Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A collage for a few challenge blogs

I have been wanting to make a book to stick my postcards in for ages and got a few things ready yesterday to make a front cover. It was great to see that the things I had chosen fit in with a few of the challenges that I follow.

At Crafty Individuals the theme for September is Last Days of Summer
Crafty Cardmakers has Things with Wings
A new challenge blog, Anything but a Card is anything you chose so long as it isn't a card
A challenge blog I never miss is Craft-room Challenge and their theme is Collage.


This book cover fits in with all of those and I had everything ready to make it before I looked at the challenges :)

The background is a piece of strong card and I dabbed it with various things to make it look distressed. The paper is Crafty Individuals-Travels in Italy and the stamp is Crafty Individuals as well as I thought it went well with the theme of my book.

I sewed a strip of material onto the background then threaded a piece of ribbon through it.
Next I coloured the stamped image with Promarkers to match the paper-mounted that on a piece of material. Lastly came the wooden butterflies-sorry still don't know where they were from. Lastly I added the sentiments. All I need to do now is make a book to fit the front.

31 comments:

craftattack said...

Very pretty Chrissie, lovely colours, too! Valerie

Lin said...

Wow Chrissie what a fabulous creation. Beautifully shaded image and perfect for a book that will contain postcards!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with this gorgeous project.

Lin xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Chrissie. Oooo! This is really pretty. Love your postcard (fab stamping) and all of the elements.
Regards Florence xx

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous book cover and well done in fitting it into so many challenges.

Sam xxx

lynne said...

Hi
This is so pretty and the CI stamp is painted so delicately.
Thank you for joining us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Crafty Individuals said...

Beautiful Chrissie - lovely stamping! Thanks so much for joining in the CI Challenge for September. Jean x

Crafty Max said...

That's fantastic Chrissie I don't know how you do it making everything come together . x Max x

baileyrosy.com said...

hi Chrissie, I just cant keep up with you and your creativity ! Another fabulous project from you and all of the elements are so harmonious plus of course the gorgeous stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.

Marie

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous start to your book Chrissie, lovely colours and papers and the stitched panel works so well. It is perfect for the CI September challenge, TFS with us.
hugs {brenda} xox

J said...

I love the stamped postcard on the cover - the whole thing is beautifully coloured and put together. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Jackie

Meggymay said...

Fantastic collage, you have so many wonderful details to look at.
Yvonne x

Carolyn Dube said...

This is stunning- I love all your soft colors and composition!

Debi said...

Chrissie, I just love how you've coloured the image, the overall effect for your book cover is lovely, thanks for sharing at Craft room Challenge, Debi x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Chrissie,
really beautiful book cover, lovely elements and fabulous details.
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Collage Challenge!
Good luck;-))m

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Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely cover for your book and of course the CI stamp is perfect for your theme, not to mention that it is perfectly coloured. I really want to stroke this. Thank you for including us at Craft-Room Challenge in your list of challenges. XOXO Zoe

Christy said...

Very pretty and I love the butterflies :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Julia S-W said...

This is such a pretty book cover - I love the papers and colours you've used and your stitched panel is wonderful. Your stamping fits in so well and helps to bring all the elements together. I'm sure you'll treasure this for years to come.
Thanks for sharing this lovely work at ABAC's first challenge (and well done for being able to combine all these challenges together!).
Juliax

hazel said...

This is wonderful Chrissie, I love all the elements and how you've put them together. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Von said...

It's a lovely lay out Chrissie and mae a perfect cover for your book :)
Von ♥

nefertiti said...

So lovely!!bizz

Esther said...

Lovely book cover...great combination of papers, fabrics and stamps, with a lovely colour scheme..Thanks so much for joining our Collage Challenge at Craft-Room..Esther xx

Maria said...

This is so pretty Chrissie, I love the distressed background and that CI stamp coloured in the lilac you've done really beautifully. This is a great idea. Thanks for joining in with our Collage theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hi Chrissie...we love you sharing your creations with us at the Craft Room and this is no exception...it's a delight...love the pastel tones and the stitching. Suzanne :)

Rita said...

What a spectacular book cover Chrissie, I love it. Hugs Rita xx

Jess said...

Gorgeous project! Love the color combo and texture! Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

Jack said...

What a great idea, such a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Mandi said...

Great collage. I love butterflies. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely book cover ! The colours are subtle and I love fabric in projects.

Carla said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the textures! Thanks so much for joining us at ABAC challenge!

Daniele said...

thanks for joining us at CI with your lovely card so prettily coloured
hugs