Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tando Creative - bookplate

I just love the bookplates from Tando Creative.  They come in two different sizes and in previous projects I've used the smaller ones, but, this time I've used a large one to create this:-

The base of this book was from some Tando chipboard which was covered with paper, which in turn had tissue tape added before being painted with watered down acryllic paint.  A Tim Holtz harlequin stamp was then stamped with black ink.  I used the townscape die to cut the border out of patterned paper, this was then painted with watered down acryllic before blacking out the windows and doors.    The large Tando Bookplate was coloured using distress ink and then overstamped with a text stamp, this was then coated with Ranger Crackle Glaze and left over night to set - the cracks were then hi-lighted using distress ink.  Inner pages and covers were then bound together using the bind it all and ribbon coloured with distress stains and beaded pins were added to the spine.

Years ago I created a book to store all the addresses of my crafty friends so that I could send them birthday and christmas cards - that poor little book has now seen better days so this one is to replace it hence the title "friends love to craft".

TFL xx


Nat said...

Gorgeous, love it lots, especially the cute little houses :) xxx

Kathy said...

This is soooo pretty Carol - those blue shades are lovely. A really detailed piece, I love it

Hazel said...

What a beautiful project - and such a good idea for keeping crafting contacts. x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Really gorgeous Carol, hope I'm in it LOL xx

Traceyr said...

oooo that is perfect Carol love the row of houses and that book plate is wonderfully decorated.


Helena said...

I really love this!

I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm just up the road from you, in Colchester!