge.

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  18. Beautiful inspiring work - so deep and rich. I will have to check out this new challenge site. Your entry is perfection!

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  19. This journal is just awesome! Love all that you did with the paints. Gorgeous!

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  20. WOW!!! Just ... WOW!!
    Thank you for joining in the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week - being part of the Design Team is leading me to so many wonderful new-to-me blogs, yours included. Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  21. A truly stunning piece of journal making, it sounds like you have several, i think you should donate this one to me lol

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  22. Your journal is beyond spectacular. I love the look of it and every detail.

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  23. Fantastic! Beautiful piece of work Luthien!~
    A precious possession I would say!

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  24. Just one word "Stunning". Love it (sorry that is three words)

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  25. Cool blog, I really like the design!

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  26. This book cover is to die for! All of the detail that you have added make this one a knock-out!
    Brilliant!

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  27. Congratulations! I can see why the team has chosen your piece, it's lovely!!

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  28. WOW! This is spectacular! Love everything about it!

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xoxoxo
Luthien :)