Monday, 6 February 2012

Notebooks


I have only had a small play with my Bind it All since getting it - mainly making books for my kids so that they can create their own Skylanders (very big in my house at the moment - I'll have to do a page on it so I can show you all - but it is a computer game that comes with little characters you put on a portal and then they turn up in your game!).

I picked up some woodgrain plastic covering sheets from the poundshop as I love that dark woodgrain effect (you can tell that the sheets didn't cost much, but they work fine for this project).  I cut some mountboard to size for my covers and then covered them with the woodgrain plastic which went on really well without any bubbles.  I then cut some pages to size and made all the holes, next the decoration.  The  wide squareish book I used a Fat Face clothes tag - they have these beautifully aged tags on their clothes at the moment with the piece of material stitched on the bottom (I actually used them rather than just keep them because they are lovely :)). I used some scraps of a brown ruler paper I have, and then made a rosette flower out of some scraps of October Afternoon Farmhouse paper, I used some Martha Stewart butterfly punches, inking it all with distress ink and a Tim Holtz ticket, and lastly some yellow twine to stick it all together.  My intention for this book is that I use it a bit like an art journal though mainly with ideas or sketches or links that I find useful.

The second book is my Lists book - now I know there are some fantastic list makers out there, and I finally decided that I need to write down the things I have to do somewhere, so that I remember them and don't have to rush around trying to do them really quickly because I forgot!  So it is nice and thin, and I can pull out the pages once they are done.  Again I used scraps of paper for the decoration these are from the Crate Paper Farmhouse line, and an American crafts rosette, a bit of lace and cosmo cricket mini alpha.  I think these might make nice presents for people too, so you may well see a few more!

Other news I have is that this month I am very excited to be the Guest Designer over at We Scrap - they have beautiful kits and lots of challenges - I will show you my creations later on in the week.




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