Out & About with Elizabeth

Hello Everyone!
Today I am 
as a guest designer at
Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom.

I am sharing a dimensional project with a step-by-step photo tutorial.

Here's a little sneak peek.
I hope you can "book" some time to pop over to the CLASSroom to see the full reveal HERE.

Also, Ellen has a very generous surprise!

She will be giving away this fabulous collection of art products that were used in designing my project.  Simply leave a comment to win.
(A random winner will be selected from the comments left on this post.  Deadline to enter is March 19.  The lucky winner will be contacted by Ellen.)

And if you've found your way to the STUDIO for the first time today from the CLASSroom blog, I want to extend to you a BIG welcome!!  While here, feel free to poke around... you'll find stamped art from myself and my STUDIO partner, Jill Foster.   You can read more about our blogging approach HERE.  I hope you'll find our creative zone to be an inspirational and fun place to be!  


85 comments:

  1. So pleased to have found your site from your guest post at the Classroom. Will be making that art journal for my daughter!

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  2. This is so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

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  3. Just finished reading your guess appearance over at the Classroom. Great little book, can image making it but cant image giving it away. So pretty. Love your style Elizabeth.

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  4. What a great little book, thanks for the easy to follow tut.

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  5. Thanks, I just finished reading the full class and I found it really interesting. I specially liked the idea of putting a full coat of Desert Sand ofer the finished image to give it a fabric appearance, I have to try that. I'd love to get the products showcased since I have none of those and do not have Watercolour pencils at all so those would be fabulous. Thanks for the opportunity to get them.

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  6. Stunning project Elizabeth! So glad to see you at the CLASSroom! Great tutorial!

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  7. No surprise that Ellen Hutson was delighted to feature your work. I am continually inspired by the art that you and Jill create!

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  8. The wee books that you showcased at Ellen Hutson's Classroom would make great gifts, very versatile. Thanks so much for sharing how to make this, looking forward to playing around with different themes and colours. I enjoyed going through your blog as well, I especially like the way you create your own backgrounds and your use of watercolours. Will definitely be checking back for more great inspirations - thanks again!

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  9. Just love all your clever ideas, very inspiring. Have been a fan for some time.

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  10. Loved your project in the Classroom at Ellen's. Great instructions.

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  11. Loved your project in the Classroom at Ellen's. Great instructions.

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  12. Neat idea. I love making different projects to give to my son's classroom and teachers. These book are a great idea for a teacher's gift. I can't wait to try to make a book. Thank you for the idea :o)

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  13. Loved your inchie square art book that you shared on Ellen Hutson Classroom. Your painting really did look like fabric!! Great idea!!

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  14. The colors on your blooms are absolutely amazing!

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  15. I was so glad to see you as a guest over at Ellen Hutson's Classroom. I enjoy your work and that project was just beautiful. I am in awe of your talent!

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  16. This project is lovely. I am glad I found your blog through the Classroom. I don't know if my other comment was published.

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  17. Love the colors on the project. Glad I found this site. I'll be back.
    thanks

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  18. Beautiful! Really looks like fabric on the cover. The colors are fabulous.

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  19. Love this little book! So easy to make and they would make great gifts for when just a little something is needed! I will definitely be making a few of these or maybe a few DOZEN of these! I love keeping little books around that I can make notes in. I have roomnesia quite often and have started writing down what I was going for when I leave a room to get something to combat the roomnesia! LOL
    Quite often I wake up in the middle of the night with ideas and will write them down in my notebooks so having a few of these handy will make that even easier!
    Thanks for the great tutorial and the inspiration!! Have a Crafty Weekend!

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  20. So glad to meet you! This is my first time visiting but it won't be my last. Just love the little book.

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  21. I love the subtle techniques you used to create the covers - thanks for sharing!

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  22. OH my, you do do beautiful work. No wonder Ellen was excited!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art book at the CLASSroom. I found your technique of colouring the cover very informative, in particular the use of the desert sand and gel medium over top the watercolored image. I have never had much success with watercoloring but like the idea of using a solid image and then the pencils and watercolor paint.

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  24. Love this creation... I also love going to the CLASSROOM, glad to see you there!

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  25. What a terrific tutorial at the Ellen's Classroom. So grateful that it was easy to follow.

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  26. Saw your project over at the Classroom, it's a beauty!

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  27. What a beautiful project and great tutorial you have us today in the Classroom! I'm so inspired to give it a try, thank you!

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  28. I really enjoyed your tutorial on making faux fabric with stamps and watercolors, thanks! And thanks to Ellen for pointing me to your blog. I'm getting a cup of coffee and having a nice long look!

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  29. Your finished album looks like a museum piece--beautiful! So many interesting techniques here I will need to watch again and take notes.

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  30. I love making my little books and yours is so very lovely! Looking forward to exploring the rest of your work. Blessings!

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  31. Dear Elizabeth, thank you for the great instructions for making the little book!

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  32. What a beautiful book! I have never used gel medium before--will have to give it a try. So glad to be pointed to your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  33. What a great project! I haven't made a book yet so this will be fun!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  34. What a beautiful project! Fabulous techniques and really appreciated learning about the protective top coating...I have never known what to do with that. Thanks so much for sharing at Ellen's classroom.

