Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tombow Design Team Finalist Submission

Today I am thrilled to be able to share with you the project that I created for the Tombow Design Team Finals!! i was sent their Xtreme adhesive... which is 5x stronger than their standard adhesive!! So I decided to really put it to the test!! :) I could NOT decide what medium I wanted to work with... burlap, wood, cork, canvas... this adhesive is said to be fabulous with them all! Since I could not decide I thought "Let's use it all!!" And THAT is what I have done!!

Baby Bliss Mixed Media Mini Album
 My album is entirely hand made. I created the base with corrugated cardboard. I covered it with a patterned burlap from DCWV, which I ADORE!!! It adhered beautifully!!

 For my binding, I used a different printed burlap, also from DCWV.  I then punches holes and inserted eyelet's. Thru those I laced a beautiful ribbon from May Arts. I adore how this turned out! So soft and feminine!!
Onto my cover, I added strips of lace, ribbon and burlap to join the binding with the front cover. All adhered using the Xtreme adhesive! Then I die cut a Spellbinders Standard Circle from corrugated cardboard and adhered it to the center, with a "baby"die cut in the center. I created circles from twine and wired twine and tied them in "lasso" format. These were adhered using Xtreme adhesive! Yes they were!!! To keep the top layers down I did add a touch of Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. The flowers, twine and greenery on the front were adhered also with the Mono Aqua Liquid glue. A few extra little embellishments and the cover was complete.


For the inside, I created an accordion type fold which really tested the Xtreme adhesive! It held FABLOUSLY!!! I am very impressed!!  On the inside pages I adhered the following using the Xtreme adhesive... Metal embellishments, twine, buttons, chipboard, patterned paper, Wood charms, ribbon, lace and more!!
Here is a little peek at one of the inside pages... LOVE!! I die cut the inside pages using Spellbinders LF-109 Grand Labels Four. 
 However, I did run into one problem with the Xtreme adhesive... if i were to me completely honest. I ran out before having the opportunity to adhere the inside pages to the base of the book!! :) Yes, I used a LOT of it on this project!! So i decided to try some of my favorite double sided tape instead... BIG problem!! It would NOT HOLD!! AWESOME!!! That shows what a MAJOR difference the Xtreme adhesive made!! So, I will have to hold off on showing you the ENTIRE inside until I have the opportunity to complete it... which I hope will be soon. but for now, I wanted to share the outside and a sneak peak of the inside... More to come, I promise! :)

So my friends, THAT is my project for the Tombow DT finalist callback, using the Xtreme adhesive. What do I think of the adhesive?? I WANT MORE!! I NEED MORE!!! So wish me luck!! :)

Supply List:
TOMBOW Xtreme adhesive runner, Aqua Mono Liquid Adhesive
Spellbinders: LF-190 Grand Labels Four, S4-114 Standard Circles, GC-001 Grand Calibur Machine
DCWV: Cork Stack (Pastels), 12x12 corrugated cardboard, 6x6 printed burlap
May Arts: Ribbon, lace
Cropodile and eyelettes
Maya Road Twine
Dollar store wired twine
Zva Creative: Pearl Flourish and mini flowers
Simple Stories: BABY die cut
Cosmo Cricke:t Tiny Text stickers
Crate Paper Clothespins
Decorative Stick Pins by Darsie Bruno

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

8 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Tina! You rocked it!

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  2. Good luck! This is insanely gorgeous - I am in awe! This adhesive is awesome and so are you - match made in heaven!!

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  3. An absolut stunning album here with all these amazing materials used on it. I simply love what you´ve done Tina, and I can´t wait to see the inside too.

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  4. You rocked this project Tina!!! Gorgeous! Makes me want to buy that adhesive.

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  5. Oh my goodness your work is just beautiful , well done

    Elaine H X

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  6. good luck; can't see why you won't be accepted; beautiful bag!!

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  7. I love this project! I really want to see the pages!
    Thanks for visiting me and good luck to you!
    xxDaniella

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  8. Beautiful album Tina, I love it! Good luck in the final round. :)

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