Saturday, 15 May 2021

*AALL & Create: Girl Talk Mini Book



This week for my AALL & Create project I made a mini book - it is a triptych. I'm calling this one 'Girl Talk' as it features Janet Klein's lovely girls and Bipasha's beautiful sentiments from Background Voices.

I started with several gelli prints made from braying PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints onto white card. I used darker colours than I normally use - Inky Pool, Captain Peacock and Slimed.

I stamped paint with the Totally Dotty stencil over the paint, then added more stamping which I heat embossed in white. 

I used a white Brilliance ink pad to stamp some Reverse Stars into the background, then added gold paint around the edges and some splatters too.

 Inspire Washi tape was torn and acts as grounding for my girls. The images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut right up to the black line.

White Posca pen was used to add some highlights on the images and also to add some white splatters.

A Tim Holtz bulldog clip was painted and acts as closure for the triptych.

Work in Progress:

1. I brayered paint onto a gelli plate and took several prints. I brayered white paint onto the Totally Dotty stencil, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the painted card. Next I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and heat embossed them in white.

2. I added more stamping, using the small script stamp from Blooming Beauty, and heat embossed. The Reverse Starts were stamped in white and gold paint scraped around the edges of each page along with some gold splatters. #2 Washi tape, Inspire, was used to ground the images.

3. The characters were stamped and coloured with Copics, then fussy cut.

Stamps Used:
#324 Blooming Beauty
#457 Background Voices
#477 Caterday
#478 Choose Happy
#479 Confident
#480 Curly Girl
#481 Lil Live
#485 Reverse Stars
Stencil: #87 Totally Dotty
Washi #2 Inspire

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #214 AG 19/05
Crafty Catz #551 AG 20/05
Allsorts Challenge#625 AG 21/05
A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Classic Design Challenge #5 AG 27/05
Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Lets Craft and Create #171 No Patterned Paper 31/05 TOP 3
613 Avenue Create #5 AG 04/06 TOP ROCKER


  1. Hi Carole this is gorgeous. I love it. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. O my I love, love, love this mini book! It's a work of art. So much detail on those pages and that's before you've added those adorable charactors. I'm very partial to Janet Klein's adorable stamps. Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create, happy crafting, Michelle DT x

  3. I love your cards. So creative and cute. Love them. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

  4. Such a fun creation in super bright colourway, many thanks for joining in with this weeks Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. These are gorgeous I love these images! so bright and colourful thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz hugs Sue x

  6. Love your work Carole should be on the All&Create Design team .....
    Stunning work Sylvie xx

  7. such a beautiful project!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

  8. This is such a sweet card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT


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