Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Graphic45 / May Arts Blog Hop! - I'm Day 3

Aloha!

All of us at Graphic45 are part of a fun May Arts Blog hop right now!

And here's my project for hop featuring Graphic45's Tropical Travelogue collection and yummy sunny ribbons from May Arts:

For our honeymoon (quite a long time ago), the Baboo and I went to Hawaii - and the thing that we fell in love with the most when we were there, was all the greenery and vegetation. And so I wanted to bring a little of that lush jungle feel to this project and Graphic45's Tropical Travelogue papers were the perfect choice! I even found some lovely May Arts ribbon that looked like jungle vines to use on the front cover and it worked perfectly! Here's my Hawaiian "jungle book"!




The book is made from an old book cover and the inside is done in what's called a tunnel book style.  It's really fun to make so I thought I'd show you what I did from start to finish.  Enjoy!




G45 Supplies:
1.  Papers (12X12") all from Tropical Travelogue collection
- Garden Isle
- Botanica
-  Rainforest
Island Jewel
- Seaside Holiday
2.  Stickers
- Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Stickers
- Tropical Travelogue cardstock stickers
3.  Chipboard
- Tropical Travelogue chipboard 1
- Tropical Travelogue Chipboard 2
4.  Stamps


Other Supplies:
1.  Yellow and orange stripe ribbon, green vine ribbon, orange stripe baker's twine - May Arts


2.  old hardcover book (recycled)
3.  Sticky back canvas (natural) - Claudine Hellmuth Studio, Ranger
4.  Sunflower Yellow Mist - Maya Mist
5.  Distress Inks (Vintage photo, Walnut stain) - Ranger
6.  cardstock - Bazzill
7.  chipboard


Don't forget to check out all the other blogs on today's hop:
Clare Charvill: http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson: http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jenifer: http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Tiffin: http://www.linwoodavenue.blogspot.com/

And leave comments there so that you stand a chance to win some great prizes :)

There are also facebook and pinterest contests!  Check the graphic45 blog on Monday 25th June for winner announcement!

187 comments:

Valentina said...

This is amazing!
love it

Scrapthat said...

Turned out just AWESOME!! TFS!! :D

Marta T. said...

Your are a great artist love it!

Jeannie said...

Love your travelogue! I too have started using old books....very clever!

Cristiane Juliani said...

Sharon....... that beautiful!!!!!
Thanks too much!!!!!
I loved this album.....

Sherry said...

Gorgeous work, thank you so much for the tutorial!

Sara Nell Langland said...

I love this book. How fun! Thanks for showing your process, too.

Margie said...

What a beautiful mini, great idea for a travel keepsake!

Sol said...

So beautiful! thanks a lot for the tutorial. What a great idea to use the G45 butterflies as masks.

Tracy Heaton said...

Fab project and great tutorial. TFS
Tracy x

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Wow! So, so pretty!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are amazing!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and all the fussy cutting!!!

kay(texfolkart) said...

what a great book...loved how you did the cover of an old book and recycled it!!!!!!!!great idea

webgranny19 said...

Awesome job on altering an old book so beautifully

My Creative Chateau said...

The sunny May Arts ribbon and Graphic 45 Travel Logue papers were a great marriage of 2 wonderful product for your project. Thanks of rhte ispiration of recycling old book cover for the base of a memory book Fun, Fun project

Monica Edwards said...

I think is my fave of the day. I need me some canvas now too.

Awesome
Monica
SNR Staff
scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

June-Marie said...

Cute idea!...thanks for sharing and the tutorial...

Sue Lui said...

Me likey much Sharon! :)

Brenda said...

You are such a talented, creative artist, Sharon! Wow! Thanks for the tutorial. I really appreciate it.

Cathy L. said...

Love the idea of using an old book. love G45 and May Arts

Judy Webb said...

Lovely, creative and helful.

lynneatw said...

I love your project and tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful photo album book!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful book!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Scrapycandy said...

I want to make this too! What wonderful inspiration! Thank you.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! GREAT book! Love all the cutouts and piecing, wonderful job, and thanks for all the detailed step by step photos!

orfanannie said...

Love this book! What an interesting technique. I'm gonna have to try it. Been trying to make a shadowbox frame for a friend and his wife, but have too many things to put on/in it. This would be the perfect solution. I'll let you know how it works out. Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning!

Anonymous said...

Why didn't I think to use the metal butterflies as a mask before using them in a project. Great way to get double duty from them. The book is so beautiful! Mary Werner

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

What a beautiful idea! It looks very challenging but well worth the effort. Really fabulous!

Linda said...

Gorgeous book, loved it!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Tarracoscrap said...

Very beautiful job!!!. Congrats!


Charo

Sharon Y said...

Love it! Using the staples butterfly's as masks is brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna said...

