Thursday, May 27, 2010

Finished it!

I was determined not to add that concertina mini-book to the number of  Unfinished Items that lurk in dark corners of my craft space.  So yesterday I refused to allow myself the diversion/procrastination opportunity that is WOYWW and settled down to make the covers for the book.
The ribbon goes all the way round the book, so to keep it neat I made some "belt loops" from grunge-paper to thread it through.
The roses were made using the tutorial on Linda's blog - they are very small - I started with 2.5cm flowers cut on my Craft Robo from the same SEI "Juliette" papers I've used throughout the book. I was pleased at how well they worked even in this small size.
 The lace and ribbons behind the flowers are from the same collection.
The title is pc generated and then cut with a Nesties Labels 9 die.  The little photo corner (top left) is another Spellbinders die and the central band is made with a MS border punch
I've kept the back cover flat and just added a few mosaic tiles over the ribbon 

This little book can stand up for display as I've shown before (you can see the pages HERE ), but you can also tie the ribbons together with the book open (rather like a star book) so that it looks like this - sorry, about the rubbish photo but you get the idea.
So, that's one thing ticked off my to-do list.
With a bit of luck I'll even have time to check out some of the WOYWW desks even though I've not added mine this week.  It's always good to have a look around to see what other people are up to.  Okay so I'm nosy....

DCM day tomorrow, so I should see if there's an idea for a card that can be coerced out into the open.  Not looking great atm though!
Thanks for looking


Hazel said...

Well done for getting it finished - and well worth the effort - 'tis beautifully made x

tracy said...

thats lovely kathy,worht the effort to finish it :)

Smita said...

Wow!!! That's such an amazing book... and it does look like a looooooooooot of work!

Love your gorgeous flowers, as always.


Karen said...

ooo you have finished it...well done!!! It looks gorgeous and I especially love the way you have added 'loops' for the ribbon XXX

Katy said...

wow Kathy this is amazing, those flowers are so stunning you rocked it hun.

Katy xx

Kaz said...

Kathy that is so worth all the effort you put into it. It's absolutely gorgeous xxx

Janice said...

Great job, it's been a challenge to you, but worth it in the end.

Caroline said...

Wow Kathy - thats looks fab!

Natty said...

Wow, that is such a fab project. Love all the little details!

Paula Gale said...

Oh My God Kathy - what a stunning piece of work - and so much effort and hard work has obviously gone into this - it is stunning. I admire how you stuck with it...

Who ever ends up with this will be a very lucky person indeed.

Paula x x x