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Hi, my name is Donna. I'm married and I have two lovely daughters. I have been a papercraft addict for over 15 years and love trying new things!! and sharing them with others!! If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions for this blog then please feel free to email me at the address below - Thanks for visiting, Crafty hugs Donna xx

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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Book for Robyn

Hi Everyone

I’m so sorry that I’ve not posted anything since the mini series but my youngest daughter has been sick and as a mum I have to put her first even if that means neglecting my blog.

Thanks for all the lovely comments about the mini, I was overwhelmed by them!!

Today I wanted to share with you a book that I decorated for my sweet friend Robyn, she is amazingly talented in her own right so please check out her blog HERE Robyn had left me a lovely comment on the idea’s book I made for myself so I knew I had to do one for her too. There is also a video of the finished book on my YouTube channel which can be found HERE

So here is the book I made for her

039 To cover the book I used some papers from Hot off the Press that I glued down with pva, once that had dried I sanded all the edges and inked them with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and sealed the outer covers with Sparkle Mod Podge and the inner covers with Acrylic Decorators Varnish so that the papers were protected. I then coloured some pearl beading with Lettuce Alcohol ink and glued them to the crochet trims and then glued them all to the book. I took some chipboard letters and glittered them, once dry I sealed the glitter with Anita’s 3D Glaze. For the top part of the book I took a Magnolia image and coloured it with my copics, I chose this image because Robyn has been growing sunflowers in her garden this summer. To finish the book I added some silk and paper flowers and as I don’t have any prima bling flourishes I glued on individual bling stones to make my own.


To colour the Magnolia image I used the following copic markers

Hair – E33, YR23, YR20

Skin – E50, E00, E21, R20

Clothes – YR04, Y38, Y17, YG00. YG03, YG06, C1, C3, E49, E47, E43

Flower – YR04, Y38, Y17, E37, E35, E33, YG67, YG63

Shadows – W5, W3, W1, BV31

The paper I used was Cryogen White Hi Pearl from Craft Creations in the UK or Paper Temptress in the US

I would love to know what you think of the book!!

I hope to be back tomorrow with something made using the stamps that I just received!! My first The Greeting Farm ones!!! If you are after this range of stamps in the UK the the best prices I’ve found are from Dies to Die for and Quixotic Paperie but not only are their prices fab so is the P&P and the delivery was next day!! So please check them out!!

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Crafty hugs Donna xxx

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