I love this! I have some old books and will definitely give it a try!
Joanna

Naomi said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing

eyes2theocean said...

This hop just keeps getting better and better. Love the colors and techniques. Really cool book.

Thank you for sharing.:)

Sar Tann

kim said...

love the album. With every hop I learn something new and can not wait to run try it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

yellowroseofms said...

This book is amazing! Thank you for the step by step!

KAT Tucker said...

Covering an old book with sticky back canvas - that is genius! I love it! Fabulous book!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Your Book/ frame is fantastic! love the papers, they are so beautiful!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sharon, this album is so amazing! I love this style - thanks so much for the tutorial! We went on our honeymoon 25 years ago on a Caribbean cruise and the Tropical Travelogue paper is perfect for pictures like yours and mine :) I guess I should be happy that I have not done my album yet because now I can use these gorgeous papers ;)

Jessie Lee said...

Really Awesome! It's a piece of art! Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorials!

Linda S said...

What a creative and beautiful project. You have inspired me to make one of my own. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Kaatje said...

perfect. what a beautiful box. and thanks for the tutorial how to make it.

to_csh said...

This is really, really cool! I love the "jungly layers! And the 3D pics. Thanks so much for taking the time to walk us through it!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

I love altered books- and making an altered book with G45 paper- heaven! what a great idea!

Gloria L. said...

Repurposed books are the best! Yours is just great! Thanks for the tutorial!

Karen Wedding said...

Wow! What a great little book. So cute.

Dee said...

That is such an awesome tutorial!! I love it! And what a beautifull Jungle-Surprise!

Jillisgram said...

Great idea for an altered book --- thanks for the tutorial! val from IL.

luv46kdz said...

Lovely! Great work,

Paula

Tanya said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for showing how to do the inside pages and for the idea of using the old book. I've altared using the pages already in the book but never taken them out and made my own. Also love the idea with the butterflies. So cute!

Kathy said...

That is a beautiful and exceptional album. I love it and your very informative tutorial. Keep up the great work.

Terence said...

Wow sharon! Really amazing work!!!! :D

Aline said...

Awesome, everything is perfect
Thank you for sharing

Sheri said...

LOVE it! VEry cool!

Danielle Copley said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

sleigh said...

Gorgeous book by a talented artist! Thank you for sharing your creation and the wonderful tutorial today!

maryjane said...

I love little books and your is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to make one.

snowbear said...

Awesome Hawaiian Jungle Book!

Tammy Predovic said...

I'm going crazy this week with all the amazing talent and projects I'm seeing, can't wait to try your jungle book project at home..so awesome!

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project. I love the colors and the lovely flowers! Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Jeyatha said...

Love your work.. thanks for the explanation..

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful 3D effect I am so tempted to try this project. It is just wonderful.

Lisa T.

Cheryl Lomax said...

WOW!! i Love our work!! omg its so beautiful and im sure it was fun to do so maybe i shouldnt call it work, lol I cant wait to get started on my mini book using Graphic45 and May Arts ribbons, they are my absolute favorites!! Happy Crafting, Cheryl Lomax

shari said...

I love your jungle book, thanks so much for the great tutorial. Shari (cricutrookie)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your technique. What a special project. Really nice.
Ramona

butterfly said...

Just gorgeous - I tend towards neutrals so it's so inspiring to see something with so much glorious colour. And thanks so much for including all that how-to information.

Disco Queen said...

Great Travelogue. I love the bright colours.

Janetcraft said...

wow, I love your sharing Sharon! so happy to see how you made this into 3D effect! you made me love Graphic 45! Esp LITTLE DARLINGS!!!!

Kathy said...

AWESOME idea! DH and I are going to Hawaii this fall for the first time, and I am going to be able to lift your fabulous idea for the travel book! Thanks so much!

achairnadream said...

Wow...now that is reaaly something, I want to get out my bug spray.

bronxgirl said...

Wow! What a great book, you have given me many wonderful ideas for my next journal. Keep up the good work. Thank you May Arts and Graphic 45 for the giveaways.

SmokieBlueRose said...

That is so cool!!!! Miss Hawaii very much.

Konnie with a K said...

what a great idea! And thanks for sharing the accordian fold to make the images appear 3D. I love this paper line and I love your use of this line.

Pearl said...

What a beautiful project Sharon! You have put a lot of thought and care in this! Thanks for chance to win a great prize too!
Love Pearl x

Rea said...

Wow, love the book, and all your cutting and embellishments.

Beth said...

Love that paper collection and your travel log is lovely.

Jo said...

Fabulous tunnel book and i love the tutorial!

Sara Russell-Clark said...

I love the depth of this project - and what a great way to recycle an old book!

happybooker said...

