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 




9 comments:

Karen Gist said...

Wow! I love it Dawn...very classy and elegant! Well done you xxxxx

DIane Warburton said...

Likey likey! Never mind the linky doozywotsit; you've finished it and you're happy with it, so that's more than enough. Happy New Year to you and Karen too of course xx

Coco said...

WOW!!! This is really beautiful and very cleverly done!! I ADORE your book Dawn!!! Thanks for the inspiration to do such gorgeous cover!! HUGS Coco xxx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great job Dawn, love that texture. You worked so hard on this journal...now you have this book to look through and ponder and see what it might inspire for you. xox

Gio said...

wow, it's really finish now, you have to be very proud of it!

I wish you the most peaceful and creative ever 2014, Dawn. I hope you'll join us with the new challenege? We'll wait for you!

BJ said...

Super gorgeous Dawn, glad you finished it, love it. BJ

The Craft Barn said...

WEll done on finishing the book and altering the cover. It looks fab!!
Izzy

Terrie Purkey said...

Beautiful book - so great! Happy New Year to you....looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings for both of us.....

Sandy said...

You can say more than I can Dawn - I did not finish the challenge. The cover is made and it is gorgeous!
By the way - it is never too late to enter one of Tim's challenges - just go for it!!
Sandy xx