Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Other Creations: Fabulous Folio Interior

Oh how I love an "Anything Goes" theme, which is what's happening this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!  Since there were no rules and limitless freedom, I decided to make a rule for myself (counter-productive, I know).  That rule was to finish the inside of one of my favorite folios.  I always love doing the outside, but I admit to dropping the ball when it comes to making the inside spiffy, too.  But not this time!  I did it all and here it is:


LOVE these new Tim Holtz Photobooth strips!  I added some words to the front and some washi and paint to the background.  I mixed lots of different Tim Holtz paper, but mainly used the Wallflower collection.

And you know I love the Found Relatives cards, too, but I didn't realize I loved the backs of the cards as well!  For the top flap, I used the back of a Found Relatives card and stuck the word, "Possibility" in the center, then decorated with more stenciling and paint.


For the bottom flap, I used the front side of a Found Relatives card and again added some stenciling and inking, as well as a word or two.


For the outside of the bottom flap, I went with Tim's classic clocks and kicked them up with some color.


All the fun word stickers you're seeing are from Tim's new Big Chat and Small Talk lines.  Here it is with all of its inside flaps and panels exposed.  


The products I used on my folio project are available at Simon Says Stamp.


 
So with no rules, where will your muse take you this week?  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and not only will you inspire and edify the rest of us, but you'll be entered to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!
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17 comments:

  1. Definitely a favorite!!!!!! Completely loaded with color and techniques...completely awesome Andrea!!!

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  2. Stunning! Well done on finishing, it looks fabulous, love it!!

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  3. Gorgeous inside and out! I love your use of color mixed with the vintage images every time I come over I think I need to try this. Fabulous inspiration!

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  4. So gorgeous.I second the comment above.I love how you use colour and that too gorgeous ones to make these vintage images different and your own.

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  5. Gorgeous project! I will continue to adore your fearless use of color, Andrea!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp

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  6. That is a definite work of art! I love the mix of color with the vintage look, beautiful!

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  7. So very pretty! Love the soft color palette!

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  8. This is absolutely superb! I love all the elements you've used and the color palette is divine!

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  9. Wow.. this is such a fun and beautiful creation! Love the pretty colors and those images are cool! :)

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  10. You are truly an artist! This is incredible! Thank you for the sweet comment--really made my day!

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  11. I bet you are proud to say you've completed every flap! My favorite parts are the group photo of businessmen and how you used the back of the found relatives card. And it goes without saying--that is the very best use of the group of children photo--ever!

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  12. You already know what I think of your folio! It 's definitely one of my favorites! I love how you made it vibrating and lively with your color palette!!! barbarayaya

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  13. One word....LOVE!!! This is such a wonderful piece of art Andrea and I adore everything about it from the colour palette you've used, to the photos and papers ~ stunning!!! :)

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  14. Love your colors - absolutely gorgeous book!

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  15. "Spiffy" doesn't even begin to do it justice... I could just dive in to those glowing colours, and I adore how you combine the vivid decoration with the vintage images - completely stunning. So glad I had a bit of time to catch up - I wouldn't have wanted to miss this - utterly brilliant. Love, love, love it.
    Alison xx

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  16. Love the colors you used and the lattice die on the inside left panel looks amazing. Love your folio!!!

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