Thursday, 29 August 2013

HAPPY DAZE



...this world is but a canvas to our imagination...
- Henry David Thoreau -


...hi everyone, just a quick posting fro me today to share with you a little book I made for my dear friend May of mayshappydaze who had her Birthday on Monday...

...now, i've never made one of these books before but always wanted too and have greatly admired ones I've seen other crafters make, so thought I'd start small...


...the outer cover is extra thick art card, painted, distressed, crackled, sanded...


...a Tim Holtz bookplate was given the Andy Skinner  timeworn touch, you can sign up to his amazing on-line classes here ...



...all products used on the cover of this mini book are by DecoArt ...



...the inner pages were crumpled and soaked in tea for half an hour, dried then ironed flat...


...this is the back...


...May loved her mini book keepsake, I hope you like it too...



...thank you for dropping by today...
XXX











22 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous gift for another crafter Mel. Great project also. xx Flora

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  2. beautiful Mel, May will love this.

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  3. What a gorgeous little book. I love how you made the pages using teabags too. I think anyone would be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift.

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  4. Gorgeous book. I love the textures and I'm sure it was loved, it's brilliant!

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  5. this is gorgeous and has your usual eye for design, textures and softness x hugs trace x

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  6. A wonderful book cover with fantastic textures

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Like it? Absolutely love it, not surprised that May loved it too. It is a wonderful keepsake. Happy Birthday to you for tomorrow (I believe) too Mel, hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Anne x

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  8. What a gorgeous book and I love the idea of putting the pages into tea and then drying and ironing them. Well done girl!

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  9. Hi Mel, the book is wonderful and I love how you made the pages.
    Lynn x

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  10. Love that crackle, a great project!

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  11. That's a fantastic project, think May will love it.

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  12. This is fabulous Mel, I love it. The texture and the detail on the cover is amazing and I love how you've done the pages. Definitely somehting to treasure. Have a great weekend ..... hugs Linda xx

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  13. Looking GOOD as always! GREAT texture Mel!
    Greetz Patricia

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  14. I saw your wonderful book on May's blog. Mel your book is gorgeous - May is thrilled and I love looking at it!
    sandy

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  15. I still gaze at this wonderful creation daily Mel, Thank you so much for all my gifts..they are all so beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  16. Very sweet little book, great inner pages as well as all the design on the front. I had a handmade book given some time ago & she had made the pages 7 stamped on some of them I treasure it as much as your friend will treasure this.x

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  17. Gorgeous little book! I love love love the crackly cover! Shabby chic yumminess!

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  18. Ooh! That's beautiful Mel! May is so lucky to have you as a friend! xx

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  19. Stunning, stunning, stunning!!♥

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  20. What an utterly gorgeous make, Mel! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  21. Totally gorgeous make, Annette x

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  22. Scrumptious crackle, and I love those tea-stained pages... altogether a delicious make!
    Alison x

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)