Friday, 18 January 2008

Mini Book

This is a mini book for a swap on a great forum - Crafting Corner. We had to choose the contents to depict one of our favourite crafting activities. For the most part I have done stamping. The whole book has been done on mountboard and bound together using a fantastic piece of equipment a Bind It All.

The letters have been cut on my Big Shot using the lollipop alphabet out of mountboard. This has been coloured and stamped using an Anita's flower stamp then triple embossed with clear embossing powder.

These two pages have again been coloured using Alcohol inks. The foxglove stamp is from Tanda. The swirl is from Wendie Rhodes and the flowers from Joanna Sheen. I have used Jazz Beadazzles in the centre of the flowers and glossy accents to hi-lite the swirl and birds.

These are two stamps I made with my Imagepac - I only had it at Christmas but I think they turned out quite well for first attempts. I stamped them onto distressed paper and singed the edges.

Stamps on the left are from Joanna Sheen web site. The centre of the frame has been hi-lighted with glossy accents and the corners have been stamped again, cut out and mounted on foam pads to give depth. The page on the right has been done the same way.

This is the back cover. Stamped with a background stamp from Tanda Stamps, the sentiment is from Joanna Sheen and the flowers have been cut from vellum using a Cuttlebug embossing stencil and coloured.

An Old Tobacco Tin

This is an old tobacco tin from when my dad used to smoke his pipe. I cleaned it all up first and then used Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz) to colour the tin itself. Not very clear but they are red and aubergine. The metal flowers and brads I have had for a long time and also coloured them with alcohol inks and a bit of glitter and a piece of raffia to finish it off.

Ferrero Rocher

This was a ferrero Rocher box once. I realised that is was begging to be altered. I covered it with hand made paper again stuck on with diluted PVA glue and coated with the same solution. I made some wire swirly things and some self adhesive sequins.