Monday, July 2, 2018

Keep It Shut!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
Good morning and happy Monday. It's Sue here again and I'm going to show you how I made my mini book for the 'Something Beginning With B Challenge'


I started by cutting out my pages and covers with the Eileen Hull Passport die. I've used chipboard for the covers as it's nice and strong.

You saw these guys yesterday - this is the inside of the front cover.

And this is the inside of the back. They've both just been stamped and heat embossed - nothing fancy needed to show off these fab stamps.

For the binding of the book I've used canvas so that it will stand up to wear and tear. I've coloured it with Distress Inks, then stamped the Large Chickenwire Background. Onto a piece of white card I've stamped Feather Bird and heat embossed him. Then I've stamped the Doodle Circles over the top with Distress Oxides, wiped away any that went over the bird, then clear embossed. Then I've just attached the front and the inside front panel to the chipboard and the binding, added some twine and we're all done!
Who's a pretty boy then! I love the Carmen's Veranda sentiment My Greatest Accomplishment, it just about sums up my life lol.
Of course there is a back cover too, buy you'll have to come back later in the month to see that!
So now you've seen my B's I hope you join in with some of your own - remember there's rubber up for grabs!
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x

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16 comments:

  1. An absolutely brilliant album Sue, LOVE it!!! xx

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  2. It's the making of a great little album Sue.. Love that crow image xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey, I love this bird too xx

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  3. I also love your little album Sue... Both the stamps and the building are fabulous, your idea to use a piece of canvas for the binding is great!!
    Keeping it simple, largely enough and even perfect like that using wonderful stamps.
    Coco xx

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    1. Thanks so much Coco, the canvas is working really well as the binding xx

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  4. Amazing cards! The sentiments made me smile!

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  5. Love your "B for BOOK" book, Sue! I have always loved Feather Bird (still on my bucket list) and now I love Doodle Circles, too! A great combination of stamps here!

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    1. Thank you Kay, these are wonderful stamps xx

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  6. Love what you did with Dem Bones.

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  7. Gorgeous. Love the bird with that sentiment and the sexy skeletons are cracking me up!! Hugz

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