For a long time, probably eight years or so, I had been in the mode of searching and stashing, hunting and gathering, putting away for a rainy day (which could be a long time in Arizona :)) and just generally collecting some very cool bits, baubles and doodads. Several years ago, I started sharing things from my collections...in Heirloom kits, in pieces of art, and most recently, in special one of a kind projects I've created especially for you!
Some of you have asked how I can part with my treasures. I have to be honest with you...at first it was a bit tough. You know how it is...there are things that can't be found again, those one of a kinds, scrapbook products that are no longer available, vintage items that I picked up in antique malls and flea markets that I'd probably never see again...all great reasons to hang onto the treasures and never let them go :).
There was something that happened when I started letting go of some of the bits and baubles. I started discovering bigger and better things, finding great deals on items in bulk, discovering new sources for vintage stuff and get this, the ideas for new projects just started flowing like crazy. What an amazing outcome, isn't it? Since that time, I've found it easier and easier to share from my bountiful collection...the blessings just keep coming back, not just in more stuff, but in hearing back from you about how thrilled you are with what I've sent and how excited you are to create with new and different things. Can't beat that!!!!
Today, I've got three more one of a kind pieces of art to share...I'm so excited about them...and, truth be told, it's been a teensy, weensy bit hard to part with them. They are really right up my alley, so to speak, and soooo much my style...I was definitely in my "sweet spot" when I was creating them. Here's what's new from the creatologie studio today!!!!!
AUTUMN SHIMMER (aka METAL MANIA!):
I absolutely LOVE this book! It's a hand created hard back book with three interior signatures and 38 interior surfaces. The inside pages are textured ivory cardstock, as well as textured ivory cardstock that has been glazed in a flourish pattern (perfect for inking). The cover is built with a number of layers...background paint and metallic glaze on the book, paint and metallic glaze on the heavy textured paper, distressed and aged chipboard and hand aged, stamped and embossed copper metal. Check out the detail on the copper...all done by hand...by moi! And, you know what's so cool? You can create your own title by stamping or writing in the index plate on the cover.
Whoa, Baby! Can you believe all of those charms? There are actually 21 of them, each attached with a jump ring to a chain which is connected to the spine. Some of the charms are quite old...a rusty key, an old copper flower, a token, a vintage glass pearl, vintage MOP buttons...and others are new with a vintage look. You will love the look...and the feel...and the sound :).
If you were to make this one from scratch, I'd venture to guess that creating the structure, aging and embossing the copper, adding the other cover details, and attaching all of the charms would be a class that would take the better part of a day...i.e., lots of cool details!
There's more with this package!
I'm including a rusty trunk (the rust is sealed so that it won't rub off on your hands or on things inside) that is super cool. It's 12" wide by 8" deep by 5 1/2" high...large enough to store a lot of treasures.
Inside the trunk, you will find some gorgeous coordinating fabrics (the color on a couple is showing purple but in fact it's a gorgeous, rich tobacco brown), 12" of copper mesh tubing (soft metal mesh that you can use to create little tubes or bags), velvet leaves and organza roses. I'v also included some copper pieces...one piece that's aged, one that's not, plus two pieces of stampable mesh, one in copper and one in bronze. You'll also receive some manila envelopes, library pockets and other envelopes, plus some 7 gypsies rub-ons to add to your pages.
There are 12 pieces of Florentine metallic papers (8 1/2 x 11) that are made in Italy which will be perfect for the inside pages of this book...you will LOVE them.
I've also included a collection of metal bits and bobs...all wonderful additions to decorate your pages.
All of this...the hand created book, the trunk, fabrics, paper goods and metal bits...can be yours for just $147, plus shipping (within the US, sales tax included in shipping for AZ residents). Just click on the buy now button below and I'll ship out your "metal mania" goodies in a few days.