Monday, 21 January 2013

Pass The Book Two - Lifted

What better way to celebrate my 300th post than with a Giveaway?  A very late Giveaway, I'm ashamed to say ... as it's actually really just me passing on a "Pass The Book" book!  Alison in Spain kindly drew me when she was passing it on back in September? so it has been with me far too long, thanks in part to Christmas.  Apologies to Melissa in Texas who is hosting this arm of "Pass The Book", hopefully the next person in the chain won't be as big a procrastinator as me.  Anyone without a clue what "Pass The Book" is, please check it out here.  If you would like to be in with a chance of having temporary ownership of the book, please add a comment indicating that you'd like to be in the draw (and promising not to keep it as long as I did before passing it on to someone else).

Pass The Book - Lifted by Michelle Miesenbach

The book is "Lifted" by Michelle Miesenbach and is chock full of lovely pages to scraplift.  Michelle and her team of designers have then taken various elements (colours, embellies, title, format, subject) from the example pages to produce new ones - you can see where the inspiration has been drawn, yet each finished page is totally new - my kind of scraplifting!  Six chapters deal with each aspect of partial and full scraplifting and I particularly like the chapter on title-lifting as I'm a sucker for typography as well as wanting to steal lift other people's great page headers.  The only possible proviso with this book's appeal is that the pages are perhaps slightly dated: the book was published in 2008.  However, as I'm sick to death of seeing trendy ink splatters and tiny instagrammed photos all over the web, I really loved the book's clean graphic style.  Even if you are a fan of modern trends I reckon the book will still have plenty of lift-able ideas to offer.

We all know that trends come and trends go ... and return again ... so before too long eyelets will be making a BIG comeback ... and when they do, I'll be ready, Silent Setter in hand!

I have made a page using a couple of ideas I lifted from the book: spacing a title out with dots between the letters (p93) and cutting up patterned papers into strips and putting them back together (p29).

Layout - Cute (cartoonist at work, Seaworld) - Jimjams

Layout detail - distressed, stitched paper strips, counterfeited flair buttons - JimjamsThe page design is from a sketch posted on UKScrappers' Weekly Challenge and the choice of papers is inspired by the "Ombre" challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  I inked two of the strips to add to the range of colour graduation and used the counterfeited Flair Buttons that were in my January Counterfeit Kit.
You can't see it too well in the photos but I also added increasingly dense (over-) stitching on each row and inked the lower part of the pink photo mat more heavily than the top.

Do you like to scraplift?  Are you interested in passing this book?  Let me know and I'll make the draw next Monday (28th).

P.S. "Pass The Book" is international - happy to post world-wide!

19 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

2008 dated? Nah, it just hasn't come around yet. I know several friends who haven't realized that eyelets ever went out of fashion.....

I'd love a chance to read through the book. Have wondered if we should do a IRL pass the book type thing at the blogger's weekend.

Beverly said...

Looks like a great book but since i held onto a Pass the Book even longer (just passing it now and have bought myself a copy) I think we'd all be safer for me to pass on being in the draw lol Love the layout :)

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Like the stitching on your strips. Funny how LOs can go out of fashion so quickly. Looking at mine own over the weekend made me want to redo some.

Don't think I'd be very good at pass the books, just wanted to comment on your post, so please exclude me!

Julia said...

Lovely layout! I have to admit when the eyelet craze comes back around, I won't be joining in! I hate those little devils! I've only ever ruined pages with them!!! LoL!!

K said...

Since when have I ever followed fashion, lol. Sounds a fab book, could you pop me in the draw please Jem :)

Dawn said...

I'd love to be popped in the draw, I love your take on our challenge!

furrypig said...

great page Jemma and I would love to be in the draw for the book... looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks time!

Alison said...

Great layout Jemma.....needless to say I don't need to be in the draw!
Alison xx

Melissa said...

So glad you enjoyed the book & found inspiration for that fabulous layout! Thanks for being a part of Pass the Book: Year Two!

glorygirl said...

Love this page! The photo is awesome and you picked perfect colors for it! And I totally agree - the more I "counterfeit", the more I see that EVERYthing comes back around!!! Takes a lot of pressure off me - no need to be "trendy". Just scrap with what you love!

Sandie said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!
I won't use the book so I'll pass on the draw thank you, but glad you enjoyed it.
I also look forward to seeing you soon!

Lesley G said...

300 posts - many congratulations.
Well I'd better stop being messy now or you'll stop commenting on my LOs!!! Love you "ombred" page and I have to admit I didn't even know the meaning of the word until the CKC was posted :(
Thanks for the book offer but with plenty of non splattering inspiration around I will give it a miss :)
x

Sian said...

I love that ombre look!

I've been using eyelets in my dolls dressmaking to hold a strap onto a little satchel.

Not much scraplifting here, so I don't think this one is for me, but I do want to say congrats on all those posts!

Margrethe said...

I love how you've used a photo that (maybe) normally wouldn't find on a layout! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog during the Scrap365 blog hop. Make sure you check back in case you win the spot in the Focus-class!

Margrethe

akilli melek said...

congrats on 300 posts. would love to be in the draw. I missed out about 5 years of trends when i was in turkey, so I think I'm only at 2007 now.
Love your page,
caroline

humel said...

Love the page - might just be scraplifting that 'cut into strips then put back together' idea myself!

I'm passing on another book at the moment myself and am having difficulty getting to the Post Office so I don't think I'd better go into the draw for another while I've still got that... Good luck to all who'd like it, though! :)

li-bee-ti said...

Love this lo! from the design to the cutest photo. love the stripes and the stitching.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

What a great idea to pass the idea book. I liike the paper strips idea!

Angela Coles said...

really like all those layered strips - very nice