and opened :
So I will start by showing you how I made the flowers on the front, these were stamped with coffee archival and cut out from the stems, also snipping down into the centre of the flower in between the petals.
and then shaped
now for the book pages...I swiped Distress paint ...love this stuff onto my craft sheet and swiped, blotted and smooshed my tags ...
and extra spritz of water to let the colours do their magic!
when dry and all tags completed on both side ..time to get inky!
I over stamped the tags and built up the layers using Creative Expressions chicken wire and bubble wrap stamps, using them without a block allows you to stamp random areas and by rolling the stamp you don't get a full stamped image...
I then added the crocus stamp in coffee archival and the newsprint flourish stamp in black archival..
now for the images inside I stamped in coffee archival , tore round the edges and added colour using Distress markers and a waterbrush.
I then tore around then inked around the edges...and we are ready to complete the book :
and here are the completed pages..before adding images , pre folded so they can be joined using hitch fastners.
I then added the pictures inside using a small piece of tissue tape in corners for the sort of old fashioned photo album feel...some idea-olgy and our flowers and sentiment on front and some dyed seam binding and we are all done !
well hope you like my make see you soon x
keep those fingers inky!