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Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

With the end of the month drawing near, I figured today (or yesterday, as I am posting this today) I would finally make the Tim Tag for august, or should I say booklet as I prefer to make books. Don’t get me wrong, I like tags as well, I just don’t know what to do with them once they are created. Now books I can use and that’s why I prefer to make those.

And since it’s all about the technique, I guess it’s alright. Tim has shown us some fabulous techniques in the past year, but this one has to be my favorite. As per usual I didn’t have all the materials he uses in his tutorial.
So I had to be a bit inventive and make do with what I did have.
And while I was busy making one booklet I figured I might as well make two, so I also made one for the Dotty challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, monday challenges.

Hence the title, Tim and Dotty =). Here are some close up shots of Tim and Dotty.

I made the booklet For the august tag with some permanent markers, as I didn’t have the distress markers he used. Used paper masks and completely forgot the distressing step in between.
I had a lot of fun trying out this way of stamping. I gave the cover a finish with crackle accents, as I ordered those for the juli challenge, but didn’t get to try them out then.

I did make a booklet though. for the juli challenge, but couldn’t post it because I sent it as a surprise gift to my one hundredth follower. She didn’t get it before I went on vacation and when I got back the month had passed. I did make some photo’s, so maybe I’ll post that one at a later time

Here’s the masking technique for Tim tag. I realy like how it makes the stamps look layered. The background is treated with black soot and antique linnen distress stain.

I put washi tape along the spine and had a lot of fun with her eyepatch on the closure, which actualy is some cute (very tight) paperclip over an elastic band.

I’m also very chuffed with how the crackle accents make the red permanent marker look all fluorescent orange. That’s a very happy accident.

I took the colorsceme from the cover to the inside of the booklet.

Used some fabric tape and even a tag (treated with black soot distress stain). I used the 8-8″ paper stash ideology paperpad for some of the inserts.

For the dotty challenge I treated the cover much the same way as the one above, with black soot and antique linen distress stain, but it turned out much darker on the front. 

I stamped on the cover with distress embossing ink and used black embossing powder.

Used the bookplate die, for the cover embellishment, distressed and stamped it with black archival ink and added some gold touches. I then used the crackle accents again, which made me happy.

The picture behind the plate is adhered to the plate and then covered with diamond glaze.

Used a small key for the closure with, again, a paperclip. This time I glued on an embellishment from an old earring I had, thereby closing the clip effectively…this one is not coming off.

The back of the booklet is much lighter, here you can see the stamped embossing better.

I used some dotted washi tape along the spine and throughout the book. I picked a colorsceme for the booklet and used it throughout as I did with the previous booklet.

Lots of dots …..

I used the same Ideology paper stash pad for this one.

I wanted to try and see, if the making of the second booklet was faster when I could follow the decorations setup I used for the first one. Having all the stuff to use gathered and such.

So, that’s a no, if anything, it took me even longer to finish the second booklet…

But it was very relaxing not having to think to much =).

I like the contrast between the old vintage feel and the clean, very today, dots from the washi tape.

So here they are, my very late Tim (not a) Tag of august 2013 and a very Dotty booklet.
I hope you like them and I wish you a lovely weekend.

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36 thoughts on “Tim and Dotty…

  1. Susanna says:

    Wonderfull as always! Have a nice weekend too 😉


  2. Wat heb je deze boekjes geweldig samengesteld…zo gevarieerd en artistiek. Heel mooi Monique!


  3. BJ says:

    Super books. Tim is more than happy for us to make anything inspired by his tags, he'll love them too. BJ


  4. Valerie-Jael says:

    Fantastic work! Valerie


  5. Linda says:

    really gorgeous books!! Love the crackle effect and how beautifully so many papers and bits come together. Love that eye patch too!


  6. Karenliz says:

    WOW Gorgeous! I love all the details and techniques.


  7. Winnie says:

    Love the idea of making books! Much more useful! I am currently adding them to gift bags for friends and family etc. Your books are lovely, the fun way you used the hardware by her eye just grabbed my attention! Thanks for the visit today!!Happy weekend!


  8. fabulous books Monique! I love the crackle finish and I love the images … great covers and very cool inner pages too!


  9. Super gaaf, mooi en heel apart Monique.
    Groetjes Janny


  10. Monique says:

    Thank you all for your lovely comments.


  11. Karin says:

    wow prachtige gedaan, schitterende boekjes! Groetjes Karin


  12. Vicky says:

    Those are great looking books, love the layout , what a great idea to make those. Thanks for the visit to my blog 🙂


  13. Jeannette says:

    Wow,Georguos Books always,love the style and the art of technice,i love tims books and tags too.

    greetings jeannette


  14. clare says:

    what a fabulous journal!


  15. Oooooo! I do so VERY love these! Scrumptiously awesome… thank you so much for sharing them – Shroo:)


  16. Martina2801 says:

    Stunning work, dear Monique! I do enjoy seeing your artwork!


  17. Gefeliciteerd! Verdiende winnaar bij 12 tags! De boekjes zijn heel mooi. Ben benieuwd wat je gaat krijgen 🙂


  18. Monique this is fabulous. Great art is all about being inventive 🙂 I love your book for Tim's challenge. Great job with layering the images and I love the colors. Congrats on your win on Tim's blog for August. — Mary Elizabeth


  19. Buttons says:

    Well done on your TH win Monique! So pleased for you. Hugs, Jenny x


  20. sara j says:

    Oh Monique – another brilliant booklet. You are such an inspiration to me!! So very happy to have been the recipient of the the 100th birthday booklet….

    I love all the ways you use Tim's “face” stamp…another amazing rendition in these projects. Congratulations on the shout-out from Tim. So well deserved!



  21. Maura says:

    Cool little books! Congratulations too!!


  22. MichelleZ says:

    Wow! These books are fabulous! I love all of the details you added. What treasures! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle


  23. Suzanne C says:

    Love Tim and Dotty! The Eye was just brilliant! Fabulous details and so glad you shared so many pictures of all the details inside your beautiful books! Thanks for going dotty with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


  24. Cheryl says:

    These books are fantastic! Love how you positioned the embellie over the eye, and the embossing on the other one is just gorgeous!


  25. Congratulations on your win. Definitely well deserved. I really appreciate your attention to detail and all the great photographs.


  26. die amelie says:

    These are awesome, Monique!

    A truly deserved win!

    Claudia xx


  27. butterfly says:

    These are just fabulous, Monique… I would have caught up sooner or later, but so happy to come here direct from seeing your win over at Tim's – huge congratulations!!
    Alison xx


  28. Winnie says:

    Congratulations! I see you were chosen one of the winners, I am so happy for you WOYWWer!


  29. Anna-Karin says:

    These are both fabulous!! Love all the details, stamping, papers and great design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!


  30. FANTASTIC project and a well deserved win. Congratulations, so nice to see a blogging friend's name in lights! MMx


  31. Monique says:

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments.


  32. Gita says:

    Congrats on your win! LOVe your book with the face on it. The whole book is awesome!!


  33. Found you through Show and Tell Saturday and the face of the Tim book initially caught my eye. Now I can see all the details…wow! i really love the crackle finish.


  34. WOW WOW WOW – these books are INCREDIBLE!!! You have so deserved the nod from Tim .Congratulations, this is absolutely fantastic !!! Sorry that I am so late in posting my congratulations – I haven't had a quiet moment to myself to look at all the winners until now!


  35. Tracy says:

    Gorgeous! They make me want to get out my embossing powders again.


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