I hope you've all had a lovely valentine's day. I've spent it on my own as DH is working away again, still it's given me time to play, so I'm not too sad :)
Now I know I don't normally post twice in one day, but I am desperate to enter a challenge and am praying that I'm not too late!! The challenge is over at Simon Says Stamp who at the weekend showed this fab tutorial from the master himself Tim Holtz and then set a challenge for us mere mortals to make one. It looked relatively straight forward, so I decided that I'd have a little play. Here's what I've come up with (sorry for the pictures will try to get some better ones in daylight).
I didn't have any tissue tape, so made my own from Micropore (the surgical plaster stuff) simply by stamping over it with Versafine. It seems to have worked OK, so will definately be making some more for future projects. I made a tie to keep the book closed with some vintage seam binding which has been coloured with inks.
This is going to be a work in progress as obviously time was limited due to the closing date being the 15/2. However, it is in my mind that it's not going to be a book of love, but a mini labour of love! I'm going to add vintage techniques, materials and interesting finds to the book as and when I find them, which means I will be able to refer to the book for inspiration.
I will definately be making more of these as not only were they nice and easy, but they were fun and can be adapted for many projects.
Thanks for looking