Sunday, 27 February 2011

Another Holder for Nestie has been requested, they must be doing their job!.
Ok the requirements this time are
  • purple
  • shagreen or snake skin or leather???
  • 6 pages
  • bit of bling
  • unusual!!
Tall order, will need to think about this one for a while , off to find inspiration!

Here#s the finished result

Friday, 25 February 2011

More storage for a friend

I've offered to make a nestie/die cut storage for a friend. The requiresments are
  • Must be pink
  • Lots of bling
  • very girlie
  • more sparkle
  • Fake shagreen
  • hold nesties...6pages min
  • identifiable
  • tags, ribbons and embellies
So First I took a pale pink card and sprayed cranberry ink, violet and purple mist in a diagonal bands imitating snake skin. i embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then picked up the raised area with fushia pink pad.
The shagreen cover
Next I designed the pink flowery inner pages and merged using various techniques, the edges were trimmed to size and a dilute crranberry was applied just to the edges.

I'm hoping she'll like them

Next it was time to design the embellishment before assembly. Using acrylic stencils I cut out 2 initals and backed them with a contrast and black stazoned the edges. Next little jewels were added, flowers and other bits. The letters were attached to the cover with pva and brads to secure

The next job will be to back the cover and insert the paper ribbon ready for the closing buckle.
The inserts have had their tags attached and the magnetic tape secured, its important to vary the position and thickness of the strips so that the book is not bulky in one particular spot.

When the cover is complete the inner pages will be sewn together the three central holes with strong thread. The final bit of bling a star buckle and its a job done!