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




Tree of Books...


It's week 22 at the City Crafter Challenge Blog and Kirsty has set us a brilliant challenge - The city is Singapore the theme "Tree of Books" and this is the inspirational picture ...




Beautiful isn't it? The challenge is to make a card or project with an image of either tree/trees or book/books, projects can also be a bookmark, a book cover, a brag book etc...)


Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique and we each got to use one of the digital stamps on our project this week.Our Guest Designer is Lenet Mos an amazingly talented lady ... have a look at her fabulous work ...
On to my project ...
As my Practical Philosophy class will be starting a new term soon ... I decided that I would make a new notebook ...

The background paper is from an oriental pack that I have had for a long time so it came in handy this week ... The books is the digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique which I 'painted' in PSE ... The tree is from a stamp that I bought a while ago on Ebay and the rest is from my stash....



There are even stickles on my tree to try and replicate the glowing books on the inspirational picture ...
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week ... please abide by the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win ....
Have a lovely day

Ros


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