Thursday, 5 June 2014

A little book card for my man! Cover page!

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.



Kat said...

Your book card cover looks amazing Adele. Love it. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Pia Larsen said...

Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hope you will join us again.
Pia xx

Paddington fan said...

A lovely masculine project!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Angelnorth said...

Great bit of paper altering/adding - a lovely base for a masculine project!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very creative!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin Challenge!

Unknown said...

What a lovely book. I made our son a scrapbook of his life for his 21st, first time I saw him cry in years. I don't think he understood just how much we loved him. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for June - hope to see you again soon. x