Script, Stitching and Schools Out….

Hi Everyone

Today is the turn of being simple using tea dye and black soot distress ink and pages from an engineering book bought from the local car boot sale for 50 pence.

I firstly stamped out an Inkadinkado pocket watch onto a page from the book with Versamark and heat set with WOW bark embossing powder, then used white acrylic paint painted a thin layer all over then wiped off with a baby wipe.  I then inked all around with tea dye distress ink.  I then tore around the edges of the pocket watch and added stitching with my machine around the edges.

Next I cut out  a Spellbinder Timeless Rectangle, a Sizzix wrapper circle die, and cart-us flower all out of the pages from the book.

The rectangle I then stamped Tim Holtz Steampunk background in Versamark and heat set with WOW bark embossing powder then inked up the edges in Tea dye distress ink.  I then used a black Letraset pen and did some faux stitches on the rectangle. All the words and script are left as they are and show through all the inking

The Wrapper circle was cut out from the book and used as a border behind the suitcases and crumpled up and lightly skimmed with tea dye and black soot distress in.  A black ribbon was added around it.

The suitcase is from Tim Holtz Travellers stamps and stamped onto a book page.  Again Versamark and heat set with WOW bark embossing powder and colours down the sides for shading with tea dye distress ink.  I used the suitcase as a ‘holiday-schools out-going away theme’.

The tag is from a piece of clothing and backing paper glued on it with a cart-us flower added and card candy centre.  The sentiment is from the Internet which I wrote on the tag:


  Summer will end
SOOn enough,
And childhood as
GeorgE R.R Martin – A
Game of Thrones
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8 Comments on “Script, Stitching and Schools Out….

  1. Had to have a closer look at this beauty! Love the way the background shows through the stamping, great to combine the steampunk stamp with the engineering book page. I love the die cutting and the suitcase stamping as well in fact i love everything about it ! X

  2. Fabulous creation, Sue, and so worth clicking for the close-ups. I love that everything is stamped onto or made out of book pages, and that steampunk background looks so cool. Love the handwritten sentiment too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  3. Wow Sue, this is beautiful, I love the die cut rectangle, the way you have aged it all and the wonderful crumpled wrapper. You have very neat handwriting too! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  4. This is amazing! I love that you used book pages to make this – the use of the stamps is gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month – Love from Laura xxx

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