Sharon, thanks for sharing your unique creation of a tunnel book. You certainly brought out the colors of the Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue splendidly with the use of the May Arts ribbons. I feel so inspired!

Lourdes said...

Oh Sharon!....I'm really shocked about this project!...IT'S AMAZING!!!....all the details and the papers, what a combination!...wonderful!

Peggy said...

Great jungle book. Thank you for sharing. God bless, Peggy Allen

pooky said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love this! There is nothing more fun than Graphic45 and surprises! Thanks so much for the tut Sharon:)
♥Bev

Marilou said...

I adore this book thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Emily Keaton said...

That's one AWESOME album! Great project!!

Nat Laney said...

Would a great idea. Absolutely have to do this.

Nat Laney said...

Would a great idea. Absolutely have to do this.

mtscrapgal said...

This was a new kind of homemade book to me. It's a great idea. Thanks for the pictures and instructions. The papers and ribbons you chose were perfect for your theme. Thanks so much.

Diana said...

Oh, how I wish I could have had this collection a few years ago when we went to Hawaii. Our scrapbook from that trip would be a coffee table book today.

Lydia Madara said...

Wonderful blog hop! So loving Graphic 45 and May Arts! Your Jungle Book is awesome!

Mary G. said...

Wow this is fabulous!!!!

marylouh said...

thanks for the tip on using an old book cover. Love the G45 paper that was used.

Maria said...

Great idea!

Sandydee said...

Love your book and thanks for telling us how you did it.

Wende said...

Amazing. So unique!

Sue D said...

This is such an awesome project!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Drifty Wright said...

I have to try this! I think it is magical the way Graphic 45 papers inspire so many beautiful projects! What a treasure you have created! Thank You for the detailed instructions--I always appreciate that!

Barb said...

what fun! Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Scottishrose said...

Oh, I just love this idea & of course you can't go wrong with Graphic 45 too! TfS!!!

Lynn W. said...

Wow! That's amazing - I LOVE it! What a fabulous keepsake of your honeymoon.

Lynn Wild

Anonymous said...

That is such a neat idea to use an old book! And the results are fantastic, so clever! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Mary H

Pam said...

This is fabulous!

Kaye said...

Great project and excellent tutorial. Thanks so much

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness...this is just stunning. I so appreciate that you shared your process with us.

crazyoldsyd said...

this is unique and darling, what a great keepsake for a little one. you are very talented!

Debbie said...

amazing book the effect is so neat thanks for showing the involved details
upnurse at aol dot com

Ava Gavloski said...

Excellent book. I think i would like to make one of these..

suziearizona said...

Wonderful project - so much detail!

Jocelyn said...

What an awesome tunnel book. Great project.

Angela said...

Such an awesome book.

Nan Robkin said...

Great project! The tunnel book inside the recycled hatd back cover was a real inspiration!

June Goh said...

Amazing work. Love the 3D book pages

Angie said...

Fabulous album!!! Love the tutorial!!!

Wanda said...

amazing book! love it!

Vail said...

Love this altered book, so much fun

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Such a cute book. Thank you so much for sharing it and for providing instructions. Have a great week!

Tammy said...

Sharon!!
What a creative artist you are!!!?? I love this book/card!!! You put alot into this and it shows:) Thank you for sharing!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Emily H said...

This is such a fun book! I love all the layers!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a sweet idea and fun project. Your picture tutorial was great. I love your Keepsake book..it turned out beautiful..such wonderful creativity and marvelous work..Loving the Graphic 45 papers and lovely pictures.

Cindy Lou said...

Love your tut on the book! Your layers are simply devine, great job!

howo34 said...

I love how you refurbished this!!

Scrap4Therapy said...

Beautiful piece of art! Love it!
Debbie

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow your Jungle Book is just amazing. Thank you for sharing.

tracy said...

Such a gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing

Barb Turpin said...

So creative!

artjunkie2 said...

Your Book is fabulous! Love the fussy cutting and paper layering! Just amazing!

Lanna said...

Love that you gave us directions for your book. Lanna

Debbie in LA said...

Who would have thought that an old book and sticky back canvas could look so great. Love what you did. It looks like it took a long time to make.

Maureen Hayes said...

I had never seen this technique before and I think it is amazing!! I love how you clearly explained each step and provided photos, thank you for that. So many people don't do that and a tutorial is so much easier to follow when the directions are clear and the photos good!

Beautiful project that showcased this paper in a wonderful way!

Sheila said...

Marvelous - from the actual project itself to the detailed pix showing how the book was created..thank you!

Carol E said...

Such a beautiful and colorful book, thank you so much for sharing it.

Buffylongard said...

This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!

Dorina D said...

What a great altered book. This is fantastic and so cute. Great job and I just have to pin it to share with friends.

keysha said...

