Friday, 24 January 2014

Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge - SMILE

Evening all,

ha ha ha I did this last weekend but totally forgot to blog it - hey ho!!!

Whoop whoop, The Craft Barn are doing another fab annual challenge for 2014, this time focusing on quotes and lyrics. If you would like the details in full and fancy a peek at the other entries so far please pop on over HERE.

I decided to bind my own book to do this challenge and will do a separate post to show you more when I can.

The pages are 6x6 inches so nice and quick to do........

Collage images from Google.
Lyrics from Wikiquote.
Border stamp by Hampton Arts.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts are much appreciated.


Dawn x

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Cover................

Happy New Year folks, may it be a goodun for us all.

Whoop whoop I managed to finish my cover at last, but sadly due to waiting for things to dry I just missed the linky thing which closed last night - hey ho at least I can say its all done tee hee.

Here you go........

Lol I couldn't face sanding my cover or applying a zillion coats of gesso so I covered my book in napkins and pva to create a key and some texture. The edges were tidied up with some tissue tape.
A base coat of electric blue acrylic was applied, no need for gesso as this is a good opaque colour!!! I then brayered on some turquoise acrylic to catch the texture. The edges were treated with some viva decor inca gold and I decided to do this across the whole cover too to further highlight the texture. Once dry this was buffed to a shine.
The title was created using some Tim Holtz grungeboard shapes - painted, stamped with archival ink using a stampers anonymous classic set, and edged with inca gold again. The 2 in the middle was embossed twice with gold. 
Tee hee, big sister to the rescue with some book corners too, thank-you sweetie.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts mean so very much.

Huge hugs

Dawn x x x