Thursday, 25 October 2007

Monochrome Bind It All

Hello Peeps,

I have been busy with my favourite stamps, papers and machine today!

It is a friends birthday tomorrow and I was trying to get this book finished this morning, but what started out as a little project, grew and I am sorry to say, the book will be a day late getting to her...hope she forgives me!


For this book, I used Avenue by Crate Papers, the Brush Butterfly stamp by Penny Black and several phrase stamps by Tim Holtz, Penny Black and PSX.

For the cover, I used some of the diecut letters from the Avenue range to spell out her name. I placed some of the letters flat onto the cover and raised two up onto 3D foam to give the cover that added dimension.

I then cut several different shaped and sized pieces of cards and decorated them with the papers and rubberstamping.

I used black Distress Ink to smudge all around the edges of the pages to give them some uniformity and also, added the odd touch of silver Stickles here and there to jazz it all up.

As a finishing touch, I added some little silver embellies on jump rings and dotted them thru the book.

Once I had bound the pages, I tied co-ordinating ribbons to the wire and then added a little white tassle I made.

I hope she likes the book, the papers are so versatile and look great on any project.

I made a card and an ATC to match the book so all the things she receives will be co-ordinated!

Thanks for looking....Hels x


Dan said...

I love the monochrome look Hels!! Well done!! :o)

Andrea said...

love this book, then i love crate papers and your works great x

Hels said...

Thanks .... I love those papers too!! Hels xx

Shaz said...

Wow stunning Hels xxxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Just wish it was my birthday tomorrow LOL Stunning work hun - as always XXX

Lesley said...

It's a lovely book Helen - I love the butterflies!! xxx

brasidas'wife said...

It is wonderful. I love it and wish I had the ideas myself...

Di xxx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic and I know the receipient will be bowled over -absolutely gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

Georgeous as always, but Hels, it will get here in plenty of time, there's still a month yet! He,He,He.

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful book Hels lovely words and phrases really inspirational
Joy xx

Hels said...

Aw, thanks everyone, I was concerned that you would not be able to come and see my stuff as I am not posting about it on CSF.....thanks all for remembering my Blog xxx

shazzapat said...

Hels, it is another year til my birthday hun so there is plenty time for book to get here :0)

Seriously, it is gorgeous, love the monochrome look

Jules said...

Wow, what a lucky friend you have! The notebook is stunning, I'm very impressed.

I found your blog whilst looking for fellow crafters and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it, I will be back :o)

Hels said...

Thanks Jules, glad you stumbled across my Blog....hope to see you again :O)) Hels x

jennieoneinamillion said...

Fab! You are very clever! wish it was my birthday....

lesleyanne said...

what a wonderful present for
your friend hels
you have been busy

kerry said...

well --i am the lucky friend who received this book--it is totally amasing in the flesh.
I will treasure it forever.
It took my breath away.
Hels-thankyou so so much.

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