Thursday, 17 January 2008

First BIA Book

Another wet day here today - I think I'll have to grow webbed feet :-)

Here is my first proper Bind It All project. I am quite pleased with the results and have learned quite alot of things for when I do my next one.
This is the front cover of the book, I didn't think it needed anything adding to it as it is quite a "busy" paper. The paper is from K & Co Garden Collage pad.

The inside cover of the book is again covered with scrapbook papers and the "imagine stamp" is a Heidi Swapp one, which I stamped and heat embossed. The next page was stamped using a brilliance 3 colour ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The stamp is from Crafty Individuals.

The left page is again stamped and heat embossed and the stamp is another Crafty Individuals one. The right page is covered with Anna Griffin paper and the "Smile" stamp is from DMD. The butterfly is one I bought from Dawn Bibby's shop and it comes already glittered.

The left page I stamped in encore metalic ink and heat embossed it. I aslo re-stamped one of the butterflies onto yellow card and decoupage it to put a little colour in the page. The right page is a DMD stamp, which I stamped onto yellow vellum and heat embossed again. I just added a few papermania die-cut flowers.

The left page again I stamped using encore metalic ink and heat embossed. The "dream a little dream" is a stamp by Anita's which was stamped onto yellow vellum. The butterfly stamp is another Crafty Individuals stamp, again stamped onto yellow vellum and again I re-stamped the butterfly and decoupaged it. The right page is a DMD stamp, stamped with Versamark pale blue ink and embossed. I attached this to the page using little flower brads and then just added a couple of Papermania flower stickers.

The right page is part of a download scrapbook page / set from Cuddly Buddly. I inked the tag using versamark ink and stamped Smile on it in a darker purple ink. I then added two pieces of twill ribbon, which I also inked with versamark purple ink. The last page is the inside of the back cover and I just covered it with scrapbook papers and stamped and heat embossed the saying - I think it is an Anita's stamp.

The back of the book is basically the same as the front. When the book was finished I just added a few bits of fibres and ribbons onto the o wires.

I made a box and covered the lid with the K & Co Garden Collage paper. I decided to send this book to a forum friend who has been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately. I hope she likes it.
Now I have completed my first book, I can't wait to start on my next one :-)


Jozza said...

It is beautiful. I love the colours you have used and making a box to put it in is a fab idea! Gorgeous work hun xxx

Turnidus said...

WOW - what a fab book. Lovely colours, and I agree with Jozza that making a box for it is a brilliant idea.

craftyscot said...

It is gorgeous, love the papers and stamps you have used. Would never think it was your first attempt

Lydia said...

Stunning work it ^.^

Anice said...

Wow! Your book has turned out fantastic. I bought a bind it all last weekend and haven't had a chance to play've inspired me to get on with it!

renniemac said...

oh Angie
i love this book. and your first BIA. well done. so colourful,

Shaz said...

It's gorgeous Angie....youre all leaving me behind i must have a go xx

Petal said...

Fantastic! Well done! this BIA is getting more and more tempting. lol!

Madfuchsia said...

Waahay Angie, this is fantastic and I love the little box you have made too :o) Donna x

Hels said...

One word!


Hugs Hels xx