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!!


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

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

  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.

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

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

    Elaine H X

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

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

  8. Anonymous8:33 AM

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


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