Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More books ...

Hello again ...
I've had a lovely afternoon crafting away ... even the sun popped his head out this afternoon after the downpour we had this morning. I have a little something to share that I made for this weeks challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room .... Your card/project must include the colour green and be inspired by nature ...
I love to make projects ... love card making, but sometimes I just want to make something a little different..
There are lots of pictures so you may want to settle back ...



A book ... that is actually a box ....







I made this from scratch ... making a box first and used my Scor-pal to make ridges that resembled pages ... distressed them .... Then made a cover to form a book which is completely covered with gorgeous paper from a dear friend ...
The the inside is quite big and both the box and cover are quite strong as I lined everything with chipboard too ... Then it was on to the decorating ...


... all sorts of gardening paraphernalia ... including a handmade flower ... some lace, seed packets done on the computer .. twigs, beads, scissors, ladybird, butterfly ... 



... and a side view ... and that's it ....
What do you think? 

The funny things was ... I used a glue gun for the first time ... how on earth do you use these things without ending up looking like some giant spider came and spun his web around you?? Still I'll enjoy picking it off whilst watching some TV tonight ...

Till soon

Ros




19 comments:

Deb said...

Wow Ros,you are one talented lady. Your book is stunning and made from scratch !!!!! All those little garden details are gorgeous. Very,very pretty.

Janet K said...

What an amazing collage!! You did a stunning job. Love all the great details, especially the seed packets and the flower! Hope you put it on display where everyone can admire it.

Heather Jensen said...

This is just beautiful Ros. YOu put so much work into this project. I love the butterfly and seed package. :)
Hugs,
Heather

Rebekah said...

awesome project ros! its amazing.
a little trick for glue guns is to rub some vaseline(petroleum jelly) on the tip(when its cool) to prevent it from going all spider-webby on you.. it happens but not as bad as i have found:)

Romaine said...

Ros- so splendiferous!!! Oh MY!!! LOVE it!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Ros! Love all the detail - the flowers, the seed packets & that butterfly is stunning!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

such a pretty box, ros! i love the details especially the tiny little scissors! adorable!
for the glue gun, i just twirl it around in a circle...still get some strings, but not too many. i heard some people heat gun to melt the stringies...some people say that freezing the glue makes them not stringy (i haven't tried those yet since the twirling seems to work).
thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day :)!
*hugs* steph :)

Ira said...

Oh my Ros, another absolutely wonderful creation you made! It's totally gorgeous! Love all the details you put into this, the lace on the side, the leaves and other embellies, too!! SUPERB job!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous, and so creative! Love the box you made from scratch. It is fabulous, and your decorating is outstanding. Love all the gardening goodies. The seed packets and handmade flower are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a lovely project Ros! LOVE the clustering of all the embellies!

Sue Lelli said...

Way too much talent here! My jaw officially dropped! To even think you made the box from scratch and scored pages WOW! LOVE how you decorated it, too! FAB project!

Stella said...

I lmow it for sure; you can do anything. You are super-talented. This box is fabulous. Made from scratch? WOW! It's amazing.I love every detail. I think you're this weeks winner. And you deserve it!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

This is absolutely adorable! LOVe those colors and your paper flower. cherry

PapierGirl said...

OMG.....sign me up for your fan club! I absolutely love this - so many gorgeous details! You have such a wonderful talent of bringing so many different elements together and it looks so natural! Thanks for sharing once again at TSTR! :)

Debbie said...

All I can say is SHABBY-LICIOUS!!! This is soooo clever and wonderful ... thanks for sharing with all of us in the Tea Room :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So beautiful! Congrats on making the top three over at TSTR.

Stella said...

Terrific top 3; congratulations!!!!It is so well deserved; this is so so gorgeous!

Linda B said...

Oh my Ros, I think this is my favorite of all your boxes... I love the gardening look... beautiful foliage and rose.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Ros this is totally awesome and magical .. love it .. hugz x
that green is so rich and beautiful .. x

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