Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scripture Book

My mother has a friend who will be leaving the country tomorrow to go to work in the middle east for a couple of weeks. She wanted a small gift for him to take so I decided to make a tiny chipboard book filled with scriptures. I knew the day was coming quickly, but so many other things crowded out my crafting time. I ended up staying up until about 1:45 this morning finishing the book. I could have added more verses, but overall, I'm pleased with the outcome. Personally, I would add more ribbon and hardware, but I tried to walk a fine line of embellished and masculine.

Supplies for the entire project:
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, very vanilla, bermuda bay, crushed curry, close to cocoa
Ink: basic brown, bermuda bay, crushed curry, versamark
Stamps: SU Strength and Refuge, Our Daily Bread Designs
Ribbon: chocolate chip taffeta, crushed curry polka dot
Big Shot accessories: Big Shot, top note die, scalloped circles #2, scalloped envelope, birds & blooms, sweetest stem, texturz perfect details, texturz kit #4, texturz backgrounds 1
Accessories: 2 way glue pen, sticky strip, dazzling diamonds, glassy glaze, pastels, crystal effects, hodgepodge hardware, photo corner punch, 1/16" punch, Bind It All
Techniques: cracked glass, sanding, sponging

Album cover

First page

Sweetest stem and top note peek-a-boo page (there is a sentiment hidden behind the flap!).

I Sing for Joy page with pastel bird on flower branch (I've never done my pastels with Versamark before. I know, I was doing it the hard way! I love, love, love the look of this - especially with the thick layer of crystal effects over it! It really does deepen the colors and provide a nice finish.)

Cracked glass

Resist emboss and scallop envelope page with hidden card

Everything beautiful page with pastel flowers (covered in crystal effects and very pretty, IMO)

Birds & Blooms dove

Last page

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


This book is beautiful! What a great gift!!

Lucy Locket