I hope everyone is keeping fit and well as we come towards the end of January.
Today I am sharing my project as GDT for AALL & Create.
I made a mini book and used bright, citrus colours and Janet Klein's cuties stamps to cheer myself up.
Here is the front and back cover. I decided to feature characters at home, as that is where most of us are spending our time these days. Home, for me, is my happy place. I love being at home and in the garden. I am ready for a bit of a change though now....
My front cover features Coffee Time and Felines ... hey - this could be me and our Casey! The back cover is a cutie called Moonlight sitting on the floor - looking at her pose, maybe she is doing Pilates or Yoga, or maybe she is just reading a good novel.
The first four accordion pages are next:
We have The Gardener who looks so happy, resplendent in her wellies, pottering around, planting seeds and shrubs and digging out the weeds. She is followed by Wing It who is feeding the birds and enjoying the nature in the garden.
Pages 5 to 8 also form an accordion:
Warm and Cosy has her coat on while she plays outdoors with her dog. And finally Sugar Cookies is cooking up a storm in the kitchen, learning new skills and baking delicious cakes and pies.
Here are close ups of the pages:
(I apologise for the lighting - today was very dull and rainy and I needed extra lights to take semi-decent photos - the glare is causing the washi tape and pencils to blur a little)
Here is how I worked on the book:
1. Smooshed, dipped and dabbed Distress Oxides for colour on the card.
2. Heat embossing in white of the Newsprint Numbers stamp.
3. Background stamping with oxides and some Background Noise stamps.
4. Card edges inked in black with some black Background Noise stamping.
5. Janet Klein's cuties were stamped in Memento ink onto smooth card.
6. Coloured with Copic markers and Polychromo pencils.
7. Images were fussy cut and adhered to the backgrounds along with sentiments.
8. The backgrounds were adhered to the mini book base.
I'm not sure what this type of book is called - I'm settling for a double accordion.
#338 Background Noise
#354 Bunny and Bunnies
#361 Oh Boy
#410 Nana's Kitchen
#415 Good Book
#416 Be Beautiful
#417 Coffee Time
#421 Sugar Cookies
#424 The Gardener
#426 Warm and Cosy
#427 Wing It
(all above stamps are by Janet Klein)
#434 Newsprint Numbers by Olga Heldwein
Washi Tape #6 by Autour de Mwa
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That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
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