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