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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Second Bookfolding Project BELIEVE

 Here is my second bookfolding project that I have made for a special friend.  I have used a Debbi Moore Bookfolding CD (Bookfolding CD1) for the bookfolding and the gorgeous mermaid and sealion(s) pictures are from the Crafter's Companion Flights of Fantasy CD.
 After I folded the pages in the book I used my Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and a piece of cut-and-dry foam to highlight the letters of "believe".
 Instead of covering the book with paper as some of the areas of the book were a bit marked/damaged I decided to paint the book.  Yes it took some time waiting for each side of the book, the spine and then the inside of the book to dry but I painted first with a coat of white gesso followed by a coat of a turquoise acrylic paint.  I then used some very fine sandpaper and scraped along in areas to distress so the white gesso would show through.  I then used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and my Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire distress ink and inked through in random areas all over the book.
 Once everything was dry it was time to decorate.  I decided to use the gorgeous mermaid and sealion(s) images from the CD as it is nice to BELIVE in mermaids!!
 For this bookfolded book I decided to cut the excess pages out of the book.  I inked the pages with my Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink and a brush for a very light effect.  I then used a Die'sire flower die and a rolled rose die to make flowers for the front and back of the book.  
I then finished the book off with some ribbon to keep the book at a certain width to make the word believe "pop", lots of die-cuts (shells, crabs, seahorses, seagulls, anchors) and some pearls.

I just hope the recipient likes it.  The only problem is I like it too so I might have to make myself one!!

Now what will be my next bookfolding project????

I am entering this bookfolding project into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Under the Sea
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes with a twist to make it floral
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Come and Get It - Anything goes with flowers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes or a twist of summer
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Re-use/recycle - I have recycled a book for the bookfolding and recycled the pages cut out as they were extra and made these into flowers
Creative Inspirations - Girlie
Crafty Gals Corner - Under the sea
The Crafter's Cafe - More than 3 folds (I hope that this bookfolding project is OK)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/monochromatic
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
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23 comments:

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful project. Lots of wonderful detail and wonderful design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Judy McKay said...

Hi - I am back with another hat on. Great project - so beautifully done. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kym, this is truly a beautiful work or art. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 191st Challenge. We appreciate you.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Ema M said...

Wow! I'm speechless! Really! I don't have the words to convey how gorgeous this is! I love the Morgan Fitzsimons images you've used! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Sarahjayne Brown said...

Amazing Book you have created, Love everything from the Image, to how you have coloured in the folded pages. Beautiful card Thank you for joining us over at Glitter N Sparkle blog challenge xx DT Sarahjayne xx

Jacee said...

Beautiful work, it looks wonderful!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lozzy T said...

Wow Kym, absolutely stunning..Hugs Lozzy xx

Kati said...

OMG - I never seen such a work before. Amazing! Unbelievable how many time you spend while fold it!! Thank you for showing it to our fairytale-challenge.
hugs
mamapia

cass said...

Wow! such a beautifully crafted folded book. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "More than 3 folds" challenge.

Bettina L. said...

Wow this looks spectacular. Love the sea theme and wow fab book folding design too. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous girlie creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Samantha Brooks said...

WOW....... what else can I say. this is a truly amazing Book Fold. Thank you for joining us this week at Glitter ''N' Sparkle. Good luck and all the best.
Sammi (AngelicBadGirl)
DT-Owner Glitter'N'Sparkle

Sabina G. said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
Sabina DT

Erika Horvathova said...

What a beautiful project - love it.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
Erika, DT

Rebecca Gillard said...

A beautiful project, well done. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

Stacey Schofield said...

Great project Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
TTCRD DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Samantha A. said...

WOW!! This is amazing! I am so in awe of this project!
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
♥ Samantha
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

chanya13 said...

Fabulous work, thank you for joining us over on the Creative Inspirations this week. Agnieszka DT

ahlers5 said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Lisa Mensing said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing this week at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Under The Sea Challenge.
Lisa DT
The Crafting Cave

Bianca said...

WOW! What a lovely creation! It looks like real art. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

crafty-stamper said...

great project love the beautiful image and embellishments- Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x