Wednesday, 14 May 2014
I have spent the past few days working on another of my favourite books – made from loo roll insides!
This is for the CD Sunday challenge blog with the theme Victorian Beauties and I think this works well.
To start with I ironed – well steam pressed – the loo rolls and then covered 4 with some paper I had from Papermania, I chose it because it has an old sort of look to it.
The cds I used were all from Peerless Designs – Vintage Ladies Collection and a few bits from the Vintage Men’s Collection.
I cut out lots of beautiful female images and inked the edges with Paris Trunk ink in Sepia, then stuck them flat to the pages of the book and on some I added a few words I felt worked well with the images.
I chose my favourite lady for the front cover – before I fixed that into place I laid a length of brown/red wide ribbon in place, and then stuck the image down.
On the back of the pages I added die-cuts gems and some smaller advertising from the sheets.
For the back cover I stuck the ribbon down then used a couple of advertising toppers.
Next I cut myself 4 tags, punched the top 2 corners and then inked all the edges on both sides of the tag, then punched a hole through the tags with a Crop-o-dile and secured some vintage eyelets followed by a small length of brown organza ribbon.
On the front side of the tags I used a pretty lady topper which were all inked around the edges....and on the reverse of the tags I added some old coin pictures, words and adverts.
For the spine I used a piece of wallpaper taken from a wallpaper sample book, the edges were punched and then wrapped it around the spine using red tape to keep it attached.
Finally I went over the pages and tags adding some peel off jewels here and there the coloured 2 sets of leaves with sepia ink and 3 handmade flowers.
So there we have it – my Victorian Beauties Book.
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