So far, all I've done is finished the cover and put the bare bones of the book together. The cover and pages are made from a mix of things I had on hand, as well as from my most recent Studio Calico kit and an older kit from Cocoa Daisy. Also, a transparency I picked up in Paris. (Sounds soo fancy, but it's true.)
The cover of the book is a D. Reeves clear acrylic minibook, in the 4.5x6.5 size. Sadly, this company is no longer around, but you might be able to find it online or in your supply stash. This one came from the Cocoa Daisy kit, which sadly, was circa August 2007, I think. You could also use a thinner piece of craft acrylic or you know, a Hambly Overlay. ;)
I used a white Hambly Woodgrain rub on to cover the entire cover. And yes, it did go on just like "buddah."
I hand cut the circles from the SC paper and overlaid a strip of AC paper and a strip of deco-punch kraft paper. A punched ledger paper, another hand cut half circle, and the SC label formed the basis for my book title.
I added my AC Foam Thickers and outlined them with a white AC Galaxy pen. I then added the rest of my title using my favorite ChartPak stickers.
Because this is a book inspired by Shimelle, I added a little pearl "bling" on to the edges of the label.
To finish I added a photo (scootching it under the title a bit) then added three punched black stars for a bit of pop.
I'll go a head and do a quick overview of the rest of the unfinished pages, with more details to come as I flesh out the rest of the book.
Such great texture on this Karen Foster cork paper.
Here's what the front and back cover look like side by side. I love it.
Dunno if I'll get to work on this book this weekend.. Lots of things going on. But I hope to finish it by end of next week.
I love cameras, living in the city, weekends with my sweetie, travel and going on random adventures. I enjoy being crafty and making things, reading books, teaching classes, playing with pretty paper, vintage treasures, and iced coffee beverages.