Friday, April 05, 2013

Faux Book - FFFC #86

Hello!  Happy Friday!

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog.  This fortnight challenge is hosted by the lovely Wendy and she has chosen as the theme...use a faux technique.  For more details on the challenge and how to join in the fun, hop over to Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Have a look also at what my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.

I have decided to make a faux book for my DT project.  This has been on my to-do list for the longest time, but I never got around to making it.  So I thought this is the perfect time to make one.  You can find a tutorial for the faux book at Stempeleinmaleins blog site HERE (it's in metric though).

Doesn't it look like a book?  But as you've probably guessed, this is actually not a book, as the inside is hollow.  This is more or less a gift box.  I've put some chocolate chip cookies inside the book box.

I did NOT pay careful attention to the instructions of the tutorial and forgot about the ribbon until it was too late.  You need the ribbon to keep the box closed securely.  So instead of starting over, I made a book case for it.  By slipping the book into the book case, I can be certain that it will remain closed.
Colouring of the stamped images were done with Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias. 
This image I have used for the book cover is called Tilda With a Lovely Jam.  She is from Magnolia's Turning Leaves Collection 2012

And for the back of the front cover, this is Tilda with Dot Bow from the With Love Collection 2013.  I did a bit of alteration to the original image by replacing the heart that she was holding with a chocolate chip cookie.

Magnolia stamps are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious. Diana has a vast collection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps. If you don't see the particular one you are looking for in the store, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.
Also available now at Magnolia-licious are those adorable Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and a variety of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts.
Diana offers discounted prices, excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase! Sweet.

Challenges for this faux book:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Oh so girly
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 263 - Something borrowed (borrowed the tutorial)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything But a Card
Sarah Hurley Challenge #79 - Projects with character
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge LRSBC46 - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit and comment are always very much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments: Computer generated
DP's: Chatterbox Canopy Floral, Chatterbox Olive Summer Flowers
Dies:  Spellbinders Curved Rectangles and Petite Ovals
Punch:  Martha Stewart Modern Garland edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain
Colouring Medium:  alcohol-ink based markers--Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias


Mojca said...

Waw Norma this is simply gorgeous. I would love to see how you made the little "box" for your book card it looks so more fancy. Really so so pretty. Hugs! Mojca

Рина said...

Very sweet book!

catherine said...

This is great and thanks for joining us over at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Sanne said...

Love this!!! It i so cute and so cool!! Very fun idea!:)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Norma.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Only you would go the extra mile and make a box for your beautiful "book". GORGEOUS job as always Norma!

mgoll88 said...

What a wodnerfull project, looks very fantastic!


Laila said...

My goodness
what a nice book, and what a surprise to open it :)

JenniferD said...

Stunning! Love the idea! Great Idea the Bookcase!

Ivonne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, as always. The coloring is amazing. I love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Il mondo di Elizabeth said...

Beautiful beautiful work compliments bye Elizabeth

Sazzle said...

WOW Norma I love this "faux" book and what a surprise to find those yummy cookies inside too :-) Great inspiration for this challenge!

xx Sazzle xx

Christine Dol said...

Norma, you have outdone yourself again. This is super duper! LOL
I just love the way you did the box to put the book in. What an inspiration you are!

Dena said...

Cute idea Norma! I love it!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Christina C. said...

THIS IS BRILLIANT!!! I'm always looking for inspiration and this is IT!!! I love, love it, Norma!!!!

Tine said...

Fab idea for a present. Gorgeous colouring as ever too!
Tine :)

Jane said...

Fabulous, I love it. Thank you for playing along with us on our first challenge at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Cordine said...

stunning Norma! love the cover you made, clever!

Suzi said...

Oh my word!! what a fabulous creation this is Norma, you amaze me with your creativity and ideas. A wonderful project.
Suzi x

Helena said...

Fab project! Love you coloring. Helena xx

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous - I love the matching case you've made! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

Fabulous creation, really gorgeous....Thanks for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty for our first challenge of Anything Goes.
Wendy xx

Michelle said...

This is absolutely fabulous, I love your idea.

Michelle x

Laura said...

oh my goodness, I got so excitted to see this project I forgot to comment...I've got the technique downloaded and I'm raring to're such an inspiration! xox

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Norma, and so realistic, I've had the book card on my to do list too, must get around to it one of these days, thanks for the inspiration, Awesome job!!
Hugs julie P

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
Your book card is gorgeous. I love how you made the slip cover for it. You are so clever. Ha! I love Tilda with the cookie in her hand.
Your colouring is gorgeous.
Hugs Maz

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! What a wonderful project! So creative especially with adding the book cover! Lovely coloring! :) Nancee

Natali said...

Oh WOW!!! What can I say more?!!! ))) Fantastic project!!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Oh so Girly” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Glynda said...

Wow So cute. I so have to try this. You did a great job.

Claireliz said...

Oh my, this is fabulous! Brilliant idea, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous book! So creative. Your coloring is fabulous.


EnblogSail said...

Beautiful work! TFS

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
You continue to amaze me with the projects that you make. This is awesome!
I think putting it in the book 'case' is a much better idea than the ribbon. Makes it look so much more important!!
Beautifully made and coloured!
Big Hugs, Candy

Kelly Neis said...

this is a beautiful way to give a gift! Glorious coloring and images for this. I also love the jacket that goes with.
Hugs, Kelly

Loz said...

WOW!!! This is Stunning Norma..Loz

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Norma,
this would make a great gift,
simply stunning,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

cathylynn said...

Norma you are so clever! What a fabulous book w/jacket. I like that better than a ribbon too! No mistake at all! Great colors as always!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Lexie said...

This is fabulous! I absolutely love it...especially the cookies!

Thank you for joining us over at ALBC. Good luck.

Mary said...

WOW!!!! I love this and will definitely try this one. Such a great gift to make for someone :)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloring and designing Norma! Fabulous! I love books and I love yours!

Deb said...

wow, this is totally amazing!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

soccermom23 said...

Such a great idea! I like the book cover. I have made a smaller faux book before so am familiar with the concept. Can I get the measurements please for this size? Thanks.

Ceal said...

Gorgeous project! thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!
hope to see you again soon

Lorraine said...

A beautiful project Norma. I love the image and fab design.

Thanks for joining this months challenge at A little bit Crafty.
Lorraine x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Norma, such a fabulous design and wonderful detailing
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
Sue xx

Angela Marie said...

YOur blog is SO inspiring! Im a new follower and added you to my blog roll. Thank you for the templates and tutorials Hugs ~ ANgela MaRie

clare brown said...

This is fantastic, goodluck at Sarah hurley challenges

Melanie said...

This faux book is absolutely gorgeous! Love all that sweet images... You've done a wonderful job, Norma!


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