Saturday, 9 November 2013

Stencil Journal

Hi Everyone........................Hope you are enjoying the weekend :-)

Its not so nice here with rather mixed weather and of course its getting pretty dark around 4pm. 

Below is a Journal I have made for a colleague's son, who will be 21 on Tuesday. 

It's almost 8 by 8 so a reasonable size. 

You will see that I have used various Distress Inks, TH Sizzix dies, TH Rub On's and many of Tim's new  stencil's, which I adore. 

I took the photographs in a different room so the colour is varied, particularly the main finished image, which is deeply rich like most of the photographs below.

When he was little his mum always said she would buy him a car for his 21st Birthday, so I created a flap as she wanted the CAR picture to be included. I used  the Tissue tape to create the hinge for the flap. It's so cool and was a tip from Tim at his Birmingham  Workshop.
Flip it up

I tried to create a plaid using Tim's striped stencil and i think it looks the part

 Close friends..............

 The cool thing about the clock is that it can be moved to commemorate his date of birth or even time of birth........whatever his mum decides. 

THank You for taking the time to visit and I hope to catch up with you all soon. 

Have fun xx

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  1. Fabulous Journal. I'm sure that Ben will treasure it too. A lovely way to remember 21 years. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  2. Hi Annie, fabulous journal with wonderful backgrounds. I'm sure it will be appreciated.
    Avril xx

  3. Hi Annie, that is totaly amazing! I adore it fab design - so unique and stunning :-)
    xoxo SanDee1899

  4. Annie this fabulous!! So many little details to admire, totally love it. That flap idea with the tissue tape is brilliant and I have to say I love the plaid you created with the stencil!. Love the clock ontop of the dry embossed clocks too, and brilliant that the hands can actually move! I bet he is going to love the whole thing!

  5. absolutely fabulous Annie - this really is going to be treasured - fabulous xx

  6. Anonymous11/09/2013

    This could not be more special or more personal than it is.
    Your attention to detail is what makes this such a memorable creation and will be admired by all.
    The inclusion of the photographs is a lovely touch and how I love the clock.
    P.S. I have been making use of the cabinet card die-cuts you kindly sent to me.

  7. Brilliant journal Annie, lovely use of the stencils and with pages of fabulous details I bet Ben is gonna love his present.
    Getting darker earlier here too, I am closing the bedroom curtains by five pm.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. looks fab Annie! he's going to love it, Debi x

  9. Fantastic journal, this will be treasured I'm sure.

  10. What a fantastic 21st album - and how cool the car flap is... can imagine that will go down pretty well! Great idea about the clock too, setting it to a significant time. Lovely work with the stencils - altogether a great make, Annie.
    Alison xx

  11. What a very special gift! You made is so personal and I love the page with the car!! So many of the details are so wonderfully personal. Very, very special. I'm sure he'll be thrilled!

  12. What a brilliant journal Annie, I love the way you created the flap (I am a secret Cars fan...), your stenciling is brilliant and you really have created a plaid look which is wonderful. Great colours and detail. Hugs, Anne x

  13. Such a stunning journal for the son of...gorgeous

  14. The album is beautiful, this will be treaured for years! Valerie

  15. Wonderful journal! A total treasure! Kim

  16. Annie...what a precious gift for your friend. This book commemorating her son's 21st birthday will be a treasured keepsake! I love what you've done here. The book is fantastic...with so many wonderful "Tim" things on each page. Love the colors you've used throughout the book. All of the stenciling looks fantastic, too. And the clock on the back....brilliant! <3 Candy

  17. How absolutely fantastic! Such a clever idea and I just love your stencilling as a base for the journal! This is sure to be treasured! Chrisx

  18. That's a fantastic project, really a treasure.

  19. How wonderful! The whole project itself is a keepsake! Love the stenciling and masculine feel!

  20. That is such a fantastic journal Annie. Love the way you have included so many personal items/images and what a clever idea to use that hinge method too. I bet Ben will be thrilled with this and it will become such a lasting memento. Hugs, Jenny x

  21. This is so cool and what a great gift for a 21 year old (or any age really).


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Annie x