Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ideas Galore

So I have to admit, I have been stockpiling magazine clippings, how to technique instructions, and website links for a while now. I would come across a fantastic idea and just had to save it for future use. I really needed to get all of this organized. So I came up with an Idea and Technique book that can be easily added to when I come across another wonderfully creative idea.

The front and back cover are leftover cardboard pieces. I painted them with Lumiere Paint, added some background stamps, and some gold foiling. I cut out the word Create from chipboard, along with some gears, and corner flourishes for the front cover. I also painted those with Lumiere paints and then added some Distress Rock Candy Crackle to accent them a bit more.

Most of the pages of the book are 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock inked up and then the ideas adhered to them. I also made sure to make a note of where the idea came from so I if I use the idea I can give credit to the original source (the tags on the page below instructions are blurred out they are from Tim Holtz Creative chemistry class. I tried to divided the sections out based on the product and technique.  I left a few blank pages in if I thought i may find more ideas for that section. Some of the ideas I collected are from fliers form the local craft stores. The fliers I just slid into a page protector I can easily read both sides.

I used 3 ball chains to bind the book together. This makes it easy to add more and the pages lay flat no matter where you are in the idea book.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I gave you an idea you may save for a future project

9 comments:

  1. Cool idea. Love the colors of the cover.

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    1. Thank you and it was an easy idea too. It took me more time to gather all of my stash of ideas than it took to put the book together.

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  2. beautiful book!! Even better idea!! I have several notebooks that aren't too big each, but only one outside is decorated and that is with TH Alcohol inks.

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    1. I thought about notebooks too, but i had so much stuff already and thought I would be getting more ideas. I was not sure a notebook would hold everything. Thank you for you compliments.

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  3. Hello Stacy,

    great but especially creative idea to get your inspiration together !

    I really like the covers on your book : my favorite color scheme, but also a lot of texture which pleases me a lot.
    I don't have lumiere paints, but these makes indeed great shimmering pages !

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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    1. Can you get the Lumiere paints in Belgium? I have no idea how much shipping would be from the US, but I would be happy to send you some. Thank you for your kind words and for leaving a comment.

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