Monday, 31 August 2015

Handmade Book

Warning - Photo heavy!
I handmade a small notebook for my sister.
Its purpose, so she could note what we did on holiday.
I made the pages using shaving foam & distress reinkers.
I did one side Milled Lavender,
let it dry well & then turned over
& repeated with Victorian Velvet.
I used PaperArtsy Stamps,
Finnabair stamps,
Donna Downey empowered word stamps,
Baroque Swirl stamp is by Inkylicious
I then stitched the book together using dental floss.
Here is the finished piece.
Front Cover
Lower portion coloured with Silks

Inside front cover

some of the decorated pages

inside back cover

Back cover
I tried to keep the book simple so that my sister had room to write.
She said the shaving foam made the paper lovely & silky, smooth to write on.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Card Share

I made this card to give my sister, Tracy. I saved her birthday money until I went up on holiday.
She saved mine for when I got there and we went out for some retail therapy.
I also made her a hand stitched minibook to jot down things about
our week, however having just upgraded to Windows 10, I have not yet got the
pictures back on my computer. (I sensibly moved everything to my portable hard drive) 
For the card I used Tim Holtz tissue, Luminarte Silks, Texture Paste,
Tim Holtz Stamps & stencils. Artful Mosaic- original by Michelle Ward,
Finnabair Butterflies.