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  35. I'm always looking for tutorials on making little books. The book is beautiful and I love the watercolor technique for the cover. The tutorial is very clear and easy to follow. Thanks so much!

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  36. Gorgeous little book. Thank you for sharing the technique used for the cover. And I loved hearing how you applied the protective coating.

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  37. Awesome project Elizabeth. Love it!

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  38. Love your project, beautiful color combo and those flowers are gorgeous for the mini book!

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  39. What a beautiful book. I would love to be able to recreate this.

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  40. Such a gorgeous little book! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing how you created this.

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  41. This is simply beautiful. The coloring is so amazing. You are so talented.

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  42. I did find you through Ellen's classroom and just love your mini book. I will definitely have to give not just the construction a try but also the stamping and watercoloring. I love how it turned out. Thanks!

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  43. The book cover really does look like fabric. Gorgeous! catisi@aol.com

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  44. I LOVE how that last step transformed that cover into antiqued fabric! Awesome, and thanks for joining Ellen Hutson today. Really enjoyed your tutorial and can see using it as a "purse" coloring pad for grandkids!
    TK

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  45. Love the project and your easy to follow instructions! Will definitely try this method of pleating

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  46. That is so pretty! I so look forward to having the time to do some projects like this. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  47. Beautiful project. Just got several of the new Penny Black stamps and can't wait to use them.

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  48. This is one little book I think I'm actually going to try. Adorable, and such great instructions! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project.

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  50. I just stumbled across the blog and am so happy for it!!!!!! Love your project and colors! & thanks for an opportunity to win something crafty & fun!

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  51. Elizabeth, you always amaze me with the simplicity of your projects and techniques that result in very special pieces of art. I really love this little book, and I especially appreciate sharing the tips for 'aging the piece to resemble old fabric.' Thanks so much for posting the project details.
    Your 'Forever" Fan,
    Debbie

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  52. Love the Inchie Square Art book. I'm glad I found this blog. I will start following it now.
    Eveline.

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  53. Gorgeous colours - just up my street. Thank you for the opportunity to win these fab supplies

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  54. Gorgeous colours - just up my street. Thank you for the opportunity to win these fab supplies

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  55. Welcome to the classroom! I've been enjoying your Penny Black creations for a long time now...always love them!

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  56. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial in the classroom. I love your little project and I would love to try something like this myself.

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  57. An Awesome tutorial love the idea and the finished project! Thanks so much for sharing!
    ~God bless~

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  58. Oh how beautiful! Love the soft look of the flowers!

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  59. I love the project you shared in the Classroom today. So very pretty. It would make a wonderful gift for a friend. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  60. Saw your visit on Ellen Hutson's Classroom blog. Loved your book and the how to. The cover looks so pretty and I liked the touch of the pattern on the interior cover. A great finishing touch. Thanks so much for visiting The Classroom, and I plan on visiting you often to see what fun idea you have to offer.

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  61. Looks like a fun project! And wow, those goodies look fun to play with :)

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  62. You faux fabric is brilliant! I've created a few handmade books but am still a beginner. I've been inpired by your little book format, this is do-able! It reminds me of the tiny but thick picture books commercially made for toddlers. I like the possibility of decorating the pages before they are mounted to the binding. I also wonder how small I could go. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. The over on your book is lovely!

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  64. Saw your fabulous project over on the Ellen Hutson blog, love this book!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!}

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  65. Loved the project in Ellen's Classroom. . Loved the stamps you used.

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  66. I came over from Ellen's classroom--love your project. I like the way you achieved the look of fabric.

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  67. I love this little book and how you really made the covers look like fabric.

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  68. Love this project! Purchased some inchies and looking for different ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  69. Love this project! Purchased some inchies and looking for different ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. Loved the project. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Wow. Loved the water color & journal techniques! Thanks for sharing in the CLASSroom.

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  72. Wow. Loved the water color & journal techniques! Thanks for sharing in the CLASSroom.

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  73. Awesome book project! It's beautiful, especially after the Gel Medium was applied the cover just popped! Thanks for the awesome directions :)

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  74. Thanks for showing us the techniques you used on this sweet book. I've not ever used gel medium - another thing to add to my wish list!

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  75. Such a happy surprise to see you in The Classroom, Elizabeth! Always love seeing your creativity & incredible use of color!

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  76. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE this idea and the AMAZING Color Combo you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  77. Just found your blog through Ellen Hudson's link. Enjoyed your post very much. Love all the great color!

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  78. Very nice! Love the stamp used for the flowers. I must try the Koi water colors since I love to use water colors. I see numerous artists use them so they must be great to work with! Beautiful book and thanks for sharing your technique!

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  79. I love your project!! The water coloring of the poppy stamp is just beautiful!! Thank you for the instructions. I love forward to working on a small journal for myself!

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  80. Beautiful! I've been loving all the techniques you share.......also been watching Ellen Hudson's name pop up more and more. thank you for introducing her to me.

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