Friday, 16 October 2009

Signature Book

Good morning everyone,

I could say on a fine morning but we are enveloped in a smoke haze and I cannot see any hills! At this point in time, we are hoping Neil does not have to go out fighting fires.

Here is the signature book I made for my son's girlfriend for her 21st birthday bash tomorrow night. It isn't QUITE finished as the youngsters are yet to send me along some piccie files. I want to cut them with my nesties and mount them on my nesties inside each of the covers.

I began with a Kaiser chipboard book in three pieces, painted the edges in Kaiser Pink, covered all three pieces with pretty DP and spent a huge amount of time sanding them back to the edges.

Then, I glued the 21 to the top board, stamped the Inkadinkadoo Flourishes and Hero Arts Happy Birthday in StazOn ink. I then sat, for what seemed like forever and stuck all the pearls and diamantes on the front. The name was created using Thickers and I added a few other embellishments as well. The key hanging from the book was the most frustrating part of the whole exercise. The cropodile did the hole beautifully but then it all went belly up! The key kept falling off...the pliers were working overtime! Hopefully, it will stay together now!

The inside pages were inked and sponged with Colour Box Pastel Pink with the owl and tree (both Hero Arts) stamped in Colour Box Lime Pastel and Pink Pastel. I thought the owl appropriate as people will be adding their words of wisdom to the book throughout the night!
Still to make the actual card!


Kristin said...

absolutely lovely!! you've outdone yourself and I know she will love it! continue to enjoy your time!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

She is going to LOVE this!!!! You are so talented (:

JazzyH said...

Great book!

Jennie said...

WOW, great job on this Michelle! Love the design, you are one talented paper crafter :o)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is wonderful Shell!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love the book!!