Friday, January 22, 2010

"this is the why" minibook - getting started

Earlier this week I had blogged about a minibook project I've begun per a very cool new prompt from Shimelle. There is more information about the project here, if you would like to play along as well.

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.

Happy Friday!


krista said...

STUNNING!!!!! LOVE this mini!

Thanks for sharing!

LaVon said...

ooohhh!! Are you going to mad if I still ur entire mini....cuz it ROCKS!! thanks for walking us through how u made it....guess u wanted me to steal it then. huh!?

Christina said...

great mini!!!

Irini said...

Gorgeous about organized!! jealous LOL

alissa said...

your book is fabulous!
i love it!

Vel said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!

Melissa Mann said...

LOVE it.

Marit said...

Woooowww, feel inspiration bubble and fingers itching, seeing your mini! It's gonna be even more gorgeous when it's filled... I'm sure!

Stephanie said...

I love this! You rock my world, friend.

Michelle said...

Oh, wow!! :) This is totally stunning - amazing papers and textures and colors you've chosen!! Lovely!

Sasha Holloway said...

girl .. this is bangin .. loved it ..

Anonymous said...

Wonderful book...I love the colors, the textures, the size...very inviting...

Elisa said...

it´s awesome!!! love your project...the colours, the size, the papers...everything.
I have one question: you says that the cover and pages are made from a mix of things, I´d like to know which material you use for them.
I´d love to "copy" your idea but I don´t know if I need any special item.

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