I have to admit that I am not the tidiest of people, in fact, my Room of Stash is actually a complete tip for the majority of the time...however, I took it upon myself to tidy away a little bit today as I have just taken receipt of some faaaaab new stash (I used up my Christmas pressie money... honest!!!)
And, whilst rummaging (another word for finding space for said new stash!!!) I found this little tag book. I made this a few months after I first started stamping - so by my reckoning I made this in June 2007 - some of the stamps I used I got for my birthday that year and I was also borrowing a Paisley stamp from Andrea and she had got me one for my birthday....so it is dated more or less.
I was really chuffed that I found this - I have a tendancy to make things and give them away to friends and rellies, so rarely see what I have made in the past. To be honest, I am really excited to see that I have learnt so much about stamping and now use lots of different techniques that would have looked a lot better in this book. Masking for one, as there are a lot of overstamped things....and the use of colour too....I have always shied away from using lots of colour and brown really is my comfort zone :O))
This little book seems to be a bit of an homage to Tim Holtz seeing as the majority of the stamps, inks, paints and other bits n bobs used on it are by Ranger or Stampers Anon! Also, I had been fortunate enough to stand and watch him demoing and I had sort of copied all the techniques he used!! I see that on a couple of the pages I have used some cork - goodness knows where that came from, probably a TSV from QVC as there is also some Mica on one of the pages and I seem to remember getting that in a HOTP kit :O)) Wonder if anyone else who got that kit actually used the cork too? LOL
The book was made months before I got a Bind It All too! I must have used a Crop-A-Dile to punch thru the spine of the book as there is no way I would have done that with a handpunch. And the use of string too...that is something I haven't used for ages, so I may just start using that again!!
Anyways, I thought I would share this with you all....and I am off to have another rummage to see what else I can find that I kept for myself....perhaps a few ancient ATC's and 4x4's? :O)) Then again, perhaps not LOL
Thanks for looking - oh and BTW, I am also just in the middle of making something for tomorrow's Sunday Stamper challenge so please do call back in the morning to see what the challenge will be....it is a nice one, I promise!
Hugs Hels x
Saturday, 3 January 2009