Tuesday, 8 January 2013

The Year is like a Rainbow

Hello everyone, it's lovely to see you here and a very warm welcome to you all!
A few days ago I had a get together with some crafty friends and one of them showed me how to make a little book out of tiny envelopes (roughly ATC size 3.5 by 2.5 inches). They are quick and easy to do and I fell in love with them straight away. I promise one day I will do a step by step tutorial.

I decided to make a little book of quotes, here you can see the cover and the spine:

I made the book out of 6 envelopes which gave me 12 pages and I decided the do one for each month of the year using up some of the bits and pieces I had left over from the Graphics 45 Place in Time calendar I made a while back. Each page has a little pocket and I am going to make little cards with quotes for each month of the year to fit inside.
Here are the pages:







All the backgrounds are created with the help of Distress Inks and Stains, embossing folders and stamps.
The little book closes with a ribbon. The wrinkle effect on the cover is crumpled and then straightened Kraft Glasine paper by Tim Holtz of course, coloured with Distress Ink and then rubbed over with my favourite product of the moment, Treasure Gold!
Hope you like it and thank you so much for visiting!!

32 comments:

Gitte said...

Beautiful little book.

Maryann said...

What a gorgeous little book, I can sure fall in love with it right here too he he. Love the colors you´ve used and all the small images are so cute too. Really awesome work here again Astrid, I sure love it.

Sarah said...

These little books are fun to make. I especially like the way you finished off your binding with the ribbon and pen nib.

Healing Woman said...

What a great idea and this little book is precious. I hope you will give a tutorial on how to make it. I love the colors you used and each page is a little piece of art all on it's own.

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a lovely idea and a gorgeous little book. Yes, please give us a tutorial, that would be awesome! ox Marg

Deborah said...

What a wonderful little book - I like the bright colours you've used and the binding with the pen nib is brilliant.

Tone M. said...

It is truly gorgeous, really beautiful

Tracie Dean said...

Astrid, this is such a beauty! The idea and the book itself!

You should sell them! I would love to have one for myself :-)

Kelly_Deal said...

This is really pretty! I love the colors!

butterfly said...

How lovely, Astrid! Each page is a delight - that Place in Time collection is just wonderful - and I love the stamping and embossing you've used to enhance each month. Look forward to the tutorial!
Alison x

Bärbel said...

Das Miniaturbuch ist wunderschön, jede Seite ein Kunstwerk. Besonders faszinieren mich der Einband und Buchrücken, sie erinnern mich an meine Arbeit im Archiv und an alte Folianten, ganz großartig!

firstnightdesign said...

Lots of delicious New Year delights - thank you for sharing. Also waiting for tutorial!

firstnightdesign said...

Lots of delicious New Year delights - thank you for sharing. Also waiting for tutorial!

Joan said...

Gorgeous little book, hope you do the tutorial soon, I want to make one now ! have some little envelopes ready and waiting .Happy New Year Astrid

Dorthe said...

Your little book is wonderful Astrid, the cover is gorgeous with the pen spine and crumpled paper...
and I love all the pieces from the time calender from Graphics 45...I will be there, when you make a how to tutorial :-)
Hugs from rainy and cold Bornholm, and from me.

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is absolutely brilliant and can not wait for the tut! :D

Margie said...

Oh I do like it! What a great project and I would really love to see your tutorial on how to make it.

Paper Profusion said...

A gorgeous little treasure book Astrid. Nicola x

Debbie Brackett said...

Love mini albums! Love all the bright colors and all the possibilities!

Annie said...

Fabulous mini album Astrid. Will be looking out for the tutorial. TFS

Annie x

craftimamma said...

Astrid, this is absolutely wonderful. I love the different colours of each page ..... so pretty and the detail you have put into each page is stunning. I know what you mean about Treasure Gold ;D!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

Absolutely adorable Astrid. Looking forward to finding out more. Hugs, Jenny x

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely beautiful and very original!!! Love it!!

Netty said...

Loving your little book of quotes. A long time ago we used to make these little books to hold ATC's, but I like the idea of the punched edges better. x

Seth said...

Sensational book Astrid. The texture on the cover is tremendous!

Sandie Edwards said...

Look forwards to the tutorial Astrid, this is an amazing little book and I really like the idea to put quotes inside. You always create such vintage beauty, adore it.

Sandy said...

OMG what a lovely book is fantastic colors.
So wonderful design Astrid.
Brilliant.
xoxo

chrissies said...

I just love this little ATC book and what a wonderful idea to use the colours of the rainbow

Love Chrissie xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an awesome art work, wonderful colored, combined and decorated!
xox Anja

Lucy Edmondson said...

How adorable, Astrid! I love the way you have done different colours on each page. What lovely ideas. I would love a tutorial,

Lucy x

Anita Houston said...

What a fun, inspiring, and COLORFUL make! Love the images too!!! The whole design of it is great!

annemarks said...

What a great project, love the pockets and the colours you chose :)

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