Two weeks ago I started making some embellishments for a little book for my darling husband. They have sat on my desk ever since and I have had little time to do anything. (I am afraid it's report writing time at work but I am up to date now...for the moment!)
Now yesterday my (ahem) first parcel of goodies arrived and as today was my day off, I made it a priority to get up into my craft room and try some out.
This month I set a challenge over at Crafts by Carolyn and I called it Patterned Paper +
My idea was to take a piece of patterned paper and add to it; emboss on it, ink it, doodle on it, sew on it, mask it.........make it unique, make it your own.
Here is the paper I started out with.
I inked the edges, embossed swirls of opaque white, spritzed it with glimmer mists, made a mask with my new harlequin die and attacked it with more ink....and last of all sewed around the edges!
Not sure I am 100% happy with the finished effect but it was fun.
My cover page meets the criteria over at;
Rhedd and Rosie - Vintage
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - June
Totally Gorjuss - Stitching
Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day/ for a boy/man
That's all for now, luckily I did also have time to make a few more embellishment for the next few pages so hopefully I have a bit of a head start!
Bye for now.