Sunday, 25 January 2015

Shiny New Book

Hi eveyone,

Yesterday I attended a workshop taught by Annette Lee.

We were given all the main components but had to make the projects our own, it was really good as everyone had a totally unique project at the end of the day. I went with my really good friend who I hadn't seen for a little while so it was lovely to have a good catch up.

I didn't manage to finish my project in the class so spent this afternoon adding the finishing touches, so here it is:

This is the front of the book, the canvas was sprayed with mica sprays by do crafts and I also did some (very faint) script stamping in white in the background along with some more stamping (ESN11) using potting soil archival. I stencilled using some green glitter texture paste before adding the hessian and the main Lynne Perrella (LPC030) focal image. I coloured the other bits and bobs on the front with Renaissance treasue gold before adding to the cover.

Here is the back cover, it was created in much the same way except I left it embellishment free so the book can lie flat:

For the internal pages I've used a mix of various different designer papers, some folded into pockets to slot tags into later and others will be used for journalling. Here are a few photos of the internal pages:

Seeing as my brand new book is all shimmery from the mica, has treasure gold and glitter paste I'm going to enter it into the current shiny challenge over on the Paperartsy blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire x

 

16 comments:

  1. Oooh Claire this is wonderful, really love the colours and canvas looks really shabby and grungy, love it xx

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  2. Fab textures Claire. Glad that you enjoyed your crafting and your catch up! Xx

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  3. It's fabulous, I love the cover, and the colours are brilliant.

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  4. Wonderful layers, colours and texture too. ! Thanks for showing us. Now you can have more fun filling it!!

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  5. Beautiful colours, loving all the different papers inside, great project xx

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  6. Fabulous project! Beautiful colours and shimmer. xx

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  7. Wow! This is stunning work, Claire. I love the way you used that LP stamp - one of my favourites and the balance of textures with shimmer and shine. It sounds like a great workshop. xx

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  8. What a beautiful journal - I love the colours and the shimmery textures - it will be a very special book to work in.

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  9. Very nice, great journal and love that vibrant blue/green colour on the canvas

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  10. That is a treasure of a book you've created!
    oxo

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  11. Lovely book, full of gorgeous paper! Very taken by the canvas covers and the shiny stuff!

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  12. Wow thats beautiful and sounds as though you learnt loads on the workshop! Lovely colours - its great.

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  13. How lovely! You can imagine how much I like this... the colours are right up my street, just love those vintage neutrals against the soft blue greens on the cover, and the little touches of shimmer are fab. Looks like you had a great day.
    Alison xx

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  14. Hi Claire, this is gorgeous! The covers look amazing.
    Thanks for the very kind comment on my blog. I chose blue paint because it was n my desk & I was determined not to let my usual indecision over colour choices put me off. :)

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  15. A wonderful project and that canvas looks great!!!

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