Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rose Mini Book

Today I have a 4" x 4" book to share with you.  This beautiful Graphic 45 paper was begging me to be used and I thought it would be perfect for this keepsake.

I started with two pieces of craft chipboard to use as my cover base.  Then I adhered the paper to the front and back of both chipboards.  The edges were inked with Distressed Antique Linen and Tea Dye.

I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla paper using the Nesties Labels Twelve die.  The sentiment was stamped with Close to Cocoa and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The edges were inked with both distressed inks then I applied Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint.  The leaves were cut using the Sizzix set with Mellow Moss paper.  I added two rose leaves I had left over from another project and glued on my baby pink rose.  The butterfly was stamped in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla paper and sponged with Blush Blossom and Apricot Appeal.  I used a VersaMark pen around the edges and applied heat & stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds.  The hummingbird was stamped in Always Artichoke and the edges sponged in Distressed Antique Linen.  Both the sentiment and butterfly were popped up.

I used my Zutter Bind-it-All to bind my little book using a 1/2" antique silver owire.  All the pages are cream and I stamped the flourish from the Elements of Style set in Brilliance Pearlescent Beige. 





Here is a peek at the back view.  I didn't embellish it so the book would lay flat.

Book Recipe:
Stamps:  Elements of Style, A Rose Is A Rose, All A Flutter, Sentiment by I Brake for Stamps
Paper:  Craft Chipboard Covers, Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Collection (From This Moment) Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Distressed Antique Linen, Distressed Tea Dye, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal
Accessories:  Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint, Prima Fairytale Baby Pink Roses, Nesties Labels Twelve, Sizzix Flowers, Branches & Leaves Set, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Bind-it-All, 1/2" Antique Silver Owire
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging

22 comments:

Bea said...

Beautyful Donna !!!!
Greetings Bea.

Tessa said...

Absolutely beautiful Donna! As usual!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Just beautiful. Love that paper, so soft and the sentiment is very nice.....with all those beautiful embellisments.

Paige said...

Gorgeous project Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna, this is very beautiful, great book you have made.
I like the paper from the roses, they are gorgeous.

great weekend karin

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna, this is so pretty. The little book could be used to collect thoughts, as a garden journal or even recipes. I was given a little book similar to this, although not hand made like yours and I'm collecting quotes and poems about gardening in it.
Judith

Pam~ said...

Oh Donna, your book is so elegant! This is so pretty, I wouldn't want to use it ... lol. What a beautiful gift this would be.

Francie G. said...

Donna, your book is just beautiful! Love that elegant dp! I bought a Zutter about two years ago and have never used it! Maybe some day!

Becky said...

Gorgeous job on this Donna. I love the design paper you used.

Lori Ingebritson said...

I could pick that gorgeous book out of a lineup and attribute it to you! Love it!

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful Donna. I love that sentiment on the front, it is just perfect!! The book is so elegant looking!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Gorgeous! Lovely butterfly! That paper is beautiful!

Stamping for Sanity! said...

Beautiful as usual! I love visiting your blog because I am never disappointed and am always inspired.

LDH said...

Oh, wow! What a lovely job you did on this book! Something you will cherish always!

Jennipher Lowery said...

What an absolute beauty!

The Mama Monkey said...

WOW...absolutely beautiful!! And you made it all from scratch! You are my hero!!

Carrie Sampsel said...

I love this album!! So beautiful. Your flower garden is so beautiful!! My flower beds have taken a back seat after Chase was born. lol TFS. I always enjoy your blog.
www.carriesscrapyard.com

Anne Marie said...

Donna, this is gorgeous! I love all of the amazing detail you added to your album. It is always so wonderful to stop by and visit. Thanks for sharing your creativity! :)

Kristie said...

This is beautiful, lovely paper you used!

Cheryl said...

Your project is gorgeous and elegant!

~Cheryl~


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gale said...

That is just gorgeous!! I love the paper and mostly, I love the way you decorated the front.

Polished Moxie said...

You've inspired me. I've been thinking about altering a notebook and your beautiful project has me itching to give it a try.

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