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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

HIBOU GRUNGE

This week the challenge on SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW is to show your grunge! I never really know what is meant by "grunge" so I looked it up! Apart from talking about grunge music the main definition seems to be "the state of being covered with unclean things, grime, soil, dirt, filth, grease, stain!" I even found one definition that described it as "cleaning the grunge from under the microwave"!!! Why under the microwave should be any grungier than elsewhere I don't know!
Anyway I hope no-one thinks my "grunge" offering should be relegated to under the microwave.......please don't say so if you do!!!!


Here is my HIBOU book.......hibou is French for owl and I only use it cos I like the word.




The pages inside, they are attached to the cover (more about that in a min) with a simple pamphlet stitch.

With the ties closing the book.
OK confession time.........my book cover is made of..............GRUNGEPAPER!! I know, I know, the stuff I don't much like..........well, one of the DT nspiration pieces on the Simon Says blog is a book made with grungepaper, so I thought mmmmm will give that a try, I knew I had some somewhere.
Then again looking at the DT pieces there was another using a Tim technique called rusted enamel, it's in his book but a quick online search soon found a Youtube video showing how to do it.........so I used that on the cover too and I REALLY like the way it came out! See, I don't hate all things TIm!
7Gypsies rub-on letters.

25 comments:

Helen said...

I think this is gorgoeus. Love that stitch you used for the cover. (I'd have to draw mine on...) The inside cover of the book is fab too. Love your grunge - don't hide it under the microwave!

Effie said...

Fab book... I just love that owl!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Love this idea....of using grungepaper for the book cover, yours is awesome with lots of detail as usual. If I may ... I would like to pinch the idea?

Lavender Rose said...

I thought it was grungepaper, looks wonderful. Great owl by the way.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Sue, I love love that Owl, which stamp is that? Like the rusted enamel on the book too, very effective. The Grungepaper works really well as a book cover, I can see you using that idea again sometime soon. See you tomorrow mate, Tracy x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Sue, I think your grunge should be on display for the world to see, just love the crazy way the pages open and your owl is gorgeous. I think you have a slice of mica on the front, looks good anyway! Great textures. :0) xx

hazel said...

Great book Sue, love the owl and the stitching.
xxx Hazel.

My name is Toni said...

Sue... this is awesome... those rubons turned out well on the grunge, I always seem to have trouble with them. Is that mica over the top of the owl... Everything about this is awesome... And I love your blog, I am now a fan of jabberwocky !!!!!

Carol Q said...

fab book Sue. love your Hibou (!) I've always really liked this Tim technique. it's creates a wonderfully textured effect and it looks great on the grunge paper. I'm off to look under my microwave now! LOL

Sandy said...

Really really gorgeous.
Amazing book and I love the owl. Stunning work as always.

Susan Allan said...

I like the word too.

He is a very photogenic owl.

Thanks for all the positive comments this week.

Sue xx

Kimber said...

What a great book! Love it inside and out - inside pages look wonderful! I've never used grunge paper but looks like it worked out perfect for this book. Love the rub on letters too. And, since I love anything owl I would be really really disappointed if this ended up under my microwave (I'm scared to even look there now).
Awesome job Sue!

Ali H said...

Hi Sue - Love Hibou ! I have grunge paper but am unsure what to do with it so good to see it being used for such a fun project !!!
Your Steampunk project the other day inspred me at the weekend - my project is here if you fancy stopping by ! So thanks for sharing your lovely work & keeping us all inspired !
Ali x
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Sid said...

Fantastic book Sue, very under the microwave ! OOpppps sorry grungy !!

Sarah Anderson said...

Love your owl :) Can't say I've ever known the french word for 'owl', you learn something new every day! And the ribbon tying the book together is gorgeous ! Just love it all :)

Terry said...

Wow! This is a fabulous book and I just love that owl!

Nancy said...

Very, very cool!!! And what a wonderful compliment to Nancy, to create a book cover from grungepaper!

Thank you for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

That owl is awesome! I love the stitching and flowers that you added too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Lori Saul said...

Gorgeous inspirational book- love how it ties and the colors are sublime. Grunge at its best!

LynneForsythe said...

Love...Love...Love your AMAZING grunge book...way cool!!

LynneForsythe said...

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thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh thats fabulous and i love the french word too. beautiful vintage work on this one
hugs June x

Rosie said...

Love your book, and I never knew about the word Hibou! You've got me thinking about books made with grungepaper now - I don't much like it either but I adore how it smells! Your art journalling is wonderful and I've added you to my blogs list because I know I want to come back often.

Linda Elbourne said...

A beautiful book Sue ... your stitching looks great and that owl is a real stunner. Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... same time same place next week :0)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm in total awe of this piece - really amazing and detailed work. I would never in a million years be able to come up with something so marvelous, but I really appreciate those who can! So happy you were able to join in our grungy fun this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.