Sunday, 17 June 2012

Old Book!

Its mine & Jame's 4th Wedding Anniversary this August and this is just one part of my present to him,
{ He never looks on here so I know it'll still be a surprise}

The paper substrate book box is from Hobbycraft,{ £3.49} which I have covered in  Kraft wrapping paper which I have soaked in warm water and then I squeezed out  all the ater and hung to dry.Once dry I rubbed the hole of the surface with "Aged Mahoganny" Distress ink  then tore into loads of little pieces before decopatching the box. Ensuring the whole box was covered I then gave it  a coat of "Aged Mahoganny" ink &3 coats of watered down PVA glue to seal the leather look paper.  I then mounted the metal corners with normal strength PVA and guilded the edges with Gold Leaf. Then sealed with one more coat of PVA.
The leaves of the book are strips of water colour paper aged with "Old Paper" & "Brushed Cordroy" inks. It doesn't quite feel finished yet but I'm not sure whats missing!!

The challenges for my Book are:

Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers ~ No Cards, Tags or ATC
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Anything Goes.


Recycled Parcel wrapping paper.
Gold Leaf.
Book Shaped Box
Metal Corners ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Distress Inks.
PVA Glue.
Watercolour Paper.

Super Dad!

I'm so proud to have been declared spotlight of the week for this card at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge

Thank you so much!
My second card for today is James' Father's Day card from Aiden.
 Aiden picked the image, the papers and supervised while mum did the making!! 
Thats team work for you apparently!!

The challenges for this card are:

The Pink Elephant ~ Masculine.
Delightful Challenges & Bloggers ~ One for the Boys/Men.
Dream Valley ~ Special Guy.
Stamptacular ~ Fabulous Folds.
Here Come the Boys ~ More than one fold.


Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K Downloads.
PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Wobble action spring under Superdad.
Coloured with Copic's.

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ All That Jazz!

Good morning all and Thank you for playing along with last weeks "Animal Antic's" Challenge.

 Our prize from Kenny K Downloads is 5 digi's of the winners choice

and this weeks winner will also receive from Inky Impressions

This week our challenge theme is:
All That Jazz
We would like to see you bling it up big time with more than 10 gems!

Today's challenges are:

Adictted to Stamps ~ 1 or more pin.
Simon Say's Stamp & Show ~ Anything goes.
Creative Card Crew ~ Song Inspired ( All That Jazz/Cabaret)


Digital Stamp ~ Kenny K.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Ribbon, Gems & Pins ~ eBay.