Monday, 7 April 2008

Ickle Pinky Board Book

Hi Peeps

Remember the "delightful" fairy stamp I won in the Pass the Parcel? Well, at the same time, as well as winning chocolate, I also won a tiny board book. It was so cute but I just had to rip off all the little pictures on the pages and make it grungey :O)) However, I did decide to go for pinks and purples and make it a little more girly too.

I started off by tearing all the coloured pages off the book so I was left with just plain buff coloured chipboard.

I then used Pink Sherbert Acrylic Dabber to cover the whole book. Because I am an impatient crafter, I used a heatgun to speed up the drying of the pages....and then I used some sequin waste and Twilight Purple Dabber and made the little circle designs randomly throughout the book.

This all looked a little bit "dark" so I used Snowcap Dabber and the sequin waste, again randomly thru the book.

I started the stamping by using lots of lovely sentiments from Penny Black, one by Dawn Houser and one by Stamper Anon (I think. I stamped all the sentiments in Black Versafine and then clear embossed them to set them - again for speed otherwise it takes aaages to dry the ink on the paints!

Now the fun part! On the opposite pages to the sentiments, I stamped various flower, dragonfly, heart and paisley images. The stamps used are by Crafty Individuals, PaperArtsy, Tim Holtz Collection and Penny Black.

All of the fancy images were stamped in Imperial Purple Versafine and again clear embossed for speed!

For the front cover of the book, I used some Grungeboard, wings, heart and crown, which I had cut out from some striped uncut Grungeboard I have. I coloured them using Acrylic Dabbers again and then used sandpaper to distress them a bit.

To finish the little book, I edged the pages with gold Krylon and then stamped my little Birthday greeting on the back. I am not saying who this is for though...I have a few birthday's coming up this I am going to be keeping Mum :O))

Thanks for looking!

Hels x


Angie C said...

Ooooh Hels, this is sooo pretty, I love the colours you have used and those stamps are scrummy .... wish it was my Birthday soon .... Oh, oh, I'll be your mum ROFL

Ruby Claire. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!
i LOVE purple! Love all the different stamps and things your used! :)

Annapurna said...

Nicely done, again. Love this idea.

Andrea said...

WOW Hels you have done wonders with the book, its stunning now xx

Dawn said...

VERY NICE! I love the pink and purples.

Rachel Webber said...

I love this book - whoever gets it is going to be really lucky!

Linda Elbourne said...

Hels it is lovely - fab colours - I love this more than I love a large stuffed crust Ham and pineapple pizza XXX

Vix Kennedy said...

Absolutely brilliant Hels! Love how you used the sequin waste :)

Vicki May said...

What a lovely idea, it looks really great

Miss Moon said...

This is gorgeous! I'd love to make something like this one day :D

Liz x

Hels said...

Aw thanks everyone xx

Debsg said...

This is gorgeous. Love the backgrounds and colours.

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