Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book of Hearts

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  This is my first attempt at making a Chunky Book from scratch. I'm so passionate about it, it's going in the mail this afternoon to Vamp Stamp News in hopes of being published in the Sept 2011 VSN Books Challenge.
For the base of the book I used chip board and the Album Cover & Page Sizzix die.
The front and back cover are acetate. I printed the title on the acetate with the computer and then cut out the shape and stamped the hearts on with black permanent ink. A small heart peel-off on the front and mirror image peel-offs on the back cover.
Lots of papers from my stash, stamps,digi stamps and free Google image clip art were used to
 decorate the chip board pages. After that was done the pages seemed a little plain so I decided to doodle around the edges to frame things in and give it a little character.
I finished the edges of the book off with the silver Sharpie Paint Pen, and also edged the acetate covers with the same pen.

Three 1 1/2" binder rings hold it all together and then I raided my ribbon stash and pulled a bunch of colors that are used in the book, cut 6" lengths and knotted them on the binder rings.
 This was a fun project to work on. I'm hoping to try out some wax techniques on my next attempt. Stay tuned--you never know what project might pop up on my blog.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Netty said...

Its a lovely book Beverly and wish you loads of luck for getting it published. x

Linda said...

Absolutely love it (especially the "love the earth" page LOL) and I know Nancie will love it too!

Great doodling ;-)

thekolbes said...

Love it

penny4thoughts said...

Love your book Beverly - it's terrific! Keeping my fingers crossed for you :-)