You are very talented!!! What an amazing project! Thank you for sharing!

Lucy said...

I'm so happy to the array of mini-albums on the blog hop. This is exceptional, as is the step-by-step pictorial tutorial. VERY nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Karen L said...

I love your mini album! The designs and patterns are so lush...really giving a feel for the tropics! And the way you incorporated your photos makes for a whimsical and unique memory of your honeymoon!

shanjamorjor said...

how fun is that!!! very creative
thanks for sharing
shar
craftingpassionz@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Great little book and I love the paper.

Jackie Tuttle said...

Thank you for the tips and techniques on building the book. Very creative use of both the paper and the ribbon-thank you for sharing.
Jackie in Alaska

Trish said...

I just became a follower of your wonderful blog. I found it on this blog hop and I am so glad. Your book is stunning and makes me think fondly of my old home, Hawaii!

Sister Brute said...

Gorgeous book - great instructions too!

Kathy Ancheta said...

Thanks for the tutorial on this project! I have heard of folks doing this but had not seen how to do it! Thanks so much, lovely work.

Império Touguio said...

this is beautiful

Linda R. said...

What an amazing book. I just can't get over the versatility of these papers. Thanks for showing us how you made this book, too!

Barb Sampson said...

Super cool idea! Love it!

Tanya said...

This is fabulous!

My Studio Voice said...

Thank you for the instructions. I love the details in your work. Really beautiful.

Mohawk Crafter said...

the more i look at these design team projects the more I am inspired. Now to have the time to begin and finish a project. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer berkhahn said...

I am trying this project - I love it. Thanks for the inspiration

Grace said...

Sharon!! I super love the layers! U're amazing!

Suryanti Halim said...

hi Sharon, getting know you from my scrapbook friend Ria Nirwana, and I just love everything you created.
and really a cool project u'd been making.
awesome giveaway too.
and will add you to my reading list, thank you for inspiring

texasbarb said...

Beautiful project!! Thank you for the photo tutorial. It's so nice of you to take the time to put together the tutorial.

Naomi said...

This is a cute book project.

Raven said...

Beautiful paper for a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing how to make it.

Danielle Trippeda said...

This book is amazing.

Ms Scrapmess said...

Great 3D effect! So awsome, I got to give it a go!

Christina Ketelsen said...

That is so cool and thank you for showing on how to make the book. It was beautiful!! Going to follow and come back often to see new projects from you. TFS Christina

quiltea56 said...

Love it!!! Fantastic use of colors.
The papers are beautiful in this book. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Beautiful project , I love it

Bonnie Tyler said...

Wow! what a fun way to remember your trip. I love what you made. Thanks for Sharing.

JoAnnW said...

Sooo tropical....loks like fun to make...never been to Hawaii but could try book for other travels, thanks for the ideas!!

wendyportc1 said...

Absolutely amazing!!

Diana Fernandez said...

What a wonderful book!! Love how you used the products

Anonymous said...

Wonderful mini album. Thanks for sharing. France.

Rea' said...

What an amazing jungle book! Great instructions too. Your fussy cuts are awesome...great tropical jungle!! That bakers twine and that leaf ribbon are perfect touches to the G45 Tropical Travelogue!

Laughing Through Life said...

Wow! I used to live in Hawaii and I have to tell you that your use of colors is right on!

Katina said...

Love your little book and you captured its essence perfectly. I also love how you used the metal butterflies as masks!

Carol said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I love your Hawaiian jungle book! Fabulous textures! Mahalo for sharing.

Alita said...

A truly Unique and very clever project!
Wonderful Work. thank you for sharing it.

the paper addiction said...

Thanks for showing us how you made it - I will have to give this a go - Love it!! xx Michelle

Tolegranny said...

I love books. This one is great.

Sherry Gardner said...

This is amazing....

Cindy said...

Great project, awesome idea!

michsmith1973 said...

Gorgeous book!!

mitz said...

...thanks for sharing your awesome project.. not sure how you thought of that but glad you did.. thanks
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Lora said...

What a delight, another amazing project. Just love Graphic 45 & May Ats Ribbon.

Debbie said...

Beautiful place for a honeymoon and the book is great too :)

pitje said...

Beautiful project!
Thanx for the foto tutorial, it's very helpfull

Robin Marks said...

Spectacular!!!!!! LOVE the depth and demention you achieaved!!
Robin

Patricia said...

Hawaii has been on me & my husbands bucket list for 43 years! This would be the perfect object to take along. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm going to give it my best shot & hopefully it will come together. Thanks again!

Sandy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Love it.

nanatam said...

GREAT project!!TFS!!

berlykim37 said...

thats a sweet idea. love it...tfs

Debbie Pennington said...

A great project.

DB said...

Such a neat book...thanks for sharing how you made it!