Tuesday, 19 March 2013

"the big quest"

IndigoBlu have started their very first challenge and that's not only a cool thing to do but the first challenge theme is really well chosen - even though it was quite predictable - "Blue"!

So here comes my take on "Blue" - a booklet showing some of my ancestors (mainly from my father's line) asking the big questions upon life.

I used the awesome "Sarah's Choice" stamp set from IndigoBlu to create a lot of texture on the single pages. The pages were die cut using the Alterations "mini cabinet card" die - I only cut off the lower part to get a straight border.

The background was made by applying Distress inks onto the craft sheet, spritzing these with water and drawing and dipping the card through the colour puddles and smears.

I wrote the questions by hand onto torn paper scraps, which I blended with vintage photo and chipped saphire DIs afterwards.

The edges of the pages were distressed using a carpet knife and blended with DIs too. For the book ring I bent some wire, using a bottle cap of according size to form a proper circle. The two swirls were made using round pliers.

Here come the single pages:

and a view at the backsides, which I stamped with the lovely script stamp from the IndigoBlu set.

As always I hope that you like my project and have enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping by! :)


die amelie xx


  1. Wow, this is wonderful! Love that blue colour background with the fantastic use of those texture background stamps and those images and sentiments look great. Using your own family photographs make s it so much more interesting than just downloads from the internet. Wonderful project!

  2. Love the 'Big Quest', you've made a great tag book. Good Luck with the challenge.

  3. Wow - what a beautiful creation Claudia! I love the textured feel of the background and the distressed edges - all lovely! x

  4. Love this Claudia. You have used these stamps so inventively and I adore the distress feel. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. What a wonderful project, lovely shades of blue and great textures.

  6. Claudia ..das ist ein Traum!
    und wire raffiniert Du da gearbeitet hast mit dem Draht um den Flaschenverschluß und besonders gut gefällt mir diese eigenen Gedanken dazu ..

    und dieses Blau ist himmlisch ..und die Stempelplatte ist traumhaft schön noch dazu!

    ganz großes KINO!!!!


  7. How beautiful! STOP making such beautiful things, it makes me intching!! LOL

  8. OMGosh that is such an wow amazing marvelous Project - I love it!
    XOXO SanDee

  9. This is just wonderful, Claudia... gorgeous stamping (what a great set), and of course I love the colours! Your family photographs make this such a personal, original project, and the handwritten questions are a brilliant touch - I love it!
    Alison xx

  10. Oh yes, I also meant to say... yes, you do NEEEED the white Dylusions!!
    Alison xx

  11. What a fabulous little project. Love all the texture and your handwritten words are a lovely touch. Thank you for joining in with the first Indigo Blu challenge, and Good luck! Linda xx

  12. Super schön! Die Sprüche bzw. Fragen gefallen mir - sie regen sofort zum Nachdenken an.

  13. So beautiful Claudia. I love the colours and the decor/techniques on every page. Stunning


    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x

  14. Wow!!!! Ganz, ganz toll!!!! Die Hintergründe sind supertoll!!!! Wirklich klasse!!!!


  15. Stunning tag booklet! Love the shape, I have that die, so I need to use it too! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Sandra

  16. Hi Claudia, fantastic booklet...fabulous background with all those vintage photos... and saying are just ….. very right! :)
    Hugs from Slovenia


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