Tuesday, 8 October 2013

hi guys , I'm just here to show you a project i made for a friend, its not a dt make is not a challenge thing its just a gift i made for someone, hope you like it

first i cut 2 pieces of cardboard to size, (just from cardboard boxes) i painted then with gesso to seal and give a good base.
i created some backing paper in My Craft studio and printed out 4 copies, 2 larger than the piece and 2 to fit it. once the gesso was dry i glued down the paper larger piece on the outside and overlapped the edges then the smaller one inside to made it all nice and neat.

then i stamped the images onto card, and using various techniques like paper piecing and adding lace and layers and cording etc i dressed them, this was quite a slow and fussy stage but worth it i think.

then back to the background i inked all around the edges, stamped using various stamps, and went over the word in glossy accents, finaly adding some silver metal corners

i added charms etc to the figures and stuck them down with hot glue.
then i cut a number of sheets of paper to fill the book .

for the binding i used some cord and laced all the way up the spine, adding charms the the ends of the cord, then i added an extra piece of cord to use as a book mark adding charms to the ends of this also.

and as you can finally see the back is decorated as the front minus the figures, title and corners.

hope you like this project i had fun making it 


  1. This is a fantastic project Kay, your friend will be over the moon with it. You've used great colours and the images are super, in fact it's all rather gorgeous. Hugs P xxx

  2. Oh wow Kay what a lucky friend this is outstanding I adore it so if she dosnt want it you know where to send it lol..... Awesome xxx

  3. Wow, this is fantastic, it sounds like you got a lot of pleasure from making it xxx

  4. Kay this is stunning, and I am so lucky to be receipt of it! I've just filled in my first page! So wanted it to be best hand writing lol! Thank you so much, its such a special gift and I will treasure it always xxx
    Lu xxxx

    1. You are so welcome Hun I am just happy you like it xx

  5. Kay I am in love, this is wonderful, everything I like, and you can look at it everyday, yum xxx

  6. This is stunning. I had to pin it!