Monday, 20 June 2016

Minibook number two

Hello all and thanks for dropping by. Today I am sharing the first part of a second little mini I am making as a little gift for another crafty friend I am going to meet in a few weeks time. Today I will show you the cover and first double page:

This is the front cover using very similar techniques to the ones I shared about a week ago. If you missed it you can catch it here

I used Pion design papers and altered them using inks sprays texture paste and embossing.
The letters were cut with the Tim Holtz Wordplay die, using canvas paper.
Along the spine I added an extra strip of paper, for strength and to hold it all properly together. Along the side I added an embellishment cluster, using some Calico Craftparts, a few flowers and a little metal time piece.

The faux stitching is a stamp from 49and Market designed by my Shimmerz teamy Gabrielle Pollaco. The little dove was part of a TCW stencil, stencilled with Grungepaste.
The first two pages inside, using the same techniques again and papers by Pion Design. Making these little books is such a good way to use up all those bits of paper I have been hoarding...
Here is the left page. The flowers are scraps of the top layer of a paper napkin, blended into the background as much as possible.

The word explore was stenciled again, this time using a stencil by Gabriele Pollaco.

And here the other side. Again a piece of Pion Design Paper with additional elements added.
Some paper flowers chosen to blend with the background flowers.
The butterfly is from the top layer of a paper napkin again.
I embossed two corners of the paper with a strip embossing folder and highlighted the raised areas.
And here finally the back cover. I fixed some dyed seam binding underneath the cover papers, always an easy way to close a little mini book like this. And that is pretty much it for today.

Thank you for your visit and I hope that the weather where you are is a little better than it is here in Scotland at the moment. We have not had much of a summer so far.


Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely stunning, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous mini book, this will be a precious keepsake for your friend.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

Wonderful start to this very beautiful book. I love the texture of the art word.

Love Chrissie xx

experiments in paper said...

Such a lovely gift, Astrid!! I love everything about it, and especially that gorgeous paper and your embossed flourishes - perfect touch!! I always love your little books, but this one is now one of my favorites! xxx Lynn

rachel said...

excellent - this is so very pretty - lucky recipient! Hugs rachel x

Patty O'Malley said...

What a beautiful gift, Astrid! You have some lucky friends!

Adriana B said...

stunning work, have a great week :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

beautiful project xx

brenda said...

The colours are glorious Astrid and your project stunning.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

Mmmmmm love the gorgeous mixed media pages with wonderful colour and textures, what a wonderful gift xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

It´s totally amazing as everything you do Astrid, really beautiful and such amazing colors, you´ve used on it too. I know, your friend will be thrilled, when she gets this, that´s for sure.

Annie said...

Another beautiful mini book Astrid x each page lovingly created and so unique with amazing textures/details
A treasured keepsake for sure
Hugs Annie x

Almo said...

What a beautiful gift Astrid, a fabulous mini book with a lovely mix of textures, colours and embellishments. Mo x

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous gift for your friend using lots of different techniques and left overs. So pretty. I'm sure your friend will love it :D

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a gorgeous booklet Astrid. Fabulous mix of textures and such gorgeous colours .. your friend will treasure this I'm sure!! Love, love, love it!! hugs xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your books are always like a little magic dream, with beautiful fairytales, to be a part of. Love this one ,too, and your wonderful way of using the lovely papers.
I love both your cover and the gorgeous pages. Could I please ask you, where in UK you find the Pion papers , I see no well known internet shop when searching .
Hugs, Dorthe

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - another most gorgeous little book. Your backgrounds on your pages are always beautiful, as is each element you add.

Mrs.B said...

Another gorgeous mini book, love the colours and textures of the cover and the first 2 pages, look forward to seeing the rest. Such a lovely keepsake for your friend.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Truly mind blowingly beautiful, Astrid. I absolutely love it.
Have a blessed rest of your day, my blogging friend. I hope your weather warms up there and gives you a few lorry loads of what we're having here down south.
Sending love ~ Cobs. x

Redanne said...

The papers are so beautiful and you have taken them to another level with your inking, embossing and embellishments Astrid. Your friend is very lucky indeed to be receiving this gorgeous album! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is stunning! Someone is going to be squealing with delight! Hugs, Chrisx


Maravilloso trabajo!!!

Ellie Knol said...

So beautiful, again Astrid!

Perrycraft said...

This is stunning. What a wonderful gift for your friend. I wish I knew someone who could do mixed media things for me! I tend not to give my own work to myself!!!!

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