Friday, February 27, 2009

It's a Friday Mini Book

Hi Everyone!!

Sorry about the late post. Wow, life happens alot!!! Ok this will be a short post because life has to happen some more in a few minutes!!! LOL!

I wanted to post this mini book that I made while I was teaching classes at my LSS. This was an actual class that I taught. One of my favorites for sure!! I hope you like it too. I made this mini book using a Maya Road chipboard heart binder. I used Quickutz to cut the title and the chipboard flourish is an Accucut die I think. The book was titled Love is: and inside you put headings on each page of things that are important to you (family, hobbies, pets, etc.). It turned out really pretty IRL.

I used Wild Asparagus paper for the entire book (LOVE that stuff). IRL the flourish on the front is really shiny. I achieved this shine by painting the flourish with Making Memories acrylic paints and putting Versamark Ink on. I poured UTEE onto the flourish and heat embossed. I did this a few times, being careful not to burn the previous layer. It gives such an acrylic look to the surface of the chipboard and a very pretty shine.

The inside of the book is just stamped with flourishes (not sure whose right now) and flowers. I distressed all edges of the book and pages with Distress Ink. I painted the spine with MM acrylic paint and stamped small flourishes on and tied ribbon around it.

I hope you ike my mini book and I'll be back soon with more cards for you to look at, so be sure to stop back by tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a comment, I love to read them!! Have a great rest of the day and weekend!!
Book: Maya Road
Paper: Wild Asparagus
Stamps: Unknown
Other: Ribbon May Arts, Paint Making Memories, Dies Quickutz, AccuCut, Flowers Prima and Wild Asparagus


Annie said...

what a fabulous book you made, so much detail and pretty colours. hugs, annie x

Janna said...

Cathy this is so, so pretty! I adore the florshies and the heart shape of the book! Wish I could have been there to take this class! It is amazing!


Lise Roy said...

Your book is gorgeous!

thank you for your nice comments on by blog.

Maria said...

Wow, Cathy! Your mini album is beautiful. I LOVE mini albums and wish I could create more of them but sometimes I don't have the patience to complete the whole book. LOL!

I really love the beautiful papers that you used on your album. . the colors are fabulous. Your students surely were pleased with this album. Fabulous job!


Tammi said...

Amazing book Cathy, beautifully made!

Ila said...

Wow!! this book is Gorgeos!! love the papers and details..sounds like a wonderful class!!..Hugs, Ila

Secret Dreams And Passions said...

Your mini book is really beautiful, I love all the detail you put into the book. I think the shiney flourishes, the different embellishments... that's what makes the book. Great job!!
Denise From OHio

Tina said...

Oh my word, this is so lovely!

Heather said...

Cathy this is very pretty!!! Good for you making a 3D item!!! I really like it!!